TONIGHT: Post-Election Analysis with Consultant Hoy, Pollster Nienstedt

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

I’m not exactly the most devoted GOP meeting attendee. But I’ll be there tonight to hear the recap of the wildly dead-on pollster John Nienstedt and Nov. 2 success-story consultant John Hoy. I had the honor of working with both men on Proposition A – which crossed the finish line easily with more than 70 percent of the vote. Conversely …

Glass House Dweller Throws Stones at Castle

Sunshine Sunshine 5 Comments

When campaigns and committees drop mail sometimes the content becomes a point of controversy. How accurate is that statement? What is the context of that quote? Did that bill really do that? Is that still true? On and on. It doesn’t matter what side you’re on, everyone calls “b#ll$h*t” on a poorly cited or quoted mail piece once in a …

Wayne says he will return contribution

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 1 Comment

Dave Maass of San Diego CityBeat contacted SD Rostra to note that in response to his inquiry resulting from Jim Sills’ post of last night, San Diego city council candidate Howard Wayne said he ordered his treasurer to return the $100 contribution from Amerland’s Jules Arthur. Rostra has verified the information as accurate; Wayne indicated he has directed the return …

Will Howard Wayne return money from a Donor the Bay Area media say is charged with 2 Counts of Manslaughter ?

Jim Sills Jim Sills

On June 22, 2010 the Solano County DA’s office charged businessman Jules Arthur, and 4 associates, in the deaths of 2 senior citizens killed in an accidental Vallejo fire. (source Vallejo Times-Herald, Sept. 4, 2010). The prosecutors say a Vallejo senior citizen project owned by Arthur’s San Diego-based ‘The Amerland Group’ burned down. 2 people lost their lives. The fire’s origin was purely …

Did Lorie Zapf’s Big victory surprise local Liberals? — Some were Flabbergasted !

Jim Sills Jim Sills 12 Comments

Last week I wrote a column about SD Rostra’s success in correctly predicting Upset victories in June by Juan Vargas and Lorie Zapf. Not very controversial, right? But a writer for a SD liberal publication attacked, saying (A) Zapf’s victory was no surprise, and (B) no one said she would miss the runoff and (C) we Rostrafarians were “Morons”. As …

Lessons from 2010 Primary …..Whose Polls can you Trust?

Jim Sills Jim Sills 8 Comments

In the last month before the June primary, Barry Jantz reported a poll showing a close race between Howard Wayne and Lorie Zapf in SD city council district 6. Soon after, I reported on polling which showed Juan Vargas leading Mary Salas outside SD County and would likely win the 40th senate Democratic primary. Barry Jantz took flack from some …