We are officially two weeks away from the June 8 California primary and judging from the political mail that keeps rolling in, my USPS postal carrier must be working overtime.
This past weekend, I received various slate mailers from a wide spectrum of slate mailer organizations. The California Federation of Teachers sent me their official election guide in which they endorsed Senator Barbara Boxer for the U.S. Senate, Jerry Brown for the Governorship, and Janice Hahn for Lieutenant Governor. They recommended voting No on Propositions 14 and 16 but yes on 15. In addition to their obvious bias towards Democratic candidates, they also encouraged Independent Voters to “Check the Democratic Ballot Box on your absentee request form or ask your attendant for a Democratic Ballot at the poll.” Needless to say, I will not be taking this guide with me on election day.
Another interesting mailer that arrived was from the Continuing the Republican Revolution group. After a google search, I learned that this slate is produced by the Hart & Associates political consulting firm. They recommended that I do the following: vote for Carly Fiorina for the U.S. Senate GOP nomination, Ron Roberts for the Board of Supervisors, and Lorie Zapf for San Diego City Council. Lorie Zapf was also prominently featured on mailers that arrived from the Republican Party of San Diego County and the LIncoln Club. She is now in the lead with six mailers (including the slate mentions).