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  • Two Democrats Charged in Tea Party Election Fraud (Pics of these criminal Progs aka Socialists)

    03/17/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT · by bronxville · 33 replies bia ^ | 03-17-2011 | CHARLIE LANGTON
    PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) - Two former leaders of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing a total of nine felonies for allegedly forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on November's ballot. "It is not a partisan statement, and we need to make that very clear," said Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper. Former Oakland County Democratic Chair Mike McGuinness and former Democratic Operations Director Jason Bauer face up to 14 years in prison if convicted. "Some of the people didn't even know they were on the ballot till they began receiving delinquency notices of filings that were required...
  • Jane Harman to resign from Congress

    02/07/2011 9:14:18 AM PST · by Islander7 · 129 replies
    WaPo ^ | Feb 7, 2011 | By Chris Cillizza
    California Rep. Jane Harman (D) will resign from Congress, according to two senior Democratic leadership aides, a surprise announcement that will set off a special election in her 36th district.
  • Meg Whitman and the Latino vote

    12/20/2010 12:31:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 33 replies · 6+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/20/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    George Skelton has an interesting column today, Whitman paid a high price for Latino distrust of GOP . Writes Skelton, "Senior advisor Rob Stutzman isn't exactly spilling his guts about the former EBay chief's spectacular thumping. The billionaire lost to low-budget Jerry Brown by 54% to 41%, despite spending a record $160 million-plus, roughly $142 million of it her own money."But the veteran Republican strategist is blaming the mini-landslide size of Whitman's loss on some ugly dust-ups over illegal immigration that alienated Latinos from the GOP." Bunk. Let's start with the biggest factor in Whitman's Titanic disaster of a campaign...
  • Democrats made gains in Calif., but can they fix the Golden State?

    12/11/2010 8:08:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies · 2+ views
    SACRAMENTO - In the Year of the Republicans, California is the great exception. Whatever force hit the rest of the country in November stopped at the California border. Democrats won every statewide office on the ballot. They increased their already hefty majority in the State Assembly and maintain a sizable majority in the Senate. Their congressional delegation remains intact, as well. For Democrats, that is cause for celebration, given the battering they took almost everywhere else. But it is also cause for sober reflection. Are they up to the task of governing?
  • CA: State GOP still in denial over wipeout

    11/16/2010 8:49:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11/16/10 | Editorial
    The pro-Republican wave in the rest of the nation on Nov. 2 is likely to pay dividends for the party for years to come, with the GOP so strong in the state legislatures, which control post-2010 census redistricting, that gerrymandering alone may yield 20 more House seats for the party in 2012. But in California, Republican prospects could scarcely be grimmer. Exit polls showed independent voters were overwhelmingly opposed to all but one of the statewide GOP candidates. Independents were key to Republican gains elsewhere. Meanwhile, the long-expected emergence of Latinos as a dominant voting bloc appears at hand. Exit...
  • Low GOP Turnout Keeps California in Democratic Hands

    11/15/2010 6:56:02 PM PST · by Korah · 49 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 11/15/10 | Joe newby
    On Tuesday, November 2, voters across the country turned out in droves to give Republicans control of the House of Representatives GOP wins in the U.S. Senate trimmed the Democratic majority, and over 675 State legislative seats were taken from Democrats nationwide. So historic was the win that the Minnesota Senate will be run by Republicans for the first time in that state's history, and Alabama will be in GOP hands for the first time since reconstruction. But what happened to California? Are Californians really so liberal that they would elect a man who was once known as "Governor Moonbeam"...
  • Are SEIU Members Really Counting Ballots in Tight CA House Race?

