Jerry McNerney is an incumbent in a “throw the bums out” year. His district has zero registration advantage for him as a Democrat, and the NRCC has got him their his sights. But even against gales of hurricane born tar balls, he clings to hope.
Central Valley Callout has obtained the results of a mid-June, third party survey of CD 11 showing McNerney barely leading against David Harmer:
IF THE GENERAL ELECTION FOR CONGRESS WERE HELD TODAY, FOR WHOM WOULD YOU VOTE?
Republicans are not only in the fight, they’re on a path to victory. They are motivated and eager to send a vote for the Obama agenda out of office. The survey indicates the district is headed for big change:
IF YOUR CHOICES FOR GOVERNOR ARE MEG WHITMAN OR JERRY BROWN, FOR WHOM DO YOU INTEND TO VOTE?
Voters think they know Jerry Brown, and they’re already tired of him before he even begins campaigning in earnest. This is going to directly carry over to the Congressional race: no matter how much McNerney tries to stay out of the public eye, he’ll be tagged with both Brown and Obama.
The Democratic attack machine is going to have to do a lot better than their lame June 9 press release, David Harmer: A Shining Example of Bailout Hypocrisy. This grotesque distortion of Harmer’s work history reveals the disgusting, dishonorable depths to which the Democrats will descend in this election fight. Make no doubt about it, “lawyer” is a better ballot designation than “incumbent.”
District Republicans need to pull together and get McNerney out of office. And yes, it’s more than possible.