Dems Insert a $32.5 Million No-Bid, No Review Labor Contract in Budget

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Democrats Insert a $32.5 Million No-Bid, No Review Labor Contract in Budget Junior (AB 86) SACRAMENTO – On Friday evening, California Democrats slipped authorization for a $32.5 million, no-bid labor contract into Assembly Bill 86, the “Budget Bill Junior,” which tacks-on additional financial obligations to the state budget. The $32.5 million contract is also “exempt from the review or approval …

Shepard: Bry is “not done yet”

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from the Barbara Bry for Mayor campaign… There are over 150,000 absentee and provisional ballots in the city of San Diego that have yet to be counted in the Mayor’s race. Why does this matter? Our campaign anticipated a strong showing by Scott Sherman in the early-returned absentee ballots and the Election Day poll voters, because they included a disproportionate …

Regional Water Leaders Decry Poway Mayor Steve Vaus’s “Recklessness”

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Press Release from East County Clean Water Coalition Regional Water Leaders Decry Poway Mayor Steve Vaus’s “Recklessness” Vaus Urged Residents to Drink Contaminated Water Prior to Testing Results (Poway Lakes) — Leaders of the East County Clean Water Coalition today decried Mayor Steve Vaus for downplaying the potential risks of contaminated water and urging citizens to drink the water prior …

Deputy Sheriffs’ Endorse Senator Brian Jones for Congress

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Press Release Deputy Sheriffs’ Endorse Senator Brian Jones for Congress The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County (DSA) announced today that they have endorsed State Senator Brian Jones for Congress in the 50th District. In August the DSA took a position in opposition to Carl DeMaio’s candidacy but did not endorse a candidate in the race. “Brian Jones has …

San Diego County Gun Owners PAC Issues Public Travel Warning to San Francisco for Gun Owners

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In the wake of a recent resolution by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors declaring the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “domestic terrorist organization,” the San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, has issued a public travel warning to U.S. gun owners to avoid any travel to San Francisco. “As a public service …

Joe Leventhal makes it official for Council seat

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Press Release Local attorney and former City of San Diego Ethics Commissioner to run for Kersey’s term-limited seat (San Diego, CA) – Local attorney and former Ethics Commissioner, Joe Leventhal, today announced his candidacy for San Diego City Council, District 5. As a former Ethics Commissioner for the City of San Diego, Joe was restricted from officially launching his campaign …

San Diego Republicans Launch Website To Cover Local News

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SAN DIEGO — The Republican Party of San Diego County today launched San Diego News Desk – a website with a focus on local news and events but also state and federal news with a nexus to the greater San Diego region. San Diego News Desk will cover politics, the economy, education, and military issues using a team of dedicated …

Supes Gaspar and Desmond say SANDAG failed to deliver on critical voter-approved road and highway improvements

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Press Release “San Diegans have lost faith in SANDAG,” Supervisor Kristin Gaspar said. “They can’t be trusted to follow through with their promises to voters.” In 2004, SANDAG persuaded voters to approve a half cent sales tax in exchange for critical highway improvement and expansion projects in East and North County. North County has experienced exceptional growth and the addition …

Joel Anderson officially announces his candidacy for District 2 open Supervisor’s seat in 2020 election

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Media Release Joel Anderson, former State Assemblyman and State Senator, has set the date to officially announce his candidacy for the District 2 seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in the 2020 election. Anderson, a Republican, will make the announcement at a meeting of enthusiastic supporters at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at a hangar at Gillespie …

San Diego Republicans Call For A Full Investigation Of Beiser Allegations

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PRESS RELEASE SAN DIEGO — Tony Krvaric, Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County today issued the following statement in response to the serious allegations raised against San Diego Unified School Board Trustee Kevin Beiser: “The sheer number of, and graphic details in, the accusations against Kevin Beiser are shocking. We call for a full and immediate investigation and urge anyone with …

Mayor Brian Maryott announces for Mike Levin’s congressional seat

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The Mayor of San Juan Capistrano, Brian Maryott, this week announced his campaign for the 49th Congressional District, where he hopes to win the seat from first-term Democrat Mike Levin. On Tuesday Maryott appeared on KUSI about his campaign (watch the clip here). “In just a few short months Congressman Levin has affirmed that he is in fact too extreme …

Bry first out of the blocks for Mayor

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With January 2 arriving, the holidays must be over. San Diego Councilmember Barbara Bry didn’t waste any time getting this out at about 5:30 a.m. this morning. Bry is a Democrat. Press Release Barbara Bry announces candidacy for Mayor, promises leadership that puts solutions for San Diegans first January 2nd, 2019, SAN DIEGO — San Diego City Councilmember Barbara Bry …

San Diego County Gun Owners responds to shooting at Del Mar Fairgrounds

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In response to the shooting at the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC calls on the 22nd Agricultural Board to discontinue events that invite violence and, instead, support events that promote family, safety, and law-abiding San Diegans, such as the Crossroads of the West gun show. Where’s the moral outrage towards the Del …

Dozens of elected officials express support for Del Mar Gun Show

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Gun Owners PAC submits letters from local city officials supporting Del Mar gun show Press Release San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, recently demonstrated countywide appeal for the  Crossroads of the West gun show, attended by tens of thousands of Southern California residents at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, with a stack of 30 …

Harkey: Chavez says he raised gas prices “for the industries”

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Press Release Chavez defends his vote to raise gas prices by up to 73 cents a gallon Says he “did it for the industries” Oceanside, CA — In a stunning admission, State Assemblyman Rocky Chavez has admitted that his vote for Governor Jerry Brown’s Cap and Trade Bill that is raising California gas prices by up to 73 cents a …

Mea Culpa from Veltmeyer

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Following his recent press release criticizing the Republican Party of San Diego, 52nd District Congressional candidate James Veltmeyer recants… April 16, 2018 A recent media release was sent out critical of the San Diego County Republican Party. Let me state unequivocally that I regret the actions of my campaign. Let me also be crystal clear that I take full responsibility. As …

Cheryl James-Ward for San Diego County Board of Education District 5

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Cheryl James-Ward, a candidate for County Office of Education, sent over the media release further down in this post. We were intrigued, as she is opposing labor-backed incumbent Rick Shea, who was appointed to the District 5 seat in 2015, then beat out former State Senator Mark Wyland in a close 2016 contest. SD Rostra asked James-Ward to provide some …

DeMaio endorses Jim Desmond and Omar Qudrat

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DeMaio makes endorsements in open 5th District Supervisor race and campaign against Scott Peters Carl DeMaio endorses Jim Desmond for Supervisor in North County’s 5th District. “I’ve been impressed with Jim Desmond’s commitment to limited government and effective pension reform as Mayor of San Marcos. He is a strong supporter of the citizen effort to repeal California’s unfair gas tax and …

Anti-gun policy proposed by State Assemblymembers already exists

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For Immediate Release, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 Contact: Michael A. Schwartz, SDCGO, (858) 335-9320 * * * San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, released the following statement today in response to proposed legislation from California State Assemblymembers Todd Gloria and Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher. * * * SAN DIEGO — At a press conference …