My approach as a Congressman: Filter every decision through one lens

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Guest Commentary by Jim Ash A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Anderson as part of his vetting process described in his post On Vetting and Endorsing. Because I have no public voting record to scrutinize, he wanted to determine if I am intellectually capable of handling the job of a congressman. After our meeting, and …

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.

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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

Brian Brady Brian Brady 40 Comments

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

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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 …

Assemblyman Steiner? Good News from the Third Floor

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When a good friend calls you on his first Father’s Day, you think of one two things: it was an accident or he’s about to tell you something big (and you hope it’s good). So, imagine my surprise when Supervisor Bill Horn’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Dustin Steiner, declared he’s considering a run for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher’s seat. NOTE: If …

Issa the “New Sheriff” in D.C.?

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The Daily Beast brings us this little nugget in the sea of top lists of this or that: The Top 11 Politicians to Watch in 2011 (guess spotlighting 11 rather than 10 is a play on the year). And sliding into the No. 1 spot of this distinguished list: San Diego’s own Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista). Reason: He’s expected to …

UPDATED: Congressman thinks Guam might capsize

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In a hearing, Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson expresses his sincere concern that too many people on tiny Guam might cause the island to capsize. Trust me — this video is worth three minutes out of your life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg&feature=player_embedded This is such a literally unbelievable video that initially I suspected it was an April Fools hoax. I Googled the guy and …

Congressman afraid Guam will capsize

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Editor’s Note:  This post has been updated by Mr. Rider here… http://sdrostra.com/?p=4087 In a hearing, Congressman Hank Johnson expresses his sincere concern that too many people on tiny Guam might cause the island to capsize. It’s worth three minutes out of your life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg&feature=player_embedded Some apologists will try to excuse the Congressman because they think he is on drugs. But …

Wow! A reply from Senator Feinstein!!

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Wow! A reply from Senator Feinstein!! “I personally have found that as I gain experience in the Senate, my ability to effectively represent Californians grows as well. “ IMHO, of course, then why is her “experience” screwing up the state, nation and world? Apparently it’s a bad experience. I prefer the Jimi Hendrix Experience over her experience. By the way, …

Voices on Healthcare

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My Sunday San Diego column at FlashReport… I attended the annual Grossmont Hospital Foundation gala last night while Congressional voting was taking place on healthcare.  Some say it wasn’t a good night for hospitals to celebrate, but the Grossmont event was scheduled long ago and Nancy Pelosi didn’t ask about any scheduling conflicts. Any night that the community comes together …