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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 11:17 am | Updated: 7:14 am, Tue Oct 23, 2012.

Due to Tropical Storm Isaac, Republican congressional candidate Ricky’s Gill’s speech before the Republican National Convention has been postponed until 11:35 a.m. PDT today, according to campaign spokesman Colin Hunter.

Gill was scheduled to address the convention on Monday, but due to the storm threatening the Tampa, Fla., area, the opening day was postponed until today.

Gill, who grew up in Lodi, will focus his speech on the needs of the 9th Congressional District, which includes San Joaquin County and Galt, and put the San Joaquin Valley on the national stage, Hunter said. He will also address water and Delta issues.

Gill, of Lodi, is running for the 9th Congressional District seat against Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton. He can be seen on C-Span and online at C-Span Convention Hub, www.c-span.org/RNC, beginning at 11 a.m. PDT, Hunter said. The News-Sentinel will also be tweeting highlights from the speech.

Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the Republican convention, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests.

Tropical Storm Isaac left 24 dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it blew past the Florida Keys with little damage and promised a soaking but little more for Tampa, according to The Associated Press.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:05 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    McNerney's staff stated...Don't worry Darrell! With Ricky's experience...

    here we go again.. more of nothing...

    McNerney will vote for Pelosi legislation and Gill will vote against Obamacare and other Pelosi legislation. McNerney is scared to talk about his voting record... who could blame him?

  • Omar Smith posted at 7:31 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    You sound moronic with your statement. So is Paul Ryan capable of being President although he has never worked in the private sector? He is the next in line if Romney wins. It is quite contrary that a man who extols the value of being outside Washington picked a career Washington D.C. insider as his running mate.

    Don't worry Darrell! With Ricky's experience, I am sure he will be in line for Secretary of Agriculture or another cabinet post with his vast experience.

    Family farmer? LOL!!

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:48 pm on Tue, Aug 28, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Good point Kim... Its ok to elect an president who never worked in the private sector and had no exerience except as a community activist... bt not ok for other...

    Besides that, McNerney is only qualified to operate a rubber stamp for Pelosi...

    The only point that matters is, what legislation will the candidates vote for... the choice is clear... Gill is more than qualified

  • Omar Smith posted at 4:35 pm on Tue, Aug 28, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Ms. Parigoris,

    1) Who has held a full-time job Mr. McNerney or Mr Gill? (It is one or the other).

    To join the discussion of job creation, it is useful to have had a job!

    2) Who has owned and bought a house Mr McNerney or Mr Gill? (one or the other and without assistance from Mommy and Daddy)

    The truth is that despite having a "family farm" and successful business Ricky is still registered at his parent's address. McNerney has always lived in the district he has represented. This differs from other lawmakers (ex. Tom McClintock).

    Ricky only showed interest in the Valley when he wanted his first job-McNerney's! It takes a lot of chutzpah to view a position in Congress as an entry level job.

  • Kim Parigoris posted at 11:48 am on Tue, Aug 28, 2012.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 469

    II just can not see how ANYONE can attack Gill's experience record after voting for Obama. That is hysterical. Gill is running for a 2 year stint as a Congressman and they elected this charlatan to one of the most powerful positions in the world. What experience did McNerney have? An owner of a windmill consulting firm? Please!

  • Omar Smith posted at 5:34 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    If Ricky is elected, he will do whatever his donors tell him to do. In other words, he will do whatever what Mommy and Daddy and their friends tell him to do.

    As Ricky's speech is delayed, I thought we would take a look at another great Ricky quotation:
    “I’ll never forget when Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called me up and said, ‘You know what Ricky? I want you to represent seven million public school students because you care.’ And you know what? I fulfilled that mission.”-Ricky Gill, 1/18/2011.

    The truth? Contrary to Ricky's great exaggeration, Ricky was chosen from over 100 students to be the student representative on the California State Board of Education (as mandated by California law). Guess how many important decisions he got to make?

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:49 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    McNerney's staff stated...Local man! You are funny! Where has Mr Gill been the last seven years between summers at Princeton and Berkeley..

    Clever...you hope to focus on the irrelevant....

