Editor’s note: For background, Sam Aanestad and Tom McClintock are close; LaMalfa endorsed Ose, Tom’s opponent. Another GOP version of “family fued.”
“Sam Aanestad, a 65-year-old former state senator and assemblyman from Penn Valley, said today he’s pondering jumping into the race for the congressional seat to be left vacant by retiring U.S. Rep. Wally Herger,” according to Redding.com.
“Aanestad, a Republican, told the Record Searchlight today that he was in Mexico on vacation for a couple of weeks when news broke earlier this month Herger was retiring. He said when he got back a few days ago, he learned about the announcement as well as Herger’s immediate endorsement of State Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale.
“Aanestad said voters deserve to have a choice in the campaign other than LaMalfa, the presumed front-runner in the race.
‘“I don’t think anybody should be heir apparent,’ Aanestad said.
The rest of the article is here.