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  • House Votes to Seat McCloskey (Allen West can win based on Democrat precedent)

    11/14/2012 2:59:07 PM PST · by Arthurio · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 2, 1985
    House Votes to Seat McCloskey : Republicans Stalk Out, Boycott Swearing In May 02, 1985|ROBERT L. JACKSON and ZACK NAUTH | Times Staff Writers WASHINGTON — Republican congressmen angrily walked out of the House chamber Wednesday after the Democratic-controlled House voted largely along party lines to award Indiana's 8th Congressional District seat to Democratic incumbent Frank McCloskey over his Republican rival, Richard D. McIntyre. The House action, by a vote of 236 to 190, climaxed four months of bitter wrangling between Democrats and Republicans that had brought legislative business to a halt for the last week. All 236 votes for...
  • Coroner rules judge’s death likely suicide

    11/01/2007 6:33:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 343+ views
    The Herald Bulletin ^ | November 1, 2007
    coroner has ruled that the death of Lawrence Circuit Judge Richard D. McIntyre was likely a suicide. Coroner John Sherrill says an autopsy found that the 51-year-old McIntyre died from carbon monoxide poisoning. McIntyre’s wife found him unresponsive Tuesday evening in an SUV parked inside a detached garage at their Bedford home. McIntyre gained national attention during a months-long recount of his 1984 congressional campaign against Democrat Frank McCloskey. The Democratic-controlled House ruled McCloskey won in southern Indiana’s 8th District by four votes, prompting a Republican walkout at the Capitol.
  • McCloskey leaves Republican Party

    04/16/2007 12:31:17 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 146 replies · 5,196+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | April 16, 2007 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    Lifelong Republican, Marine veteran and former congressman Pete McCloskey has left the GOP and registered with the Democratic Party. McCloskey says he is disgusted with the "succession of ethical scandals, congressmen taking bribes and abuse of power by both the Republican House leadership and the highest appointees of the White House." "A pox on (Republicans) and their values," he wrote. As a Republican, McCloskey served in the House of Representatives from a San Mateo County congressional district from 1967- to 1983. He was a brief presidential hopeful when he ran on an anti-war platform against Richard Nixon in 1972. But...
  • [RINO Pete] McCloskey Bucks GOP, Backs Democrat

    07/24/2006 3:49:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 549+ views
    AP ^ | 7/24/6
    WASHINGTON -- Maverick former GOP Rep. Pete McCloskey took on his party's establishment — and lost. But he's not done yet. McCloskey, 78, failed in his primary challenge to Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Calif., chairman of the powerful House Resources Committee. Now he's planning to urge Northern California voters who backed him to support Pombo's Democratic opponent, wind engineer Jerry McNerney, in November. In June, McCloskey won 32 percent of the Republican primary vote to 62 percent for Pombo. McNerney is "an honorable man that has not and will not seek to enrich himself and his family through his office," McCloskey...
  • Incumbent Richard Pombo headed to easy victory [CA 11th]

    06/06/2006 9:50:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 607+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 6/6/6 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    Early returns showed Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, easily outpacing Republican challenger Pete McCloskey Jr. in early vote counts Tuesday night, while on the Democratic ticket, Pleasanton engineer Jerry McNerney was ahead of his chief opponent, Danville airline pilot Steve Filson. With only absentee ballots counted in a handful of Contra Costa county precincts for Congressional District 11, the results could well change. Yet the question is not if Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, will win the primary but whether his victory will be decisive enough to ward off a more serious attack in November. Ex-congressman McCloskey ran an intense anti-Pombo campaign,...
  • Pombo faces tough primary challenge from moderate ex-lawmaker

    06/06/2006 8:39:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 448+ views
    AP ^ | 6/6/6 | ERICA WERNER
    LOS ANGELES - Republican Rep. Richard Pombo, the cowboy boot-wearing conservative who chairs the House committee that writes environmental laws, was defending his seat Tuesday against a moderate Republican backed by environmental groups, former Rep. Pete McCloskey. Pombo, 45, targeted over ethics questions and his environmental stances, was facing his toughest re-election since coming to Congress in 1992 from his Tracy cattle ranch. The incumbent also faced shifting demographics in his GOP-leaning 11th Congressional District, which was redrawn after the 2000 census to add San Francisco Bay area voters outside his San Joaquin Valley base.GOP maverick McCloskey, 78, who represented...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PUSH AND PULL INCUMBENT:Richard Pombo confident despite fiercer attacks from 'enviros'

