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from the OB Rag…
Faulconer Supporters Swamp OB Rag Mayoral Poll – Republicans Out Vote Democrats 2 to 1
Mayor Beats Both Harris and Saldana Combined in Apparent Spike in GOP Visitors to OB Rag
In an unusual – but not unknown – twist for an OB Rag poll, it appears that supporters of the main Republican candidate for San Diego mayor – incumbent Kevin Faulconer – swamped the mayoral poll over the weekend, skewing the results. In the final tally for the week-long poll, Faulconer had a higher total than both other major candidates combined.
Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Darrell Issa, State Senator Joel Anderson, and former San Diego Union-Tribune Publisher and real estate developer Doug Manchester are included on the list of Donald Trump delegates to this Summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Here’s the link to the entire list of California delegates for both the Trump and Ted Cruz campaigns, as provided to the Secretary of State. Cruz has since ended his bid for the White House.
Following is the list of San Diego area delegates, by Congressional District:
Thanks to Ryan Clumpner at the Lincoln Club of San Diego, here is a summary of 2015 fundraising and current cash position in some races deemed by the club as priority contests…
County Supervisor District 2
Total Raised: $385,151.52
Cash on hand: $607,258.16
Total Raised: $273,660.71
Cash on hand: $273,243.35
County Supervisor District 3
Total Raised: $105,884.00
Cash on hand: $83,651.11
Total Raised: $252,037.00
Cash on hand: $244,290.00
Total Raised: $275,470.77
Cash on hand: $179,066.96
…in one ad. The sad thing is, he really approved it.
An excellent read on the disillusioned white, blue collar voters driving the Trump phenomenon…
from Revolvis consulting…
On December 16-17, polling firm Moore Information conducted a poll on California’s 52nd Congressional District. Linked here is a memo on the poll’s findings. A few highlights…
• Hillary Clinton has a +5 net negative rating with 49% unfavorable and 44% favorable opinion among district voters.
• Incumbent Scott Peters is below 50% approval rating with only 44% of voters approving of his performance, and 29% disapproving.
• 41% of voters think Peters should be replaced while only 35% think he should be reelected.
From American Thinker…
If there was any question about the relevance of the Republican Party, this week’s budget deal removes all doubt. The Republican Party might as well close up shop and merge with the Democrats. Not as a merger of equals, but more of a capitulation, a surrender, a sellout. There is no need for two parties in Washington DC as only one party is relevant in terms of advancing an agenda. The irony is that the agenda driving party is in the minority and despite losing badly in two midterm elections, the Democrats are still running Congress.
from the SDUT…
CARLSBAD — A Carlsbad councilman’s ardent prayer sparked a public outburst and a 10-minute recess at the start of this week’s Carlsbad City Council meeting.
Councilman Mark Packard, a lay leader in the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was asked at the last minute Tuesday to give the meeting invocation when the guest scheduled to do it didn’t appear.
We received an email saying that the moderators’ “duty” is to monitor the blog only and keep our opinions to ourselves.
We’re very glad now to be informed of the rules for OUR blog.
We provide quite a bit of latitude and seldom refuse comments. The fact that we’ve needed to weigh in on the recent Poway Unified discussion moreso than for other threads speaks to the passion of those involved in the issue. We’ll continue to use our best judgement to do as we see fit.
Email sent from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to NBC News…
Mr. Andrew Lack
Chairman, NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York 10112
Dear Mr. Lack,
I write to inform you that pending further discussion between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and our presidential campaigns, we are suspending the partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016. The RNC’s sole role in the primary debate process is to ensure that our candidates are given a full and fair opportunity to lay out their vision for America’s future. We simply cannot continue with NBC without full consultation with our campaigns.
More on the fallout from WeaselZippers
In the “old days,” someone from YAF or CRs would have stood up for these guys. Anyone?
As her tenure as Assembly speaker winds to a close, Toni Atkins is preparing for her next major political battle: intra-party combat.
Atkins is taking on state Sen. Marty Block for his San Diego seat, a highly unusual challenge in a political culture that privileges — and fiercely protects — incumbents.
…over the holiday weekend:
Pete Wilson campaigns for stepson
Phil Graham says he has never traded on the well-known name of his stepdad, two-time California Gov. Pete Wilson. In fact, many with whom he has interacted have had no idea they are related.
Now, however, Graham is grateful for the strong support of the former San Diego mayor and U.S. senator. He recently launched his campaign for state Assembly in the 76th District, which covers north coastal San Diego County.
Quiet supervisor’s race may be deceiving
From Tony Manolatos, who learned a couple of things while the spokesman for the Citizens Stadium Advisory Group…
The Mighty 1090’s Dan Sileo read a critical letter on air about a week ago. Dan said the letter was written by the NFL and was going to be delivered to the Mayor that morning. I remember hearing him on air saying something like, “The NFL has brought the hammer down on San Diego.”
…But, nothing is ever political in the City of San Diego, so this is really odd.
The nominees include La Mesa Councilmember Bill Baber, Attorney and Rostra Contributor Ryan Darby, and some Democrats that have never ever done anything political.