Retiring Toni Atkins

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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 — …

My next step

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This past December, I was sworn in for my 3rd and final term in the California State Assembly. As a result of term limits, I won’t be able to run again for the 71st Assembly District. Serving as an Assemblymember has been the honor of a lifetime, and I’m proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish so far in Sacramento. Yet, …

NRO: Radio Silence on Leland Yee

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from National Review Online… Having assiduously ignored one of the gonzo corruption stories of the last decade, CNN this week offered a peculiar defense of its silence. Rankled by a curious Twitter user, who asked why “the Leland Yee story appears nowhere on CNN’s website,” the outlet explained that the decision was “in line with us covering state senators & …

Not only does the Legislature need to “Man up,” so does Governor Brown

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jerry-brown-20120414,0,7914862.story Is Governor Brown for real? He signed a budget that was based on overly optimistic revenue projections that everyone knew would not be met. If he was a leader, he would NOT have signed the current budget last summer. If he really cared for California, he would have said “NO” and forced the legislature to work out a realistic …

Early Analysis: Impact of Redistricting in San Diego County

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New faces, new districts, and more competition Guest Commentary by Ron Nehring Let’s take a quick look at the draft Assembly, State Senate and Congressional district maps in San Diego County.  While these drafts may change in the weeks ahead, they give us good insight into the direction things are moving, and therefore, who’s likely to gain, and whose jobs …

UPDATE …. Draft 39th Senate seat voted 52% Meg Whitman, just 40% Jerry Brown — So Who wants to be a GOP State Senator?

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Credible new number-crunching reveals the revised 39th state senate seat depicted above (held by Chris Kehoe now) would have a 38%  to 34% GOP registration edge, and backed Meg Whitman vs. Jerry Brown by a 52% to 40% margin in 2010.  (Hat tip to Redistricting Partners group.)  Stunner!  This would now be a clear-cut GOP seat, not just a competitive one, if adopted …