( An old attack ad against Tom McClintock. Notice the first newspaper quoted is from 1977. I am glad I am not quoted going back that far!)
I don't write much about Tom McClintock ( R- Not Here) because he isn't from Ventura County anymore. Of course, his legal residence is in Thousand Oaks, but he admits he doesn't actually live there. He works in the state capitol so he moved his family up there. That makes sense. But now his term is up he is running for a House of Representative seat up north.
But he isn't running from the district where he is currently living either.
He is running to replace John Doolittle ( California's 4th district), who is retiring with scandals tarnishing his reputation. He had ties to convicted Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and he paid his wife to raise money for him. Maybe that doesn't sound bad to you but that means their family got a cut of every check that came from a special interest trying to influence him. If more Republicans, like Tom McClintock, would have been critical earlier about the Republican lobbying scandal they would have done better in the last 2006 congressional elections.
Anyways, Tom McClintock won his primary, even though former Ventura County elected officials like Greg Stratton and Judy Mikels campaigned against him. The campaign is now between Tom McClintock and Charlie Brown.
The campaign against Tom McClintock is coming to Ventura County tonight and they want to hear from you. To see the details click on continue reading.
Do you think it matters where Tom McClintock is from? Does he show that maybe we should move from district level representation?
Are you proud of Tom McClintock's record here in Ventura County?
I know he has been a vocal advocate for conservative causes but as far as representing Ventura County it is clear to me he has been too busy running for other offices. I don't remember him doing many public events in Ventura County.
I don't even have many categories to include him in.
( A campaign ad from Tom McClintock's campaign.)
Although most of us haven't seen him in town for years, Tom McClintock is from Thousand Oaks. Now he's running for Congress 400 miles north of here. The folks from Charlie Brown's campaign, he's the Democrat running against him who almost won last time, will be here tomorrow to hear what McClintock's home town folks think of him. Read the details below.
If you haven't had a chance to talk to Hannah-Beth Jackson yet, or if you know someone who hasn't but should, there's a special opportunity to see her in Thousand Oaks tomorrow evening.
You'll have the chance to tell the voters of California's 4th Congressional District tomorrow. They don't know him like we do.
If you're going to be in Thousand Oaks from around noon to 6:00PM tomorrow, Tuedsay, August 19th you can help Charlie Brown send Tom McClintock back to where ever it is he lives, because we know it isn't here.
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