Pete McCloskey rides again

Farrell, Patrick
April 2006
High Country News;4/17/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p7
The article focuses on the candidacy of Pete McCloskey, a soft-spoken 78-year-old farmer and a former U.S. representative who took the task of representing California's liberal San Francisco Peninsula from 1967 to 1982, in running against Richard Pombo, a well funded incumbent. McCloskey was a fiscally conservative Republican and has always been an outspoken maverick regarding social policy. It was speculated that McCloskey has no chance of winning unless Pombo is indicted in the case involving Jack Abramoff, who is charged with conspiracy.


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