What I learned about Christine Rubin in the Gray Davis recall campaign of 2003
In 2003 Rep. Darrell Issa gave our state a chance for change by starting the “Rescue California” campaign. With great leadership by his aides Scott Taylor and Dale Neugebauer, the campaign gathered 75% of the signatures which forced the historic October 2003 recall election.
Scott Taylor recruited me to the campaign staff, and also picked Christine Rubin to handle media relations. I watched as Chris went head-to-head with initially skeptical reporters from the LA Times, Sacto Bee, OC Register, SF Chronicle…and one-by-one she won their trust and respect.
“Rescue California” had to deal with plenty of incoming fire from the Gray Davis team, including Bob Mulholland and Steve Maviglio. Christine Rubin was a key part of our ‘rapid response’ team and did her job with skill.
These recollections have meaning today since they tell us that (A) Christine Rubin can take the pressure of a super-heated, brutal statewide petition campaign and thus (B) she won’t be intimidated by Sacramento special interests next year if the 77th Assembly district elects her this year.
In simple, straight-forward language, Christine Rubin tells us she is Pro-Life, anti-taxes, Pro-2nd Amendment, and Pro-Traditional Marriage (she voted for Prop. 8 and Prop. 22).
Based on what I saw in person in 2003, I know Chris Rubin is a straight shooter who will stand by her campaign pledges. I’m proud to be on the same team with Christine Rubin again in 2010.