GOP: County Supes’ Folly UPDATE!

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Latest from the County Republican Party… Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 3rd at 9 AM three Republican (!!) County Supervisors will vote to drastically curtail the free speech rights of our Party, severely limiting our ability to elect Republicans in general and those in marginal districts in particular. It saddens me to have to call out fellow Republicans Greg Cox, Ron Roberts, …

The Need For Reasonable Limits On Political Party Candidate Donations

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Guest Commentary by Supervisor Ron Roberts Former state Republican Party chair Ron Nehring rightly states that “San Diego voters have a right to know who is trying to influence our local elections.” (Commentary, U-T San Diego, January 29, 2014).  But his prescription for accomplishing that – allowing unlimited political contributions to be funneled through political parties directly to local candidates – …

U-T Weighs In On County Supes’ Folly and Grassroots Republicans React

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From the Republican Party of San Diego County… A quick update on reactions to the County Supes’ decision to curtail our Party’s ability to elect Republicans… 1) Ron Nehring’s OpEd ran yesterday. It’s a must-read: New Rules Unfairly Limit Contributions For Supervisor Races 2) Today the U-T weighed in and called the proposal “naive and doomed to fail”: County Contribution …

Et Tu, Cox, Jacob, and Roberts?

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From the Republican Party of San Diego County… Today is a sad day. The ONLY Supervisor who stood with us today was Supervisor Bill Horn. He cast the lone vote NOT to change the county campaign rules in the middle of the game and infringe on the free speech rights of political parties. PLEASE CONTACT BILL RIGHT NOW TO THANK …

Incumbent Supervisors Cox, Dave Roberts, and Jacob Vote To Silence Political Opposition

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The County Board of Supervisors ruled against free speech today.  Let me amend that; every Supervisor, except Board Chairman Bill Horn, limited your right to support candidates through a political party. Horn registered his expected pro-freedom response.  He started the conversation by saying that he opposes any limits to free speech.  After public testimony (from five speakers and 16 non-speakers, …

Tom Shepard, Puppet Master. Which County Supervisors’ Strings Will He Pull Tomorrow?

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Tom Shepard is up to his old shenanigans again. Shepard-backed Supervisor Ron Roberts is introducing a proposal to limit candidate donations from political parties in San Diego County. Guess why? To protect two of Shepard’s other clients, up for re-election in 2016: Dianne Jacob and Greg Cox. It also gives Shepard a chance to make MORE money by forming and/or consulting for “independent expenditure committees” …