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Tonight, Senator Ted Cruz will hold a rally for his Presidential campaign at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley.  Over 3,000 people have registered to attend, many of whom are local Republican leaders. Senator Cruz has been endorsed by the highest ranking Republican in California, Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey, Assembly Member Marie Waldron and Assembly Member Brian Jones. Over 20 city council members from cities across the County have endorsed Cruz as well.

These Republican leaders have endorsed Ted Cruz for President:


Time for the Republican Party to Unify Behind Randy Voepel

Monday, March 14, 2016
posted by Randy Voepel

“Santee is a great success story. When it comes to leading by example and upholding conservative principles, there is no better candidate than Randy Voepel.” — Bill Baber, Councilman, City of La Mesa.

“In Santee, we have proven that conservative government policies work!”
– Randy Voepel, Mayor of Santee

Santee Mayor Randy Voepel – The Only Candidate With A Proven Conservative Track Record:

Most Efficient Government
By contracting out many city services and maintaining a small staff, Santee has the highest ratio of citizens-to-employees.

Best Business Climate
A study published in the Union-Tribune showed that Santee had the quickest processing time and lowest fees for permitting.


Remember the tea party movement?  Way back in 2010, while conservatives were rising up to oppose the Bush bailouts, the Obama stimulus plan, and Obamacare, some people were fed up with the Republican party and re-registered to “decline to state”.  Santee Mayor Randy Voepel was one of those guys — Voepel made a very public statement about leaving the party:

In an interview, Voepel, 60, said his change of heart came after the selection of Sen. John McCain as the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, but records showed he re-registered this year. He said he hasn’t been pleased with the local GOP either.


Congressman Hunter Associates Sen. Rand Paul with Nancy Pelosi

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
posted by Eric Andersen

For those who missed last night’s meeting of the San Diego County Republican Party at the Town & Country:

A foolish comment from Congressman Duncan Hunter as he used the podium of our party to publicly denigrate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) by associating him with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

For those inspired by the ideals of constitutionally limited government, free markets and individual rights, I offer the Congressman’s voting record for context.

In 1959, in The Rise and Fall of Societies, American thinker and member of the Old Right, Frank Chodorov, challenged conservatism and conservatives by saying we had stopped debating non-government solutions and are now focusing on getting the right guy in office.


Obama’s Choice

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
posted by Elliot Schroeder

Last night has put President Obama into unfamiliar territory. For the first time he faces both houses of Congress in opposition to him. The president has only vetoed legislation twice. This let him easily play the GOP as “the party of No.” But if the GOP pushes reasonable legislation (and not try to impeach the first black president) Obama’s veto score will climb and he’ll be the “President of No.” How Obama will govern is a question. Two options that I don’t see available to Obama are:


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)?


Nathan’s Incredibly Bad Move

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
posted by Eliot Ness

If Nathan had made the announcement about his party switch six-months ago it could have been construed as a statement of principle, but because he made the move six-weeks before the election it looks like an act of desperation by a candidate who is stuck in fourth place. Of course, that’s exactly where he is in the latest polling.

But Nathan’s big mistake is in his making the race partisan, which it wasn’t before — and that only helps Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner, both of whom carry official party endorsements. Voter intensity in a primary is driven by partisans and Republican turnout will be disproportionately higher in June because of the presidential ballot. If Nathan is going to rely on Decline to State (DTS) voters to carry him to November he’s whistling past the graveyard (see Tom Campbell).


Bi-polor disorder on the part of committee members? Did members overlook the background of an Assembly candidate?

(If you enjoy reading, this will be a nice lengthy post filled with information that will — quite literally — blow your mind.)

The DeMaio Endorsement

With the political campaign season in high gear and the Republican Party of San Diego County endorsing candidates for public office, many political observers were shocked when San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio recently received a nod of support during the first round of voting by the party’s faithful. DeMaio was endorsed by over two-thirds of the Central Committee to become the next mayor of the City of San Diego. DeMaio received the endorsement over fellow Republicans District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher.

Presidential Hopeful Gov. Perry Making San Diego Stop

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
posted by Erica Holloway

From the Republican Party of San Diego County


Republican Party of San Diego County provides unique opportunity
for San Diego Republicans to hear from Governor Perry in person.

