The UT’s Groundbreaking Piece on Joel Anderson

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 3 Comments

Assemblyman Joel Anderson’s problems of late do constitute legitimate news.  Yet, the scope and consistency of the Union-Tribune’s front-page focus on him in recent days reached the near absurd over the weekend with the article, Does Anderson ‘win at all costs’? No, I am not referring to legit political news over the Anderson campaign’s financial transactions and the like.  I …

HJTA: Harkey, Anderson #1 Taxpayer Advocates in Sacramento for 2009

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez Leave a Comment

The results are in from the 2009 Legislative Report Card issued by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), one of California’s oldest and most respected taxpayer advocacy organizations, and San Diego Assemblymembers Diane Harkey and Joel Anderson were the *only* elected state representatives out of all 120 legislative members in Sacto to receive perfect “A” scores! The Report Card, which is based …

Juan Vargas WILL battle Mary Salas in 40th state senate Democratic primary… and Yes, There Will be Blood

Jim Sills Jim Sills 4 Comments

…….In a battle of current and former 79th Assemby members, Juan Vargas (San Diego) will duel Assemblywoman Mary Salas (Chula Vista) for the 40th state senate nomination. Incumbent senator Denise Ducheny is term-limited, so Salas and Vargas will compete in the June 2010 Democratic primary. There had been a few rumors of such a contest, but today Alan Hoffenblum’s authoritative …

Today’s Discussion: UT Story on Joel Anderson

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 10 Comments

Interesting to note that today’s UT “Watchdog Report” on Assemblyman Joel Anderson doesn’t note that as Elections Chairman for the Assembly GOP, he is responsible for getting money to central committees around the state where it is needed for competitive legislative contests.  Also, no mention of how many similar financial transactions take place with others’ campaign coffers.  Nary a mention …