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Anyone Seen Harmer in Pleasanton?

Original post made by Stacey, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on Oct 15, 2010

I remember when McNerney was running against incumbent Pombo, he personally walked my neighborhood. Just wondering if anyone has had Harmer knock at their door here in Pleasanton? He has his campaign headquarters here, so I figure he'd be around here somewhere. Anywhere?

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Posted by Geoff
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:23 am

Yes, I personally dedicate my precious time to assist Mr. Harmer in his campaign efforts. He has personally walked many neighborhoods and walked door-to-door.

If you'd somehow relay your residence to the Harmer office, I am sure he'd make time for you. He is a very generous, dedicated and terrific human being with outstanding values and would make a simply TREMENDOUS representative.

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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:37 am


As I stated on the other thread, why won't his campaign answer my repeated questions on what Harmer's position is on financial reform. I have asked some very specific questions, like: "Would Harmer call for all over-the-counter derivatives such as credit default swaps to be traded on public exchanges like stock exchanges?". Why no answers to these and other questions?

I can only assume, based on Harmer's associations with the Cato institute (and his position piece on abolishing all public schools), that he may favor not only keeping OTC derivatives opaque and privately traded but also rolling back the requirements for common stocks to be traded on exchanges and monitored by the SEC. Does he also favor eliminating deposit insurance on checking and savings accounts? I've seen that endorsed at Cato. Can you imagine the consequences of that during the banking collapse of 2008?

To McNerney's credit, he voted for a bill that at least partially gets some of this financial mess under control, though it doesn't go far enough. I can only guess where Harmer stands. His campaign won't respond.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:34 am

Stacey is a registered user.


Thanks for the response. I put the question out because I was remembering last night how McNerney used to wear that light colored fedora hat and he came by my neighborhood wearing it. Now he hasn't worn it recently. Since he's the incumbent now, he doesn't have to work so hard to be memorable by wearing that hat. That got me wondering if Harmer has been around neighborhoods in Pleasanton. McNerney is a Pleasanton resident and Harmer is not. So I was wondering how active Harmer has been in reaching out to the actual locals.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:48 am

100 +/- volunteers worked last weekend [Sat. and Sun.] walking Dublin and Pleasanton precincts on behalf of David Harmer. I know.. I was one of them.

He'll also be at the Pleasanton Tea Party tomorrow [Saturday] at the Fairgrounds.. his office [7 days a week] is across the street from the Fairgrounds in the Koll Center.


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Posted by Chet
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

No wonder you won't find Harmer in you neighborhood. For you news Harmer DOES NOT EVEN LIVE IN OUR DISTRICT and should not even be given serious consideration as our Rep. The carpetbagger can't even vote for himself. We need to keep Jerry McNerney working hard for us all in Washington DC as he lives and works in the District and understands us very well.

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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Have you heard about the young recruit that wrote his mother a letter and said, "Mom, you're not going to believe it. We had marching practice this morning and I was the only soldier in the unit who was marching in step."

By the way, I imagine we have seen Harmer in Pleasanton about as many times as the residents of Gilroy and Lodi (both partially in District 11) have seen McNerney.

Chet, you get A+ for loyalty.

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