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Jerry McNerney has slim lead over David Harmer in tight battle for 11th Congressional District

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Jerry McNerney

Jerry McNerney

Age: 63.

Education: Doctorate in mathematics, University of New Mexico.

Career: Engineering and energy consultant prior to joining Congress.

Family: Wife, Mary; three grown children.

Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 12:19 am | Updated: 6:30 am, Sat Oct 18, 2014.

It was too close to call in the race between two-term Congressional incumbent Jerry McNerney and Republican challenger David Harmer in the 11th Congressional District. The result likely will remain in doubt until the election is officially certified.

With all 613 precincts reporting early Wednesday, unofficial results show McNerney, D-Pleasanton, with 82,124 votes (47.5 percent) — just 121 votes more than Harmer, who received 82,003 votes (47.5 percent). Harmer is a Republican from San Ramon.

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  • Joe Baxter posted at 8:27 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Oh my, nothing better than a liveral Demon-crat shooting himself in the foot then blaming everyone else that it hurts. Whining losers, LOL.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:06 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Steve Schmidt posted... Filthy Richard Pombo...Mr Pombo's first name is an obscenity.

    Always enjoy your Blogs steve. Balanced like MSNBC!

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 3:38 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2680

    Funny, according to the LNS software, Mr Pombo's first name is an obscenity.

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 3:37 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2680

    Given the long history of GOP malfeasance in this district dating back even to the days before the reign of Filthy Richard Pombo, I would think that the local Republicans would think long and hard before accusing anyone of ethical violations.

    My guess is that the only problem with ballot stuffing in this district is that the Republicans underestimated their need to do it.

  • Kim Parigoris posted at 12:14 pm on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Joanne, Joanne. How is this nation going to heal with sentiments like yours. You liberals are unhappy when you're winnning, you're unhappy when you're losing. Just unhappy all around. Does life as a liberal suck that much?

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:22 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Sour grapes...now the TEA Partiers are stirring up the possibility of voter fraud on the part of the McNerney campaign?

    The Republicans have already won the House and we've been subjected to "crying" Boehner telling his sad tale of how a white boy had to struggle to get an education. Give me a break...this man has nothing but division and destruction on his agenda.

    Can't wait to see how Republicans will further obstruct the economic recovery and then turn around and blame everyone but themselves. Business as usual...

  • Simon Birch posted at 10:09 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Simon Birch - Online Manager Posts: 170 Staff

    We've changed the first paragraph to remove the word "win."

  • Ross Farrow posted at 9:54 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Ross Farrow Posts: 104

    The Lodi News-Sentinel is not "excited" over a McNerney victory. We write in a neutral manner reporting the facts as they come in.

  • Mary Henschel posted at 9:35 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Mary Henschel Posts: 46

    P.S., Mc Nerney's lead is by just over a hundred votes. Harmer's people will challenge.

  • Mary Henschel posted at 9:34 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Mary Henschel Posts: 46

    Kim, Harmer led by three percentage points all night. Then, "miraculuously", a whole bunch of votes were counted for Jerry McNerney. Another thing, last night, the t.v. news said that more vote-by-mail ballots were requested than there were actual voters. Doesn't sound good, or honest. Simce Jerry McNerney's a dishonest politician, I wouldn't be surprised if he won by dishonest means.

  • Kim Parigoris posted at 9:02 am on Wed, Nov 3, 2010.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Are we getting a little excited prematurely here? This article was updated at 6:36 a.m. with a very tight race still in the works


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