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Pegram to Run For Congress

San Jose's favorite Evangelical leader, Larry Pegram, chose the biggest political event of the season to come out last week. (No, not like that.) At the annual Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (COMPAC) picnic, Pegram, who was a vociferous leader on the campaign to ban gay marriage in California last year, was spotted wearing a yellow ribbon, flagging him as a candidate. When asked what office he was seeking, the president of the Values Advocacy Council confirmed that he is eyeing Congress in 2010. Pegram, who (as Fly reported last week) just announced plans to spearhead a mission to equip San Jose libraries with Internet porn filters, will run against incumbent Jerry McNerney, a Democrat from Alameda County. Pegram says he and his wife have already started looking for homes in Tracy, which is part of District 11. His reason for running? Pegram mentioned something about how there was a lot of work to be done and how now was the time for him to help get it done. Fly wonders: Will that work include nationalizing a porn-filter law?


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