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November 4, 2007 | Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writer
The sun was hardly up when Jerry McNerney shut his front door behind him, a bowl of Great Grains Maple Pecan Crunch in his stomach, a brown suit and his good black shoes in a garment bag for later. In the 16 hours before he returned home, the freshman congressman who was never supposed to win would put on 40 pounds of gear at a firehouse and spend nearly two hours at a grocery store, talking to voters by the beer nuts.
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November 10, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
A week after the election, it's still too soon to say whether two Democratic congressmen from Central California will be unseated or sent back to Washington for another term. In the Central Valley, Republican cherry farmer Andy Vidak held a 27-vote lead over Rep. Jim Costa (D- Fresno) on Tuesday, but tens of thousands of ballots remain to be counted to determine whether the political neophyte will harvest the seat from the three-term incumbent. A bit farther north, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D- Pleasanton)
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November 4, 2006 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
Only a few months ago, most savvy political analysts had concluded that beating seven-term Republican Congressman Richard Pombo in his comfortable Northern California district was Jerry McNerney's impossible dream. The little-known Democrat McNerney, they said, may as well have been tilting at the wind turbines in Altamont Pass, which separates the solidly liberal San Francisco Bay Area from the largely conservative exurban ranchland that is Pombo's stronghold.
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November 4, 2010 | By Jean Merl and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
The Republican tidal wave that swept across the nation's congressional districts spilled into two of Democratic California's most hotly contested House races. In battles still too close to call, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) was leading his Republican challenger and Jim Costa (D-Fresno) was trailing his GOP rival Wednesday. Democrats fared far better in the state Legislature, picking up an open seat in the Sacramento area and a second in the Central Valley. California was one of only eight states in which Democrats added seats in a legislative house, according to data compiled by Stateside Associates, a state and government affairs consulting firm.
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November 20, 2006 | Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writer
Jerry McNerney always thought he would win his race for Congress. It's just that nobody else did. Why would anyone? He's a 55-year-old math wonk and wind energy expert who never even ran for class president. He likes to climb wind turbines. He named his daughter Windy. The idea of speaking in front of a crowd makes him nervous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2010 | By Jean Merl and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
The Republican tidal wave that swept across the nation's congressional districts spilled into two of Democratic California's most hotly contested House races. In battles still too close to call, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) was leading his Republican challenger and Jim Costa (D-Fresno) was trailing his GOP rival Wednesday. Democrats fared far better in the state Legislature, picking up an open seat in the Sacramento area and a second in the Central Valley. California was one of only eight states in which Democrats added seats in a legislative house, according to data compiled by Stateside Associates, a state and government affairs consulting firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
A week after the election, it's still too soon to say whether two Democratic congressmen from Central California will be unseated or sent back to Washington for another term. In the Central Valley, Republican cherry farmer Andy Vidak held a 27-vote lead over Rep. Jim Costa (D- Fresno) on Tuesday, but tens of thousands of ballots remain to be counted to determine whether the political neophyte will harvest the seat from the three-term incumbent. A bit farther north, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D- Pleasanton)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2010 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno) has pulled ahead of Republican Andy Vidak in the bid to keep his congressional seat, updated tallies from the California secretary of state's office showed Wednesday. In late afternoon, Costa was leading Vidak, a cherry farmer, 39,829 votes to 38,511. Thousands of ballots remained to be counted, and the secretary of state's office expects to have another update Friday. Wednesday marked the first time since the Nov. 2 election that Costa, a three-term incumbent, had not trailed Vidak.
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June 26, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- Republican Elizabeth Emken, who fell short in her bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein last year, still wants to serve in Congress. On Wednesday she announced plans to run against U.S. Rep Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove), who she denounced as an "Obama foot soldier. " "I've got the conservative ideas for putting our country back on track," Emken said in a statement. "You better believe Ami Bera and the Democrat establishment are scared to face me in this race. " Bera, a freshman lawmaker, is up for reelection next year.
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August 28, 2010
Congressional races: An article in Monday's LATExtra section about targeted congressional races in California said Republican challenger David Harmer was ahead of Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) in fundraising, $1.8 million to nearly $1.7 million. However, the source of those figures, the Federal Election Commission website, included fundraising from Harmer's unsuccessful special-election race in a different congressional district last year. For the current race, he had raised about $783,000 by the end of the last campaign reporting period earlier this summer.
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November 4, 2007 | Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writer
The sun was hardly up when Jerry McNerney shut his front door behind him, a bowl of Great Grains Maple Pecan Crunch in his stomach, a brown suit and his good black shoes in a garment bag for later. In the 16 hours before he returned home, the freshman congressman who was never supposed to win would put on 40 pounds of gear at a firehouse and spend nearly two hours at a grocery store, talking to voters by the beer nuts.
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November 20, 2006 | Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writer
Jerry McNerney always thought he would win his race for Congress. It's just that nobody else did. Why would anyone? He's a 55-year-old math wonk and wind energy expert who never even ran for class president. He likes to climb wind turbines. He named his daughter Windy. The idea of speaking in front of a crowd makes him nervous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2006 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
Only a few months ago, most savvy political analysts had concluded that beating seven-term Republican Congressman Richard Pombo in his comfortable Northern California district was Jerry McNerney's impossible dream. The little-known Democrat McNerney, they said, may as well have been tilting at the wind turbines in Altamont Pass, which separates the solidly liberal San Francisco Bay Area from the largely conservative exurban ranchland that is Pombo's stronghold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2012
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Rep. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek) vs. Kim Vann (R) Democrats' relatively slim 9-point registration advantage made the 3 r d District an attractive target for Republicans. More than three-fourths of voters there are new to Garamendi. :: Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Gold River) vs. Ami Bera (D) Outside groups have spent more in this 7th District race than the candidates together have raised. Registration is nearly evenly divided. :: CENTRAL VALLEY Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton)
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November 24, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
House Republican gains from the midterm elections reached 63 Tuesday, as two Democratic incumbents conceded defeat in outstanding races. Rep. Dan Maffei conceded to Ann Marie Buerkle in New York's 25th Congressional District, acknowledging Tuesday afternoon that although he had narrowed the gap as absentee ballots were counted, he was unlikely to prevail. With the defeat of Maffei, first elected in 2008, 22 of the chamber's 26 first-term Democrats have lost their seats. On Monday night, 14-term incumbent Solomon Ortiz conceded to Blake Farenthold in the 27th District of Texas.
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