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Charlie Brown concedes to McClintock
Sacramento Bee ^

Posted on 12/03/2008 7:48:04 PM PST by Chet 99

December 3, 2008

Charlie Brown concedes to McClintock

Ex-Sen. Tom McClintock had already declared victory as northern California's newest congressman, but Democratic opponent Charlie Brown made it official today with a phone call to the Thousand Oaks Republican.

Brown shared the news in an e-mail to supporters. "So a short time ago, I called Senator Tom McClintock to congratulate him on a hard fought victory, and to wish him well in Congress," he wrote.

To his supporters, Brown said, "I can only offer my deepest gratitude -- for your generosity of time and resources, and your unwavering energy and encouragement. Together, we have transformed the 4th District, and lifted this campaign higher and farther than anyone thought possible."

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


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: cd4; mcclintock; pwn3d

1 posted on 12/03/2008 7:48:04 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Oh well, maybe Lucy will let him kick the football someday.


2 posted on 12/03/2008 7:52:23 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: Chet 99

What was the final tally on this race?


3 posted on 12/03/2008 7:52:34 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: Chet 99

Yay.


4 posted on 12/03/2008 7:52:36 PM PST by noblejones (<deprecate>Ben Stein 2008.</deprecate> Sarah 2012, 2016, 2020.)
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To: Chet 99

Oh Brother!!!


5 posted on 12/03/2008 7:52:47 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Na na na na na na na na hey ALAN good-bye!!!!!!!)
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To: Chet 99

The fact that the Dem was so close to winning the district is worrisome. With a 30% Bush disapproval rating, no Dem would be competitive in this district.


6 posted on 12/03/2008 7:54:11 PM PST by yongin (Converting people to Mormonism makes the world more conservative)
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To: Chet 99

You’ve Been PWNed, Charlie Brown!


7 posted on 12/03/2008 7:54:12 PM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Chet 99
America the first conservative who can toe to toe with any politician in Congress. Definitely will be in the cross-hairs of all Liberals. Tom will make his name known quickly. If you don't know Tom yet he will be your favorite Republican. California's most hated conservative. He should be our governor. I voted for Tom and too many RINOs wanted the HYPE. Screw Arnold.
8 posted on 12/03/2008 7:55:33 PM PST by CalifScreaming
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To: Chet 99

Thank God.

Tom McC is probably the most brilliant politician in California.

To HEAR him, you would think he should be POTUS.

Sadly, when you SEE him, he looks like a diffident balloon watcher.


9 posted on 12/03/2008 7:55:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: Chet 99

10 posted on 12/03/2008 8:00:40 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (I'll give Obama the same amount of respect the left gave Bush)
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To: yongin

Brown was as competitive as he was because a lot of RINOs preferred him to McClintock, especially Ah-nold. They wanted Doug Ose to get the nomination. Barring redistricting, this should be the only close race he runs. This district was not McClintock’s residence, which was another problem for him, too (of course, Ose carpetbagged it, too, but not far away, McClintock is from Southern CA).


11 posted on 12/03/2008 8:03:38 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Chet 99

Now if Franken would just give it up.....


12 posted on 12/03/2008 8:04:09 PM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: fieldmarshaldj

McClintock will need to make roots there. Ride on floats on parade days, etc.

Doolittle was a big time porker as well, and McClintock is against pork barrel, so local RINOs will always be gunning for his head.


13 posted on 12/03/2008 8:09:42 PM PST by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Congressman Tom McClintock

Wow, I’m so glad to hear that, it gives me hope for our country. McClintock will be one of the finest members of Congress, ever. The GOP leadership had better do everything they can to help this patriot grow as a national leader. He is the future of our Republican party and of America.

FReepers, you do not know how much this means. Tom McClintock is among the best conservatives in America, next to Sarah Palin, of course.


14 posted on 12/03/2008 8:25:51 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Googled!

15 posted on 12/03/2008 8:29:10 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

One race where RINO malcontents didn’t cost us. They took down Bill Sali, Tim Walberg, Andy Harris, and to some extent Marilyn Musgrave (Jim Johnson, the Republican who held the seat from 1973-1981, endorsed her Dem opponent Markey).


