Local signs letter warning Ose of “active opposition” if he runs for Congress

Barry Pruett, a lawyer from Penn Valley who lost handily to Greg Diaz in the county clerk-recorder race, has joined tea party and other activists in writing a letter to former GOP Congressman Doug Ose, warning him that he can expect “active opposition” should he decide to run for Rep. Ami Bera’s (D-CA) seat.

“It has come to our attention that you are considering running for Congress in California’s 7th Congressional District,” wrote the activists in a letter dated July 8. “We have also heard that you do not want to see a ‘bloody primary’ for the Republican nomination. We agree. That’s why we are writing today to encourage you not to run in CA-07.”

“… should you decide to run, we intend to unite to oppose your candidacy and ensure that the Republican nomination is someone who is committed” to fighting for “principles we hold dear: fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.”

Pruett’s spouse, Kim, is a staffer for Congressman Tom McClintock. Ose lost to McClintock, clearing the way for the longtime state politican’s current reign as a U.S. Congressman.

Though nonpartisan, the clerk-recorder’s race was a real mudslinging affair.

On a strategic note, a moderate Republican (not a hard-right candidate) would stand a better change of defeating Democrat Bera.

The article and letter are here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

4 thoughts on “Local signs letter warning Ose of “active opposition” if he runs for Congress”

  1. Re: Lots of Mudslinging…I recall it was lots of mudslinging but ALL from one direction. Wonder who that was?

  2. Barry has really got on board of the McClintock/ Tea Party train of sabotaging all government is a justifiable way of reducing its size and scope. I disagree, good representation of the needs of the people is the most effective way of reducing the size and scope of the government. Right now we have cronyism though they wazoo and that cronyism is fueled by the corporate control through lobbying junkets, party’s, fundraisers, and legislation. Get rid of the of the corruption and the size and scope of the government would be reduced to half its current size.
    ALEC is a perfect example at the state level.

  3. What’s up with this?


    CA-7: Conservative Activists Oppose Doug Ose
    Is it a sign your blog is important when you receive an email also addressed to reporters at the Sac Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, and Jon Fleischmann? I got this yesterday, much to my surprise since I had no idea who Barry Pruett was.

    Conservative activists are likely supporting former Tom McClintock COS Igor Birman.
    Posted by David Lasdon at 6:36 AM No comments:
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