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The Role of Republican Lawyers

Friday, November 28, 2014
posted by Randy Berholtz

As the John McCann, Chula Vista City Council election has shown, every vote counts in San Diego County elections.

The race has also shown the need (1) for poll observers to be present at every single precinct polling place in San Diego County and (2) that our Republican candidates need to have lawyers present during the primary and general elections and also in or around the Registrar of Voters thereafter to ensure the integrity of the election process.

A Thanksgiving Message from Assemblyman Jones

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

The Left Redefining Thanksgiving, “Are You Kidding Me?”

SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee) wishes you a “Happy Thanksgiving,” and asks everyone to give thanks, and to remember the first thanksgiving in 1621 celebrated by both Native Americans and the settlers in gratitude for a successful harvest. In his Thanksgiving Proclamation, George Washington said, “to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws.” Assemblyman Jones says, “America was founded upon these beliefs, and each year we remember that during the Thanksgiving holiday. This Thanksgiving I urge you and your family to give thanks and to remember the rich history which got us to this place.”

Politics Roundup for Monday, November 24, 2014

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

The latest…

BreitbartCA: GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Worst Week in California Politics

SDUT: He won’t follow Issa’s footsteps

Voice: City Staff Forgot to Mention Major Change to Belmont Park LeaseCity staff’s public report on the new deal failed to mention that investing in park improvements were no longer required.

SDUT: Cyclists faulted most in bike-car crashesShould bikes give cars three feet of space?

FlashReport: Today’s headlines from around the state

Politics Roundup for the Weekend

Saturday, November 22, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The latest…

NBC 7: Altercation between candidate McCann and activist in Chula Vista“Petty Politics Sinking To A New Low?”

Rostra’s Barry Jantz: What’s next in the Chula Vista vote count?Counting complete, McCann and Padilla remain TIED

BreitbartCA: Coin Toss May Decide Next Elected Council Member in Chula Vista

Voice: More 911 Relief Could Be on Its WayFaulconer wants to add more two-person crews

Contrasting California’s High-Speed Rail With the Transcontinental Railroad

Friday, November 21, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

Taking Longer to Build than America’s Cross-Country Train,
“Are You Kidding Me?”

Updated Thursday 4:55 pm…

With all countywide votes in the hopper, it remains tied. The “final,” same as yesterday:

STEVE PADILLA  18450    50.00 %
JOHN McCANN 18450    50.00 %

I’ve asked the Registrar of Voters (ROV) for some clarity:

  • What’s the recount process, if one is pursued?
  • One or the other candidate can pay for one?
  • They can agree to share in the cost?

What is our Immigration Policy?

Thursday, November 20, 2014
posted by Elliot Schroeder

Tonight, President Obama will make an announcement on immigration. Early indications include a delay in deportations for up to 5 million. This comes after a bruising mid-term election where many pundits claim that inaction on immigration discouraged Latinos from voting.

To hear mass media tell it our lines are drawn into two camps: Those that favor a looser immigration and those that wants more restriction. These portrayals get flavored by things like a large wall, suffering children, drug violence, and day laborers. One side is portrayed as mean, the other as sympathetic.

The Republican Liberty Caucus of San Diego (RLCSD) was founded in 2012 to advance individual rights, limited government and free enterprise within the San Diego area, the state of California and the Republican Party.  It is an officially chartered chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus, founded in 1991 as a 527 political organization.

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

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

Politics Roundup for Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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

FlashReport Publisher Jon Fleischman’s Commentary

BreitbartCA: The National Republican Congressional Committee’s Epic Failure in California

The latest…

SDUT: Senator Mark Wyland: ‘Time to move on’ from Capitol — “Colleagues on both sides of the aisle say the Capitol will lose a champion for education who is respected for his commitment to civic duty.”

Voice: Who Lied? Part II: DeMaio’s Deceptive Emails

Times of SD: Amid Drought, Council Considers Ambitious Plan to Recycle Water

Updated Sunday: Politics Roundup for the Weekend, November 15 and 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The latest…

SDUT Editorial: Election wins don’t solve GOP’s problems

FlashReport: Richard Rider: Bogus claims that military families earn poverty-level pay is poverty pimping

Rostra’s Friday UPDATE… Chula Vista: John McCann now leads by 46 votes – It appears to be over. Appears.

SDUT: Elections may never end

LGBT Weekly: On to the 2016 elections!Who’s looking at what seats?

KPBS: San Diego Predicts Extra Money For Fiscal 2016 Budget

Friday UPDATE… Chula Vista: McCann now leads by 46 votes

Friday, November 14, 2014
posted by Greg Larkin

Friday 11/14/14 4:25 p.m. Update…

JOHN McCANN  18,370  50.06%

STEVE PADILLA  18,324  49.94%

Only 29 votes were added to the count in Chula Vista today. John McCann earned 13 of them, Steve Padilla got 16.

