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“Behind the Scenes” on Tonight’s Central Committee Vote

Tonight the San Diego Republican Party will vote on whether to endorse a candidate in the 2016 County Supervisor race between Dianne Jacob and Joel Anderson.

This weekend the UT San Diego ran a story neatly framed by County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and her political handler Tom Shepard.

We all know where this is heading – just like previous votes the losing side will run to the liberal media decrying how the vote was “stacked” ahead of time and driven by extreme partisan agendas.


As a candidate who has gone through three central committee votes myself, I took to Twitter this morning to offer an inside perspective. Here’s what I shared:

“I’m astounded that some in the “establishment” are shocked when the elected central committee members have a different view than them.”

“I don’t always agree with all their views, but central committee members are elected by voters in their party.”

“In 2012, I met with every central committee member and asked for their support. I built relationships with them and found common ground.”

“In 2012 and 2014, my opponents did not take this approach. In both cases it would have been quite possible to block an endorsement.”

“My opponents virtually ignored the central committee – until it was way too late. Then they cried fowl, invented conspiracies, etc.”

“Dianne Jacob has ignored the central committee. Her last-minute mass email on Saturday is the first time most members have heard from her.”

“I give her credit – at least her email was in her own name, rather than in the name of a phony pastor who spewed homophobia on behalf of NF.”

“So note to local reporters: before you write about the central committee vote, do your homework. The story is a simple one of neglect.”

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