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Calif. Gov Gray Davis' Office Linked To FBI Probe
The Record, Stockton, CA ^ | Nov 2, 2002 | Eric Firpo

Posted on 11/02/2002 8:32:01 PM PST by worldviewer tom

Stockton resident N. Allen Sawyer quit Friday as head of the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning after the FBI linked him to an investigation of alleged public corruption in San Joaquin County. http://www.recordnet.com/index.php

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: calgov2002; graydavis; knife
Included with Sawyer in the FBI investigation was San Joaquin Sheriff, Baxter Dunn and ex-lawman Monte McFall. According to the Records article, the FBI says the three men had a deal with Sunlaw Energy Corp. that would have "earned" them millions had the Port Commission chosen Sunlaw last year to build a power plant. When Sawyer met with two Sunlaw officials in March of 2001 he introduced himself as "a Member of the governor's office." A month later, Sawyer reserved a conference room at the Department of Transportation in Sacramento to discuss the deal with the two executives, Dunn and McFall.
1 posted on 11/02/2002 8:32:01 PM PST by worldviewer tom
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Another for the collection.
2 posted on 11/02/2002 8:37:13 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: worldviewer tom
Three names to remember. Jerry Brown, Gray Davis and Mickey Cantor. Also, in the California Assembly during this trio's hey-day were shake-down artists Willie Brown and David Roberti.
3 posted on 11/02/2002 8:40:30 PM PST by billhilly
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To: worldviewer tom
...It's a statistical Dead Heat...

...Over-Night Field Poll (Most Accurate State Poll)

GRAY DAVIS - 42%

BILL SIMON - 39%

with only 3 Days to go till Election Day.

Incumbent at no higher than 45% Approval Rating = Election Disaster
4 posted on 11/02/2002 8:40:39 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: John Jorsett; worldviewer tom; *calgov2002
It has been a busy day !

I wonder if anything will show up in the Sunday papers!

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5 posted on 11/02/2002 8:41:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Isn;t the Field poll usually more favorable to the Democrats than the final tally!

This is big news and is good for Simon!

6 posted on 11/02/2002 8:43:51 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: John Jorsett
Let's hope in a few years we can look back at all of these Golden State Oldies while he's serving 10 years in Folsom State Prison.

The FBI will probably investigate for a year or two and leave town having done not much at all to anyone. Rats are immune to prosecution for the most part, unfortunately.
7 posted on 11/02/2002 8:45:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
"The FBI will probably investigate for a year or two and leave town having done not much at all to anyone."

Yes, but hope springs eternal!! It took them over a decade, but the FBI finally put former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards away. Of course, he was out of office and had done all of the raping of the state he could have done at that point, but at least they finally succeeded!! Who knows, maybe they can follow suit in California. It's much like Louisiana in the fact that it's basically a completely different country in comparison to the rest of the union, but what the hell, let's be optimistic! ;)
9 posted on 11/02/2002 9:09:43 PM PST by zingzang
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I like this title for some inexplicable reason.. It must be the FBI part.

I shall sleep safe and sound tonight knowing the FBI is probing. (Not me.. Uh, that slimey bum Davi$, the soon to be booted Guv)

I bet there are a lot of folks that would pay $100 K to probe Davi$ tho'. ;-)
10 posted on 11/02/2002 9:11:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: home educate
...Lot's of undecided's with less than a 50% Approval Rating for an uncumbent Governor...

...especially in -Time of War- =

...Election Disaster for Governor
11 posted on 11/02/2002 9:12:16 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: home educate
SIMOM Goes on Attack Mode, Closing Gab

http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2002/11/2/173049
12 posted on 11/02/2002 9:25:49 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: worldviewer tom
Tick, tick, tick...

Let's get out the vote! Here's a tool...

Click here to download the California Republican Liberty Caucus' tri-fold pamphlet on the governor's race!

It's a .pdf file, so you'll need Acrobat Reader... it's free, and chances are good you already have it on your computer. Try the link and see.

