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 …

Congressman Scott Peters: Pick Your Racist Ass Up Off The Floor

Brian Brady Brian Brady 17 Comments

Scott Peters is a waste of space. One of the reasons I never got too worked up about him is because he has occupied the back bench of Congress for four years and has done nothing. I like legislators who do nothing because it generally means my life, liberty, or property isn’t in peril. But Scott Peters, like his henchwoman Maryann …

Polling in 52nd Congressional: “Scott Peters is in a weak position for reelection”

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from Revolvis consulting… On December 16-17, polling firm Moore Information conducted a poll on California’s 52nd Congressional District. Linked here is a memo on the poll’s findings. A few highlights… • Hillary Clinton has a +5 net negative rating with 49% unfavorable and 44% favorable opinion among district voters. • Incumbent Scott Peters is below 50% approval rating with only …

The continuing gun debate in CA-52; Atkinson responds

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 3 Comments

On December 19, an article in The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Peters, opponents grapple over gun restrictions,” outlined the disparate views on Second Amendment issues between Congressman Scott Peters and his opponents in the 52nd District. Two days later, December 21, the SDUT followed up with an editorial, taking Republican congressional candidate Denise Gitsham to task for not responding on the …

Friday Update: Assessing the changing DeMaio-Peters vote count

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 40 Comments

Update: 5:00 p.m. Friday: Scott Peters’ 50.27 percent yesterday increased to 51.25 percent today. Raw votes are now at Peters with 92,410 and DeMaio with 87,919. Peters’ 861 vote lead yesterday increased to a lead of 4,491. Total ballots counted increased from 156,813 to 180,329. Thus, that’s 23,516 additional ballots counted. Peters added 13,573 votes to his total. DeMaio added …

The Peters-DeMaio Battleground Precincts

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From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)… click for a larger image “I’ve looked at CA52 “battleground precincts” — areas where the majority of voters supported Peters for Congress and DeMaio for Mayor in 2012. You had cross-over voters, Independent voters, a significant number of people who could be swayed …

The Wrath of Khan

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From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)… click for a separate image Just cranked out a map of ballots counted thus far by the Registrar for CA52, by precinct. Scott Peters cut decisively into Carl DeMaio territory, won battleground precincts. Peters won battleground precincts in South University City, Clairemont, North …

Will California’s Voters Set A New Record for Apathy?

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 4 Comments

How low can they go? California’s voters set a record low of 51 percent voter turnout in 2002. Political pollster John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research & Communication, made his final voter turnout prediction for Tuesday’s midterm election at the witching hour on Election Eve. Read his prediction here, then weigh in on whether he’s high, low, or right …

HuffPo: GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Cleared Of Sexual Harassment Claims

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“DeMaio spokesman Dave McCullough said in an email that the campaign was glad Dumanis found Bosnich’s ‘politically-motivated smears are without merit.’ He did not comment on her decision not to prosecute the burglary.” Read it all here.

Kick or Punt, Ms. Dumanis.

Brian Brady Brian Brady 6 Comments

Citizens need closure on the recent allegations against Carl DeMaio.  Last week, Todd Bosnich accused the former San Diego City Council Member and U.S. House candidate of sexual harassment.  If true, DeMaio has no business holding public office. The timing of this claim is suspect.  The accuser’s decision to lodge the complaint in the media, rather than through law enforcement, …

Scott Peters: Petty Bully Who Seeks To Balkanize San Diego With The “Tea Party Extremist” Label

Brian Brady Brian Brady 40 Comments

Let’s start with this; there is no “tea party”.  There is a “tea party movement,” there are “tea party groups,” there are “tea party activists” and there are “people who agree with tea party principles.” In that tea party movement, there are libertarians, social conservatives, immigration activists, fiscal conservatives, Second Amendment defenders, and other conservative-leaning Americans. While I haven’t seen …

Scott Peters in my ‘hood

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 2 Comments

Living in CA-52, I posted before how Scott Peters was calling me, a registered Republican that votes in every election. Yesterday, they took it up a notch. I saw a Scott Peters flyer at my house and my wife (also registered Republican) said a precinct walker came to our house. It wasn’t a random door-to-door, they had our names and …

Poll indicates “enthusiasm gap” is favoring DeMaio over Peters

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 2 Comments

A survey released today by the Republican Party of San Diego County notes that likely voters in the nationally-watched race between Congressman Scott Peters and GOP challenger Carl DeMaio are more enthusiastic about supporting Republican candidates than they are Democrats. The 16 percent margin between GOP and Dem favored candidates, often called the “enthusiasm gap,” is significant in a competitive …

Christian Republicans for Scott Peters?

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 66 Comments

This week a number of my friends, well respected Christian leaders, wrote a public letter encouraging Christ followers to vote for the Democrat incumbent Scott Peters in the 52nd Congressional District race instead of the endorsed Republican, Carl DeMaio. They did so on the basis of a moral issue – his position on same sex marriage. As a Christ follower …

Minimum Wage Referendum – Expected and Desired (UPDATED)

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San Diego’s 10News is reporting that a campaign to repeal an expected rise in the minimum wage is being organized by the San Diego Small Business Coalition. (I urge you to “like” their Facebook page.) San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer vetoed the measure, but the San Diego City Council is expected to override it. If that happens, Jason Roe, spokesman …

CA-52 Getting Interesting – #ACA Toxicity

B-Daddy B-Daddy 4 Comments

To see the impact of the health care law’s implosion on political campaigns, look no further than my own 52nd Congressional district here in San Diego.  Scott Peters, the incumbent,is expected to face a tough re-election campaign against the well-known Carl DeMaio.  (I supported DeMaio for Mayor last year.)  While DeMaio has a Republican primary to get past, his high …

Lori Saldaña Will Probably Never Answer the Question About the San Diego Democratic Party

Brian Brady Brian Brady 8 Comments

Ex-Mayor Bob Filner is now a convicted felon.  This is no surprise to people who have been following the Filner saga.  As each layer of the onion was peeled off, the “monster within” (Filner’s description of his problem) had a history of prolonged abuse of women.  What was a rumor on Capitol Hill became reality as he campaigned in the …

CA52 Democratic Phone Poll Going around

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 2 Comments

I received a phone poll call last night.  As I recall the questions were: Do you support the Democrat or Republican Congressional candidate in CA52  (Generic Party only test) What do think of Scott Peters performance Impact of the shutdown Who is to blame in shutdown What party do you identify with – Democrat, Republican, Independent Then it said it …

Did Filner and Peters Break Up?

Owen Kellogg Undesignated 15 Comments

Late last night Red State reported on the interesting dynamic between Scott Peters and the Filner scandals. The point is after weeks of silence, Peters responded to criticism by removing almost every reference to Bob Filner from his website.  Yikes! I don’t know if that’s more embarrassing for Peters or Filner but the entire incident certainly reflects poorly on the …