John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research & Communication, San Diego

Final San Diego Voter Turnout Predictions from Competitive Edge Research

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal John Nienstedt, The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Leave a Comment

The 2016 Presidential election has induced much gnashing of teeth among voters.  It seems like there has been an unprecedented amount of attention paid to election-related stress relief. Voice of San Diego devoted not just one but two sessions “focused on mindfulness, consciousness and reflexivity” in an effort to relax the electorate.  The Washington Post recently reported that there’s an …

Is it illegal to take a ballot selfie? The answer may surprise you.

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Is it illegal to take a picture of your own ballot? As a free speech lawyer, I get asked this question every election day. In short, no. It’s not illegal.  Look closely at the articles that say otherwise. They’re either completely devoid of supporting information (like this CW6 piece), or they concede that the laws they’re complaining about have never been enforced …

AD 76: Rocky Chavez turnabout results in departure of Jerry Kern

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from Thomas K. Arnold in the Seaside Courier, following Rocky jumping back into the race for his own Assembly seat… “I doubt the party will endorse against a sitting incumbent, even though he assured me 20 times he was all in with the U.S. Senate race … I’m just disappointed that Rocky misled me, that he told he was all …

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 …

Polling in 52nd Congressional: “Scott Peters is in a weak position for reelection”

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from Revolvis consulting… On December 16-17, polling firm Moore Information conducted a poll on California’s 52nd Congressional District. Linked here is a memo on the poll’s findings. A few highlights… • Hillary Clinton has a +5 net negative rating with 49% unfavorable and 44% favorable opinion among district voters. • Incumbent Scott Peters is below 50% approval rating with only …

The continuing gun debate in CA-52; Atkinson responds

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 3 Comments

On December 19, an article in The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Peters, opponents grapple over gun restrictions,” outlined the disparate views on Second Amendment issues between Congressman Scott Peters and his opponents in the 52nd District. Two days later, December 21, the SDUT followed up with an editorial, taking Republican congressional candidate Denise Gitsham to task for not responding on the …

The CNN Commander-In-Chief Debate

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 3 Comments

Last night, we saw CNN’s Big 11 in the GOP race face off for a boost in the polls. At times trying to show off their National Security and Foreign Policy credentials. For the record, here’s the picture of the GOP candidates who have military service: Yeah, none. The political party that is about patriotism, strong defense, and often a …