Posts Tagged ‘Carl DeMaio’
“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.”
Citizens need closure on the recent allegations against Carl DeMaio. Last week, Todd Bosnich accused the former San Diego City Council Member and U.S. House candidate of sexual harassment. If true, DeMaio has no business holding public office.
The timing of this claim is suspect. The accuser’s decision to lodge the complaint in the media, rather than through law enforcement, suggests that he is more interested in influencing an election result rather than seeking justice. DeMaio categorically denies the accusations.
Let’s start with this; there is no “tea party”. There is a “tea party movement,” there are “tea party groups,” there are “tea party activists” and there are “people who agree with tea party principles.” In that tea party movement, there are libertarians, social conservatives, immigration activists, fiscal conservatives, Second Amendment defenders, and other conservative-leaning Americans.
Living in CA-52, I posted before how Scott Peters was calling me, a registered Republican that votes in every election. Yesterday, they took it up a notch. I saw a Scott Peters flyer at my house and my wife (also registered Republican) said a precinct walker came to our house. It wasn’t a random door-to-door, they had our names and a clipboard and asked if we are voting for Peters. My wife said no, and they logged it on their sheet. Makes me wonder if they’re planning repercussions after the election!(/sarcasm)
A survey released today by the Republican Party of San Diego County notes that likely voters in the nationally-watched race between Congressman Scott Peters and GOP challenger Carl DeMaio are more enthusiastic about supporting Republican candidates than they are Democrats.
The 16 percent margin between GOP and Dem favored candidates, often called the “enthusiasm gap,” is significant in a competitive race such as underway in San Diego’s 52nd Congressional District, due to the strong likelihood that voter turnout may very well decide the contest. If voters from one party are more inclined to vote, that party’s candidate has an important advantage in such elections.
This week a number of my friends, well respected Christian leaders, wrote a public letter encouraging Christ followers to vote for the Democrat incumbent Scott Peters in the 52nd Congressional District race instead of the endorsed Republican, Carl DeMaio. They did so on the basis of a moral issue – his position on same sex marriage.
San Diego’s 10News is reporting that a campaign to repeal an expected rise in the minimum wage is being organized by the San Diego Small Business Coalition. (I urge you to “like” their Facebook page.)
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer vetoed the measure, but the San Diego City Council is expected to override it. If that happens, Jason Roe, spokesman for the San Diego Small Business Coalition, says he has already begun to fundraise and has “substantial commitments from small businesses.”
Roe says the group is ready to launch a ballot drive to repeal the hike. Some 34,000 signatures must be gathered in a month to get it on the ballot in June 2016.
You know things are tight in the CA-52 race when Scott Peters is trying to get my vote. I’ve been registered GOP since 18 and since I got off of active duty (too much overseas time) I know I voted in every election. Election campaigns usually focus on Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts of their political base, so I know I can’t be showing up on Peters’ rolls. But the other night I get a call to be on a teleconference with Peters and got the email below. These actions may be indicators that Peters’ Democratic base can’t be relied on to carry the election. If he is going for a 100% show-up, registered GOP voter it’s easy to surmise that his campaign is unsure of the independent vote as well. So it looks like he’s reaching out to any voters he can.
Mrs. Daddy and I visited Carl DeMaio’s campaign headquarters today, meeting up with family there. I got a minute to chat with DeMaio about the campaign. I told him that I appreciated his work on Proposition D and Proposition B. He related that the effort to reform county pensions in Ventura County had run into problems because of unions trying to block signature gatherers. A little research on that issue revealed that the Ventura County sheriff had joined the union protestors, which any taxpayer or advocate of free speech should find disturbing. DeMaio said that “we” had been able to get the intimidation and blocking to stop. I was not clear as to whom he was referring to, as this was not an interview.
To see the impact of the health care law’s implosion on political campaigns, look no further than my own 52nd Congressional district here in San Diego. Scott Peters, the incumbent,is expected to face a tough re-election campaign against the well-known Carl DeMaio. (I supported DeMaio for Mayor last year.) While DeMaio has a Republican primary to get past, his high name recognition and backing of the GOP central committee makes him the likely nominee. DeMaio has been hammering Peters on the health care issue, even though the election is a year away. Peters has said he would support a House Republican bill to allow individuals to keep their health care. That Peters would be support a GOP bill on this issue is evidence of how toxic the issue has become. Leading Democrats are attacking Fred Upton (R-MI) over his legislation, doubling down on the President’s argument that the public doesn’t understand how bad their policies really are and that this is just another GOP plot to undermine the law. Scott Peters has been supporting the law until recently.
The shutdown fight is over. The media is claiming a debacle for the Republicans. Back here at home, what are the implications for the upcoming Congressional race in the 52nd district (CA52)?
