California: Ose Gets Farm Bureau’s Coveted Endorsement

Posted February 13, 2008 at 6:26pm

Former Rep. Doug Ose has been endorsed by the California Farm Bureau Federation in a 4th district Republican primary battle that pits him against ex-state Sen. Rico Oller.

Both Ose and Oller have ties to the neighboring 3rd district. Ose represented it for three terms until he retired in 2004, and Oller finishing a close second to now-Rep. Dan Lungren in the 2004 3rd district GOP primary. Ose’s sister, Mary Ose, was also a candidate in that primary contest.

The CFBF is considered a key endorsement in California politics. The 4th district, which is solid Republican territory, opened up in January after Rep. John Doolittle (R) announced he was retiring.

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