Democratic candidate forces VP Biden to fundraise for him in secret

Must be something when you have to hide the VP of the United States from your constituents

Via Civil Truth;

In what appears to an increasing tide of Democratic incumbents running for reelection who are desperately trying to distance themselves from the Obama adminstration, an new level of disavowal was set by Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA11) last Friday (10/1) when he deliberately kept secret the location and details of a local fundraising event for him featuring Vice President Joe Biden.

McNerney downplays Biden visit

Think about that: the Vice President of the United States comes to town to highlight a fundraiser for a Congressional candidate, and this event is kept hidden from the public and media, as though Biden had been placed in the Witness Protection Program. To further hide this event from scrutiny from voters in his district, this event was held miles away at a swanky Oakland resort.

A check of McNerney’s website also makes no mention of this fundraiser.

As Lisa Vorderbrueggen from the Bay Area News Group incredulously blogs (whose report was selected for inclusion in today’s print version of the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times):

[McNerney’s] campaign spokeswoman Sarah Hersh told me last night that no details were being released because the event was not open to the press.

HarmerNo offense, but when did open press equate to news value? And what possible down side could there be to news of McNerney having eggs and bacon with the Vice President of the United States?

Care to answer that question, Rep. (hopefully soon to be Ex-Rep.) McNerney?

McNerney’s November opponent, David Harmer, certainly lost no time in answering that question for Rep. McNernery. In a statement issued released by Harmer’s campaign (excerpted here):

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