Print it using the printer-icon button in the Acrobat toolbar in your browser (not File|Print in your browser's menu). It's intended for double-sided printing using single pieces of paper-- no stapling needed if you do it that way, and saves trees! ;-) Print one side, then invert the paper and feed it through a second time for the second side. Fold, and sally forth to get out the vote!

Give this to friends, walk your neighborhood, take it to stores, give a wad of 'em to your school, hand some out at your house of worship, at clubs, at stores and small businesses...

Let's retire Gray Davis!

Let's show the media and RINOs that "It's the base, stupid!"

Let's show Gray Davis that money can't buy him love ...or re-election!

Freepers and RLC activists can claim considerable credit for nominating Bill Simon, so now let's elect him!

13 posted on 11/02/2002 9:37:45 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Yesss! Just a day ago Doofus was up by 7 points. Now he is up by 3. This is fabulous. It definately smells like an upset now. It is is not only a statistical dead heat, but by Tuesday, the field poll might well show Simon in the lead.

Everyone must make sure they get out the vote for Simon!

14 posted on 11/02/2002 9:53:56 PM PST by Nachum
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To: worldviewer tom
Hope it's not "too little, too late"!
15 posted on 11/02/2002 9:55:26 PM PST by timestax
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To: home educate
The incument starts with huge advantages that should make him very difficult to defeat. We know his name, and we should feel at least somewhat comfortable with him. He also starts with enormous power and a massive fundraising advantage, as we have seen with Davis.

So if he can't get over 50% based on those facts alone, he's considered vunerable to a challenge. If you have more than 50% approval, as a general rule you won't have much trouble with re-election.

In this particular election, the incumbent has mismanaged his administration so badly that he is highly vunerable despite these advantages. The fact that he's below 50% means that there are a lot of undecided people, or that the challenger himself is popular.

In this case, Davis has managed to (unfairly) damage the image of the challenger, Bill Simon. The Simon campaign has also made a few key mistakes which make it appear significantly weaker than it actually is. However, the memory of those mistakes is fading, and Davis scandals are now popping up with considerable regularity. As a result, it's not surprising that Bill Simon's numbers are climbing, with the Davis numbers stagnant. The undecideds were looking for any excuse to dump Davis, and it looks like many have succeeded.

Does that give you a better idea of what's going on?

D
16 posted on 11/02/2002 10:31:25 PM PST by daviddennis
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To: daviddennis
I have a message for Gray Davis.
17 posted on 11/02/2002 11:06:16 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: Luis Gonzalez
OHHH!
18 posted on 11/03/2002 8:59:23 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Nachum
bump
19 posted on 11/03/2002 9:30:27 AM PST by timestax
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
bump
20 posted on 11/03/2002 9:39:58 AM PST by timestax
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To: muggs
bump
21 posted on 11/03/2002 10:24:52 AM PST by timestax
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To: Nachum
...Ooop's...

...it's The Polling Company...

...polling 500 overnight's =

DAVIS - 39%

SIMON - 42%




SIMON LEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
22 posted on 11/03/2002 12:36:39 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: worldviewer tom
NEVER FORGET

...San Joaquin Valley =

...CONDIT Country =

...CADEE CONDIT...

...CHANDRA LEVY...

...Former Office Staffers of...

...Governor GRAY DAVIS.

NEVER FORGET
23 posted on 11/03/2002 12:38:50 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: home educate
I didn't know a 45% approval rating spelled disaster, unless he would have to face a runoff if not 50% or more.

There is no runoff after the general election here in CA. Plurality wins. Gray Davis is so unpopular, many Democrats say they're undecided, are looking at 3rd party candidates, or just plan to be apathetic (stay home). That's why polls show Green party candidate Peter Camejo at 4-8%, which is pretty high for a 3rd party.

Davis has a disapproval rating above 55%, so the election appears really tight. If people knew more about his ethics problems, his disapproval would be even higher. My mind is already shutting out the most recent investigations regarding Sawyer, McFall, and Dunn, and of their connections to Davis, so I can imagine that most Californians will ignore that type of news, too, and his ratings won't change in the next two days.

The only poll that counts is the one on November 5th. Go Simon!

24 posted on 11/03/2002 11:55:47 PM PST by heleny
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