Skip to comments.Sen. Sam Blakeslee unlikely to run again if current maps upheld
Posted on 01/04/2012 4:41:28 PM PST by SmithL
GOP Sen. Sam Blakeslee has started publicly signaling that he might not run for re-election this year.
The San Luis Obispo Republican told Bee sister paper The San Luis Obispo Tribune that his decision is tied to the fate of the new district maps drawn by the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Democrats now hold a 16-point registration edge over Republicans in the central coast swing seat Blakeslee won in a 2010 special election. But critics of the new Senate maps have collected hundreds of thousands of voter signatures in an attempt to ask voters to reject the districts next fall. If the referendum qualifies, the decision of whether to use the newly drawn Senate map this year will be left up to the state Supreme Court, which is scheduled to hold a hearing next week on the issue.
The former Assembly GOP leader said if the current maps prevail, he is unlikely to run for a second term in what is now the 17th Senate District.
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Barry and the ‘RATS did a number on America with their “census” and “independent” redistricting blitzkriegs. I guess we should have been paying more attention to what they were up to.
This was another "direct democracy" ballot initiative. The Marxists have learned how to pass nearly any initiative by tapping into union funds to create saturation TV campaigns that tell outright, blatant lies.
With a little more of that "direct democracy," the public employee unions will soon "own" a majority of CA Democrat Congressmen the same way they already own many state legislators. The politicians do the unions' bidding in exchange for campaign contributions. One hand washes the other and the taxpaying public gets screwed. Unfortunately many of those same taxpayers are stupid enough to vote for the initiatives.
Florida had this problem where BS things to change law in the Florida constitution were getting on the ballot (i.e. size of pig pens).
So we passed a constitutional amendment that requires 60% vote to pass future constitutional amendments. It was really quite funny :)