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Local Republican leaders endorse McNerney

Original post made by Chet, Danville, on Jul 2, 2010

Dublin, CA – Local Republican leaders Mayor Mike Doyle of Danville, Councilmember Steve Abercrombie of Tracy and former Mayor and Councilmember Jack Snyder of Manteca today offered their support to Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11).

Mayor Mike Doyle has served on the Danville Town Council for 20 years, including 4 times as Mayor. He has lived in the area for 58 years. An Air Force veteran, Mayor Doyle participated in the Berlin Airlift and is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

“Jerry McNerney has done more for our veterans than anyone else that I’ve worked with,” said Danville Mayor Mike Doyle. “As a veteran myself, I deeply appreciate his hard work and his tireless commitment to the veterans who live in the Danville area. From fighting to keep the Livermore VA in veterans’ hands to supporting the renovations of the Danville Veterans Hall, Jerry McNerney has shown that he’s willing to work across the aisle and will get the job done for our community.”

Councilmember Steve Abercrombie has lived in Tracy since 1988 and has served on the City Council since December of 2006.

“I greatly appreciated Jerry McNerney’s work for the Tracy community,” said Tracy Councilmember Steve Ambercrombie. “He’s a frequent presence at local events and is always willing to lend a hand with issues that are important to our area. Congressman McNerney supports important youth programs such as D.A.R.E and has attended D.A.R.E. graduations and provided letters of support for D.A.R.E. community volunteers. He’s open and accessible and holds public events to hear directly from the people he represents in Tracy. Tracy is well represented by Congressman Jerry McNerney.”

Former Manteca Mayor and Councilmember Jack Snyder was first elected to the City Council in 1972, he served until 1990 and then was reelected in 2002 and served until 2008. He was Mayor for 10 years and has lived in the Manteca community for 48 years.

“I’m offering my support to Congressman Jerry McNerney because he has served Manteca extremely well,” said former Manteca Mayor and Councilmember Jack Snyder. “He makes it a priority to participate in community events in Manteca and always takes the time to listen to and address our local issues. In addition, Jerry McNerney has worked tirelessly to serve the needs of the many veterans who live in our area. I’m glad to offer my support to Jerry McNerney.”

Congressman McNerney responded to these statements with the following words.

“I’m very appreciative of having the support of such dedicated public servants,” said Rep. McNerney. “They all are tireless advocates for the communities they represent and believe in working together to find independent solutions to the challenges we face. I’m honored to have their endorsements and look forward to our continued work together to serve the people of this area well.”

These endorsements build on other high profile Republican support from San Joaquin County Supervisors Steve Bestolarides and Larry Ruhstaller. They both offered Congressman McNerney their support last spring, citing his independence, accessibility, hard work, attention to local issues, and success in securing a new veterans medical facility and nursing home for San Joaquin County.

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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Jul 2, 2010 at 9:05 pm

"Local Republican leaders endorse McNerney" ??

Since when is Manteca local? When you have to stretch that far to find an endorsement, it loses some vigor, doesn't it.

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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Jul 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm

jrm is a registered user.

Rick Pee....this is the gerrymandered geography of the district I believe dude....remember Pombo?

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Posted by Ginger
a resident of Danville
on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm

That's just sick. These are the kind of Republicrats we don't need. Get them out of there! Get a real Republican in.

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Posted by David
a resident of Danville
on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

What!!! These RINOs have lost it! At the same time Jerry "the Pelosi of Pleasanton" McNerney is smiling and shaking your hand at the VFW BBQ....he's going back to DC and spending your children and grandchildren into a debt load that is designed to crush America so the Socialist can rebuild their Marxist "utopia" from the ashes.

Wake up Patriots! McNerney and his ilk are attacking our constitution that these veterans bled and died defending. He must be defeated! Join a TEA Party group ASAP and take your country back! or the Get involved in the David Harmer campaign to defeat McNerney. Take action!!

Find our more about McNerney at: Web Link

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Posted by Carl Swanson
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I am a veteran too but improving the economy of California is more important than providing veteran benefits. If we want to improve the California economy we have to eliminate illegal immigration but Jerry McNerney has no interest in doing this because he feels votes from the Latino community will put him into his congressional seat again. I begged him to put out a statement stating his position on illegal immegration but he did not provide it. He receives a "D" grade on his voting in regard to Immigration Reducttion (check it out if you don['t believe it). For this I cannot support Jerry McNerney and these republicans who support McNerney have no interest in Immigration Reduction so if you have more interest in Veteran benefits than a decent job, go ahead and vote for McNerney as for me I vote for jobs and the improvement of California Economy. Beyond this, Jerry McNerney is such a whimp. He thinks that hiding behind the coat tails of Nancy Pelosi will win the election for him. This is very sorry. Please give this a lot of thought and DO NOT VOTE for McNerney.

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Posted by Chet
a resident of Danville
on Oct 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Carl- You could not be more wrong about our fine Congressman Jerry McNerney. This is what Jerry say on immigration and he has a voting record that reflects his stated policy.

From Jerry McNerney-

We also need an immigration policy that is tough, fair, and practical. Rather than playing politics with the issue, we need reform that provides greater enforcement and actually seeks to solve the problem. We should improve enforcement and strengthen penalties for employers and contractors who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, manage seasonal labor programs for local agriculture effectively, and develop a stronger system to monitor and crack down on illegal trafficking at our borders.

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Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Oct 31, 2010 at 9:05 am

Heck -- EVerybody except Milton Friedman and the Latter Day Saints has endorsed McNerney. And I've heard that a few of those Saints are wavering (Friedman's dead).

Actually, "Milton Friedman and the Latter Day Saints" would be a good name for a rock-and-roll band.

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 2, 2010 at 6:44 am

It's time to show Doyle the door.

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Posted by Farmer Dave
a resident of another community
on Nov 2, 2010 at 7:30 am

Farmer Dave is a registered user.

Dear Concerned,

Are you going to run against Mike Doyle? What's your campaign platform? Oh that's right, you can't since you live in Alamo (which doesn't have a mayor or city council).

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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Nov 2, 2010 at 9:00 am

Doyle is perfectly free as a citizen to endorse anyone he wishes to. BUT when he endorses a partisan political candidate from the office of Mayor he fails to recognise that the office he holds is a non-partisan office. This is most inappropriate and hopefully will cost him his reelection should he choose to run again.

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Posted by Greg
a resident of Danville
on Nov 2, 2010 at 9:43 am

Mayor Doyle and other Republican office holders certainly have the right to endorse anyone for office. However, their endorsements are centered on Mr. McNerney's pro veteran support and the fact that he shows up at local community events, without looking at his entire voting record. Supporting veterans and attending ribbon cutting ceremonies while voting yes on hundreds of other measures that are destroying our economy, our freedoms and our children's financial future is ultimately bad for the country. Mr. McNerney votes in lock step with the most far left elements of the Democratic Party and does not represent the beliefs of the vast majority of the citizens of his District, Republican, Democrat or Independent.

I know the sacrifices that running for office require and commend Mr. McNerney for his service. However, his views and his voting record are not aligned with the congressional district he represents. Assuming he is defeated for reelection, he might consider moving to San Francisco and running for office in that city where he would be considered a moderate.

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