Category Archives: CD09

Amador concedes in Congressional race

Congressional candidate Tony Amador thanked his supporters in a concession message posted on Facebook late Thursday. The Republican said his campaign made inroads with independent and Democrat voters, but the number of votes left to count was not enough to make up the gap remaining after San Joaquin County released updated totals earlier in the [...]

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Amador not giving up yet

Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, had a narrow lead of 3 percentage points over Republican challenger Tony Amador. McNerney has 51.5 percent of the vote, Amador has 48.5 percent. McNerney’s camp felt good about the lead late Tuesday before everything was counted, and the gap did grow when the last numbers from Democratic Contra Costa County came [...]

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(Raw video) Neel Kashkari speaks at Port of Stockton

Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari came to Stockton today. He’s running to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown. On one of the stops he took a ride on the Kennon Doyle with Republican candidates and leaders, as well as local water expert Dante Nomellini. After the riverboat passes in the background, he mentions a previous meeting [...]

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Congressman meeting with hospitals to talk Ebola

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, released a statement recently about the spread of the Ebola virus. Reporter Joe Goldeen posted it on his blog, here. Fears about the disease, which has seen three cases in the United States, have become a part of the national electoral landscape in the lead up to the midterms. That’s been [...]

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Anti-tunnels ad in race for Congress

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, has released a campaign ad touting his opposition to the “Twin Tunnels,” referring to state plans to build tunnels that would bypass the Delta, creating a direct conduit from the Sacramento River to export pumps. Here’s the ad: His Republican opponent, Tony Amador, is also not a fan of the tunnels [...]

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Post-campaign notes: Postmortem

University of the Pacific professor Keith Smith posits on his blog that Ricky Gill had too much of a focus on San Joaquin County and its voters in his campaign to unseat Democratic incumbent Jerry McNerney. He notes that about 70 percent McNerney’s margin of victory came from Contra Costa County, where about 30 percent [...]

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Campaign notes: Gill concedes

When the paper went to bed last night, there was still some question about whether enough votes had been counted to declare a clear winner in the Ninth Congressional District contest between Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, and Lodi Republican Ricky Gill. Earlier this morning, the Gill campaign sent out a concession statement. In it, Gill [...]

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Campaign notes: Pacific professor on McNerney-Gill forum

University of the Pacific political science professor Keith Smith gives his take on Monday nights forum between Ricky Gill and Jerry McNerney on the political science department’s blog. Smith laid out how effective each candidate was at meeting challenges and goals. Smith writes: On these grounds, Gill did a better job last night than McNerney [...]

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Campaign notes: Democratic poll shows McNerney leading Gill

Earlier this week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released results of a poll showing Rep. Jerry McNerney is ahead Republican challenger Ricky Gill by 9 percentage points. Here’s a link to the poll memo. “Jerry McNerney is in the lead because voters know he’s the one who fights for California’s seniors, veterans and middle class, [...]

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Campaign notes: What’s experience worth?

A new ad from Ricky Gill’s campaign to unseat a three-term incumbent questions the worth of Rep. Jerry McNerney’s experience. Here’s the video. “But for the Delta?” Gill asks in the ad. He answers:  “A stagnant economy, gas prices and health care costs soaring, and a national debt that burdens every family,” he answers. “We [...]

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