    06/04/2006 6:38:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 209+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/4/6 | Zachary Coile
    From the moment he wakes up in his small Capitol Hill apartment until his last roll call vote, Rep. Richard Pombo's daily life in Congress is a one-man battle against environmentalists. On a recent morning, it begins in his black Ford Explorer, shuttling between an interview at Fox News and his office at the Capitol. In the front passenger seat, Pombo, the chairman of the House Resources Committee, is prepping for a vote on his new bill to overhaul how the nation's fisheries are managed. From the backseat, his press aide delivers the day's first bad news: A Washington Post...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PUSH AND PULL CHALLENGER:Pete McCloskey says he's running to restore Republican values

    06/04/2006 6:30:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 220+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/4/6 | Greg Lucas
    The Real Republican Values Express -- a boxy red, white and blue striped motor home -- pulls cautiously into the parking lot of Julia Morgan Elementary School. A Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District has come to town to thank a sixth-grade teacher for helping him win the endorsement of the California Teachers Association, which rarely supports GOP candidates. The side door opens. Stepping firmly down to the curb is a fit 78-year-old ex-Marine with merry, blue eyes and brush-cut silver hair. Although he says he was scared each time, he led six bayonet charges in the Korean War....
  • McCloskey returning campaign check from donor tied to al-Qaeda

    06/01/2006 1:47:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 612+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/1/06 | Don Thompson - ap
    Congressional candidate Pete McCloskey, running against Rep. Richard Pombo of Tracy in Tuesday's GOP primary, is returning a $2,100 campaign donation he received from a man tied to al-Qaeda. The money was from M. Yaqub Mirza, a Pakistan native living in Virginia, who has been investigated by the Justice Department for allegedly helping to finance al-Qaeda and Islamic Jihad. Mirza's offices were raided by federal authorities in March 2002. McCloskey, a moderate former House member who has raised questions about Pombo's ethics, said he's never met Mirza but would return the money. "This is America, so you are presumed innocent...
  • McCloskey Reaches out to Hundreds of Muslim voters in Stockton

    04/20/2006 2:59:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 546+ views
    Pakistan Link ^ | 4/20/06
    Stockton, CA: Former US congressman Pete McCloskey, who is again a candidate in the US Congressional Dist 11, April 7 reached out to hundreds of Muslim voters in Stockton with the primary purpose to register unregistered Muslim voters. He was speaking at a meeting organized by Mr. K. Saif at AMA’s behest. Others, including Maad Abu-Ghazalah, a two-time former candidate for US Congress, and local activist K. Saif, were also there to urge the Muslim community to register to vote, and exercise the power of their vote for those candidates who support civil liberty and human rights for everyone. Mr....
  • Critics attempt to boot Pombo

    04/16/2006 1:32:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 330+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/16/6 | LISA VORDERBRUEGGEN
    My but it's getting crowded in Congressional District 11, what with all the progressive and environmental groups trying to boot incumbent GOP Rep. Richard Pombo out of office. Anti-Pombo forces are converging from all over the country with ad campaigns, robo-calls, RVs, offers of ground troops and even a Web site where Bay Area liberals can sign up for car pools to the Central Valley. None of this surprises Pombo. The idea, he says, is to tie him and his money at home rather than allow it to flow into the coffers of vulnerable Republican candidates elsewhere. Here's a look...
  • Tax-Cutter McCain (April Fools Day)

    03/31/2006 10:22:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 318+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Apr 01, 2006 | Robert Novak
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is giving Sen. John McCain, his potential rival for the Republican presidential nomination, an opportunity to show his new openness to tax reduction by scheduling repeal or reduction of the estate tax for consideration the week of May 4. McCain was prepared to vote for cloture on repeal of the estate tax shortly after Labor Day last year, but consideration was postponed indefinitely after Hurricane Katrina. Backers of McCain for president have promised he will support at least reduction of the estate tax, going along with his recent vote for reduced dividend and capital gains...
  • GOP green group backs Pombo rival (Pete McCloskey)

