50th Congressional District – Fundamentalist Hypocrisy

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 1 Comment

A Conservative Latino’s take on politics… The race to see who represents the conservative voice for the 50th Congressional District is over. Grassroots activist, Carl DeMaio conceded to former representative Darrell Issa. I don’t know who started it, but as we know, this campaign got ugly. Most don’t remember a race between two Republicans this bad in years. The last …

The CRP Needs a Contract with California-Like New Theme

Randy Berholtz Randy Berholtz 2 Comments

As the Secretary of the California State Republican Party, it has become apparent to me that the CRP needs to have a precise, carefully worded slogan and statement of our core beliefs that need to be agreed upon and emphasized consistently throughout the coming elections. The Democrats have cleverly used phrases such as “progressive,” “hope,” “change,” “onward,” and the like …

Save the Date! Desmond v. Gomez – Unfinished Business

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The 23-year reign of District 5 Supervisor Bill Horn is ending. We’ll know his replacement November 6, 2018. Will it be San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond – Horn’s chosen successor – or newcomer, legislative analyst Michelle Gomez? Desmond, a steadfast Republican, dominated the primary, but Democrat hopeful Gomez looks to change that. Valleyites and …

Board Of Supervisors District 5 Race Set: Gomez Versus Desmond

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics… The Board of Supervisors District 5 race – an upset in the making! Commissioner Michelle Gomez (D) overcame Jerry Kern’s (R) experience, war chest, and her own late entry obstacles. Resulting in second behind San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond (R). Setting up the classic battle of left versus right this November. Two good individuals …

Travis Allen: A fraud? A liar? A snake oil salesman? All the above! Part II

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 4 Comments

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… Part two of my research into Republican gubernatorial candidate, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R), 72nd Assembly District. You can read the first half here: “Travis Allen: A fraud? A liar? A snake oil salesman? All the above! Part I”. Travis Allen, creating a false narrative, the CAGOP proxy battle The most recent CAGOP convention went …

Mea Culpa from Veltmeyer

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Following his recent press release criticizing the Republican Party of San Diego, 52nd District Congressional candidate James Veltmeyer recants… April 16, 2018 A recent media release was sent out critical of the San Diego County Republican Party. Let me state unequivocally that I regret the actions of my campaign. Let me also be crystal clear that I take full responsibility. As …

Krvaric in SDUT: I’m a Republican. Here’s what I think about partisan politics in 2018.

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 4 Comments

This ran over the weekend in The San Diego Union-Tribune…  by Tony Krvaric, Chairman, Republican Party of San Diego County “I want to become an American.” Those words were uttered when I was just 14 years old, living in Sweden. My parents had fled communist Yugoslavia to arrive in Sweden in search of a better life. While growing up in …

What’s wrong with politics in East County: The political parties ignore bad behavior

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Guest Commentary by Hon. Kristine Alessio “The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds – success.”   — Edmund Burke When after a lifetime of membership I left the Republican party, I was accused of doing it for political gain on this site and in other media. But that was nothing more than ad hominem, which did not address the …

Kristine Alessio’s Political Stunt To Succeed Dianne Jacob

Brian Brady Brian Brady 2 Comments

Kristine Alessio just left the Republican Party. She claims that it’s because of Trump and that the local Republican Party “bullied her.” I ain’t buying that. Kristine s running for County Supervisor in 2020. Her mentor doesn’t like Joel Anderson and he’s devising a strategy to build a coalition of “Dianne Jacob Republicans” in East County. State Senator Joel Anderson is …

Republican Leaders in San Diego County Endorse Ted Cruz for President

Brian Brady Brian Brady 8 Comments

Tonight, Senator Ted Cruz will hold a rally for his Presidential campaign at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley.  Over 3,000 people have registered to attend, many of whom are local Republican leaders. Senator Cruz has been endorsed by the highest ranking Republican in California, Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey, Assembly Member Marie Waldron and Assembly Member …

Time for the Republican Party to Unify Behind Randy Voepel

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“Santee is a great success story. When it comes to leading by example and upholding conservative principles, there is no better candidate than Randy Voepel.” — Bill Baber, Councilman, City of La Mesa. “In Santee, we have proven that conservative government policies work!” – Randy Voepel, Mayor of Santee Santee Mayor Randy Voepel – The Only Candidate With A Proven …

Republican Party of San Diego County Should Back Leo Hamel For Assembly

Brian Brady Brian Brady 57 Comments

Remember the tea party movement?  Way back in 2010, while conservatives were rising up to oppose the Bush bailouts, the Obama stimulus plan, and Obamacare, some people were fed up with the Republican party and re-registered to “decline to state”.  Santee Mayor Randy Voepel was one of those guys — Voepel made a very public statement about leaving the party: In …

Congressman Hunter Associates Sen. Rand Paul with Nancy Pelosi

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 5 Comments

For those who missed last night’s meeting of the San Diego County Republican Party at the Town & Country: A foolish comment from Congressman Duncan Hunter as he used the podium of our party to publicly denigrate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) by associating him with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). For those inspired by the ideals of constitutionally limited government, free …

Obama’s Choice

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 3 Comments

Last night has put President Obama into unfamiliar territory. For the first time he faces both houses of Congress in opposition to him. The president has only vetoed legislation twice. This let him easily play the GOP as “the party of No.” But if the GOP pushes reasonable legislation (and not try to impeach the first black president) Obama’s veto …

The shutdown and the CA52 race

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 5 Comments

The shutdown fight is over. The media is claiming a debacle for the Republicans.  Back here at home, what are the implications for the upcoming Congressional race in the 52nd district (CA52)? … So that ended badly. I’ll probably tune out the news for the next few days as the liberal revelry with be loud and nauseating. What happened? For …

Nathan’s Incredibly Bad Move

Eliot Ness Eliot Ness 16 Comments

If Nathan had made the announcement about his party switch six-months ago it could have been construed as a statement of principle, but because he made the move six-weeks before the election it looks like an act of desperation by a candidate who is stuck in fourth place. Of course, that’s exactly where he is in the latest polling. But …

Endorsement Time at the GOP Corral: Mayoral and Assembly Candidates Continue Political Shootout

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Bi-polor disorder on the part of committee members? Did members overlook the background of an Assembly candidate? (If you enjoy reading, this will be a nice lengthy post filled with information that will — quite literally — blow your mind.) The DeMaio Endorsement With the political campaign season in high gear and the Republican Party of San Diego County endorsing candidates …

Presidential Hopeful Gov. Perry Making San Diego Stop

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 8 Comments

From the Republican Party of San Diego County GOVERNOR PERRY WILL BE DOING A “MEET & GREET” OPEN TO ALL SAN DIEGO REPUBLICANS ON WED, SEPT. 7th AT 9 PM Republican Party of San Diego County provides unique opportunity for San Diego Republicans to hear from Governor Perry in person. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th CONTACT: TONY KRVARIC (858) …

Richard Rider, Carl DeMaio, Marie Waldron and D.A. Bonnie Dumanis highlight Tonight’s Republican Party of San Diego meeting

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It was another lively GOP  event this evening, and with SD Rostra’s own Richard Rider the lead-off  featured speaker!  Among those attending were SD City Councilman Carl DeMaio, Escondido City Councilwoman Marie Waldron, and San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. Rider gave much credit to GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric for his conversion to the Republican cause (see quote above) and Republican …