Skip to comments.Donnelly doesn't buy theory his presence on Nov. ballot could help Dems
Posted on 05/30/2014 5:37:35 AM PDT by cotton1706
Could Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tim Donnelly hurt some fellow GOP hopefuls especially those in high Hispanic districts if he is the partys nominee in the November general election?
Its something that Republican political analysts have said for months and that has been noted lately by some in the partys political mainstream. The possibility was even noted by a national publication.
The scenario goes something like this: Donnelly, an outspoken critic of illegal immigration who has also made some controversial comments on race issues, could drive up Hispanic turnout in November just by being on the ballot and send those voters toward the Democratic Party candidate.
Back in January, Tony Quinn, a longtime political analyst and former Republican legislative aide, told the Bee that such a scenario could play out in Hanford Republican Andy Vidaks state Senate district, for instance. The seat is considered competitive, and Vidak is in a reelection battle against Democratic challenger Luis Chavez.
Stop right there, Donnelly said.
First off, he said hes never heard the theory before. Secondly, he says its ridiculous.
That is an incredible theory and if it were only backed by a real scenario, he said in an interview.
People dont turn out to vote against a candidate, Donnelly said. They only come out when they are motivated to vote for someone.
President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection proved that, he said. Obama motivated people, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney did not. And, Donnelly said, controversial actions and statements by Obama during his first term didn't result in any groundswell of anti-Obama voters.
I just dont buy it, he said.
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Any clues on what state the race is being held?
California primary is Tuesday.
...where they've been all this time anyway.
What’s the point? The Dems have a stranglehold on California and no Republican will win any big office in the foreseeable future.
The GOPe and Dems are still on the same side
“Obama motivated people, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney did not.”
BO’s operatives stole that election, but the GOP et al still could care less. i remember hearing on election day that in Ohio voters for Romney were reporting that their votes were being counted for BO, but the GOP appeared to have no concern.
remember as election day approached, Romney was getting huge turnouts at his rallies, but BO was not? so what happened to those supposedly unmotivated Romney voters on election day?
recall the sudden appearance of all these uncounted ballots that suddenly tipped outcomes away from the GOP in various other races?
it’s not who turns out to vote that wins elections, but who counts the votes that seems to be key.
The jerk trash in the RINO establishment here went so far as to send out a flyer the other day pushing this line and smearing Donnely.
It was signed by Pete Wilson.
They can all go to hell.
Tim is going to win the gop primary, neel kashkari can go back to spending other peoples money, and if the other “republicans” lose they can blame themselves or Wilson’s anti-illegal immigration failures.
There’s no window of opportunity for any GOP candidate in CA higher than assessor or some school district sub-administrator. It’s not even worth thinking about.
This state is going to have to hit bottom before it turns around, and it’s headed there in a hurry.
The CA GOP is doomed anyway.