Fletcher’s Very Very Very Very Bad Week

Eliot Ness Eliot Ness 19 Comments

From County Republican Chairman Tony Krvaric’s email to “San Diego Leadership Team” members yesterday. Reprinted with permission. The week started out great for Republicans, as we emerged united behind Kevin Faulconer for San Diego mayor, and continued all week as impressive endorsements started rolling in for Kevin. By contrast, the campaign of Nathan Fletcher AKA “The Magic Democrat” had a …

Leaked: Nathan Fletcher Internal Campaign Poll

Eliot Ness Eliot Ness 13 Comments

Last night the Nathan Fletcher campaign was doing polling in San Diego. The entire set of questions was leaked. Another stumble out of the gate for this supposed team of professionals. The first one of course was the leak of his candidacy the morning of Mayor Filner’s resignation. Oops, cancel the planned big announcement! The poll reveals much about the …

New Laws In California and Our First Rostra Prediction Game of 2013

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 1 Comment

It’s a time-honored New Year’s tradition to review all the new laws taking effect starting on January 1. So I thought I’d get a look at new laws affected Rostrafarians in California. I nearly choked on my breakfast when I looked at the number. There are 837 new laws taking effect as of today. Seriously? Our state was so far …

Reviewing Precinct Returns from the San Diego Mayoral Election

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 2 Comments

  The race to become mayor of the City of San Diego has narrowed down to two finalists. In this policy brief the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) analyzed newly released electoral data from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters’ office using GIS software. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • The June mayoral primary was a partisan election. Interstate …

The Oracle Speaks

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 26 Comments

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/john-tj.jpg” captiontext=”John Nienstedt, President of Competitive Edge, and T.J. Zane, President & CEO of The Lincoln Club of San Diego County, at the Lincoln Club’s Election Night Reception. Photo by: Melissa Jacobs”] Politics & Media Mashup I worked on a campaign with local pollster John Nienstedt a couple years ago and after he explained in a group email – a …