16 posted on 12/03/2008 8:30:44 PM PST by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Russia invades Georgia? For a moment, I thought that was Red Dawn II)
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To: Chet 99
"Never mind the football... Pilgrim."


17 posted on 12/03/2008 8:46:58 PM PST by Mike-o-Matic
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To: Chet 99

What a long strange trip for Tom McClintock. Didn’t he run against Arnold for the recalled Davis seat?


18 posted on 12/03/2008 8:49:42 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: advance_copy

With your ringing endorsements and less than 5 minutes in voting research, your Tom McClintock has made my list of Congresspeople to watch-then-donate.


19 posted on 12/03/2008 8:53:12 PM PST by AmericanGirlRising (The cow is in the ditch. We know how it got there. Now help me get it out!)
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

Johnson must’ve lost his mind, a has-been 78-year old senile RINO. His ACU record was a subpar 58% overall, 5 years of which he scored below that (his first year, 1973 and next-to-last-year in 1979, he scored in the low 40s). He contrasted strongly with the great Bill Armstrong, who probably was the best member of the CO delegation for his 18 years (1973-91), who usually scored in the 90s.


20 posted on 12/03/2008 8:57:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: montag813

No. Ah-nold ran AGAINST Tom. Tom was the qualified and accomplished Conservative Republican leader, Ah-nold was the unqualified Socialist creep.


21 posted on 12/03/2008 8:59:06 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Chet 99; afnamvet; ALOHA RONNIE; ambrose; antceecee; atomic_dog; AVNevis; B4Ranch; b9; ...
PING!

McClintock Ping List.
Please freepmail me if you want on or off this list

Tom McClintock for Congress

22 posted on 12/03/2008 9:00:14 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
One race where RINO malcontents didn’t cost us.

Are you kidding? A RINO spent a record $6 million against him in the primary - the most ever for a Congressional primary. It's the reason he went into the General Election beaten and bruised, and came damn close to losing. Blame it all on the RINOs.

23 posted on 12/03/2008 9:10:22 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: freedumb2003
Thank God.

Tom McC is probably the most brilliant politician in California.

To HEAR him, you would think he should be POTUS.

Sadly, when you SEE him, he looks like a diffident balloon watcher.

I beg to differ

24 posted on 12/03/2008 9:11:04 PM PST by notaliberal
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To: Chet 99

Why’s ev’rybody always pickin’ on me?


25 posted on 12/03/2008 9:13:37 PM PST by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: Chet 99

is that the candidate with the round head..you know, the block head???

seriously, McClintock is one of the rare good guys out there.


26 posted on 12/03/2008 9:15:37 PM PST by SerafinQ
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To: headstamp 2

They’re reporting “nearly 1800 votes” but the last I saw was 1556.


27 posted on 12/03/2008 9:30:54 PM PST by Kent C
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To: notaliberal
I beg to differ

I feverently wish you were/are correct.

28 posted on 12/03/2008 10:14:21 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Awesome! ROFL!!!
29 posted on 12/03/2008 10:15:14 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Join us on the best FR thread, 7000+ posts: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts)
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To: advance_copy

Bump that, and congrats to Tom.


30 posted on 12/03/2008 10:45:28 PM PST by Kevmo (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: ElkGroveDan

I meant the RINOs didn’t cost us this seat. Yeah, they cost us in $$, but I was talking House seats, not money.


31 posted on 12/03/2008 10:59:19 PM PST by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Russia invades Georgia? For a moment, I thought that was Red Dawn II)
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To: notaliberal

McClintock is a superb conservative, but he has zero charisma. He is all substance and no style - an unfortunate combination in this Media Age. But Sacramento’s loss is America’s gain; his congressional star will burn very brightly.


32 posted on 12/03/2008 11:46:39 PM PST by karnage
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To: calcowgirl

BTTT


33 posted on 12/04/2008 2:54:00 AM PST by E.G.C. (Click on a freeper's screename and then "In Forum" to read his/her posts)
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To: calcowgirl
Thanks for the ping, cowgirl. Isn't this the best news? I'm so glad that Brown is done and has no further legal recourse.

