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T.J. Zane selected as local GOP’s new Executive Director

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

T. J. Zane, who over the last several years has been instrumental in building the Lincoln Club of San Diego into one of the most prominent political forces in the area, was announced today as the Executive Director of the Republican Party of San Diego County.

“I’m honored that Tony Krvaric has asked me to serve as the new Executive Director,” Zane told Rostra. “Chairman Krvaric has grown the Republican Party into one of the most effective political party organizations in California. Building upon the strong foundation left by his predecessor, Ron Nehring, Tony leads a committee that is indispensible to Republican candidates in San Diego. By marshaling the volunteer base of the party and skillful fundraising, the Republican Party has made the crucial difference in every recent election.”

Politics Roundup for Sunday, December 28, 2014 — Year-End Notables

Sunday, December 28, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Year-End Notables…

Voice: The 2014 Voice of the Year Is …Sea World foes, Jerry Sanders, Todd Gloria, Lorena Gonzalez make the list.

Voice: Part Two, Voice of the Year: The Near-MissesRostra contributors Kevin Faulconer, Jason Roe and Revolvis, Carl DeMaio, Barry Jantz are mentioned.

Breitbart: Top 25 Conservative Voices in CaliforniaRostra contributors Tom Del Beccaro, Jon Fleischman, Richard Rider are making an impact.

Voice: Saturday’s Morning Report — Including “2014, We Knew Ye Pretty Well” — Heroes and Goats of the year, Memorable quotes from 2014, Notable Fact Checks

Politics Roundup for Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – A focus on cops

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

The Latest Headlines…

–Year-End Reviews–

Political Vanguard’s Tom Del Beccaro: Winners and losers of 2014Hillary makes both ends of the list.

Voice: A Year of Firsts and Scandals in SacramentoBrian Joseph: “This was a year of historic elections and searing scandals. Here’s the top events in state politics – from a San Diego perspective – of 2014.”

–A focus on cops–

Rostra’s Brian Brady: Tragic Assassination of NYPD Cops Begs For Law Enforcement Reform

SDUT: Why cellular tracking device is so secret

Times of SD: Secrecy Explained for SDPD Use of Cell-Phone Tracker

Politics Roundup for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant


Rostra’s Brian Brady:

A Case for Changing The Republican Party Of San Diego County — Part Four

Rebuilding the Coalition


The Latest Headlines…

Rostra: “The Twelve Days of Recount”A new song by Derrick Roach

SDUT’s Steve Greenhut: Affidavit shows cop union targeting foesThe Costa Mesa experience

Rostra: Senator Anderson Hosts 3,000 without the U.S.S. Midway

SDUT: SDPD sued over cellular tracking tech

Voice: Former Planning Director: SANDAG Ruling Got it Wrong“The ruling against SANDAG’s long-term transportation plan is not only wrong – it’s dangerous.”

Politics Roundup for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The Latest Headlines…

Rostra’s Brian Brady: A Case for Changing The Republican Party Of San Diego County — Part One

SDUT: Council president vote delayedChris Cate gets to vote

SDUT: Recount requested in Chula Vista council raceAs anticipated, Dems asking, as count leaves Padilla two votes shy of McCann

SDUT: Chula Vista council to be sworn in, discuss vacant seat

KPBS: Carl DeMaio Launches Super PAC Thanks for letting Rostra know, Carl.

Seaside Courier’s Thomas K. Arnold: Cronyism rears its ugly head again“Ah, the North County political scene. You gotta love it.”

Politics Roundup for Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The latest…

NBC7: San Diego Council Shake-Up Attempt In the WorksIs Todd Gloria facing removal as council pres?

SDUT: Local reserve cap dampens rainy day fund“…late in the legislative session, Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislators — at the behest of the powerful California Teachers Association — slipped language into a budget trailer bill that forces local school districts to adopt fiscally irresponsible policies.”

KPBS Video: San Diego’s Mandatory Water Restrictions Rely On Community Policing

CalPolReview: San Diego Wants You to Snoop on Your Neighbors Water Use

Politics Roundup for Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

San Diego Republican’s November Meeting: Post-Election Highlights

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Politics Roundup for Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Catchin’ up after the long holiday weekend? The last three post-election Roundups, with all the Peters-DeMaio links…

Rostra: Politics Roundup for Veteran’s Day

Rostra: Monday Politics Roundup

Rostra: Weekend Roundup: The House of Cards Issue

Todd Bosnich arrested…

NBC 7: DeMaio Accuser Arrested, Suspected of Pushing Mom

SDUT: Former DeMaio aide Bosnich arrested

KPBS: Ex-DeMaio Aide Who Claimed Sexual Harassment Arrested

Scott Lewis tries to get to the bottom of the CA 52 muck…

Voice: What We Know About Scott Peters’ Role in the DeMaio Scandal

San Diego County and some State Miscellaneous…

Politics Roundup for Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Did you see the Weekend Roundup? It’s a must read!…

Rostra: The House of Cards Issue

Peters wins, while many questions remain…

This morning’s statement from Carl DeMaio:

With the vote tally coming up short for my Congressional campaign, I want to tell you how much I appreciate your support.

Our campaign made national headlines for the reform agenda we have achieved in San Diego and the bold reforms we proposed for Congress. Thousands of supporters across the country and here in San Diego were excited by our calls that the Republican Party become more inclusive while adopting a positive approach to advancing bold ideas.

The Peters-DeMaio Battleground Precincts

Friday, November 7, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)…

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“I’ve looked at CA52 “battleground precincts” — areas where the majority of voters supported Peters for Congress and DeMaio for Mayor in 2012. You had cross-over voters, Independent voters, a significant number of people who could be swayed when having to choose one candidate in 2014. Putting the maps side by side, you can clearly see Peters won 90%+ of the battleground precincts. You could almost completely overlap them and get a perfect fit. Real precision voter targeting by the Peters campaign, et al.”

The Wrath of Khan

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)…

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Just cranked out a map of ballots counted thus far by the Registrar for CA52, by precinct. Scott Peters cut decisively into Carl DeMaio territory, won battleground precincts. Peters won battleground precincts in South University City, Clairemont, North City, most of Mira Mesa, even won east of the 15. As I saw the results, the first thing that popped into my head was Wrath of Khan, the dialogue between Kirk and Spock after the Enterprise got hit by Khan’s ship:

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