    03/28/2006 11:19:00 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 19 replies · 401+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 28, 2006 | Andrew Barr
    Republicans for Environmental Protection has endorsed former Rep. Pete McCloskey (R-Calif.) for the GOP nomination in California’s 11th Congressional District instead of the Republican incumbent, Rep. Richard Pombo. In a statement, the organization endorsed McCloskey, co-author of the 1973 Endangered Species Act, because he “has a distinguished record of working to safeguard the environment and supporting traditional Republican values.” The organization did not support Pombo, who, according to the organization, has “worked to dismantle landmark environmental laws.” McCloskey served in Congress from December 1967 until January 1983 and unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination for president in 1972. He broke...
  • GOP rival moves in to take on Pombo - Former congressman McCloskey calls him 'an embarrassment'

    01/24/2006 7:56:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 323+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/24/6 | John Wildermuth
    Lodi, San Joaquin County -- After nearly a quarter century out of office, 78-year-old maverick Republican Paul "Pete" McCloskey is taking on his party's establishment once again, this time challenging Tracy Rep. Richard Pombo, chairman of the powerful House Resources Committee, in the June primary election. Pombo's support for changes in the Endangered Species Act and increased drilling on federal land, and his association with the House leadership caught in the bribery scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff, make it time for a change, the former Palo Alto congressman said. "The party has shifted way away from the Republican values I...
  • CA: McCloskey Says He's Running for House (will compete with Richard Pombo for nomination)

    01/21/2006 7:05:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 483+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Former seven-term Congressman Paul "Pete" McCloskey said Saturday that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo (news, bio, voting record) for the Republican nomination in his northern California district. The 78-year-old McCloskey, a maverick known for environmental causes, told The Associated Press he felt compelled to get back into politics because of his concern for the environment and what he sees as a shift in Washington away from traditional Republican values. He also was prompted by what he described as Pombo's close ties to Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a growing...
  • McCloskey takes challenge to run against Pombo

    01/19/2006 3:19:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 300+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/19/6 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    Former Peninsula Congressman Paul "Pete" McCloskey Jr., best remembered for his Vietnam War opposition and his speech calling for the impeachment of President Nixon, will announce his candidacy Monday in Lodi as a Republican challenger to Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy.The feisty 78-year-old beat the bushes for months in his quest to find a Republican willing to run against the seven-term incumbent with whom he has major political differences.But when no one volunteered, McCloskey asked, "Why not me?"After all, he said, Benjamin Franklin was 82 when he cast his vote for the U.S. Constitution, and former President Bush sky dived on...
  • McCloskey fights GOP values he abhors

    12/11/2005 9:23:56 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 9 replies · 528+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 11, 2005 | Herbert A. Sample
    RUMSEY - During his career in politics, Pete McCloskey has gone up against the likes of Shirley Temple Black, Richard Nixon and Pete Wilson. Now the former environmental lawyer and Republican congressman from the San Mateo area is seriously pondering doing battle in the GOP primary next June against Rep. Richard Pombo of Tracy, whom McCloskey regards as an affront to the Republican principles of his day. McCloskey also is taking aim at a Pombo ally, GOP Rep. John Doolittle of Roseville, by financing acerbic billboard ads and scouting for primary election challengers. (snip) He has been increasingly irritated with...
  • CA: Ex-politician may give it another go (Pete McCloskey wants Pombo's seat)

    10/18/2005 7:59:38 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Oct. 16, 2005 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    LIFE FROM THE SEAT of the tractor feels close to perfect, the mid-day sun warming your back and the earthy smell of manure mixing with the dusky scent of fall. "Why would I give this up?" asked former Congressman Pete McCloskey as he tipped his shovel into a pile of horse crap and dumped it around the trunk of an orange tree on his Capay Valley farm. "I ask myself that a lot." But at 78 years old and more than two decades after he left Congress, McCloskey may well park his tractor and run in the June 2006 primary...
  • Protesters tell Pombo: Hands off Species Act

