Ricky Gill Press Release:

Incumbent’s in-district fundraising troubles continue

LODI, CA, July 16, 2012 – Financial reports filed yesterday show that congressional candidate Ricky Gill (R-Lodi) again outraised incumbent Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) by a significant margin in the quarter that ended on June 30.

Gill’s $475,000 haul in the second quarter trumped McNerney’s total of $317,000. Gill now has outraised McNerney in four out of five quarters, dating to the second quarter of 2011, and has outraised the incumbent overall.

Gill also continued significantly to outraise McNerney within the district, where the incumbent consistently has struggled. In the second quarter, Gill raised over 10 times more than McNerney from contributors who live in the 9th District, bringing in more than $170,000 to McNerney’s $15,000 from in-district donors.

“Jerry McNerney’s stunningly low level of local support begs the question of whether he chose the wrong district,” said Gill consultant James Fisfis. “McNerney may be kicking himself for running in the 9th District — rather than running against Pete Stark in the district where he actually lives — as it’s becoming increasingly clear that local voters aren’t interested in outsourcing their Congressman.”

About Ricky Gill

Ricky Gill is a native of San Joaquin County who was born and raised in Lodi, California. The son of immigrant parents, Ricky is a small business owner, a family farmer, and a former member of the California State Board of Education whose story speaks to the power of the American dream. Ricky grew up helping manage his family’s vineyard operation and serving the community as chair of the Greater Lodi Area Youth Commission. He has played an integral role in his family’s small business, which employs 60 people in the San Joaquin Valley, for several years. In 2004, he was appointed by the Governor to the California State Board of Education, where he served as the sole representative of more than six million public school students. Ricky now serves as a member of the Lodi Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University, Ricky earned his Juris Doctor at the University of California, Berkeley. The National Republican Congressional Committee has named Ricky a “Young Gun” candidate.


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