I received a phone poll call last night. As I recall the questions were:
- Do you support the Democrat or Republican Congressional candidate in CA52 (Generic Party only test)
- What do think of Scott Peters performance
- Impact of the shutdown
- Who is to blame in shutdown
- What party do you identify with – Democrat, Republican, Independent
Then it said it was paid by the Democratic Party Campaign Committee.
Late last night Red State reported on the interesting dynamic between Scott Peters and the Filner scandals. The point is after weeks of silence, Peters responded to criticism by removing almost every reference to Bob Filner from his website. Yikes! I don’t know if that’s more embarrassing for Peters or Filner but the entire incident certainly reflects poorly on the freshman congressman.
The Red State article is a must read: Democrat scandal brewing in CA52 race
So is the NRCC’s series of press releases yesterday where they point out:
Wow. That didn’t take long.
On Tuesday, Chairman Greg Walden of the NRCC issued a memo to fellow Republican Conference members highlighting the exceptional polling numbers Carl DeMaio shows against incumbent Democrat Scott Peters.
DeMaio is “New Generation Republican” Who Will Bring Needed Fiscal and Economic Reforms to Washington
San Diego, CA – Today the San Diego chapter of the New Majority, one of the largest Republican PAC’s in California, announced its endorsement of Carl DeMaio for the 52nd Congressional District.
“After undergoing our candidate endorsement process, we are pleased to select and support a new generation Republican leader, Carl DeMaio,” said Kelly Burt, Chairman of the New Majority San Diego. “One of New Majority’s top priorities is to maintain the GOP majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to ensure a balance of power in Washington D.C., and winning back this seat in support of a fiscally responsible and reform-oriented candidate is the right choice.”
Most people know nothing about local politicians and just about everyone else knows one or two things about them. So if the one thing a politician is known for is charm, he or she is probably winning on Election Day.
I haven’t seen any research that tells me this but it’s a theory that makes sense to me. To find out what I’m talking about, chat up San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria. He packs a lot of charm into a 60-second conversation. Gloria, and successful politicians like him, have a genuine interest in people.
SDCTA Breakfast Panel: The Future of Pension Reform: What’s Next?
|Date:||Thursday, March 14, 2013|
|Time:||7:00 AM – 9:00 AM|
Organizer: San Diego County Taxpayers Association
Sponsor: REFORM San Diego
Carl DeMaio – Founder and Chairman of Reform San Diego
Hon. Jan Goldsmith – San Diego City Attorney
Tim Davis – Partner at Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
If you are worried about California’s future, there’s no shortage of disturbing statistics to keep you up at night. California’s unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in November – and, with a host of new regulatory mandates added when the New Year began, our state is becoming even more unattractive for businesses.
California’s three largest pension funds have promised $500 billion in retirement benefits that they don’t have the money to pay for. California’s cities have another $135 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, and a couple of municipalities have already filed for bankruptcy.
San Diego – Former Mayoral Candidate Carl DeMaio announced today that he will continue his work as a government watchdog by heading up two reform groups – one focused on the State of California, and one focused on the City of San Diego.
“I’m excited to take on these two new roles that allow me to continue to shine a big light on state and local government and hold both accountable to taxpayers,” DeMaio said.
For The First Time, Absentee Voters Will Dominate San Diego City Mayoral Election
SAN DIEGO - In the past three San Diego mayoral elections, the majority of votes in the general election were cast on Election Day. However, a new analysis by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) projects a historic change this year, as mailed ballots will, for the first time, comprise the majority of votes cast in the race. Using data from the Registrar of Voters office and GIS mapping software, NUSIPR evaluated a number of recent voter trends that will have an impact in Tuesday’s contest.
DeMaio’s Sunshine Act Makes San Diego One of “Most Open and Transparent City Governments in the Nation”
In a bipartisan effort the San Diego City Council voted unanimously today to approve Councilmember Carl DeMaio’s “Sunshine Act” ordinance. The legislation authored by DeMaio is designed to impose tough disclosure and transparency reforms on City Hall.
DeMaio praised his Council colleagues for coming together in a bipartisan effort to improve transparency and accountability at City Hall. “I applaud my colleagues for their bipartisan vote to approve the Sunshine Act and make San Diego one of the most open and transparent city governments in the nation. This law sheds a light on City Hall and will allow the public to access information regarding city financial decisions, payments, and transactions,” DeMaio noted.
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It was surreal… and televised. As we well know, Bob Filner is a Congressman and can do whatever he wants. Alas, the cruel hand of probability did not get the memo. Probability did not give The Entitled One that which he wanted. Unthinkable. Mayoral candidate Filner lost a coin toss.
The coin toss determined the order in which candidates would answer the first question and deliver their closing statements during the UCSD/CW6 debate yesterday. As a result, Filner was to answer the first question, and give first closing remarks. Filner was not having it. Instead of taking the stage for the televised debate, Filner embraced his inner diva and threw a hissy fit backstage. All the while on camera, mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio was at his podium, staring at an empty podium, #Eastwooding.