50th Congressional District – Fundamentalist Hypocrisy

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 1 Comment

A Conservative Latino’s take on politics… The race to see who represents the conservative voice for the 50th Congressional District is over. Grassroots activist, Carl DeMaio conceded to former representative Darrell Issa. I don’t know who started it, but as we know, this campaign got ugly. Most don’t remember a race between two Republicans this bad in years. The last …

Carl DeMaio – Entrepreneurial Politics

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A Conservative Latino’s View on Politics… I understand how an industry can begin to accept certain standards or ways of doing business that go against successful norms – politics is one of them. Since getting involved in local politics, and how I’ve lived life from both a personal and business perspective, I read Carl DeMaio’s campaign team announcement, and I …

How the Grinch… err SB1 (Gas Tax) Stole Christmas

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The $800 average SB1 (gas tax) takes from California families is the equivalent of what we spend on Christmas and shows our politicians to be the Grinch who stole Christmas. A CHRISTMAS STORY My mother worked in factories her whole life. She worked hard and sent most of her paycheck back to Panama. My …

Travis Allen: A fraud? A liar? A snake oil salesman? All the above! Part II

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics… Part two of my research into Republican gubernatorial candidate, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R), 72nd Assembly District. You can read the first half here: “Travis Allen: A fraud? A liar? A snake oil salesman? All the above! Part I”. Travis Allen, creating a false narrative, the CAGOP proxy battle The most recent CAGOP convention went …

Travis Allen: A fraud? A liar? A snake oil salesman? All the above! Part I

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics. The battle in the governor’s race, between John Cox and Travis Allen to represent the Republican Party and be one of the top-two in the “jungle primary,” is dividing us. Allen voters embellish Cox’s flaws, while purposely ignoring Allen’s and are creating an irreparable wedge if one of them advances. Allen’s rhetoric is also …

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 …

Surprised that DeMaio didn’t run? Just follow the moves.

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 5 Comments

When Carl DeMaio pulled papers for the 50th Congressional District on Monday of last week, while also paying the $1,740 non-refundable filing fee, many thought that was a final decision. He was indeed running against Duncan Hunter. When he then announced last Friday he wasn’t running, it surprised the same “many.” Why the heck would he cough up over 1,700 …

Sen. Newman resurrects fake Bosnich smears against DeMaio

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From Breitbart… …(Todd) Bosnich…appeared in federal court over additional claims that (Carl) DeMaio had sent him threatening emails regarding the harassment claims. The FBI investigated these additional claims, and Bosnich admitted that he had created the fake email and sent the emails to himself. He pled guilty to obstruction of justice, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern California. He …

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 …

Friday Update: Assessing the changing DeMaio-Peters vote count

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 40 Comments

Update: 5:00 p.m. Friday: Scott Peters’ 50.27 percent yesterday increased to 51.25 percent today. Raw votes are now at Peters with 92,410 and DeMaio with 87,919. Peters’ 861 vote lead yesterday increased to a lead of 4,491. Total ballots counted increased from 156,813 to 180,329. Thus, that’s 23,516 additional ballots counted. Peters added 13,573 votes to his total. DeMaio added …

The Peters-DeMaio Battleground Precincts

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From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)… click for a larger image “I’ve looked at CA52 “battleground precincts” — areas where the majority of voters supported Peters for Congress and DeMaio for Mayor in 2012. You had cross-over voters, Independent voters, a significant number of people who could be swayed …

The Wrath of Khan

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From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)… click for a separate image Just cranked out a map of ballots counted thus far by the Registrar for CA52, by precinct. Scott Peters cut decisively into Carl DeMaio territory, won battleground precincts. Peters won battleground precincts in South University City, Clairemont, North …

HuffPo: GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Cleared Of Sexual Harassment Claims

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“DeMaio spokesman Dave McCullough said in an email that the campaign was glad Dumanis found Bosnich’s ‘politically-motivated smears are without merit.’ He did not comment on her decision not to prosecute the burglary.” Read it all here.

Kick or Punt, Ms. Dumanis.

Brian Brady Brian Brady 6 Comments

Citizens need closure on the recent allegations against Carl DeMaio.  Last week, Todd Bosnich accused the former San Diego City Council Member and U.S. House candidate of sexual harassment.  If true, DeMaio has no business holding public office. The timing of this claim is suspect.  The accuser’s decision to lodge the complaint in the media, rather than through law enforcement, …

Scott Peters: Petty Bully Who Seeks To Balkanize San Diego With The “Tea Party Extremist” Label

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Let’s start with this; there is no “tea party”.  There is a “tea party movement,” there are “tea party groups,” there are “tea party activists” and there are “people who agree with tea party principles.” In that tea party movement, there are libertarians, social conservatives, immigration activists, fiscal conservatives, Second Amendment defenders, and other conservative-leaning Americans. While I haven’t seen …

Scott Peters in my ‘hood

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 2 Comments

Living in CA-52, I posted before how Scott Peters was calling me, a registered Republican that votes in every election. Yesterday, they took it up a notch. I saw a Scott Peters flyer at my house and my wife (also registered Republican) said a precinct walker came to our house. It wasn’t a random door-to-door, they had our names and …

Poll indicates “enthusiasm gap” is favoring DeMaio over Peters

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 2 Comments

A survey released today by the Republican Party of San Diego County notes that likely voters in the nationally-watched race between Congressman Scott Peters and GOP challenger Carl DeMaio are more enthusiastic about supporting Republican candidates than they are Democrats. The 16 percent margin between GOP and Dem favored candidates, often called the “enthusiasm gap,” is significant in a competitive …

Christian Republicans for Scott Peters?

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 66 Comments

This week a number of my friends, well respected Christian leaders, wrote a public letter encouraging Christ followers to vote for the Democrat incumbent Scott Peters in the 52nd Congressional District race instead of the endorsed Republican, Carl DeMaio. They did so on the basis of a moral issue – his position on same sex marriage. As a Christ follower …

Minimum Wage Referendum – Expected and Desired (UPDATED)

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San Diego’s 10News is reporting that a campaign to repeal an expected rise in the minimum wage is being organized by the San Diego Small Business Coalition. (I urge you to “like” their Facebook page.) San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer vetoed the measure, but the San Diego City Council is expected to override it. If that happens, Jason Roe, spokesman …

Scott Peters looking for votes in all the wrong places

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 50 Comments

You know things are tight in the CA-52 race when Scott Peters is trying to get my vote. I’ve been registered GOP since 18 and since I got off of active duty (too much overseas time) I know I voted in every election. Election campaigns usually focus on Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts of their political base, so I …