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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

Chula Vista: Our first Rostra cartoon?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

We don’t have a resident cartoonist at SD Rostra. We don’t have a syndicated one. Heck, we don’t even know what a syndicate is.

But, when a reader sends a cartoon for our exclusive use, well, yeahhhh.  The reader/cartoonist wants to remain anonymous, but it’s safe to say the person has an interest in Chula Vista politics.

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San Diego County Ballot Returns – 10/21/2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

thesandiegogroup.com

As of October 21, 2014 at 5:00pm, 843,115 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county, and 114,176 have been returned to the Registrar of Voters.

This equates to an overall return rate of 13.54% among all ballots mailed.

Comparatively, in 2010, with 14 days until the Election, 97,265 votes had been cast.

Breaking down the ballots by party, total returns are comprised of 42.34% Republicans (9.56% above registration), 35.02% Democrats (0.32% above registration), and 22.63% independent (9.88% below registration).

SEE IT IN GRAPH FORM and SEE THE LINKS

HuffPo: GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Cleared Of Sexual Harassment Claims

Monday, October 20, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

“DeMaio spokesman Dave McCullough said in an email that the campaign was glad Dumanis found Bosnich’s ‘politically-motivated smears are without merit.’ He did not comment on her decision not to prosecute the burglary.”

Read it all here.

U-T San Diego: Integrity in campaigns should mean something

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

In case you missed it a few days back…

In a political season in which campaigning by deceit has almost become the norm, two local campaigns stand out for their flimflam — the City Council campaign of Steve Padilla in Chula Vista and the City Council campaign of Carol Kim in San Diego.

Read it all in the U-T.

Make a difference … and get paid!

Friday, October 3, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Don’t miss out on your chance to make $100 a day working on some of the most watched campaigns in the nation!

Contact:
Elisa@sandiegorepublicans.org
(858)450-4600 x4

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State Ed candidate Tuck gets new consultants

Thursday, October 2, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Who’s schooling who in Oceanside? Or is it whom?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Mass mailing and continuing education gurus Fred Pryor Seminars may be trying to save on postage costs, but we’re thinking some of their joint invitees may not be inclined to share a ride together to class…

For those not familiar with the names shown, Oceanside Council Member Gary Felien is the treasurer of the Republican Party of San Diego County. Francine Busby, a former school board member and Congressional candidate, is the chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party.

Breitbart.com: Youth Take Aim for ATF Night in Southern California

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

by Michelle Moons at Breitbart

AR-15s and 1911 pistols were among the firearms shot as new and experienced, male and female young shooters joined together at a range in San Diego Saturday night for an annual ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) night.

In a state that is known to implement very stringent restrictions on Second Amendment freedoms, this young adult ATF night displays the enthusiasm of young people to learn and responsibly exercise their rights. Gracious volunteers with appropriate training gave their time willingly to assist shooters of all abilities and experience.

Read it here.

U-T: Attorney General tells Anderson that Latino Caucus can keep Chavez out

Friday, August 8, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Our tax dollars at work…

SACRAMENTO — In response to a query by Sen. Joel Anderson, R-El Cajon, the state attorney general’s office has stated that it is legal for the California Legislature’s Latino Caucus to limit its membership only to Democratic members. Anderson was upset after Assemblyman Rocky Chávez of Oceanside was denied membership in the group.

Read it all here.

A comment on comments

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

We’ve tried to monitor the comments for violations of name calling and the general rule that commenters get only into politics, not personalities.

But, it’s a tough job to do, especially with a few commenters. We will do better. It’s gotten out of hand, quite frankly.

It ends now. This goes for all here.

We have no plans to have to refine or clarify the rules based on the actions of a very few. But, we’ll leave open the reality that it may be necessary.

Vaus fundraising means Poway Mayor’s race is shaping up as one to watch

Thursday, July 31, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

It’s not often the local Republican Party endorses against a sitting incumbent Republican. Yet, Steve Vaus pulled that one off a few months ago, getting the GOP nod in his effort to unseat Poway Mayor Don Higginson.

Vaus’ hard work continues to pay off, it appears…

Media Release

Poway Mayoral Candidate Steve Vaus Significantly Outraises Incumbent

Poway, CA – Poway Mayoral Candidate and current City Councilmember Steve Vaus today reports outraising the incumbent by more than five times in supporter contributions.

Vaus banked $18,480 from 213 donors—173 of which are Poway residents and who account for 81% of all contributors.

Real Clear Politics: KF, Forging a Vital Brand for the GOP?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

from Real Clear Politics…

SAN DIEGO — As Air Force One touched down at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego early last month, the usual throng of local media and political-types waited on the tarmac.

Kevin Faulconer — who had been recently sworn in as San Diego’s 36th mayor — stood among them. Soon, he would greet the man who had endorsed his opponent during the final stages of what had been a heated election.

The visit created a choice for Faulconer, whose success has been cited as an example of how the GOP can still win a major race in deep-blue California (or, perhaps, anywhere with a significant voter registration disadvantage).

From the “What’s wrong with this image?” Department

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Hat tip, Michael Schwartz…

Uhhh, discuss?

Red State: The Stupid Party

Thursday, June 12, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Less than twenty-four hours after the shockwaves of Eric Cantor’s defeat, the House Republican Party has decided to ignore the results as a meaningless anomaly.

Read it here.

Thoughts, readers?

June 2014 Election: Voter Fatigue in San Diego

Monday, June 2, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

On the eve of Election Day, the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) projects a very low turnout rate in San Diego County. Using election data from the Registrar of Voters, NUSIPR evaluated the early ballots received for the June 3rd gubernatorial primary election.

Read the policy brief here.

Sunday Politics Roundup

Sunday, June 1, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant
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