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Cash Counter

Monday, February 3, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Labor Council jumps in against Fletcher

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
posted by Thor's Assistant

The Labor Council joins the fray with a three-panel walk piece, in support of David Alvarez and criticizing Nathan Fletcher for what is inferred as a Qualcomm pay-to-play scheme:

“After serving in the Marines, Fletcher served in the State Assembly. He then got a six figure salary ‘no-show job’ with Qualcomm after using his position in the Legislature to help secure them a multi-million dollar tax break.”

The question is whether Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs is as disappointed in the Labor Council as he is with the Lincoln Club?

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Faulconer’s first TV ad… “Sanders: Getting Things Done.”

Monday, October 21, 2013
posted by Thor's Assistant

“I worked closely with Kevin Faulconer to reform the city’s pension system — saving a billion dollars that can now be put back into our neighborhoods,” Jerry Sanders says to the camera.” Kevin is running to finish the job. His Neighborhood Fairness Plan uses savings to repave, increase police patrols and keep after school programs open longer. Best, Kevin’s plan starts in communities that have been neglected too long. I worked with Kevin Faulconer for seven years.  Kevin Faulconer knows there’s no Democrat or Republican way to fill a pothole, he’s about getting things done.”

AD 76 Mail: Sherry Hodges GOP piece

Friday, November 2, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

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Republican Voter Guide for San Diego County

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

Originally published October 19, 2012

Here’s the local Republican Voter Guide of endorsed candidates…

Link to the Party website.

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Here’s also a link to the PDF of the document.

AD 76: Rocky Chavez Mail

Friday, October 26, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

Another campaign shares its mail with Rostra, this time from Rocky Chavez for Assembly.  Janene Shepherd of Team Chavez says that this is “the only mailer used by our campaign since the Primary.  However, I must point out one glaring error in this mailer (since this mailer was designed a while back); it says that Rocky and his wife Mary have three grandchildren – they now, in fact, have five grandchildren…”  Rocky was blessed with two new grandkids, one on primary night and another in August.

Click here for more mail and advertising from the campaigns


Thursday, October 25, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

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AD 76: Sherry Hodges Comparison Piece

Thursday, October 25, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

Consultants and campaigns have been invited to show off their mail on Rostra. The invitation remains open. Here’s a Sherry Hodges piece in Assembly District 76…

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Guns, Lies, and Gunning Liars

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
posted by South Bay Sunnycrest

A political “gun fight” of sorts rang out late last week when American Federation of Teachers, Local 1931 threw some funding behind a hit piece on San Diego Community College Trustee candidate, Scott Hasson.

North County Times wrote about the attack, which claimed Hasson had advocated open carry for college students. Zero source citing, zero quotes, and zero credibility, I say.

AFT local president Jim Mahler said that they had gotten the information based on Scott’s Facebook postings. What, no dates or time stamps? They could’ve at least mentioned how many likes and comments the postings in question earned.

No on Prop Z Video Ad

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

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Filner’s Empty Chair

Monday, October 22, 2012
posted by Greg Larkin

School Board is Paying $2,500 for iPads!!

Friday, October 19, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

Courtesy of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association

“Dumb” is the word San Diego Unified Trustee Scott Barnett used to describe the School Board’s decision to finance iPads over 40 years with tax dollars. 
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association determined the cost of the iPads and is leading the No On Z campaign. 
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Beware of the Zombie Tax

Thursday, October 18, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

Courtesy of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association


Coin Toss Gate — DeMaio: Filner threw a temper tantrum

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

Can We Trust Bob Filner?

Friday, October 12, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

Courtesy of The Lincoln Club of San Diego County


San Diego Republicans launch “Official voter guide” video

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
posted by Thor's Assistant

Video is designed to build on the Party’s Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) effort by ensuring Republicans don’t get fooled by slick mailers and ads.

