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Dem Jerry McNerney up 121 votes to GOP's David Harmer in East Bay (California)
SF CHRON ^ | Lockhead

Posted on 11/03/2010 3:20:27 PM PDT by Drango

In the gerrymander-gone-awry California 11th congressional district, sprawling across four counties from Gilroy to Lodi, incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney is ahead 121 votes to GOP challenger David Harmer:

McNerney 82,124 votes, 47.5%

Harmer 82,003 votes 47.4%

A third party spoiler, Tracy's David Christensen of the conservative American Independent Party, has 8,809 or 5.1%

That's with all precincts reporting as of 5:41 a.m. It would appear that Harmer would have won had Christensen not been in the race.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; california; harmer; mcnerney; previouslyposted; searchisyourfriend
FU AIP
1 posted on 11/03/2010 3:20:32 PM PDT by Drango
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To: Drango

Another third party loser who just spoils the race for the Republican who can win. We probably lost 10 or more House seats because of fools like this, and probably lost the Nevada Senate race too.


2 posted on 11/03/2010 3:22:10 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: MissesBush

In other words your candidate was too weak to attract votes from a nobody in a nothing party. No wonder he lost.

Don’t blame the voters for actually having a preference and not choosing who you like.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 3:26:56 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (A blind clock finds a nut at least twice a day.)
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To: Drango
In winner-take-all elections, any and all third parties hurt themselves and their cause. And that's all they accomplish. The Tea Party has the right approach—the only one that has a reasonable chance of working, and that doesn't hurt the cause win or lose: Run candidates under the banner of one of the two major parties in the primaries. Try to take over the established, major party from within. You can even try to do that to BOTH parties at once. There's nothing magical about the names of the parties, or what the other members of the parties profess. How do you think the Democrats evolved from Thomas Jefferson to what they are now? That evolution can be reversed the same way it was accomplished.
4 posted on 11/03/2010 3:27:35 PM PDT by sourcery (Don't call them "liberals" or "progressives." The honest label is extreme anti-Constitutionalists!)
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To: MissesBush

The TEA Party was 100% behind Harmer. He’s very conservative. The AIP can go...%$@*& themselves.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 3:28:09 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: MissesBush

We could have successful third parties if it weren’t for the electoral college. I would like to replace it with race between all interested candidates. If no candidate got a majority of votes, then there would be a run off between the top two candidates.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 3:34:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Drango

The infamous Hammerhead-Shark District has claimed another victim.


7 posted on 11/03/2010 3:45:06 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Swordmaker; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ..
Thanks Drango.
A third party spoiler, Tracy's David Christensen of the conservative American Independent Party, has 8,809 or 5.1%

8 posted on 11/03/2010 3:45:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: MissesBush

Where did this unknown AIP candidate get enough $$$ to get 5% of votes? It would fit the template of a typical rat stategy: fund a third-party candidate to syphon away votes from the GOP. That’s what they did to steal DeLay’ district in 2006, among many others.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 3:48:08 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Drango
FU AIP

Concurring bump.

10 posted on 11/03/2010 3:53:03 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: MissesBush

Perhaps those AIP voters would not have voted at all if there was no AIP candidate in the race.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 3:54:37 PM PDT by kabar
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To: MissesBush

The new ballot system can’t get here soon enough..... Boxer would of only one by 4-5% points on the right ballot, not nearly the blowout 10% points. Rossi has a fighting chance up there beause their is no libertian who took 63000 votes last time on the ballot.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 3:54:49 PM PDT by Paul8148
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To: Eagle Eye

Please notice post #5. Drango was a strong, tea party conservative. In a case like that, only an idiot votes third party. It’s not the candidate’s fault some people live in Wonderland with Alice and the big bunny.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 3:55:10 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: Drango

Why don’t pubbies run a green or peace and freedom candidate? Why is it that pubbies are so effin naive? Its war out there and the dems know how to battle. Running a third party against your opponent just makes good sense and is entirely within “fair play” politics, especially when its to neutralize the third party running against pubbies. A greenie or peace and freedom candidate likely would have drawn many votes from Mcnurdly.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 4:28:33 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: MissesBush

Americans exercising their rights...gotta love’m.


15 posted on 11/03/2010 4:38:36 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (A blind clock finds a nut at least twice a day.)
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To: HerrBlucher
Why don’t pubbies run a green or peace and freedom candidate?

