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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 04:57 PM
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GOP's Ricky Gill going after Rep. Jerry McNerney (D from East Bay, CA)
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Source: SF Chronicle

San Joaquin County - Ricky Gill won't be old enough to serve in Congress until next year, but the 24-year-old Stockton resident already has raised $725,000, according to his campaign - more than nearly every other Republican candidate in the country not serving in the House.

Gill has never held elective office before. He's never even held a full-time job; he's currently in his final year of law school at UC Berkeley.

But the first-generation Indian American became one of the fundraising superstars of the campaign finance period that closed Saturday by tapping into networks of people connected to his parents - longtime San Joaquin County obstetricians - local farmers and the Indian American community.

That pile of cash and Gill's precocious political instincts have both national Democratic and Republican leaders predicting that the race to unseat three-term Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, in a newly redrawn district stretching from eastern Contra Costa County to Stockton will be among the most closely watched in the country.

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Ricky Gill has never held a job, his entire life has been given to him by his rich parents, one of the best colleges in the United States. How much of his college fees did he put up to go to Berkeley? Now he wants to buy his way into the United States Congress, now much of that $700K is coming from relatives and family friends still living India?

We have enough problems with government now, we do not need a rich kid, a spoiled rich kid attempting to buy a seat in the United States Congress. Mr. Gill has never worked a day in his life, he hope's that being a United States Congressman will give him job experience.

If you have trucks upon trucks of money the GOP wants you, forget about the middle-class or the working-class, the I can only find part-time employment people......the Gills of the world do not hear your voices. His nose is up there where the air is thin.
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