October 30, 2006

THANKS, ARNOLD:

Republican hard-liner a legitimate contender (Steven Harmon, 10/29/06, Contra Costa Times)

Californians could be on the cusp of electing the state's most conservative lieutenant governor in nearly 30 years -- a candidate who is firmly to the right of most of the state on issues such as abortion, the environment and government spending.

State Sen. Tom McClintock, arguably the most popular conservative in the state, is running neck and neck in his race with Democrat John Garamendi, the term-limited state insurance commissioner. [...]

"McClintock can be a sleeper," said Darry Sragow, a former adviser to Westly, who defeated McClintock by just 22,730 votes despite a 5-to-1 spending advantage. "Democrats dismiss him as a kooky right-wing guy, but there's clear evidence that he's better known than a lot of Democratic insiders like to think and that people like him."

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 30, 2006 2:37 PM
Comments

Thanks for running alongside Ahnuld, Tom. All is forgiven.

Not to mention, should Tom learn the ropes from Ahnuld and work together continually with him, the 2010 CA Governor's race is his for the taking.

Posted by: Brad S at October 30, 2006 8:18 PM
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