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Friday, October 31, 2014
posted by Barry Jantz

No, this didn’t go to every high propensity household in Council District 6 with Tony’s name on it…

…but it may have Pollie Award written all over it.

Will Nehring’s Paternalism Appeal to California Women?

Friday, October 31, 2014
posted by Guest Column

Guest Commentary
by Jason Jackson

Followers of Ron Nehring’s campaign for Lt. Governor were treated to a sneak peak of his first (and apparently only) advertisement of his campaign two weeks ago. The ad features a diverse group of women stating that under Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome’s illegal drug reform plan “more women will be addicted to drugs… You can’t be pro-woman and be pro more women addicted to drugs.”

Politics Roundup for All Hallows’ Evening

Friday, October 31, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

San Diego Republicans Launch Halloween Radio Ad To Welcome Vice President Joe Biden…

Audio: President Obama’s “Scary” Policies Are On The Ballot In The Form of Scott Peters

Last Night’s Ballot Return Update from The San Diego Group…

GOP continues to perform well above registration

Make your selections!…

The Rostra/FlashReport San Diego General Election Contest!

Peters-DeMaio Battle…

SDUT: Peters and DeMaio trade barbs in final debate

SDUT: Biden to stump for Peters in SD

A late decision and a large personal loan to his campaign made Encinitas Council candidate Alan “Lerch” Lerchbacker look like a long shot candidate But a divided electorate, support from the surging Mayoral favorite Kristin Gaspar, and a mid-campaign endorsement change from the Republican Party of San Diego County might propel “Lerch” to victory.

You just won the World Series and were named MVP. It’s likely your contract includes significant bonus incentives for each feat, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars on top of the millions you’re already paid even if your team hadn’t made the playoffs. You’ll be listed in the record books. You have a ring and a trophy. You’ve achieved everything you dreamed about as child.

Chris Cate: A better situation

Thursday, October 30, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Politics Roundup for Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Last Night’s Ballot Return Update from The San Diego Group…

GOP continues to perform close to 10 percent above registration

Make your selections!…

The Rostra/FlashReport San Diego General Election Contest!

Peters-DeMaio Battle…

Rostra: Pins and Nothing

SDUT: Frye to DeMaio: Stop invoking my name

Times of San Diego: Howard Jarvis Group Endorses DeMaio’s ‘Fix Congress’ Plan

SanDiego6 Video: Heather Myers talks to Carl DeMaio about the close house race between him and Scott Peters

The Encinitas’ City Council decision to purchase the former Pacific View Elementary School is proving to be an issue in the Encinitas Mayor’s race.  Deputy Mayor (and Democrat) Tony Kranz fully supports the decision to purchase property for close to $10 million, before the School District put it out to bid in a public auction.  Mayor (and Republican) Kristin Gaspar voted against the purchase, claiming that the price tag was too high.

Pins and Nothing

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
posted by Greg Larkin

Scott Peters just pulled Donna Frye out for a press conference.

Supposed blockbuster news.

Nothing, other than she is saying she “thinks” there are other victims.

In other words, nothing, but the press will have a field day with it.

Need A Sure Sign Democrats Are In Trouble? Bill Clinton Is In California

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
posted by Guest Column

Guest Commentary
by Tom Del Beccaro

The signs of a wave election abound for Republicans. Recent polling even shows that Millennials and women voters favor Republicans in 2014. Obama’s disappearance from the campaign trail is another sign. So too is Bill Clinton’s appearance in California just one week before the election.

Ideally, far ahead of an election, a political party shores up its political base. Months before, a party seeks votes among the undeclared or the independent – and as the election cycle closes, it seeks to expand the playing field and win elections in places the other party thought secure.

Politics Roundup for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Last Night’s Ballot Return Update from The San Diego Group…

GOP continues to perform close to 10 percent above registration

Make your selections!…

The Rostra/FlashReport San Diego General Election Contest!

Peters-DeMaio Battle…

SDUT’s Logan Jenkins: Taking temperature of Peters vs. DeMaio

Politico: Homestretch — The 5 most suspenseful House races

Roll Call Video: 6 House Debate Moments That Reminded Us of High School

KPBS/inewssource: Outside groups pump millions into DeMaio-Peters contest

Assemblyman Jones Decries California’s Move to Regulate Groundwater

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

SACRAMENTO, CA – In Assemblyman Jones’ latest “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, he reviews the Legislature’s latest attempt to control private property, by regulating groundwater. Governor Brown and Legislative Democrats passed a package of bills at the end of August to grant local governments broad authority to restrict groundwater pumping, shut down wells that have been paid for and drilled by private citizens and impose fines and penalties on private landowners. Assemblyman Jones says, “The unfortunate reality is the leadership in Sacramento used the drought as a political tool to control all of California’s water and the taxpayers front the billions it could cost.”

Politics Roundup for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Ballot Return Update from The San Diego Group…

GOP continues to perform close to 10 percent above registration

Make your selections!…

The Rostra/FlashReport San Diego General Election Contest — Make your selections!

