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Feinstein Weak In Poll, But No GOP Challenger Yet [Michael Reagan Considering A Run]
SFChronicle ^ | September 16, 2011

Posted on 09/16/2011 7:54:58 PM PDT by Steelfish

Feinstein Weak In Poll, But No GOP Challenger Yet

Joe Garofoli, September 16, 2011

Two years ago, two major Republican campaigns swarmed the California GOP fall convention, confident that they could drum up the support to beat three-term incumbent Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer, who was considered vulnerable because of her low voter-approval ratings.

This year, as 1,000 GOP activists gather today in Los Angeles for their fall convention, things are different, as even the California Republican Party chairman has no idea who will take on 19-year-incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein next year - and no major candidates have stepped up.

But the landscape may change soon, analysts said, given Feinstein's recent campaign money problems and a Field Poll released today that gives one of California's most consistently popular politicians a 41 percent approval rating, the lowest of her Senate career.

One person considering a run, The Chronicle has learned, is Michael Reagan, a former conservative talk-radio host and the son of former President Ronald Reagan.

Republicans may consider a challenge to Feinstein less foreboding after the survey of 1,001 registered voters found that 39 percent disapprove of Feinstein's performance and 20 percent have no opinion.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; diannefeinstein; kalifornia; michaelreagan; reagan

1 posted on 09/16/2011 7:55:04 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

GREAT!


2 posted on 09/16/2011 8:00:37 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Steelfish

20 percent have no opinion.

Those are the worst. I mean if those 20 end up with Feinstein than she has 59 percent. Why are people so vague? Those 20 percent always screw up every election. I know the 20 is a bit high in this case, but those decided are the reason it is so difficult for the candidates to know how things will end up.


3 posted on 09/16/2011 8:02:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Steelfish

“One person considering a run, The Chronicle has learned, is Michael Reagan, a former conservative talk-radio host and the son of former President Ronald Reagan.”

Run, Michael! Run! :)


4 posted on 09/16/2011 8:05:35 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Steelfish
20 percent have no opinion.

That percentage probably should be quite a bit higher.

I am willing to bet that better than 40 percent of the population have absolutely no idea what their Federal representatives are doing in their name.

Most of the people I know have little interest in what goes on in Washington DC. A good many people I know go out of their way to remain ignorant. The news papers spend more ink on sports than they do the activities of our Federal Government’s activities.

This disproportionate coverage of sports is hardly surprising to me because the papers annually poll their subscribers to ask what the subscribers want to see more or less of in the paper. So we know what consumers of news want to read about from themselves.

Well so much for the longest existent constitutional republic. The people of the republic don’t care what their representatives are doing it won’t be a republic much longer.

5 posted on 09/16/2011 8:10:41 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: ReformationFan
He will need $50-$100 million.

I wonder if the CA GOP, even with the Reagan name, can garner those contributions.

I will contribute what I can...but he's got a long slog ahead of him.

I even wonder if he can gain support of the CA GOP. They are rudderless and without any core conviction on any subject.

However, his timing could not be better.

6 posted on 09/16/2011 8:11:13 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Steelfish

Go Michael!

I miss your radio show.


7 posted on 09/16/2011 8:14:18 PM PDT by cruise_missile (It's the economy because of stupid.)
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To: ReformationFan

Steve Young...I THINK he might be a pub....would beat her easily...it would pull all the normal people out to vote...LOL


8 posted on 09/16/2011 8:16:49 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Steelfish

Keep up to date with Michael Reagan...

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelEReagan


9 posted on 09/16/2011 8:28:12 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Steelfish

Also posted at: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2779496/posts


10 posted on 09/16/2011 8:29:55 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Steelfish

REAGAN would be fantastic to see on a ballot again!

I imagine many would be tempted to vote for him just based on love for his dad. . .

I hope he runs. I want a “Reagan” bumper sticker on my car.


11 posted on 09/16/2011 8:30:12 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: cherry

Steve Young is a good idea; Californians love him. Don’t know his politics, if any, though.


12 posted on 09/16/2011 8:31:15 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Steelfish; A CA Guy; ReformationFan; Mariner
I wish Michael Reagan the best if he does run. But this state is so far gone round-the-leftist-bend I don't think 100 million dollars spent would get him elected. The sad part is that most Republicans have fled this state, and the majority of the few that are still here are tainted liberals (to say the least.)