Maybe this will be the beginning of the conservative take over in Congress? (I hope, I hope, I hope)

34 posted on 12/04/2008 5:54:31 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Sarah's my girl! Palin 2012)
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To: Chet 99

Good grief.


35 posted on 12/04/2008 5:57:32 AM PST by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: freedumb2003; ElkGroveDan
Hey, they worked on his image during his run for gov.!

I can remember a commercial he ran yeeearrrs ago referring to his Scottish heritage and how he was frugal with money. I can't remember what office he was running for, (Dan, do you remember?) but I sure do remember that commercial and his image has come a long way from those days! He's positively a *cool cat* now! LOL

36 posted on 12/04/2008 6:08:35 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Sarah's my girl! Palin 2012)
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To: karnage

I’ve heard him on the Armstrong and Getty radio show several times. To me, he comes across as sharp, knowledgeable, and on the ball who actually KNOWS what he’s talking about. No, he’s not a charmer but neither is he dry and boring.


37 posted on 12/04/2008 6:14:35 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Galactic Overlord-In-Chief

My point was that thanks to the RINO we did come very, very close to losing this seat.


38 posted on 12/04/2008 7:39:39 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: CAluvdubya
I can remember a commercial he ran yeeearrrs ago referring to his Scottish heritage and how he was frugal with money. I can't remember what office he was running for, (Dan, do you remember?)

It was a radio commercial highlighting how tight he is with money. It featured his alleged ancestor Angus McClintock who claimed Tom was "tighter than a bullfrog's backside." That was the 94 Controller's race. (I think his consultant Wayne Johnson won an award for that commercial.)

They also made up a black and white poster that was a take on the 80's era "nerd" poster where there are arrows pointing out all the feature's on a person standing there. In Tom's case it pointed to all his frugal features like the haircut his wife gave him, and the Casio calculator watch he's had for 20 years that he calculates the budget overruns. etc. etc. Tom sent me a signed copy after I spent a day volunteering to drive him around to meetings all over downtown LA so he didn't have to park. It's still in a tube and I really should have it framed and mounted some day.

39 posted on 12/04/2008 7:51:36 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: Chet 99

My vote counted, yay!


40 posted on 12/04/2008 8:04:19 AM PST by Lx
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To: Lizavetta

You’ve nailed it - McClintock on substance is second to none. He’s just not “TV-friendly” like Arnold. And look how well the Governator turned out for us!

Grr...


41 posted on 12/04/2008 8:32:24 AM PST by karnage
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To: calcowgirl

Whew! Close one!


42 posted on 12/04/2008 8:55:01 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: calcowgirl

WTG Tom.


43 posted on 12/04/2008 1:30:38 PM PST by backtothestreets (My bologna has a first name, it's J-O-R-G-E)
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To: calcowgirl

Thanks! This was undoubtedly the highpoint of the 2008 election season.

...Now, if someone could just send that Franken character back to the clown locker...

44 posted on 12/04/2008 6:46:44 PM PST by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: ElkGroveDan
Tom sent me a signed copy after I spent a day volunteering to drive him around to meetings all over downtown LA so he didn't have to park. It's still in a tube and I really should have it framed and mounted some day.

Thanks for all the info. I knew you had my memory stored for me...thanks!! LOL

What a great poster to have. A trip to Michaels or Aaron Brothers is in order.

45 posted on 12/04/2008 8:09:26 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Sarah's my girl! Palin 2012)
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To: CAluvdubya
Isn't this the best news?

You betcha! I agree with Seadogbytes:

This was undoubtedly the highpoint of the 2008 election season.

46 posted on 12/04/2008 9:18:23 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: notaliberal

I beg to differ too. He looks like a no nonsense, no bullshit realist. I love the guy. I don’t want slick, charisma, charm, or schmooz. I want a finance guy who knows what the F is going on and how to fix it. And McClintock is that.


47 posted on 12/04/2008 9:24:13 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Chet 99

About time.


48 posted on 12/04/2008 9:42:08 PM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Save it for when he runs for President!


49 posted on 12/04/2008 10:12:24 PM PST by b9
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