    The issue is, what legislation will each candidate support and vote for. That is the question that matters. We already know that McNerney will vote like a trained seal and do whatever Pelosi tells him to. His voting record is evidence of that.

    Mr Gill will vote for issues important the the valley and conservatives as well as other local concerns. MCNerney is Mr Bay area and Pelosi puppet. He has no local ties and is not suited to be our representative.

  • Omar Smith posted at 3:30 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Local man! You are funny! Where has Mr Gill been the last seven years between summers at Princeton and Berkeley? He was not working in the family business! He only became interested in the Valley when he was going to graduate from Berkeley, and he wanted his first entry level job-McNerney's! The Stockton Record (a Valley newspaper) has even proclaimed that Ricky's carpetbagging claims are overstated, and McNerney has always lived in the district he has represented. This kid has real arrogance to view Congressman as an entry level job!

    It is funny that successful "family farmer" and small business owner that has roots in the Central Valley has not bought a house. He is registered at his parent's address. But then Mommy and Daddy have financed his campaign with their extensive network of contacts! Let him live without Mommy and Daddy's money for awhile, get a job and establish his own record. Then let Mr. Gill run for public office!

    If Ricky Gill can exaggerate and lie in order to get into power, can you imagine what he will do when he is in power?

    I am sure Ricky will also vote in line with Missouri representative Akin as well on abortion. That will win him a lot of female votes! ROFL!!

    Family farmer?? LOL!!

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:21 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    McNerney's staff stated...As Ricky's convention speech has been delayed, let us delve into the treasure chest of Ricky's famous quotations:

    Oh... you missed the most important quote... He stated he would vote with other conservatives to overturn many liberal positions and laws. Since McNerney is no better than a trained Pelosi robot rubber stamping all liberal legislation, an Egyptian mummy come to life would be better than McNerney.

    As bad as traditional ultra liberal democrats like McNerney are, it would be refreshing to have a young intelligent man with no rubber stamp take this position.

    Lets compare and contrast legislation is candidate is likely to vote for. Ill take a local man (Gill) with ties to our community over a bay area Pelosi rubber stamp any day.

  • Omar Smith posted at 1:32 pm on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    As Ricky's convention speech has been delayed, let us delve into the treasure chest of Ricky's famous quotations:

    “I was young when I got involved in my family’s small business, which is primarily agriculture. We grow grapes. We grow cherries. We know what it is like to deal with regulatory burden.” -Ricky Gill 1/12/2012

    The truth is that Ricky gill has never held a full time job (SF Chronicle 10/17/2011). I guess with his experience down on the farm that Ricky speaks for farmers everywhere! Ricky might not be in Congress long if he is elected. With his extensive resume and work experience, I am sure he will be on the short list for Secretary of Agriculture!

    Family Farmer? How did he commute during fall harvest during the last seven years from Princeton and Berkeley to help with the family business! ROFL!!

  • Rocky Avitia posted at 7:55 am on Mon, Aug 27, 2012.

    Rocky Avitia Posts: 20

    I RRRREEAAALLLLLLY hope Obama doesn't get re-elected, That fool, yes FOOOL. is killing this country. [sad] LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:17 pm on Sun, Aug 26, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    [yawn][sleeping] zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Paul Harris posted at 12:14 pm on Sun, Aug 26, 2012.

    PatriotPaul Posts: 1

    As a Calfornia tourist who was stuck in the Superdome I know that voters' memories are so short. It is incredibly important WHO our national leader is as to how we respond to disasters, whether natural or unnatural. Many past Presidents (both Republicans & Democrats) have responded powerfully and immediately to earthquakes, mass murders, tornadoes, firestorms, etc.

    Days after Katrina, Pres. Bush said, "No one could have foreseen the breach of the levees." Six months after Katrina videos and transcripts were uncovered that showed him being warned by experts days in advance that the levee breaches were quite probable and that the hurricane would be horrific. He simply said that "everything was taken care of".

    When you have a political party that places the welfare of the rich over the poor and middle class and invading other countries under false pretenses as a higher priority than responding to an immediate crisis in our own country Bush's lack of response was no surprise.

    Paul Harris
    Author, "Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina"



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