Breaking News: DeMaio wins GOP endorsement — and other updates

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Reports from the San Diego County Republican Party’s endorsement session this morning confirm that Carl DeMaio garnered the 2/3 vote needed for the group’s endorsement in the first round of voting.

Update 12:25 pm — It appears no endorsement will take place in the open 76th Assembly District, where Rocky Chavez, Farrah Douglas and Sherry Hodges are vying. No candidate achieved the 2/3 vote threshold.

Update 12:54 pm — Also no endorsement in AD 77, Brian Maienschein vs. Dustin Steiner.

Update 1:55 pm — Jim Miller, Jr. and Garland Peed reported to gain endorsements in open Superior Court Judge races. We have confirmation on the Miller endorsement, awaiting Peed.

Final Update 5:30 pm (although things ended some time ago) — Garland Peed did not get endorsed for judge (see line thru above).  There was no endorsement in that matchup of Peed vs. Gary Kreep.  So, at the end of the day, in contested races (more than one Republican), the only candidates gaining the party’s support today were Carl DeMaio for mayor and Jim Miller, Jr. for judge.

6:22 pm — Here is the party’s press release.

Sources say… DeMaio rc’d 39 out of 55 votes. Hodges missed the 2/3 needed by two votes. The Maienschein/Steiner vote was 29-27.

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  1. Consistent with Brian Brady’s cui bono theory.

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if DeMaio gained enough votes to win from wavering GOP activists, who resented the last-minute attempt to cancel the endorsement?

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  3. Confirming TA’s update… “No Endorsement” was the outcome for Superior Court, office 34. Senator Joel Anderson and GOP leader Lynette Williams spoke effecively on Gary Kreep’s behalf.

  4. Some tea party types I know don’t think the GOP endorsement helps. I think it does. We’ll see. Regardless, I am supporting DeMaio for Mayor.

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