(858) 699-3000

SAN DIEGO — The Republican Party of San Diego County will be hosting a “Meet & Greet” with Governor Rick Perry on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 7th, following his participation in the Republican Presidential Candidates debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.


It was another lively GOP  event this evening, and with SD Rostra’s own Richard Rider the lead-off  featured speaker!  Among those attending were SD City Councilman Carl DeMaio, Escondido City Councilwoman Marie Waldron, and San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. Rider gave much credit to GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric for his conversion to the Republican cause (see quote above) and Republican willingness to reach out to him.

……..Faces in  the Republican  Crowd


The Root of All Money

Monday, June 6, 2011
posted by Erica Holloway

Ayn Rand once asked: “So you think money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?”

Candidates now seek out that answer for the next 12 months in the hopes of being San Diego’s next mayor.

Primary races boil down to two very basic survival needs: money and endorsements.

In truth, they’re about as closely related as identical twins. A candidate strong in both shows viability. They have something important to tell voters (“I’m supported by people whose opinion you value”) and the means in which to communicate their message with good consultants and volunteers through campaign mailers, advertising, websites, social media and campaign signs.


It was Unity Night at the Republican Party of San Diego on Monday, and “director’ Tony Krvaric gave the spotlight to three major heroes.   Carl DeMaio was the firebrand, asking, “Are you ready to make San Diego the Wisconsin of the West?”… Kevin Faulconer was the calm older brother, praising everyone for their hard work.  And Jerry Sanders explained himself to the GOP crowd as “that wayward spouse, that always comes back.  I wander some times…but  I was a Republican before most of you were born.”  (When the Mayor deadpanned that last line, a woman near  me murmured, “Spencer Tracy” with admiration.)


From San Diego GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric

Courage Or Cowards? Exposing The Left’s Fear Of Congressman Issa
Wednesday, March 2nd

As you probably know, local congressman Darrell Issa is the new chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and is about to shake up the “business as usual” culture in Washington D.C. on behalf of hard working taxpayers and the American people by rooting out waste, fraud and abuse.

Needless to say, this has the far left in this country rather concerned and they have thus launched an unprecedented campaign against him and the important work he is about to embark on. This is how the modern left operates; personal attacks and sham organizations and websites.


San Ysidro School Board Member Claims GOP

Saturday, February 19, 2011
posted by South Bay Sunnycrest

Here’s a fun question for ya: how many Republican elected officials do we have in the South Bay, anyway? From our count… not many, and from our knowledge there are no Republicans who sit on the San Ysidro School Board. Perhaps that needs to be rectified in 2012. We digress.

One of the non-reported stories that came out of the previous election cycle was that of a sleepy, little election in the San Ysidro School Board campaign. Yolanda Hernandez, a 16-year incumbent, ran for re-election and claimed — according to her own campaign website — that she had been endorsed by both the AFL-CIO… AND the Republican Party of San Diego County.


TONIGHT: Post-Election Analysis with Consultant Hoy, Pollster Nienstedt

Monday, November 8, 2010
posted by Erica Holloway

I’m not exactly the most devoted GOP meeting attendee. But I’ll be there tonight to hear the recap of the wildly dead-on pollster John Nienstedt and Nov. 2 success-story consultant John Hoy.

I had the honor of working with both men on Proposition A – which crossed the finish line easily with more than 70 percent of the vote. Conversely on the difficulty scale, Hoy also consulted the hard-won race for Councilwoman-Elect Lorie Zapf.

Last month, I heard Nienstedt give some quick, off-the-cuff predictions that were eerily correct virtually across the board from the governor race on down to Proposition D.


Clinton 2012: Hillary a party wrecker?

Thursday, September 30, 2010
posted by Erica Holloway

Not that I wouldn’t get the biggest kick out of seeing some flashy pant suits – which she Hillary-iously referred to as a the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits” (haha, oh my sides).

I personally just can’t see her going through it all over again.

Her husband, former President Bill Clinton faced off with Meet the Press host David Gregory recently looking thin enough for viewers to ask if he was in good health. Geez, guess I gotta get rid of that image of him feigning his Presidential jogs (into McDonald’s). And she’s, well, looking a bit exhausted these days.

