Nov. 29, 2011 | Two Bay Area congressman are looking for a jolt of campaign cash as the undercard to an expensive Democratic fundraiser for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held this Tuesday morning in the Capitol.

Politico reported the invitation for the breakfast, coming with a $250 minimum price tag, featured “some of the most exciting candidates of the 2012 election cycle.”

Those “exciting” candidates include the moribund Reps Jerry McNerney and John Garamendi, both running for re-election next year.

McNerney’s perpetually in-play seat in San Joaquin County has again attracted the attention of the Republican National Committee. Ricky Gill, a 24-year-old go-getter with over $750,000 in fundraising already in the bank, is the latest threat to Democrats losing another seat in the House, of which they are in the minority.

It is likely Giffords will run for re-election for her seat in Arizona. Less than a year ago she was shot in the head by a lone gunman outside a Tucson grocery store while meeting with constituents.