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Jerry McNerney

Keith Smith

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: Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:30 am, Sat Oct 18, 2014.

In her Republican primary victory in the governor's race, Meg Whitman spent $71 million of her own money.

Steve Poizner spent $25 million of his own money in losing to Whitman.

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  • John Kindseth posted at 2:00 pm on Mon, Aug 2, 2010.

    John Kindseth Posts: 245


  • John Kindseth posted at 1:59 pm on Mon, Aug 2, 2010.

    John Kindseth Posts: 245

    Attn readers: Never use the word "Public Service/ Public Servant". There is no such thing. All tose labeled persons are well rewarded. Save the PS/PS label for all those who VOLUNTEER to help mankind. Politicians are at the other end of the spectrum which culminates in a trough.

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 10:32 pm on Sat, Jul 31, 2010.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 364

    Can a candidate wage a successful campaign without pouring in some of their own cash?
    It happens every election cycle! There is no hope for America when you can buy a not-guilty verdict (OJ) or an Election (Whitman apparently) even though you have done nothing to earn the mantle of public servant or Good Citizen. More Money, More Money, More Money!!

    If you want to vote right, elect someone with a record of honest public service - there are some of them out there.



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