Measure X: Money House vs. School Bond

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Creating an Innovative Campaign Strategy to Oppose a Bond Measure: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Measure X Prototype by Kevin Dayton California voters approved bond measures for K-12 school and community college districts at a 90% rate in the November 2015 off-year election and June 2016 primary presidential election. This is a record rate of passage for bond measures since …

Will Trump supporters publicly endorse his quotes?

Daniel Watts Daniel Watts 15 Comments

As a late-stage millennial, I have nearly 2,400 Facebook friends. Everyone I’ve met in my life is connected to me on social media one way or another, and they’re of all political stripes. My cadre of Facebook affiliates ranges from Donald Trump supporters to people who are not insane. Yesterday, I engaged in a little experiment. My hypothesis: Even the most ardent supporters of Donald Trump …

Union Tribune foolishly calls for San Diegans to spoil their ballots

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“Send a message to the GOP and Trump by writing in Ronald Reagan for president.” That’s the crux of the Union-Tribune’s June 2nd editorial. It’s also foolish and irresponsible advice, especially from a newspaper. Under California law, write-in votes aren’t counted unless they’re cast for certain qualified write-in candidates. To become a qualified write-in candidate, you have to fill out forms and submit …

Who will be Trump’s VP?

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 4 Comments

What calculations go into a Vice President pick? Ben Carson, may have weighed in during his short time on the vetting team. Over the past few campaigns, VPs weren’t picked on their ability to succeed the Presidential candidate but to add credibility to the ticket. Here are a few reasons why VPs were picked in past elections: The Uniter. Ronald …

Trump Fights like ISIS

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If you’re looking for an article calling Trump a terrorist, look elsewhere. This is a quick analysis of how Trump’s political campaign echoes a lot of the “guerrilla” asymmetric tactics ISIS has had in its own conflict. Their ideologies are vastly different, but in the information age there appears to be successful strategies people can employ. Here are just two: …

San Diegans Feel the Bern

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 24 Comments

Bernie Sanders campaigned in San Diego yesterday (March 22). This is his only official stop in California on this trip. The event was free and open to the public, but admission was first come, first served. By mid-morning Monday his website had stopped accepting reservations. Unfortunately, for Bernie fans who missed it, I sense that the irony was missed. What …

Time for the Republican Party to Unify Behind Randy Voepel

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“Santee is a great success story. When it comes to leading by example and upholding conservative principles, there is no better candidate than Randy Voepel.” — Bill Baber, Councilman, City of La Mesa. “In Santee, we have proven that conservative government policies work!” – Randy Voepel, Mayor of Santee Santee Mayor Randy Voepel – The Only Candidate With A Proven …

Republican Party of San Diego County Should Back Leo Hamel For Assembly

Brian Brady Brian Brady 57 Comments

Remember the tea party movement?  Way back in 2010, while conservatives were rising up to oppose the Bush bailouts, the Obama stimulus plan, and Obamacare, some people were fed up with the Republican party and re-registered to “decline to state”.  Santee Mayor Randy Voepel was one of those guys — Voepel made a very public statement about leaving the party: In …

Lincoln Club endorses Randy Voepel in AD71

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The following went out from the Lincoln Club in late February, prior to the AD 71 candidate line-up being in the midst of changing so dramatically the last few days. It still reflects the reasons the club is strongly supporting Randy Voepel for the seat… This week, the Lincoln Club of San Diego County voted to endorse Santee Mayor Randy …

Republican Organization Backs Leo Hamel For Assembly

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The Republican Liberty Caucus of San Diego (RLCSD), a local chapter of The Republican Liberty Caucus, endorsed Leo Hamel’s bid for California Assembly in the 71st District. The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization, dedicated to working within the Republican Party, to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets. Hamel, a successful …

It’s Official: Leo Hamel Announces Candidacy for State Assembly

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Well-Known Jewelry Store Owner Makes Announcement on the DeMaio Report Leo Hamel appeared on the DeMaio Report today to make the surprise announcement that he’s running for the California State Assembly. Hamel will run for the District 71 seat currently held by Assemblymember Brian Jones (R) which includes east county San Diego. Hamel is well-known in San Diego for his …

Leo Hamel eyeing State Assembly seat

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Updated 3/9/16 with a quote from Leo Hamel Yesterday Michael Harrison announced he was ending his bid for the 71st Assembly District seat, potentially leaving Santee Mayor Randy Voepel as the clear front runner in the contest to succeed a term-limited Brian Jones. But, today jeweler Leo Hamel — also a Republican — pulled nomination papers at the Registrar of …

Why Ted Cruz Is The Rightful Heir To Lead The Ron Paul Liberty Movement

Brian Brady Brian Brady 19 Comments

I first learned about Senator Ted Cruz on Facebook.  A lady I with whom I was connected, from the Ron Paul 2012 campaign, volunteered on Ted’s Texas Senate race.  Not long thereafter, the Republican Liberty Caucus endorsed Ted’s Senate Race as well as Senator Rand Paul and, the champion of the Constitution, Congressman Ron Paul.  In May, 2012, Ron and …

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 …

Voepel Raises $100,000 in June

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$100,000 Raised in June Santee Mayor Randy Voepel Posts Impressive Fundraising Totals (Santee) – Santee Mayor Randy Voepel announced today that he had received more than $100,000 in total contributions entirely during the month of June for his campaign for the 71st Assembly District. “I am honored to have so many supporters put their trust in me,” said Voepel. “This …

Assemblyman Brian Jones Endorses Randy Voepel for the 71st Assembly District

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Press Release (SANTEE) – Assemblyman Brian Jones has announced his support for Santee Mayor Randy Voepel, who is running for the 71st Assembly District in 2016. Jones, who currently represents the 71st District, cited Voepel’s strong record as a conservative at the local level. “Randy Voepel isn’t just a conservative – he’s a conservative who gets results,” said Jones. “As …

Tea Party Wave 2.0 — The 2016 Presidential Race

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Today, Florida Senator Marco Rubio is planning to announce his candidacy for President of the United States.  While former Florida Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and former Texas Governor Rick Perry are likely candidates, there is no doubt that the influence of the grass-roots tea party movement is being felt this year. To date, there are four announced candidates …

Todd Gloria announces for State Assembly

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From Council Member Todd Gloria… Dear Friends, Nearly eight years ago, with your help, I went to City Hall to make a difference for our community. It has been an honor to serve as your Councilmember, Council President and Interim Mayor of San Diego. My time in public service has included some of the toughest challenges we’ve faced as a …