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Representative Tom McClintock to Run for California Governor?; Updated: Rumor Denied By McClintock’s Chief of Staff

Rep. Tom McClintock was interviewed by Neil Cavuto at the Sacramento Tax Day Tea Party.

After a closely fought congressional race last November, might Representative Tom McClintock be angling for another run for California Governor?

There are rumors on the LEFT and RIGHT.

There is little doubt that McClintock would do the polling and with three moderate Republicans in the race, Tom would appeal to the California conservative base.

But, two questions:

1. Would McClintock vacate a relatively safe Northern California Congressional seat which has NO term limits and…..

2. How would McClintock raise the money to run against two mega-millionaires, Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner who would run against him in the GOP primary election?

Stay tuned…..

Update:

McClintock’s office is now denying the report and blaming the Dems who continue to covet his Northern California Congressional District for a bit of opposition drill.


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10 thoughts on “Representative Tom McClintock to Run for California Governor?; Updated: Rumor Denied By McClintock’s Chief of Staff

  1. McClintock wouldn’t have a chance. Sort of reminds me of Toomey’s chances of winning the Senate race in PA.

  2. Flap,

    Please let me assure you that Tom is NOT considering running for Governor. If nominated he will not run and if elected he will not serve. I don’t think I can put it in any clearer terms.

    Sincerely,
    -Igor Birman
    Chief of Staff

  3. But, Igor, answer me this: Has Tom or any of his supporters done any polling for the Governor’s race? And, if so, will you release the results?

  4. Neither Tom nor any supporters acting on his behalf have commissioned any polling. Tom has no interest in any campaign but that to be re-elected to represent the 4th district in the House.

  5. Tom is a good man, he is not electable as governor. He also doesn’t have the money to go against Poizner or Whitman and he is too honest to do what he would have to do to raise anything close to it.

    It’s good to have him in a safe seat in Congress.

  6. I would vote for the guy. One of the few politicians who I think is a smart guy with good ideas but too honest to win.

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