Small Business of the Year — WTF?

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My Twitter feed is full of photos and statements by legislators announcing their “small business owner” of the year. At another time of year we get the same for their woman of the year and so on. I don’t mean to throw a turd in the punchbowl — but WTF? I don’t elect my representatives to use their office to …

Brulte Kicks Off CRP Bid At San Diego GOP Meeting

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Also posted earlier to FlashReport… Last night I was pleased to be on hand as, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of over 300 GOP leaders and activists at the monthly meeting of the San Diego County Republican Party Central Committee, former State Senator Jim Brulte officially kicked off his campaign for Chairman of the California Republican Party.  Popular San …

November 6: A Devastating Election For Republicans

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November 6, 2012 will long be remembered by Republicans nationally as, well, a really bad election day. Governor Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, when the President was forced to run for re-election on the economy, in a bad economy, smarts. Losing a significant number of U.S. Senate races where polls and pundits had put the GOP in the hunt …

Fleischman: Update on State GOP Convention/Platform

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By Jon Fleischman The California Republican Party’s Spring Convention is almost upon us – and it is shaping up to be a great weekend.  There will be a great line-up of speakers to include Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, former Governor Tim Pawlenty, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus and RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day, Congressman Darrell Issa to name just a few.   There …

Nathan Fletcher and “Duke” Cunningham

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Posted at the FlashReport today… Ex-Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham is slowly winding down a lengthy sentence in a federal prison — the crime committed by this war-hero-turned-politician?  He sold America.  Literally.  As a Member of Congress, he personally profited, and not in a small way, by selling his votes.  One of the most stunning pieces of evidence introduced in the …

Indian Gambling Tribal Leaders Fund Effort To Hike Taxes They Don’t Pay

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From today’s FlashReport… As all following California politics know, Governor Jerry Brown, unsuccessful at getting Republican votes to either raise taxes by a vote of the legislature or get GOP votes to place tax increases on the ballot, is now spearheading an effort to place a massive tax increase measure on ballot for this November — seeking to get voters …