With the November election just around the corner, local voters need to ask themselves whether they want a Tea Party extremist like David Harmer as their next representative in congress. Harmer has openly embraced the Tea Party movement as evidence by his appearance at the April Tea Party Rally in Pleasanton and recent speaking engagements at Tea Party forums in Lodi and East Contra Costa.
The right-wing extremist Tea Party movement doesn’t speak for the majority of people in the moderate 11th District (Democrat and Republican registration split evenly). Without question, there are racist elements to the Tea Party movement as shown in this ABC-7 video of a Pleasanton Tea Party rally from July where Tea Party members started making jokes about a Latino driver: Web Link
Perhaps David Harmer should reconsider his association with such an extreme right-wing group. It seems like he is only trying to appeal to the most far right-wing elements of the district. Why would we want to replace a pragmatic, honest, and moderate congressman like Jerry McNerney with a reactionary ideologue like Harmer?