McCann still leads by 46 votes.

The reports from Derrick Roach and others observing the process are that the bulk of the additional ballots were those cast by touch screen voting machines, with no other ballots left to count in Chula Vista.  There are, however, about 7,500 ballots left throughout the county.

Politics Roundup for Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The latest…

Rostra: Chula Vista City Council: John McCann still hanging on by 49 votes against Steve PadillaIs it over?

SDUT: South County candidates duke it out

Rostra’s Brian Brady: To Lorie Zapf: Individual Liberty Requires Cautious Government Oversight?

Fox 5: Carl DeMaio co-hosts local radio show

SDUT: Steve Greenhut: Losing candidate has some winning advice

Voice: San Diego’s Huge Water Deal Has Zero Enemies

Rostra: Court to force Gore’s hand on concealed carry

Court to force Gore’s hand

Thursday, November 13, 2014
posted by Guest Column

Guest Commentary
by Michael Schwartz

A development yesterday in a local federal court case will have far reaching implications when it comes to your gun rights.

Peruta v. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore is a federal Ninth Circuit court case that was brought against the Sheriff for his policies regarding issuing a concealed weapon permit.

Assemblyman Jones Reacts Strongly to Passage of Proposition 47

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

SACRAMENTO, CA – In Assemblyman Jones’ latest “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, he reacts in strong opposition to the passage of Proposition 47, which took effect immediately.  After last Tuesday’s election, convicted felons may have their convictions lowered to a misdemeanor for such things as forgery, fraud, possession of drugs, and theft of a firearm.  Assemblyman Jones says, “The ramifications of this new proposition will put our neighborhoods at risk.  It is apparent now more than ever that we must defend and protect the right to keep and bear arms.”

Fox5: Ed Harris to run “against” someone name “Aktins”

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
posted by Greg Larkin

This is what happens when the headline writer can’t read and can’t spell.

Read the actual story, not the headline, to see that Councilman Harris is not about to commit suicide against the Speaker.

Oh, Rostra linked to the OB Rag story this morning.

A huge victory was won for liberty in the San Diego City Council Chamber two days ago — the rent seekers lost the battle to keep competition down.  The San Diego City Council voted to lift the artificial “cap” on city licensing of taxicabs.

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…

This Thursday I will be a guest co-host of KOGO Radio from 1-4pm with “Sully” Sullivan.

I need some topic ideas – so send me topics YOU want to talk about –

Politics Roundup for Veteran’s Day

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

Paying tribute to those that have served…

SDUT: The Conversation: Many people confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Don’t.

KPBS: Veterans To Be Honored At Events In San Diego County

The last two post-election Roundups, with all the Peters-DeMaio links…

Rostra: Monday Politics Roundup

Rostra: Weekend Roundup: The House of Cards Issue

San Diego County and some State Miscellaneous…

Rostra: Vote count update: Monday night — CA 52 and a couple of close city contests in Imperial Beach and Oceanside

Some new numbers from the Registrar of Voters, with about 28,000 ballots left to tally county-wide:

52nd Congressional

Scott Peters now leads Carl DeMaio by 5,430 votes, 51.44 to 48.56 percent. Since the Friday night update when Peters was at 51.25 percent, 7,871 ballots were added to the total (188,200 counted thus far). Peters received just under 56 percent of the additional votes since Friday. DeMaio conceded the race today.

Mayor, Imperial Beach

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.

City of Imperial Beach Mayor race is Tied!

Saturday, November 8, 2014
posted by Jerome Stocks

This is a first for me, I don’t remember seeing an actual exactly tied ballot count before, but I’m certain the candidates are glad there’s (despite what the AP says) 74,000 provisional / AB ballots yet to be counted.

Question: What happens if the I.B. Mayoral election results in an actual tie when all is said and done?


Precincts: 11
Counted: 11
Percentage: 100.0%

Vote for: 1

Some Final Thoughts on CA-52

Saturday, November 8, 2014
posted by Vince Vasquez

Politics Roundup for the Weekend: The House of Cards issue

Saturday, November 8, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Peters wins, while significant post-election questions surface…

“If this were a House of Cards storyline, we’d find it really enjoyable, but we’d also be thinking how unrealistic the whole thing is.” –Barry Jantz, via Twitter

“Based on the … information I believe Todd Bosnich burglarized the Carl DeMaio campaign office…” –SDPD report, from the U-T San Diego article by Greg Moran linked below

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