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Well-Known Jewelry Store Owner Makes Announcement on the DeMaio Report

Leo Hamel appeared on the DeMaio Report today to make the surprise announcement that he’s running for the California State Assembly. Hamel will run for the District 71 seat currently held by Assemblymember Brian Jones (R) which includes east county San Diego.

Hamel is well-known in San Diego for his jewelry stores and the TV ads he runs with his family that end “come see us!” Hamel says he’s running because he’s frustrated by professional politicians who have not solved important issues.


Update: 5:00 p.m. Friday:

  • Scott Peters’ 50.27 percent yesterday increased to 51.25 percent today.
  • Raw votes are now at Peters with 92,410 and DeMaio with 87,919.
  • Peters’ 861 vote lead yesterday increased to a lead of 4,491.
  • Total ballots counted increased from 156,813 to 180,329.
  • Thus, that’s 23,516 additional ballots counted. Peters added 13,573 votes to his total. DeMaio added 9,943 votes to his.
  • That means Peters took over 57.7 percent of the additional ballots counted.
  • It’s estimated that between 10,000 and 18,000 votes remain to be counted in the district.

The Peters-DeMaio Battleground Precincts

Friday, November 7, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)…

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“I’ve looked at CA52 “battleground precincts” — areas where the majority of voters supported Peters for Congress and DeMaio for Mayor in 2012. You had cross-over voters, Independent voters, a significant number of people who could be swayed when having to choose one candidate in 2014. Putting the maps side by side, you can clearly see Peters won 90%+ of the battleground precincts. You could almost completely overlap them and get a perfect fit. Real precision voter targeting by the Peters campaign, et al.”

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The Wrath of Khan

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)…

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Just cranked out a map of ballots counted thus far by the Registrar for CA52, by precinct. Scott Peters cut decisively into Carl DeMaio territory, won battleground precincts. Peters won battleground precincts in South University City, Clairemont, North City, most of Mira Mesa, even won east of the 15. As I saw the results, the first thing that popped into my head was Wrath of Khan, the dialogue between Kirk and Spock after the Enterprise got hit by Khan’s ship:


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.


Kick or Punt, Ms. Dumanis.

Friday, October 17, 2014
posted by Brian Brady

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.


Scott Peters in my ‘hood

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
posted by Elliot Schroeder

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)


Poll indicates “enthusiasm gap” is favoring DeMaio over Peters

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
posted by Greg Larkin

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.


Christian Republicans for Scott Peters?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
posted by Eric Andersen

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.


Visiting Carl DeMaio’s Campaign

Saturday, March 8, 2014
posted by B-Daddy

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.


CA-52 Getting Interesting – #ACA Toxicity

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
posted by B-Daddy

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.

Thor is very happy with all of us tonight at San Diego Rostra. Our humble political blog won first place in the Best News and Opinion Blog category at the San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards. The Libertarian Lass and Barry Jantz graciously accepted on behalf of everyone in the Rostra blogpen. Visual aid shown here.
San Diego Rostra, Barry Jantz and Gayle Falkenthal

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal; Barry Jantz


The shutdown and the CA52 race

Thursday, October 17, 2013
posted by Elliot Schroeder

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)?


CA52 Democratic Phone Poll Going around

Thursday, October 10, 2013
posted by Elliot Schroeder

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.


Did Filner and Peters Break Up?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
posted by Owen Kellogg

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.

Roll Call has the full story here.

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New Majority Endorses Carl DeMaio

Monday, June 3, 2013
posted by Carl DeMaio

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.”


CA-52 Poll goes International

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
posted by Aynd Rand

I have a number of google alerts for news articles on local officials and candidates.  This piece from a major UK newspaper interested me because it discusses Carl DeMaio and how his possible candidacy touches on larger national issues for 2014.

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You wanna win? Be present

Sunday, April 21, 2013
posted by Tony Manolatos

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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.


DeMaio v Peters?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
posted by Aynd Rand

Rostra is best when we’re gossiping about possible campaign matchups.  It looks like this possible local matchup is already getting attention in DC.


Pension Reform Panel

Thursday, February 28, 2013
posted by Carl DeMaio

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

Panelists Include:
Carl DeMaio – Founder and Chairman of Reform San Diego
Hon. Jan Goldsmith – San Diego City Attorney
Tim Davis – Partner at Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

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Golden State Can Be Reinvigorated

Friday, January 11, 2013
posted by Carl DeMaio

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.


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