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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!

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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. 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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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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