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  • TIM DONNELLY: Former Minuteman clinches GOP Assembly nomination

    07/16/2010 6:12:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 7/16/10 | ROBIN HINDERY, Associated Press Writer
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Just a few years ago, as head of California's largest Minuteman group, Tim Donnelly worked to fend off outsiders seeking to cross the state's borders. He now finds himself the outsider as he attempts to step into the political arena and take a seat in the state Legislature. Donnelly, 43, stands a strong chance of becoming the first tea party member to win high office in California. On Friday, the Secretary of State's office is expected to certify his 631-vote margin of victory for the Republican primary in the 59th Assembly District, which is split evenly...