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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.

From Jon Coupal

As taxpayers, it is critical that we do everything we can to maintain the protections of Proposition 13. Some of our state legislators are working hard to change the law and implement a “split roll” tax system that would increase the frequency of value reassessment on commercial properties.

I know I do not have to tell you that increasing taxes and fees on our businesses kills jobs and is detrimental to our economy.

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Mixed household, or maybe just a mixed GOP household

Monday, May 5, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Poway Councilman Steve Vaus says, “Imagine supper time or bed time in this house!”

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Tony Perry writes in the Times…

“The 52nd is one of only seven districts in the nation — and the only one in California — rated as a “pure toss-up” by the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report. Registration is closely divided: 33.8% Republican, 32.3% Democrat, 28.7% independent.

“Republicans might be poised to reclaim the seat as the economy struggles, and President Obama is plagued by sagging poll numbers and the controversy over Obamacare. Turnout in the June primary and November runoff will be low to modest, which should help Republicans.”

Read it all here.

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When the moment is right — to not have a Boehner

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

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NRO: Radio Silence on Leland Yee

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

from National Review Online…

Having assiduously ignored one of the gonzo corruption stories of the last decade, CNN this week offered a peculiar defense of its silence. Rankled by a curious Twitter user, who asked why “the Leland Yee story appears nowhere on CNN’s website,” the outlet explained that the decision was “in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never.” “You see another conspiracy?” the account asked its inquisitor, snippily.

Read the entire story.

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Faulconer’s first video message encourages innovation from city workers

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

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SD Young Republican Board Elections Monday!

Sunday, March 23, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Farewell Message From Chapter President Eddie Sprecco

It’s been an exciting year (plus) as President of the San Diego Young Republicans. Going into 2013, our goal as a board was to focus on building chapter infrastructure, recruiting new members and expanding our schedule of events to attract new faces and fund our outreach programs. While we had success in each of these areas, we didn’t have the “off” year we expected to fully implement these plans.

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DA Race Watch: Survey shows Dumanis with about 30 point advantage

Thursday, March 20, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Tony Krvaric…

I just got my hands on a poll in the San Diego County District Attorney race commissioned by Adam Day with the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation showing Bonnie Dumanis with an insurmountable lead of more than 28 points!

Take a look at the full poll here.

For months Tom Shepard – who brought us Nathan Fletcher and then Bob Filner – has been shopping around a candidate against Bonnie. This is a pipe dream which will never happen.

Star News sponsoring Chula Vista candidate forums

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The Star-News is sponsoring two candidate forums for City of Chula Vista races, including mayor and council. The fun continues…

(click for a stand-alone document)

 

 

Walters: Lack of independent-minded legislators like Wyland is a pity

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

Dan Walters in the Sac Bee

The state Senate’s education committee held an “informational hearing” recently on the recruitment and retention of quality teachers – no small matter in a public school system with such evident achievement shortcomings.

Witnesses offered suggestions about what it takes to improve the quality of classroom instruction and members of the committee asked questions. And the most cogent questions and observations came from Sen. Mark Wyland, who will be leaving the Legislature due to term limits later this year.

Read more here.

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Cate Proposes five debates for 6th District candidates

Thursday, March 13, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Chris Cate, candidate for the open San Diego District 6 City Council seat, is challenging his opponents to a series of five debates prior to the June 3, 2014, primary election to be held throughout the district which includes the communities of Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Miramar, Rancho Peñasquitos and Sorrento Valley.

“I look forward to joining the other candidates in a series of community forums and debates so that voters have the opportunity to know my record of fiscal reform. As vice president of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association I have spent years fighting for taxpayers, transparency, and reform,” Cate said. “As a member of the City Council, I want to work with both sides to help Mayor Faulconer finish the fiscal reforms that will generate savings to taxpayers that we can put back into the neighborhoods.”

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Breaking: Council Member Steve Vaus Announces Candidacy for Poway Mayor

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

City Council member Steve Vaus today announced he will run for Poway Mayor in the November 2014 election.

“I’ve been on City Council since 2012 and I’d be the first to admit things in Poway are pretty good, but we can be better. We need a mayor with innovative ideas, with the time and willingness to personally connect with the community. Then Poway can go from good to great,” Vaus said in a video distributed by his campaign  (watch it at the link below).

FlashReport: Stories on the mayor’s race, including from Ron Nehring

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

Our statewide media partner, FlashReport, has a number of local stories on the results…

FlashReport – Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Including Ron Nehring’s take…

Stunning special election victory

 

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Be cool.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

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Across Lines

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

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Politico: The battle for San Diego

Thursday, February 6, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Politico…

An off-season mayor’s race in America’s eighth-largest city has become an unexpected magnet for national political groups, as labor unions and Democrats scramble to keep San Diego government in liberal hands and Republicans seek to capture their first big-city mayoral election win in half a decade.

The Tuesday special election in San Diego, triggered by the resignation of Democratic Mayor Bob Filner, caps a tumultuous stretch in the seaside defense-contracting-and-tourism hub that was once a stronghold of California Republicanism. Rocked in the past few years by a public-pensions meltdown that drove one mayor from office and again last year by Filner’s lurid sexual harassment scandal, San Diego politics is now buffeted by a different kind of force: overwhelming outside spending.

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