January 4th, 2010
03:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Pombo to announce new congressional bid

(CNN) – Former Rep. Richard Pombo, R-California, will announce Tuesday that he is running again for the House, two GOP sources confirm to CNN.

Pombo was elected in 1992, but lost his seat in 2006 to Democrat Jerry McNerney. But Pombo is not looking for a rematch against McNerney - instead, he's running to succeed retiring GOP Rep. George Radanovich, who represents a neighboring congressional district.

Radanovich, who was elected in 1994 and ran unopposed in 2008, has endorsed state Sen. Jeff Denham to replace him. Former Fresno Mayor Jim Patterson has also announced his plans to run for the GOP nomination.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. RepublicanCommunismWorse

    There is always room for carpetbaggers in the GOP-birther party.

    January 4, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Pombo can now add 'carpetbagging' to his long list of nefarious political qualities.

    January 4, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  3. Felonious Monk

    eating their own

    January 4, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  4. C Spurgeon

    Thats what I would want . A loser carpet bagger moving over to my district...

    January 4, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  5. Steph

    Your district, a neighbor's district, a district half-way across the country...I guess it really doesn't matter as long as you have passed the purity test.

    January 4, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |