In 2006, Democrat Jerry McNerney unseated veteran Republican Congressman Richard Pombo in California District 11 which is made up of the easternmost bits of the San Francisco Bay Area, plus Central Valley communities like Tracy and Lodi. Pombo was an old time corrupt pol, routing highways so as to increase the value of his families properties and playing buddy buddy with lobbyists. It was an exciting race (I volunteered with the campaign) and a happy upset.
Four Republicans want Jerry McNerney's job and they think this is the year one of them might get it. The one pictured above had an idea of how to differentiate himself from the crowd. On Tuesday, candidate Brad Goehring posted on Facebook:
The post has since been removed. Goehring's campaign calls the threats "a metaphor." Click on the picture to read and view the full KTVU news report and to hear reactions from local voters.
Notably even those Republicans who disapproved admitted they'd vote for Goehring if he won the primary. ...There's lot of para-fascism all around us.
McNerney has been a pretty good Congressmen. In 2008, President Obama took the district with 54 percent while McNerney got 55. It will be tough sailing this year; Tracy is just about the foreclosure epicenter of Northern California. Core Bay Area folks may once again need to help out. I had a lot of fun there in 2006 ...