    11/10/2010 8:09:03 PM PST · by Falcon28 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 11-10-2010 | Meredith Jessup
    For most of the country, the midterm elections ended last Tuesday when the final ballots were counted. However, the race in California’s 11th Congressional District remains a tight race between Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney and Republican challenger David Harmer. In a careful recount of the ballots, Harmer is currently trailing McNerney by just 2,000 votes, leaving no room for error. Bay Area tea party members have been serving as careful watchdogs over the process. One group, the Tri-Valley Patriots, caught an interesting snapshot which suggests some ballot counters may have a vested interest in keeping the Democrat in office:
  • 2 California Democrats declare victory

    11/10/2010 6:27:50 PM PST · by nbenyo · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Democratic Rep. Jim Costa has declared victory in his race against Republican challenger Andy Vidak. New vote tallies from Fresno County put Costa 1,200 votes ahead of Vidak — Costa was losing to Vidak Tuesday by 145 votes — and his campaign believes his lead will continue to increase as the final absentee ballots are counted. “This has been a hard-fought campaign. It appears that it is now over. I believe our 1,200-vote margin will not only stand up, but will increase as the remaining few ballots are counted,” Costa said in a statement Wednesday evening.
  • Calif races update

    11/09/2010 6:11:00 PM PST · by Calif Conservative · 48 replies
    California Secretary of State ^ | 11-8-10 | California Secretary of State
    Attorney General, 2 House races still razor-thin
  • Race For California’s Attorney General Still Undecided.

    11/09/2010 4:26:38 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    KPBS ^ | November 9, 2010 | Dwane Brown & Nick Stoffel
    DWAYNE BROWN (Host): Most results are in, but the race for California attorney general may not be decided for weeks. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy. Republican Steve Cooley, Leo, leads democrat Kamala Harris by about 41,000 votes in the attorney general's race. What's at stake? LEO MCELROY (Political Consultant): Well, there are a couple of things at stake. For one thing, Cooley pretty much becomes the state-wide leader of the republican party if he manages to win because the republicans got shut out in every other race. So Cooley suddenly becomes a giant...
  • California: The Lindsay Lohan of States

    11/08/2010 12:05:07 PM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 47 replies · 2+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11/8/10 | Allysia Finley
    Listen up, California. The other 48 states—your cousin New York excluded—are sick of your bratty arrogance. You're the Lindsay Lohan of states: a prima donna who once showed some talent but is now too wasted to do anything with it. After enjoying ephemeral highs and spending binges, you suffer crashes that culminate in brief, unsuccessful stints in rehab. This cycle repeats itself every five to 10 years, as the rest of the country looks on with a mixture of horror and amusement. We'd feel sorry for you if you didn't constantly flip us the bird. Instead, we're making bets on...
  • Waiting Game in (California) 11th Congressional District

    11/05/2010 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 8 replies
    Tracy Press ^ | November 5, 2010 | Jon Mendelson
    Waiting game in 11th District by Jon Mendelson / Tracy Press Tracy Press Nov 05, 2010 David Harmer (left) and Rep. Jerry McNerney are still unsure as to who will sit in the next Congress. Will Tracy next be represented in Congress by Jerry McNerney or David Harmer? It’s a question that might not be answered for weeks. That’s because even though the incumbent Democrat congressman led Republican challenger Harmer by 134 votes as of Thursday, according to the California Secretary of State, thousands of ballots remain uncounted. The 11th Congressional District spans four counties — Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa...
  • Liberal Billionaires Take On The Koch Brothers In California Energy Fight ( Prop 23 lost )

    11/04/2010 11:33:56 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct. 12 2010 - 2:40 pm | | Clare O'Connor
    Much has been written about the oil and gas billionaire Koch brothers and their multimillion-dollar donations to right-wing causes. Charles and David Koch’s combined $43 billion wealth has made them virtually unstoppable this election cycle; even prolific left-wing philanthropist George Soros recently said he was powerless against the “avalanche” of donations from conservative billionaires like the Kochs. However, in recent days a handful of liberal billionaires have decided to take on the Kochs in one of the most hotly contested battles this election season: Proposition 23, the California ballot that may well prove a bellwether for the future of energy...
  • California Wins Dumbest State Award in Landslide

    11/04/2010 1:38:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 3, 2010 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Californians can see Greece from their bedroom windows, yet they voted for the status quo that's destroying their state anyway. It’s the proverbial morning after and with votes counted, California has won the Dumbest State Award in a historic landslide of monstrous proportions.All Californians can now see Greece from their bedroom windows. No need to even go to the backyards and crane their little necks.In the coming years, the unions, who have been bilking Californians in a protection-racket type scheme, will be taking to the streets in massive, destructive temper tantrums just like those out-in-the-cold workers in other failed socialist...
  • Recriminations