Sad to say, one of the four state conventions of the CA GOP is being held in Los Angeles this weekend. This is the platform convention - and the platform committee has a whole new liberalized platform they will be pushing. I fear it will pass, simply because too few real conservatives are left in the state to become part of the party voting block to keep the state GOP conservative.

It's the old saw of the liberal GOP this state has had for too long - they think they can attract more votes looking less conservative. What dunces they are! That has failed miserably every time it has been tried.

13 posted on 09/16/2011 8:31:43 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Steelfish

The CA GOP must be a weak mess if they have no one on board to challenge the 2012 senate seat election. Always run a challenger as you may get lucky and score a win.


14 posted on 09/16/2011 8:32:58 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Steelfish

Id LOVE for Michael Reagan to run..its about damn time we get rid of Feinstein..and she can take Barbara Boxer and Maxine “Fannie and Freddie are fine” Waters with her..kick them all to the curb..maybe then this state would actually have a chance..oh almost forgot Waxman, I saw a picture of a rodent and remembered him. It would be SO great to vote for a Reagan in this state again


15 posted on 09/16/2011 8:33:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

He says yes i open my check book


16 posted on 09/16/2011 8:35:09 PM PDT by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Feinstein and Boxer win because they have Hollywood and Big Jewish (think Barbara Streisand, Steve Spielberg) donors, Planned Parenthood; EMILY’s List, the GLBT (Chaz Bono supporters); SF Chronicle, LA Times, Porno Industry captains, Silicon Valley perverts, SEIU, CTA, ACORN, Hispanic, ACLU, Sierra Club, and the Black vote.

These are the crooks that have run CA to the ground and the country as a whole.


17 posted on 09/16/2011 8:51:02 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I’m sure it was supposed to be Schwarzenegger. Oops.


18 posted on 09/16/2011 8:57:32 PM PDT by mhx
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To: Persevero
I want a “Reagan” bumper sticker on my car.

He could probably finance his entire campaign off of bumper sticker sales alone!

19 posted on 09/16/2011 8:57:47 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Persevero; cherry; ReformationFan; Steelfish
Steve Young is a good idea; Californians love him. Don’t know his politics, if any, though.

Supposedly he's a RINO. His wife had signs in their yard opposing Proposition 8 in 2008.

20 posted on 09/16/2011 8:58:36 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Steelfish
Michael Reagan jumped the shark with is two faced comments about Sarah Palin...

Michael Reagan (establisment puppet) is dead to me.

21 posted on 09/16/2011 9:01:29 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Steelfish
The GOP needs to stop wasting valuable recourses on NY, CA, and IL. They are too far gone to be saved. Let them reinvent themselves when the time comes (and it will).

Within the next 5 years or so all three will be bankrupt beyond redemption so much so that not even the Chicoms will want anything to do with them and the great U.S. federal government will be too broke to bail them out.

These will be the really bad times when states (like individuals) will adopt an 'every man for himself' philosophy.

I hope you are all prepared for the inevitable!

22 posted on 09/16/2011 9:03:02 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Supposedly he’s a RINO. His wife had signs in their yard opposing Proposition 8 in 2008.

NO to Steve Young!


23 posted on 09/16/2011 9:09:38 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Paleo Conservative

“Supposedly he’s a RINO. His wife had signs in their yard opposing Proposition 8 in 2008. “

Bummer.


24 posted on 09/16/2011 9:31:32 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Steelfish

I know they are both RINO’s and they are terrible, but why aren’t Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman even showing a hint of interest ? or Steve Cooley ?


25 posted on 09/16/2011 9:45:23 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Steelfish

California doesn’t deserve him.


26 posted on 09/16/2011 9:50:17 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Sonny M

Afraid of the unions. Fiorina and Whitman got pummeled by Teachers Union and Union thugs who ran deceptive ads and of course the illegal domestic who worked for Whitman


27 posted on 09/16/2011 9:52:23 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Ah-nuld!

(I kid)

28 posted on 09/16/2011 10:14:23 PM PDT by clintonh8r (One of Jimmy Hoffa's sons-of-bitches.)
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To: Steelfish
I am beginning to think that the best think to do with these democratic strongholds is to put a “sleeper” in their midst. IE a DINO. They can run against the dem incumbent in the primary.

Then a Republican runs against the stealth Republican(DINO), and either way we win.

29 posted on 09/16/2011 11:26:28 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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