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  Rep. McClintock, R-Sacramento?
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Last EditedPatrick  Feb 16, 2008 01:09am
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News DateFriday, February 15, 2008 07:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA little political intrigue for the end of the week, as a newspaper report suggests California’s most recognizable conservative lawmaker may be considering a run for Congress from Sacramento.

Washington, D.C. based Roll Call reports today that state Sen. Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) may run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat representing California’s 4th district. That’s the seat soon vacated by Rep. John Doolittle, who has spent his final term in office under a cloud of controversy trailing back to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Roll Call reporter (former state Capitol scribe) David Drucker writes that a new poll conducted in the district, which stretches from the Sacramento suburbs to the Sierra foothills, shows McClintock with almost four times as much likely support as his nearest GOP challenger. And while Democrat Charlie Brown made a serious run against Doolittle in 2006, this is still one of the most solid GOP seats in the state.
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