SAN DIEGO — With about four weeks until Election Day and just as absentee ballots start hitting mailboxes, San Diego Republicans today launched a 1:40 minute “Official Voter Guide” video targeted at Republican voters. Chairman Tony Krvaric issued the following statement:

“It’s not enough just to get Republicans out to vote. To achieve real reform, Republican voters need to know who the official, endorsed Republican candidates are. The video will increase awareness of our Official Republican Voter Guide.”

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With five weeks to election day, the campaign of San Diego Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio launched its second General Election TV ad entitled “Leading by Example.”

“Last week, we were proud to have earned the endorsements of San Diego’s most prominent Democrat, Dr.  Irwin Jacobs, and the city’s highest-elected Republican, Mayor Jerry Sanders,” noted Ryan Clumpner, Campaign Manager.  “San Diegans are looking for a Mayor who walks that walk, rather than talking the talk, which is why our new ad focuses on Carl’s record of leading by example: cutting his compensation, turning down his city pension, and reducing his own city council budget,” noted Clumpner.

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New Ad: “I’m a Congressman and can do whatever I want.”

Thursday, September 27, 2012
posted by Greg Larkin

Today we launched our latest television ad for the campaign called “Not a Label.”

Check it out here:

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Does Lorie Zapf Hate Cats?

Monday, October 18, 2010
posted by Diana Palacios

Well, according to the most bizarre political mailer I have ever encountered, the answer to that question is unknown.

The 6” x 11” mailer (which was obtained from a registered Democrat) features a black and white  photograph of Zapf with an elongated nose

“Vote No on Zapf!” exclaims the header.

Below it is a paragraph that is so poorly written, it made me question the authenticity of the piece.

‘Tis the Season for Political Mailers, Again

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
posted by Diana Palacios

Every day since June 8 – the date of the California primary – I have been disappointed.

Not for the obvious reasons, such as the fact that Recovery Summer failed to produce a recovery and/or a summer in San Diego, but because of something trivial that someone who is not a political junkie would not understand.

I stopped receiving those glossy two-sided pieces of entertainment known as campaign mailers.

As some Rostrafarians may recall, my mailbox was literally overflowing with these things just a few months ago. By the end of the primary season, I had received over 70 items of mail – with the largest percentage coming from the Lorie Zapf campaign and the Lincoln Club (Zapf supporters).

The mailer linked below from the “Committee for Jobs” landed in mailboxes today.  Insiders say that at least one head honcho at the Labor Council (that may narrow the list, of course) is fuming.

“There’s a little secret that the San Diego City Council and the Labor Unions don’t want you to know,” reads the “Urgent” and personalized message, targeting the issue over whether the city will require unionized labor on all downtown hotel projects.  See it here:

Committee for jobs mailer (you may have to rotate the pdf file)

Brian Jones’ Mail in AD 77

Sunday, June 13, 2010
posted by Thor's Assistant

Control the Border

Click below to see four examples of the mail used by the Brian Jones campaign to win the GOP primary to succeed Joel Anderson in the conservative 77th Assembly District…

Jones 1 – Conservative Track Record

Jones 2 – Santee Firefighters

Jones 3 – We Must Control the Border

Jones 4 – Had Enough – Don’t Believe Smears

Here is the message Jones posted on Rostra a couple of days ago.

Congratulations to Brian on a great campaign and becoming the odds on favorite as the next Assemblyman!

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Lincoln Club Mail for Zapf

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
posted by Thor's Assistant

More Lorie Zapf for SD City Council mailers sent over to us; these are Lincoln Club of San Diego pieces…

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ZAPF2-3898_SD Lincoln Club_DTS_slate 3

ZAPF3-3925_SD Lincoln Club Slate 5

ZAPF4-3937_SD Lincoln Club Slate 6

ZAPF5-3951_SD Lincoln Club Slate 7

ZAPF6-3952_SD Lincoln Club Slate 8

To be clear, we will post any mail, regardless of the candidate.  But, you do have to send it to us, at

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