Posts Tagged ‘San Diego County Sheriff’
In a stunning turn of events, just days before the California primary, Sheriff Gore appears to have embellished his FBI exploits. Statements like “I stormed hijacked planes, I did all that stuff,” could have been exaggerated and needs further explanation.
The emotional aspects of the San Diego County Sheriff’s race may have caused Gore, the current appointed caretaker of the Sheriff’s office, to misspeak or embellish his background as an agent with the FBI.
by Michael Schwartz
You can’t find an intersection in San Diego that isn’t plastered with the name of at least one of the three candidates for the office of Sheriff. The attention given to this race is not surprising since there is no elected incumbent for the highest law enforcement position in the county.
We’ve seen some unusual twists and turns with some interesting endorsements over the last two years. The latest twist is an anti-endorsement, for lack of a better term. A notice has been issued from the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) authored by Executive Director Chris Cox. The alert does not endorse one candidate over another; rather it implores San Diego voters to “Vote Against Appointed Sheriff Gore!”
From 10News, in case you missed it…
“…in the new poll released Tuesday, Gore had 26 percent of the vote — up 12 points from November … showed former Undersheriff and Assemblyman Jay La Suer at 16 percent, which was unchanged from November. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jim Duffy, who led the race in November, is at 15 percent — down nine percent.”
- 10News calls this lead by Gore “substantial.” Ten points with margins of error and nearly forty percent undecided is substantial? Funny.
The Union-Trib’s Craig Gustafson just tweeted this…
Sent: Mar 24, 2010 1:57p
Registrar of Voters officially rejects Jim Duffy’s bid to be called “Sheriff’s Lt.” on ballot as he tries to unseat Sheriff Bill Gore.
My sources confirm that is the case, although the letter has not gone from the ROV to Duffy as of yet.
Just a quick post to show how money is shaping up in the Sheriff’s race. These are from the reports just filed for the period Jan.1 thru Mar. 17:
Cash on Hand: $25,579
Cash on Hand: $112,829
Debt: $46,070 (all accrued expenses/no personal loans)
Jay La Suer
Cash on Hand: ($2,276)
From today’s Sunday San Diego at the FlashReport…
The first competitive San Diego County Sheriff’s race since 1994 enters its primary leg with three hopefuls to appear on the ballot. As well, a challenge has been filed over one candidate’s chosen ballot description.
The pool of anticipated competitors narrowed from four on Friday, when perennial candidate Bruce Ruff dropped his bid in passive fashion, simply not filing any nominating paperwork by the deadline after he campaigned for several months.
The three remaining candidates each have law enforcement experience. Obviously, they want to tout their respective backgrounds. Thus, their chosen ballot designations…
Unless Bruce Ruff plans on walking into the Registrar of Voters, paying his filing fee, taking out his nomination form, and returning with 20 signatures in the next half-hour, he’s out.
Let’s put it this way. He’s out.
For a guy whose campaign kept promising information that would blow the top off the race, Ruff’s campaign ends rather quietly.
It makes things just a little less lively, not having Ruff as the campaign side show.
Count Jim Duffy, Bill Gore, and Jay La Suer left standing.
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore received the endorsement of The Lincoln Club of San Diego County for his candidacy in the race for San Diego County Sheriff.
In a news release issued today, Tom Sudberry, Chairman of the Lincoln Club’s Board of Directors, said Gore’s proven record of leadership and managerial skills qualify him as the best candidate for the job.
“Bill Gore has demonstrated his good judgment and considerable skills on the job every day for over 30 years in increasing positions of responsibility,” said Sudberry. “He has delivered on strategic objectives throughout his career, first with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and now with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.”
From the California Republican Assembly…
Dear CRA Members and Friends,
You are invited to join us for an informative candidate’s forum featuring the 77th Assembly and San Diego County Sheriff races. Also invited to participate are the 36th State Senate District candidates.
Planning to attend:
77th Assembly Dist – Richard Bailey, Brian Jones, Christine Rubin & Bill Wells
36th Senate Dist – Joel Anderson, Ken Dickson & Jeff Stone
SD Sheriff – Jim Duffy, Bruce Ruff
The details are as follows:
When: Friday, February 26th, 2010
STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS 2010
CHAIRWOMAN PAM SLATER-PRICE
WATCH THE ADDRESS HERE: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/Portal/News/2010/Feb/021110SOC2010.html
Good evening, and welcome to beautiful Irwin M. Jacobs’ Qualcomm Hall.
January 3rd marked the 157th year of County government.
We have accomplished a lot since the first Board of Supervisors rode to meetings by horseback, coach or wagon.
There have been good times and bad but we have always weathered the storm.
At the very center of today’s storm is the most difficult economy we have faced in decades. It has forced many companies to change the way they do business, and many households to cut back on spending.
It’s been an action-packed 2009 for conservative KCBQ Radio talk show host Rick Amato. Rick and I co-hosted a “Year in Review” program on December 23, which will also air again on Thursday, January 31. We picked the Top Ten Topics on the show over the past 12 months. It was not an easy task!
Did your choices make the list? Read and find out.
That said, it’s still significantly early. Name ID can be softened just as significantly with financial resources and momentum. Appointed Sheriff Bill Gore and former Assemblyman Jay La Suer have plenty of time to pick up both. Alternatively, Jim Duffy has the same amount of time to try to translate left-over name ID into something that heads off a closing pack.
Talk show host Rick Amato will broadcast a special show tonight from the San Diego County Republican Party Sheriff’s Candidate Forum & Statewide Straw Poll event at the Town & Country Hotel. The forum runs one hour beginning at 6 p.m.; the straw poll follows at 7 p.m.
Rick’s show will air from 9 to 11 p.m. with complete coverage of the event on KCBQ AM 1170 or www.kcbq.com
The straw poll is “Chicago-style” in that you “buy” your votes as a fundraiser for the local Republican Party. Your $10 ticket gets you one vote, but you can purchase more.
Years ago, parents of teens kept a close eye on the liquor cabinet. Today, it’s the medicine cabinet that should be under lock and key.
Nearly 60 percent of teens say they can get prescription painkillers easily in the home.
Of the many painkillers on the market, OxyContin seems to be a favorite due to its high potency.
OxyContin is a brand name prescription originally created for cancer-type pain. The active ingredient, oxycodone, is a synthetic opiate that gives abusers a heroin-like rush.
The drug can be abused in four ways: crushed and then swallowed, snorted, free-base smoked, or diluted with water and injected.
Sheriff candidate Jim Duffy may have already staked his claim as the union candidate, scoring both the Deputy Sheriff’s Association and state PORAC endorsements. But, even those organizations over the years have backed candidates, including Republicans, with less than perfect labor credentials.
It was very likely that the Labor Council would follow suit with an endorsement of Duffy, no doubt, even if he failed to be perfectly aligned with all of their positions.
So, why would Duffy feel the need to be perfectly aligned, thus giving the appearance of a “completely-in-the-pocket-of-labor” candidate?
KCBQ AM-1170 and Washington Times Radio Talk Show Host Rick Amato recently weighed in on a sheriff’s candidate debate held September 12 in El Cajon….
On Saturday, I had the opportunity to sponsor and co-moderate a debate among the San Diego County Sheriff candidates. It followed the East County TEA Party, where an estimated 1500 people attended. Questions were made available for the audience to ask of the candidates. All four candidates participated.
It was a loud, engaged audience with plenty of sparks flying among the candidates themselves. Here are my observations from the debate.
(Candidates in alphabetical order)