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Republican wins Central Valley state Senate race (California - GOP pickup)
Mercury News ^ | 5/22/13 | DON THOMPSON

Posted on 05/23/2013 5:23:49 PM PDT by LdSentinal

Edited on 05/23/2013 5:32:27 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SACRAMENTO, Calif.A Republican has won a hotly contested state Senate contest in the southern San Joaquin Valley, with his top Democratic rival conceding Wednesday that the race will not go to a runoff.

The special election victory by Hanford cherry farmer Andy Vidak will have no practical effect on the state Senate, where Democrats retain a supermajority, but serves as a psychological boost for the party after massive GOP losses in recent election cycles.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; statesenate

1 posted on 05/23/2013 5:23:49 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; randita; calcowgirl

State Sen-elect Andy Vidak was one of the Republican victims of CA Democrat voter fraud in 2010 while running against Rep. Jim Costa.


2 posted on 05/23/2013 5:28:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: LdSentinal

unfortunately California’s most recent redistricting and the vote to have nonpartisan primaries there is NO HOPE that California will ever change directions. It is a giant sink hole slipping into nearby Mexico


3 posted on 05/23/2013 5:38:28 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: LdSentinal

I didn’t know there were any republicans in California


4 posted on 05/23/2013 5:46:49 PM PDT by wny
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To: wny

“I didn’t know there were any republicans in California”

You need to check out where Free Republic is located.


5 posted on 05/23/2013 6:02:13 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: LdSentinal

Calif is done.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 12:02:11 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Every little bit counts!


7 posted on 05/24/2013 12:03:18 AM PDT by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: LdSentinal

Cool, a new member of the CALGOP country club. He can draw a paycheck and be just as irrelevant as the rest of them.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 3:20:09 AM PDT by EricT. (Another Muslim terrorist. Who saw that coming?)
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To: LdSentinal
Like putting electro shock paddles on a dead body, they make it shake and look alive but it really isn't - it's still dead.
9 posted on 05/24/2013 5:31:32 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: wny
I didn’t know there were any republicans in California

Consider the owner of this site, which is in Fresno, CA.

10 posted on 05/24/2013 6:05:18 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy

Good for Andy. I hope he can at least draw attention to the CA Senate’s socialism and debauchery.

As you may recall, I quipped after the 2010 elections that Andy Vidak would have been elected to Congress had his last name ended in an L instead of a K; Vidal is a relatively common surname in Spain and Latin America, and in that Hispanic-majority district that could have given him that extra 4% he needed to beat Democrat Jim Costa (whose surname is Portuguese, not Spanish).


11 posted on 05/24/2013 6:07:43 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; LdSentinal; Impy; BillyBoy; randita; calcowgirl

BTW, did you read this liberal claptrap from the posted article?

“Democrats have a large registration edge in the 16th Senate District—51 percent to Republicans’ 31 percent—but three Democratic candidates and a Peace and Freedom Party candidate split the left-leaning vote. That cleared the way for Vidak to win a simple majority.”

Vidak won with 52% of the vote. How the heck did having four leftist opponents running make it easier for him to obtain over 50% of the vote? Having a bunch of liberal candidates running only helps the conservative candidate if he can be elected by a plurality, but it makes it harder to get a majority (every additional voter who comes out to support one of the additional leftists will add a vote to the denominator and increase the hurdle for the conservative).


12 posted on 05/24/2013 6:13:50 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks LdSentinal.
...with his top Democratic rival conceding Wednesday that the race will not go to a runoff. The special election victory by Hanford cherry farmer Andy Vidak will have no practical effect on the state Senate, where Democrats retain a supermajority, but serves as a psychological boost for the party after massive GOP losses in recent election cycles.

13 posted on 05/24/2013 8:05:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Looks like he is again. I just met with a allow from Airfield and he tells me Vidak lost.

I guess all the ghost”Absentee” and he”Provisional” ballots came in and they were overwhelmingly for Perez.

WTF???

Tell me that isn’t voter fraud.

This chick concedes the race and then gets 5 loaves of bread and a couple
of fish???


14 posted on 05/25/2013 1:01:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

So WTF just happened?

I just learned from a prominent family that he lost.


15 posted on 05/25/2013 1:03:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome; AuH2ORepublican

Apparently they were still counting the votes, and one has to get to 50% in order to win. Vidak may or may not get that, but he still is in the lead. If he gets just below 50%, he and the distant 2nd place finisher will go to a July runoff. I do not expect him to lose. The second place finisher is embarrassingly out of touch with the district, and even in outspending Vidak, couldn’t buy her the seat.


16 posted on 05/25/2013 2:28:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Okay. So after they count the votes a couple three times we are at least going to runoff?

What’s up with that? She already conceded and then Al Gore on us?


17 posted on 05/25/2013 3:56:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

If he gets 50%, he wins. If he gets 49.99999%, he goes to a runoff. He hasn’t lost yet. A “concession” as such isn’t legally binding. It merely appeared on election night on the face of returns, he was at 52% (in which case there was no way for her to overcome — and this being a multi-candidate race, she was not the only Dem in the race). At the moment, Vidak appears to be at 49.83%. Perez is at 43.84%.
http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=785607


18 posted on 05/25/2013 4:05:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hmmm... That’s 6 points between em.

Pretty good considering a 58% Latino to 25% white and whatever the rest of the make up is.

I can’t recall the registered voter. To turnout ratio but I was shocked at how low the % ratio of registereds to eligible is.

If this runoffs after next week we just gotta get the registereds motivated to pencil in one more time.


19 posted on 05/26/2013 3:48:53 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; randita; yongin; Viennacon

Another wonderful article says Vidak needs “51%” to win

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/state-senate-candidate-for-16th-district-republican-andy-vidaks-numbers-dip-below-51

Idiots. Major buzzkill though it he ends up under 50% plus 1.

Absentees in Cali always screw us.


20 posted on 05/26/2013 5:06:12 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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