San Diego Republican vote Topped registration by 14% in November 2010 ……. #1 for Southern California counties

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Here at the SD Rostra Number Crunching Institute, we found intriguing data in the Secretary of State’s final report of election 2010. We Compared final pre-election GOP registration percentages, to the average Republican vote for Governor and US Senator.

Among the 8 southern California counties, the Republican Party of San Diego scored a 1st-place finish, running a full 14.1% ahead of GOP registration. OK, in fairness to our many friends in OC, they tied for top honors, also with 14.1%. San Diego Republican registration is 36.2%, but Fiorina and Whitman scored an average 50.3% of the vote, producing the 14.1% figure cited.

These figures further confirm the local trends we’ve previously reported on the ‘San Diego Sweep’ of top local races: Lorie Zapf and Ernie Dronenburg taking seats away from Democrats (SD Council 6 and Assessor/Recorder), the easy re-election wins for Ron Roberts and Bill Horn, and the ballot measure wins in defeating Sales Tax hike Prop. D, and approving the PLA-ban for County
of SD projects with Proposition A.

Hat tip to the mostly women volunteers who ran 7 regional HQs for the Republican Party of San Diego. With guidance by Tony Krvaric and Barrett Tetlow, the GOP boosted rank-and-file turnout by 4% relative to Democrats.

And yes, as today’s map and those local results confirm, 4% can win a lot of elections.

To all who made these successes possible… Your Hard Work produced tangible, measurable, and concrete results. The Rostra Number Crunching Institute salutes all of you!


Jim Sills is a San Diego political consultant. If you have questions about your future in San Diego and California elections, you can contact Jim at this e-mail address….

He has aided the campaigns of Rep. Darrell Issa, Assemblywoman Shirley Horton, Senators Joel Anderson and Tony Strickland, Rep. Devin Nunes, and Assessor/Recorder Greg Smith, among others.


Comments 2

  1. While not a Republican, I must say that Jim is absolutely right. This fall the GOP was quite successful in San Diego County — in a deep blue state.

    Partisan district elections are so gerrymandered that there is little hope for short term party change there, so that’s not the criteria to use to judge the local Republican Party.

    Stated differently — where is the Democrat Party in San Diego? Who is in charge, and who cares? Aside from the labor unions, what role does that moribund party play in this county?

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