    11/04/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    *snip* Compare this with the House campaign body, the NRCC. After getting clobbered over the NY-23 race and Dede Scozzafava, the NRCC took a hands off approach and let local voters choose their candidates. Not the NRSC. It doubled up around the country igniting a civil war with the grassroots — a civil war that would have never happened but their getting into Florida and doubling down. The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters. One final thought —...
  • Republicans ponder big loss in California

    11/04/2010 11:25:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 176 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/4/10 | Joe Garofoli,John Wildermuth, Chronicle Staff Writers
    alifornia Republicans woke up Wednesday with a political hangover. Nationally, they celebrated the GOP's taking control of Congress, but their dismal showing in California gave them a lingering headache. Many of them wondered how they missed the national wave - and differed on which direction to go next. They lost nearly every statewide office, drubbed by double digits in most of the races. Meg Whitman couldn't win the governorship despite straddling the political middle and spending a record $160 million. Carly Fiorina couldn't roust Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, despite tacking right and exploiting Boxer's low approval ratings.For months, party officials...
  • Victoria Kolakowski, Transgender Candidate, Leads

    11/04/2010 11:44:45 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 26 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 11.04.10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    An Alameda County Superior Court election remained undecided Wednesday, with Victoria Kolakowski - who would become the nation's first transgender judge - holding a slight lead over John Creighton. Kolakowski, an administrative law judge for the state Public Utilities Commission, led Creighton, a deputy district attorney, by 50.22 to 48.77 percent, or 3,300 votes out of 230,000 total votes cast, the county registrar's office reported.
  • California Elects a Dead Woman

    11/04/2010 11:22:47 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies
    Newser ^ | 11/3/10 | Newser
    (Newser) – In California, one literally does not need a pulse to win an election. State Sen. Jenny Oropeza zipped to victory last night, capturing 57.8% of the vote in her heavily Democratic district some two weeks after she died. Republican John Stammreich, who might have expected that being alive would boost his chances, managed to reel in only 36.3% of the vote, reports the Daily Breeze. A special election will be held to fill the seat.
  • Jerry Brown's election doesn't ensure end to gridlock (stupid title, scary article)

    11/03/2010 9:07:20 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 96 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 4, 2010 | Evan Halper and Michael J. Mishak
    A Democratic governor and a legislative change from two-thirds to majority passage of the state budget means Democrats will control spending. It is true that Brown and Democrats will be able to jam through their own spending plan without GOP votes if they choose to; passage of Proposition 25 allows lawmakers to pass budgets with the simple majority that Democrats command. It will no longer be necessary that two-thirds of the Legislature approve. In that way, Tuesday's vote "is a tectonic shift," said GOP strategist Adam Mendelsohn. "Republicans are going to have to think seriously about how to reestablish their...
  • Brown and Boxer Take California as Republicans Steal House

    11/04/2010 10:19:56 AM PDT · by Califreak · 20 replies
    The Diablo Dispatch ^ | 11/4/10 | Cody Schaaf
    In one of the most critical midterm elections in recent years, Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer won over Whitman and Fiorina, both by at least 10% while on the national level, Republicans took back a majority of seats in the house, with 239 to Democrat’s 18, and Democrats kept their hold on the Senate, with 51 to 46. California kept true to its blue roots, choosing Brown over Whitman in a time when the Democratic vote is not the most popular one. His 13% lead over Whitman was predicted, however, as Whitman’s image had faltered with the public in the...
  • Whitman, Fiorina and McMahon: Spending big, failing bigger

    11/04/2010 9:51:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/2010 | Jason Horowitz
    LOS ANGELES - Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina and Linda McMahon had a lot in common. All sharp, successful businesswomen who made millions as executives in the private sector, they identified 2010 as an apt historical moment for a Republican candidate with no political experience to break into politics. In pursuit of higher office, each committed considerable resources - more than $200 million combined - to challenge seemingly vulnerable Democrats. Each risk taker came up far short of her goal. Whitman, the 54-year-old former chief executive of eBay, burned through more than $140 million of her own money in a colossal...
  • Brown Won -- and Whitman Lost Big

