Great article on McNerney’s race to unseat Pombo in CA-11 from the UK Independent

· 2006 Election, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

The coverage in this article makes the McNerney-Pombo race seem like a bellwether.
To me, this is the money quote:
>He has put family members on his congressional payroll at salaries so high that two years ago they outstripped the entire campaign budget of his Democratic Party challenger. And now he is pushing to build a freeway which would require the state to purchase land from his family at a premium rate.
The man is corrupt. He thought his seat was safe. He’s phoning it in. Let’s throw him out.