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  In GOP primary [CA-4], a hint of fratricide
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Last EditedRP  May 27, 2008 05:07pm
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MediaNewspaper - Los Angeles Times
News DateTuesday, May 27, 2008 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionEntertained enough to stay glued to fold-out chairs for two hours, voters in this winsome Gold Rush town recently watched the top Republicans in California's hottest congressional race rip apart their own party for plundering the treasury, caving in to environmentalists and opening the borders.

The most venomous attacks came from state Sen. Tom McClintock of Thousand Oaks, who has ventured north to run on his statewide reputation as a ramrod conservative. McClintock's swipes were intended to yoke top rival Doug Ose, a former Republican congressman from Sacramento, to the scorn voters hold for Washington.

"The government is not our nanny, and the national treasury is not a grab-bag for pork-barrel earmarks," McClintock told a packed house during a candidates forum in the town's Veteran's Memorial Building. He added that he was especially ashamed of the unchecked spending when Republicans controlled Congress.
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