Peters-DeMaio Battle…

Rostra: Carl DeMaio Unveils Border Security Initiative

Times of San Diego: DeMaio Calls for Completion of 1,500-Mile Mexico Border Fence

KPBS/inewssource: Outside groups pump millions into DeMaio-Peters contest

ICYMI: ABC News: A Brief History of the Craziest Congressional Campaign of the Year

Voting Has Consequences

Monday, October 27, 2014
posted by Guest Column

Guest Commentary
by Barbara Decker

As the general election draws close, I am surprised at voter apathy. People are not voting! I think back on voting throughout my lifetime and I consider it an important right. Potentially my one vote could decide who gets elected on any particular race. I read the ballot when I receive it, making sure that I am voting for the best candidate for each office. I take special note on each and every state or local proposition making certain that it does not strain the taxpayer. Voting has consequences.

DeMaio Unveils Border Security Initiative

Monday, October 27, 2014
posted by Carl DeMaio

Immigration, Ebola, and Terrorism Concerns Necessitate Action

San Diego – Carl DeMaio today unveiled his five-point Border Security Initiative and called for immediate action by the Administration and Congress to secure the border. DeMaio blasted President Obama for failing to act to secure the border, and pointed out incumbent Congressman Scott Peters has served as a “rubber stamp” on Obama’s failed border policies.

Politics Roundup for Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Make your selections!…

The Rostra/FlashReport San Diego General Election Contest — Make your selections!

TODAY is the Anniversary of “A Time for Choosing”…

Rostra: Reagan’s speech defined conservatism for 50 years

Peters-DeMaio Battle…

BreitbartCA: CAIR Hosts San Diego Candidates at Islamic Center Debate

ABC News: A Brief History of the Craziest Congressional Campaign of the Year

KPBS: Outside Groups Pump Millions Into Peters-DeMaio Contest

ICYMI: Cate vs. Kim for San Diego City Council…

Didn’t we just do one of these? Or two? It’s that time again!

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Troubling information on judicial candidate Ken Gosselin

Sunday, October 26, 2014
posted by Scaramanga

The KPBS story, “November Election Spurs Question of How Voters Should Judge Judges,” raises some troubling questions about Ken Gosselin.

Another troubling story from a few weeks ago about lying for jury duty is here.

From the first story above:

Earlier this year, Gosselin told voters he was a Harvard-trained attorney. He actually earned his law degree from the University of La Verne. Gosselin also stated he was a constitutional lawyer when his specialty is real estate.

Politics Roundup for Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Ballot Return Update from The San Diego Group…

Mail Ballot Return Update for Thursday

Anniversary of A Time for Choosing…

Rostra: Reagan’s speech defined conservatism for 50 years

Peters-DeMaio Battle…

WSJ: Big tent Republicanism

Rostra: Scott Peters owes us candor on the Ebola crisis

Cate vs. Kim for San Diego City Council…

Voice Podcast: Where Chris Cate Stands on Four Major City Issues

Voice Podcast: Where Carol Kim Stands on Four Key San Diego Issues

Carol Kim Didn’t Vote

Saturday, October 25, 2014
posted by Greg Larkin

Politics Roundup for Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Ballot Return Update from The San Diego Group…

Mail Ballot Return Update for Thursday

Anniversary of A Time for Choosing…

Rostra: Reagan’s speech defined conservatism for 50 years

Peters-DeMaio Battle…

WSJ: Big tent Republicanism

Rostra: Scott Peters owes us candor on the Ebola crisis

Miscellaneous…

KUSI Video from San Diego County Taxpayers Association Forum: San Diego mayors support new Chargers stadium

Voice: Public Schools Are Getting More Private Money Than Ever

IBD: Reagan’s Speech Defined Conservatism For 50 Years

Friday, October 24, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Investor’s Business Daily…

When Ronald Reagan delivered his televised “Time for Choosing” speech on Oct. 27, 1964, he spoke on behalf of Barry Goldwater’s doomed presidential candidacy. Little did anyone realize that the speech, which you can read or view on our website, would become a defining moment for the American conservative movement.

Read More At Investor’s Business Daily

Scott Peters owes us candor on the Ebola crisis

Friday, October 24, 2014
posted by Guest Column

Guest Commentary
by Jason Jackson (pictured)

The debate about the nation’s Ebola response is yet another example of our elected officials and their media allies attempting to use ambiguous language to obfuscate their positions and motivations. In San Diego, Congressman Scott Peters has repeatedly refused to take a position on restricting air travel from countries suffering from the Ebola outbreak. His non-position that we “should consider” travel restrictions is consistent with the evasion we see from the Obama administration and its allies on the left over the issue.

Politics Roundup – Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Ballot Return Update from The San Diego Group…

Mail Ballot Return Update for Wednesday from The San Diego Group

Escondido’s Prop H…

Voice: The Strange Group of Allies and Enemies Born Out of Escondido’s Prop. H

Peters-DeMaio Donnybrook…

Voice: The Definitive Timeline of All the Weird Things Said in the DeMaio Scandal

NBC7: Emails May Reveal New Details About DeMaio Accuser

Miscellaneous (a whole bunch!)…

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