McNerney Holds On To Congressional Seat

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(Modesto, CA)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Congressman McNerney fought off a spirited campaign from Republican challenger Dean Andal, a former state lawmaker from Stockton. McNerney attributes his victory to his close ties with constituents. 
They like the fact that I come home every weekend and work on their issues. And that I’m focused on my district, rather than getting involved in the politics in Washington.
The 11th District includes a large area of San Joaquin and portions of three other counties.  McNerney won by a comfortable margin. The race was expected to be one of the closer congressional contests in California.