Retiring Toni Atkins

Brian Brady Brian Brady 1 Comment

If you read San Diego Rostra, you probably already know that dethroned Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins has chosen to challenge the incumbent State Senator from the 39th District, Marty Block — this is no small announcement.  Say what you will about Atkins’ future plans, but the Democratic Assembly Caucus knows something that the voters of San Diego should know — …

Marty Block’s 3 Strikes

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A few months ago former Assemblyman George Plescia’s shot at beating current Assemblyman Marty Block was shaky. The 39th State Senate district, where Plescia and Block are facing off, has a seven point Democratic registration advantage and a likely November Dem turnout advantage of four points. That isn’t huge, but without a funding infusion the steady advantage goes to Block. …

Block for Senate, (Insert Name Here) for Assembly

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In local political news today, the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that Marty Block — everyone’s favorite tax-raising-after-he-promised-not-to-do-so Democrat — is looking to run for the State Senate seat currently held by a termed-out Christine Kehoe. Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana is in the mix, and there are rumblings that newly-elected Assemblywoman Toni Atkins might jump in. All depending upon redistricting, of …

The Greatest Story Ever Told, Almost

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This is a bit lengthy, but worth it… Let’s start with the biggest, and perhaps least exciting, races for the county (state races to follow tomorrow). In the 50th Dem Primary Francine Busby was selected as the Democrat nominee to lose to Brian Bilbray once more. I don’t think Busby was celebrating her victory, I searched for police reports and …

No Free Ride for Martin Block—- Two Republicans file for the 78th Assembly Seat held from 2002 to 2008 by Shirley Horton

Jim Sills Jim Sills 10 Comments

Freshman Democrat Assemblyman Martin Block will face a challenge this year as Rick L. Powell and Emma Turner filed preliminary papers this week to seek the GOP nomination in the 78th Assembly distriict. Shirley Horton won the seat for the GOP in 2002 and held it 6 years until term-limited. Block got the 78th in the Obama wave of 2008, …