El Cajon Councilmember Kalasho calls Union-Trib reporter a liar and “troll,” suggests legal action against UT Watchdog

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Nearly hidden in a two-day-old San Diego Union-Tribune Watchdog story, is a link to a fascinating email exchange between reporter Jeff McDonald and El Cajon Councilman Ben Kalasho… Union-Tribune email to city attorney From: Mcdonald, Jeffrey Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 10:09 AM To: ‘mfoley@cityofelcajon.us’ <mfoley@cityofelcajon.us> Cc: ‘hsavage@cityofelcajon.us’ <hsavage@cityofelcajon.us> Subject: media request/ San Diego Union-Tribune Hi, I’ve been poking around …

Assemblyman Voepel weighs in on Chad Mayes’ leadership

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Randy Voepel is the first area Republican Assemblymember to answer SD Rostra’s Facebook-posted query from this morning, which asked legislators for a public position on whether Chad Mayes should continue as GOP Assembly Leader. “Based on my own feelings regarding the future direction of our caucus,” said Voepel, “as well as the wishes of our local and state Republicans, I …

La Mesa Councilmember Alessio leaves GOP for “decline-to-state” — A brief interview

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La Mesa Councilmember Kristine Alessio, known by many as a conservative local pol, may have surprised a few people with her Facebook post last night, along with the pictured graphic…  “I’m out of the Republican Party. I’ll never be pro choice, never be against the second amendment but I cannot stand with anyone who will not say no to racism …

The Nation analysis: Russians didn’t hack Dem emails

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Thanks to Steven Moore for noting this on Facebook… “Stop and read this now,” Moore writes. “A group of retired intelligence pros that formed in 2003 to push back on the Bush Administration’s claims of WMDs in Iraq has published a scientific analysis that concludes the Russians did not hack the DNC emails. This is published by The Nation, which …

San Diego and Orange County GOP chairmen both ask Mayes to resign as Assembly Republican Leader

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Tony Krvaric and Fred Whitaker, the respective chairmen of the San Diego County and Orange County Republican Parties, today asked Assemblyman Chad Mayes to step down from his position as Assembly Republican Leader, following Mayes’ support last week of extending the Cap and Trade program. Here is the letter from Krvaric… California Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes State Capitol, Suite …

Ouster of Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes in play

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From RNC National Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon, last night on Facebook… All Points Bulletins — a couple of action item posts for California Republicans: 1) I am asking fellow board members of the CAGOP to join me in calling for a new leader in the Republican Assembly Caucus. I am almost at the votes I need tonight to call a special …