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Following up on last night’s post noting that a sales tax increase will not be on the November ballot in Lemon Grove, the lone — but in this case all powerful — holdout provides her thoughts to SD Rostra.  From Councilmember Mary England:

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Coalition Letter to Mayor Sanders, Re: Sales Tax Ballot Proposal

Thursday, July 29, 2010
posted by Thor's Assistant


Asian Business Association of San Diego
Republican Party of San Diego County
Building Industry Association – San Diego
San Diego County Apartment Association
California Restaurant Association
San Diego County Taxpayers Association
Neighborhood Market Association
San Diego Tax Fighters
Lincoln Club of San Diego County

July 29, 2010

Honorable Mayor Jerry Sanders
Honorable City Councilmembers
City of San Diego
202 West C Street, 11th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

Re: Reform Before Revenue

Dear Mayor Sanders and City Councilmembers:


Taxpayers Are From Mars, Unions Are From Venus

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
posted by Thor's Assistant

The following commentary by San Diego Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric appears today on the FlashReport…

In San Diego, like everywhere, the appetite of public employee unions for higher taxes is insatiable

San Diego has some unique attributes – most notably our near-perfect weather – it’s no different than many other cities in at least one notable respect; when times were good, city politicians acquiesced to public employee labor unions’ insatiable appetite for higher salaries and ever more generous benefits for its members.

Read the entire piece.

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Concerned business owners and citizens will step forward to voice their opposition to a proposed sales tax increase in the City of San Diego prior to a discussion at the San Diego City Council meeting on Monday afternoon, July 26 at 1 p.m. Speakers will call for the City to address pension reform, managed competition and spending cuts before asking taxpayers for any more of their hard-earned money.

The event will take place at the Concourse next to San Diego City Hall, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101.


Conservative Swag

Saturday, July 10, 2010

San Diego Rostra has a friendly working relationship and much mutual respect with our left-leaning pals at San Diego City Beat. I don’t think we share a lot of readers on our respective blogs though which is a shame. City Beat’s blog is lively, entertaining and informative even if only in the “keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer” scheme of things.

City Beat’s crew recently bet Republican Party of San Diego County chairman Tony Krvaric on the outcome of Carl DeMaio’s ill-fated managed competition initiative. Tony went down in flames. He paid the bet off this week with good humor and generosity, winning much respect from his City Beat tormentors. Read what City Beat had to say about it in their (self-proclamed) “Last Blog on Earth.”


Reaction to the suggestion floated by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders about putting a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot has drawn a stunningly swift reaction from numerous fronts. The San Diego County Taxpayers Association, Republican Party of San Diego County, Lincoln Club of San Diego County, San Diego Tax Fighters, Stop Taxing US, and City Councilmembers Kevin Faulconer and Carl DeMaio all issued news releases quickly denouncing the idea. T.J. Zane, CEO of the Lincoln Club, referred to councilmembers as “deadbeat relatives” asking for a handout, then upped the stakes by calling them “drug addicts” needing a money fix.



Thursday, June 3, 2010
posted by Thor's Assistant

From the local Republican Party…

SAN DIEGO — Just when you thought you had seen it all, Lorena Gonzalez’ Labor Council hits a new low with a disgusting, race baiting ad on Spanish language television designed to scare voters into voting No on Proposition G in Chula Vista.

The ad claims that the Arizona law just passed will result in people getting arrested if they look like they’re from Mexico, and implies that Proposition G will bring that type of discrimination to Chula Vista, essentially tying the faulty assertion of the first with the equally faulty assertion of the other.


Labor Council Funds Democrat Warchest

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
posted by Thor's Assistant

The GOP gives $20k to Lorie Zapf and that’s “controversial.” This is not, however…


SAN DIEGO — While San Diegans were preparing for Memorial Day, San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council boss Lorena Gonzalez was busy cutting another $25,000 check to the local Democratic Party in support her hand-picked candidates.

The check was received on Sunday, May 30th and was the latest in a series of $25,000 checks during the month of May, in addition to $25,000 during the month of April, for a total of $100,000.

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