Harkey, Graham, Desmond nab GOP endorsements in hot contests

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The Republican Party of San Diego County meeting Monday night resulted in the local GOP endorsing candidates in three hotly contested races where the incumbents are not seeking election this year. All those endorsed needed 2/3 of the vote from the roughly 50 members of the Party’s Central Committee to gain support, a level of backing that candidates cannot take …

Republican Party endorses Phil Graham for State Assembly

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Party taps businessman from six GOP candidates in open Rocky Chavez seat by Doug Sain On Monday night the San Diego County Republican Central Committee voted to endorse Phil Graham (pictured right) for State Assembly District 76, which includes 246,653 registered voters in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and Camp Pendleton. The Central Committee is the governing body of the Republican …

Chula Vista Republicans Advocate for Tax Increase

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Two Republican Chula Vista City Council Members, Mike Diaz and John McCann, have opposed the San Diego County Republican Party and are advocating a sales tax increase. Let me get this straight. Despite nearly seven out of ten American firefighters being volunteer, and despite California firefighters being paid 60 percent more than the other 49 states (CA median income is …

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 …

Breaking Barriers to Fight Poverty

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Last week I joined Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Imperial County) to advocate for $25 million to fund our “Breaking Barriers” for career tech education initiative. Last year, as a principal co-author for Assembly Bill 1111, we worked to help vulnerable populations obtain important middle skills jobs to meet the growing economy. Under AB 1111, Local Workforce Development Boards partner with community-based …

Concerned with guns, California considers legislation to end Biathlon competition at any Olympics in state

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California has been the site of only one Winter Olympics, the 1960 Squaw Valley games. It was also the Olympic debut of the sport of biathlon, a traditional Northern European competition combining cross country skiing and rifle shooting. Despite there being no plans for a future California Winter games, some in the legislature want the state to make a statement …