Big changes at Lincoln Club

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From Ryan Clumpner… I’m happy to announce that the Lincoln Club will be making some big changes to our management structure, designed to expand our bandwidth and the scope of our impact on local politics in 2016.    Effective February 1, I will be stepping down as Executive Director and transitioning to a strategic consulting role with the Lincoln Club. …

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Endorses Phil Graham

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Press Release (San Diego, Calif.) – Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, and former California State Assembly Republican Leader, has announced his support for businessman Phil Graham for State Assembly. “As someone who has spent his entire career in the private sector, Phil Graham understands what it takes to create jobs and get our economy moving,” said …

Gitsham Reports $254,000 in First Finance Report

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PRESS RELEASE (San Diego, Calif.) – Small business owner Denise Gitsham, the leading Republican candidate for Congress in California’s 52nd District, reported $254,000 in the first seven weeks of her campaign. “I am unbelievably grateful for the support I’ve received thus far, but will not rest until I’ve reached out to every single constituent in my district, and earned their …

Graham Raises More Than $350,000 for Assembly Campaign

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Press Release (San Diego, Calif.) – North County businessman Phil Graham reported raising $354,000 for his campaign for State Assembly. The impressive haul gives him a strong advantage in the heavily Republican seat and positions him as the frontrunner. “I’ve been overwhelmed by the response I’ve received from local residents and proud of the strong start,” said Graham.  “I’ve been …

Richard Barrera resigning from Labor Council

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From San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Barrera… “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my intention to resign from my role as Secretary-Treasurer of the Labor Council. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I have had to work alongside each and every one of you to create a better future for the region’s …

Newsom opts out against Faulconer. Next up…

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From Gretchen Newsom… I have decided that I will not run for Mayor. My husband and I have recently decided to divorce on an amicable basis and, therefore, I need to focus on our son. I appreciate everyone’s respect of our privacy. I want to thank my friends, neighbors, and community for the outpouring of support I have received.  I …

Taxpayers Association Revokes Support of Grossmont-Cuyamaca College District Bond

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Press Release Organization Vows to Inform East County Citizens of Breach of Trust (San Diego) – The San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s Board of Directors today voted to revoke its support for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s bond measure Prop V, citing the district’s breach of its pledge to of fair and open competition for the taxpayer-funded projects covered under the …

San Diego Regional Chamber endorses Ray Ellis, Kristin Gaspar

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Press Release CHAMBER ENDORSES IN CITY COUNCIL, COUNTY SUPERVISOR RACES Chamber Board votes to support Ray Ellis and Kristin Gaspar SAN DIEGO (November 19, 2015) – The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced today the endorsements of Ray Ellis for San Diego City Council District 1, and Kristin Gaspar, for County Supervisor District 3. “The City Council and County …

More mail in College District labor battle: “When the unions pull the strings”

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click for a larger view Press Release from Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction… With Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Now Ground Zero in Union PLA Battle, Area Voters Continue to Receive Details About PLA Unions Scheme for a Monopoly of Work on $398 Million Prop V Bond Leads to Massive Voter Outreach Santee, CA – For the third time in …

Taxpayers Association to Revoke Support of Community College District Bond for Breach of Fair Competition Pledge

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Press Release The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is calling on the board of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District to honor its pledge of fair and open competition for contracts to build taxpayer-funded projects. SDCTA says it will revoke its support for the GCCCD’s Proposition V bond measure if trustees vote on Oct. 20 to put in place a blanket …

FPPC tells Horn he can’t vote on Lilac Hills

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Fair Political Practices Commission Recommendation Regarding Lilac Hills Ranch Vote by County Supervisor Bill Horn Today I received a response from my request to the Fair Political Practices Commission regarding my Supervisorial vote as it relates to the Lilac Hills Ranch Project. They have concluded that I have a conflict of interest because “…the decisions will have a reasonably foreseeable …

Gaspar rolling in endorsements — Faulconer, Chavez, Zapf, Sherman, Kersey, Cate

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Just the last few days… Wednesday, from Kristin Gaspar: “Assemblyman Rocky Chavez made it official with an endorsement of my campaign for Supervisor. “I am so honored to have Rocky’s support. His commitment to public service, distinguishing himself in the Marine Corps and then recommitting himself to public service as an elected official is truly commendable, and I look forward …

Jacob Re-Election Endorsed by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Monday, September 28, 2015 County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s re-election campaign today announced the endorsement of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “I’ve worked closely with Supervisor Jacob on a number of issues, most recently on the Alzheimer’s Project, which seeks to accelerate the search for a cure for this devastating disease,” said Faulconer. “I appreciate Dianne’s dedication …

Immigration, Cooperation with ICE & Public Safety

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Email this morning from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department… On July 1, as Kate Steinle walked with her father in the Embarcadero District of San Francisco, she was fatally struck in the chest by gunfire.  She was 32 years old. Within hours, police arrested Francisco Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, who had been repeatedly deported from the U.S.  Shortly before …

Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar Announces Candidacy for Board of Supervisors

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PRESS RELEASE A small business owner and local government leader who can restore trust to the office (Encinitas, Calif.) – Kristin Gaspar, Mayor of Encinitas and a successful small businesswoman, has announced her candidacy for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for the 3rdDistrict, currently represented by embattled Supervisor Dave Roberts. Gaspar, who is chief financial officer of Gaspar …

Tonight: Federalist Society to Host Expert Panel on Chargers Stadium Issue

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Cory Briggs, Bob Gaglione, Tony Manolatos, Richard Rider, and Dan Sileo San Diego (August 12, 2015) ­— The San Diego Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society is hosting a panel discussion focusing on the legal and policy issues facing the Chargers stadium issue on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. at McGregor’s Grill & Ale House in Mission Valley. Confirmed speakers …

Malin Burnham Endorses Graham for Assembly

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Press Release (San Diego, Calif.) – Malin and Roberta Burnham have endorsed Phil Graham for State Assembly. Burnham, one of San Diego’s most influential civic leaders, earned the nickname “Mr. San Diego” for his leadership in the city and region. “I have known and worked with Phil Graham for many years,” said Burnham. “He is level-­headed and thoughtful, and his …

SDCTA Joins Defend Prop 13 Coalition

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Press Release Group aims to ward off efforts to undermine landmark property tax law (San Diego) – The San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s board today voted to join Defend Proposition 13, a statewide coalition of business and good-government advocates in opposing the current efforts to undermine Proposition 13, the 1978 initiative that limits property taxation and mandates special taxes be approved …

Harrison Has Strong Fundraising Start

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PRESS RELEASE Candidate raises $50,000 in first six months (Ramona, Calif.) – Conservative Republican Mike Harrison, a candidate for the 71st Assembly District, announced that he’s raised $50,000 for the period ending June 30, 2015. This amount of fundraising represents as much as all candidates combined for the entire year the last time the seat was open. “I’m incredibly humbled and …