Saturday, November 11, 2006

Challenger defeats Pombo in a stunner

This one is REALLY sweet...

(11-08) 10:19 PST -- Democratic challenger Jerry McNerney, a relative newcomer to politics, unseated seven-term GOP Congressman Richard Pombo of Tracy Tuesday in a stunning demonstration of voter disenchantment with the Republican Party nationally.

McNerney, a wind energy consultant from Pleasanton, took Northern California's 11th Congressional District with 53 percent of the vote. Pombo, who held a leadership position in the Republican-held House, received 47 percent. More than 9,000 votes divided the two candidates this morning.
-- Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer

Previous Muttering Jam posts on Pombo:

Congrats, Jerry!

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