Posts Tagged ‘Republican Party of San Diego County’
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)?
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.
From the Republican Party of San Diego County
GOVERNOR PERRY WILL BE DOING A
“MEET & GREET” OPEN TO ALL SAN DIEGO
REPUBLICANS ON WED, SEPT. 7th AT 9 PM
Republican Party of San Diego County provides unique opportunity
for San Diego Republicans to hear from Governor Perry in person.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th CONTACT: TONY KRVARIC
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
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
REFORM BEFORE REVENUE COALITION
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The GOP gives $20k to Lorie Zapf and that’s “controversial.” This is not, however…
LABOR BOSSES POUR $100,000 INTO LOCAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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.
We are officially two weeks away from the June 8 California primary and judging from the political mail that keeps rolling in, my USPS postal carrier must be working overtime.
This past weekend, I received various slate mailers from a wide spectrum of slate mailer organizations. The California Federation of Teachers sent me their official election guide in which they endorsed Senator Barbara Boxer for the U.S. Senate, Jerry Brown for the Governorship, and Janice Hahn for Lieutenant Governor. They recommended voting No on Propositions 14 and 16 but yes on 15. In addition to their obvious bias towards Democratic candidates, they also encouraged Independent Voters to “Check the Democratic Ballot Box on your absentee request form or ask your attendant for a Democratic Ballot at the poll.” Needless to say, I will not be taking this guide with me on election day.
Steve Vaus, the leader behind a full-fledged effort to recall Betty Rexford from the Poway City Council, last night overwhelmingly earned the support of the Republican Party of San Diego County in his own campaign for the seat.
“Even in a non-partisan race it’s a great honor to be endorsed by the Republican Party,” said Vaus. “My allegiance is foremost to the people of Poway regardless of their political affiliation, yet given my conservative values and Poway’s demographics this endorsement is a tremendous boost for my candidacy.”
From the local GOP. The event is very close to selling out, so act now….
We are ONE WEEK OUT from the marquee Republican event in San Diego County prior to the June primary election.
We have a fantastic program planned, featuring a special annual awards ceremony, hearing from our local Republican congressional delegation about taking back the House of Representatives, and a surprise special guest appearance!
The event WILL SELL OUT, so visit www.sandiegorepublicans.org/event as soon as possible to get your tickets online.
Have a great weekend. I look forward to seeing you at the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner!
Sign up here: https://secure.repweb.net/sandiegorepublicans/event/
Emerald vs. Ethics Commission
So the “Troubleshooter” doesn’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot. As investigations from the Ethics Commission move her closer and closer to a large fine for various violations, Emerald is going to have the gall at the next meeting to “openly challenge the ethics panel over an enforcement action” while at the same time “her argument isn’t that she is innocent”. This is delightful. I think anyone who watched the “Troubleshooter” over the years knows she was Judge, Jury, and Executioner… right or wrong. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, listen to the squeal. My key question: in what looks like a Republican year will the scandals finely catch up with her?
UNPRECEDENTED WIN SIGNALS REJECTION OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S “BIG GOVERNMENT” VISION OF AMERICA
SAN DIEGO, January 19 — Recognizing the historic significance of the special election in Massachusetts, local San Diego Republicans today mounted a massive high-tech phone bank at party headquarters in support of Republican Scott Brown and gathered to watch the election results come in. San Diego Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric this evening issued the following statement:
“The change Democrats have offered since taking control in Washington is not the change Americans expected in 2008. Skyrocketing debt, growing unemployment, higher taxes, and more government control of our lives constitute change we can all do without.
“By insisting on a hard left governing agenda instead of a centrist one, Barack Obama and the Democrats squandered the opportunity to get the economy on track with pro-growth economic policies. By insisting on putting big government in charge, they passed up the opportunity to fix the specific failures of our health system.
“My question for the Democrats going forward is whether they will finally start listening to the American people, who want taxes lowered, the debt retired, and government out of the way; or if they will continue to let the most radical elements of their party continue to determine the direction of the country. With Scott Brown’s election, the opportunity to do the later has just been cut short.
Tony Krvaric, Chairman at (858) 699-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org