McNerney Holds On To Congressional Seat
Eleventh District Congressman Jerry McNerney, a Democrat from Pleasanton, is keeping his seat in the U-S House of Representatives.
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.