That level of duplicity isn't in Conservatives' DNA.

Besides that, none of us physically handle all of the vomiting such pretension would induce.

16 posted on 11/03/2010 5:01:00 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Politics ain't hard! You want worse; vote Democrat. You want better; vote Conservative.)
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To: HKMk23

Its not any more duplicitous than a running back faking to the left and going right, or leading on an enemy that you are goint to attack one place and then going for another instead, as per D-day. We are at war, and unless we get over this naivete and pollyannish attitude we will continue to be hammered like we were in CA 11 and Nevada.

Yes, we must be limited by morals and ethics, but faking it is all within fair play in politics. As for not being able to handle the vomiting “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”


17 posted on 11/03/2010 5:18:21 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: HerrBlucher

My problem with running a green candidate or someone else is that some of the activity/support/inducement MAY be illegal. I’m not at all sure where the line is, and I don’t want to come close to it.


18 posted on 11/03/2010 5:35:32 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: Drango

We should run some unknown unseen candidates under the “Black Panther Party” name and watch how many clueless African Americans throw away their votes in the name of “racial pride”.


19 posted on 11/03/2010 6:04:57 PM PDT by festusbanjo (The Tea Party is what the Republicans used to be, the Democrats are what the Soviets used to be.)
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To: Eagle Eye
Don’t blame the voters for actually having a preference and not choosing who you like.

Amen. I'm sick to death of whiny republicans.

20 posted on 11/03/2010 7:22:18 PM PDT by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: Drango

This is really too damn bad. I’m very impressed with Harmer, he was one county away from me being able to vote for him. McNerney is the very caricature of a true zero, a nothing.

Why doesn’t “caricature” have an “h” as the second letter?

Just another mystery.


21 posted on 11/03/2010 8:22:28 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

my guess is that with an ‘h’ it would be chari-cature
chari = character, and cature, hem, probably means something in French.


22 posted on 11/03/2010 8:35:13 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: rahbert

I sent an email to Richard Lederer, the word guy, and asked him. Letcha know!


23 posted on 11/03/2010 9:32:58 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: zeugma; Eagle Eye

Democrat Jerry McNerney thanks you for the support.


24 posted on 11/03/2010 9:49:57 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: Drango
There are alot of absentee ballots yet to be counted from San Jauquin County which is Pombo's old stomping ground.

Harmer still has a shot at this.

25 posted on 11/04/2010 8:40:50 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Harmer got my vote. As for the 3rd party tool who got 5%, normally you get Green party types who pull more votes from the Ds but that didn’t happen in this case, which makes it painful to see this. Anyone who voted 3rd party in this district is a flipping moron.


26 posted on 11/04/2010 9:18:46 AM PDT by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: Drango

My ass thanks you for your kisses.


27 posted on 11/04/2010 3:22:57 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (A blind clock finds a nut at least twice a day.)
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To: zeugma

Whiny Republicans who support losers seem to be the norm around here.

It is one thing to lose a tough contest; it is another to blame the voters for being too dumb to know better.


28 posted on 11/04/2010 3:27:06 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (A blind clock finds a nut at least twice a day.)
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To: Drango

Need watchers at the Registrar of Voters offices in Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties to make sure no shenanigans take place (see CA bulletin board)


29 posted on 11/04/2010 5:13:30 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: HKMk23; Citizen of the Savage Nation; mac_truck

Need watchers bump!


30 posted on 11/04/2010 5:29:31 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: qwicwted

*** Emergency Need for Registered Republicans: Help in the Recount Effort and make sure that the Harmer Election is not stolen. ***

Your help is needed to monitor the Election Ballot Recount effort by Election Department workers, for the Harmer-McNerney CD11 Congressional Race. This effort is going on currently and continues every day for as long as it takes to recount some 50,000 Absentee Ballots; at the Registrar of Voters offices in Santa Clara County. You will watch the workers to insure that fraud does not take place.

Schedule which, days, and times that you can work. Contact Chris Del Beccaro at Harmer HQ by calling 925-415-1178, and leave a message if need be. Harmer staff will monitor this phone number between 9 am and 9 pm every day. You may also email to chris@harmerforcongress.com.


31 posted on 11/04/2010 5:33:33 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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