    09/27/2005 5:40:12 AM PDT · by w1andsodidwe · 5 replies · 215+ views
    THE RECORD ^ | Sep 27, 2005 | SCOTT SMITH
    STOCKTON -- A group of environmentalists, farmers, and fishermen gathered in Stockton Monday to protest legislation by Rep. Richard Pombo that it says tears holes in the federal safety net for wildlife living on the brink of extinction. The group, following a brief news conference, hand-delivered to Pombo's Stockton office the signatures of 3,000 Californians objecting to Pombo's revised version of the Endangered Species Act. Former Rep. Pete McCloskey -- a Republican like Pombo -- co-authored the original 1973 law and stood nearby when President Nixon signed it into law. McClosky said he's so angry about Pombo's bill, he is...
  • CA: House members seek to raise money to oppose redistricting measure

    08/16/2005 5:26:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 889+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/16/05 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two California House members from opposite parties are asking a federal elections panel for permission to raise unlimited money to oppose Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's redistricting measure. Reps. Howard Berman, D-North Hollywood, and John Doolittle, R-Rocklin, are seeking an advisory opinion from the Federal Election Commission that would allow them to collect "soft money" from unions, corporations and other donors to support or oppose ballot measures in the Nov. 8 special election. Both oppose Schwarzenegger's redistricting initiative. Berman's chief of staff, Gene Smith, said the request was motivated by their desire to raise money to fight it. Schwarzenegger's...
  • McCloskey, other GOP elders seeking opponent for DeLay

    05/02/2005 5:24:18 AM PDT · by bgsugar · 39 replies · 842+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 1, 2005 | By RICHARD STEWART
    Former U.S. Rep. Pete McCloskey, in Houston Sunday for a conference on Palestinian issues, said he and other Republican elders are looking for a candidate to oppose U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land. "Tom DeLay is an embarrassment to the Republican Party," said McCloskey, who represented Northern California from 1967 to 1983. He met Sunday with Michael Fjetland, who was defeated by DeLay in Republican primaries in 2000 and 2002 and as an independent in the 2004 general election. McCloskey is one of nine former congressmen who have formed an informal group he called the "revolt of the elders," to...
  • Former GOP congressman leads effort to oust DeLay

    04/17/2005 9:12:45 AM PDT · by kingattax · 56 replies · 896+ views
    Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau ^ | 4-16-2005 | GEBE MARTINEZ
    WASHINGTON - A former Republican congressman who was a moderate ally of former President Bush is leading an effort to find a 2006 Republican primary election opponent for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Former Rep. Pete McCloskey, whose eight terms in Congress ended before DeLay arrived in 1984, said Friday that he will meet in Houston this month with perennial DeLay opponent Michael Fjetland and "any Republican who is willing to challenge Mr. DeLay." "It takes guts to challenge him," said McCloskey, who was known as a party maverick and endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004. But, he...
  • The Conversion Specialist (newsmen Novak, Kudlow, ex-abortionist Dr Nathanson, Sen Brownback)

    04/10/2005 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies · 843+ views
    CATHOLIC CITY ^ | c. Mar 2005 | Michael S. Rose
    Washington, D.C. and New York City have shaped the man who became Fr. C. John McCloskey III when he was ordained in Rome in 1982. "I'm not an angry man," he assures, but neither is he cowed by the media or academe. He's armed and dangerous. Armed with the Catholic faith, and dangerous to the enemies of that faith., and a way to salvation for men and women who are seeking Christ. "Priests are warriors for Jesus Christ," he says. "They are the Navy Seals, the Army Rangers, and the Green Berets of the Catholic Church, and I'm proud to...
  • Rep. John Hostettler, R-IN, Called "A Hero in the House"

    08/05/2003 8:01:21 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 259+ views ^ | 08-05-03 | Farah, Joseph
    A hero in the House Posted: August 5, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 I don't get excited about politicians very often. To do so usually leads to disappointment. But I'm excited about Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., and the work he is doing to hold our federal courts accountable and restore some semblance of constitutional government to our system. He is responsible recently for introducing amendments to a House appropriations bill that would withhold funding for the enforcement of the federal court decision to remove the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court building and for the removal of...