Republicans Call on Gov to Do Better for DD Community

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California has been transitioning from residential to community-based care for people with developmental disabilities, with the state is expecting to see substantial cost savings.  While Gov. Newsom’s budget proposal diverts that money to pay for other state programs, Republicans want to provide a secure source of funding for some of the most vulnerable people in the state.  We are calling on …

Will low voter turnout give Republican Neel Kashkari a chance?

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 9 Comments

In the wake of low voter turnout in the June 2014 California primary which favored conservative / Republican candidates, is there any chance of a repeat on a bigger scale in November 2014? John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research & Communication, says November 2014 could be a real downer for California when it comes to voter turnout. As John …

Would you ever compromise on taxes? Ask Sherry Hodges

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“There may be a time…” That’s the answer Sherry Hodges provided on KOCT last week during a roundtable discussion between the run-off candidates in the 76th Assembly District. Video Link: Journalist Roundtable 76th District Candidates The question and Hodges’s response begins at the 43:00 mark in the video link above. Hodges’s opponent, Rocky Chavez, plainly says “no new taxes” when asked …

Senator Mark Wyland Endorses Rocky Chavez

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Press release through the transom this morning, Republican State Senator Mark Wyland has endorsed fellow Republican Rocky Chavez in the open 76th Assembly District race. Wyland, who represents all of the communities within the re-drawn 76th Assembly District, was elected to the State Senate in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Senator Wyland is the latest in a growing list of …

San Diego Republican Primary Voters Could Overcome Registration Gap

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 2 Comments

Is it the solar flare? Nope, but could be the makings of the perfect storm for San Diego Republicans come June. Recent polling from Competitive Edge Research & Communication** shows registered Republicans more enthusiastic to vote in June than Democrats. Well, big whoop. We all expected that, right? But according to the survey, the enthusiasm factor might be enough to …

Filling the Obama Gap on Immigration Reform

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President Obama discussing immigration reform in June 2009, Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. In a clear signal that Obama will demagogue any issue to help his re-election chances, we read this from the U-T. President Barack Obama told about 70 national leaders in a private meeting Tuesday that immigration reform is still one of his priorities despite the …

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 GOP’s Big Gay Secret

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 7 Comments

Just what exactly went down at the GOP Convention last weekend? I’m glad to see the media taking an interest in the GOP. Just imagine the coverage if they stuck around for the acid-dropping, naked chandelier swinging parties. Look folks, it’s not hard to believe Republicans know how to party. The way most of them dress tells you right away …

Reagan Day? More than 60% of Americans Just Say No

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 5 Comments

Feb. 4, 2011 – SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Happy Dutch Day? Nope, most Americans say they’d rather work. More than 60 percent of Americans reject the idea of denoting 40th President Ronald Reagan’s birthday, February 6, as a federal public holiday. The survey of 504 American adults was conducted between February 1-3, 2011 by Competitive Edge Research & Communication. SEE …

The Garrick Question…Some Simple Advice

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My last Sunday San Diego column at the FlashReport… As Jon Fleischman hi-lited on the main FR page Saturday, the Union-Trib editorialized on the selection of Martin Garrick as the new Assembly minority leader, praising the decision, while asking a question in the headline: Will he be the latest GOP leader to cave on taxes? Clearly, the UT gets it, …

Sticks and Stones

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

Recently I had a conversation with one of my clients. He commented on all the mean spirited invective being spewed by conservatives about President Obama, saying that the Democrats “never” said such horrible things about President Bush. He’s not the first person I’ve heard assert this. Talk about selective memory. During an exclusive interview with CBS Radio reporter Peter Maer …