Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tenenbaum Takes on Gallegly

Thanks to Anonymous for pointing this out at Brian Dennert's site with the VC Star -- here's the press release Tenenbaum put out:


Total Since Re-Entering Race Is Lowest of Any Republican Incumbent in California Over Same Period

THOUSAND OAKS, CA “ Since reversing his withdrawal from the race for California's 24th Congressional District, retiring 20-year-incumbent Elton Gallegly's fundraising has stalled to a statewide low for Republican congressmen.

Of the 18 Republican incumbents in California, Gallegly ranked dead last in fundraising for the period from March 10 to March 31, taking in a mere $3,284. His next nearest colleague on the list raised nearly four times that amount, and other California incumbents facing primary challenges have raised as much as $200,000 in the same period. (See chart on following page.)

"No thoughtful contributor would support someone whose appeal is effectively, Give to Me So I Can Retire," said Michael Tenenbaum, Republican primary candidate in the 24th District. "The fact that my opponent received only $3,284 since un-retiring shows how little support there is for his candidacy at this point."

Tenenbaum, who surprised the incumbent by announcing his candidacy in the last week of the filing period and then was surprised himself when Gallegly retired days later, is scheduled to file his first financial disclosure with the Federal Election Commission by May 25.

A 37-year-old businessman, attorney, and law professor from Thousand Oaks, Tenenbaum will face Gallegly in the primary election on June 6th.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might also want to check out the Ojai Post. Tenenbaum also put out a release today accompanying a letter to Gallegly challenging him to debate.

4/20/2006 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for mentioning my site.

Brian Dennert

7/28/2006 1:28 AM  

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