    11/04/2010 6:35:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies · 2+ views ^ | November 4, 2010 | Debra J. Saunders
    At his post-victory news conference Wednesday morning, Governor elect Jerry Brown showed why he won the election with a million votes to spare. He's steeped in the issues, he listens to what is happening on the ground, and he's not afraid to mix it up. Now, I don't agree with Brown on a number of issues. But in the course of the campaign, I rarely got the feeling that Meg Whitman was listening to anyone other than her consultants or that she was even curious. California needs a strong governor; Whitman showed them a wind-up doll. Worse, the former eBay...
  • What went wrong with the Whitman campaign?

    11/03/2010 2:21:29 PM PDT · by JoeA · 88 replies ^ | 11/3/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    In the springtime, strategists for Meg Whitman in her campaign for governor of California probably felt they’d died and gone to heaven in. In a state roiled in political in-fighting, effectively bankrupt, and a political atmosphere in which the electorate was sharpening pitchforks and boiling tar, you had a non-political woman, an internet legend, immensely successful, running as a moderate Republican, which all the pundits agree is the only way for Republicans to get elected in California. Meg Whitman, the first female billionaire in fact, with all the private money available one could ever hope to spend. And the opponent?...

    11/02/2010 10:18:03 PM PDT · by ggrrrrr23456 · 14 replies
    19% in and FIORINA is AHEAD OF BOXER!!!
  • Fiorina in Lead in California, Despite Projection

    11/02/2010 10:21:26 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 35 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/10 | Aurelius
    Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is in the lead in the California race. This comes as even FoxNews has projected the race for incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. Fiorina appears to have a solid chance of winning this race, as she is leading in heavily Republican areas with many precincts yet to be counted. Boxer is winning in San Francisco and Los Angeles, as can be expected but they appear to not be as wide as could be expected. According to Politico Fiorina has opened a .7% lead statewide over Boxer.
  • Transgender candidate clings to lead in judge race

    11/03/2010 6:16:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/3/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    OAKLAND -- An Alameda County Superior Court election remained undecided Wednesday, with Victoria Kolakowski - who would become the nation's first transgender judge - holding a slight lead over John Creighton. Kolakowski, an administrative law judge for the state Public Utilities Commission, led Creighton, a deputy district attorney, by 50.22 to 48.77 percent, or 3,300 votes out of 230,000 total votes cast, the county registrar's office reported. All precincts have reported, but provisional ballots and late-arriving mail ballots were still being tallied.
  • Boxer keeps Senate seat; Fiorina concedes

    11/03/2010 3:06:25 PM PDT · by FTJM · 32 replies
    OC Register ^ | 11/3/10 | BRIAN JOSEPH
    Democrat Barbara Boxer survived the strongest challenge of her political career Tuesday, with Republican challenger Carly Fiorina conceding Wednesday morning. CNN, The Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times and The Sacramento Bee already declared Tuesday evening that Boxer had won a fourth term in the Senate, helping to ensure that Democrats maintained control of the upper house of Congress. “No surprise,” said Democratic supporter Jeff LeTourneau, 54, of Brea after hearing that TV news projected a win for Boxer. “I really thought Barbara would be fine all along.” Fiorina, after mulling overnight, finally admitted defeat. “This has been a great...
  • Newly Elected (California) Assemblyman Deployed To Afghanistan

    11/03/2010 4:54:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued ^ | November 3, 2010
    The 37th District Assembly winner is about to become the first California legislator in recent history to be deployed. Republican Jeff Gorell won more than 58-percent of the vote against Democrat Ferial Masry, that's after telling voters he would be deployed next year. In March, the Lt. Commander in the Navy Reserve will begin a 12-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Gorell spoke with KEY News by phone on his way to Sacramento today, and said he is already working on a slate a legislative bills. Gorell said he will choose a staff that will give his district a voice...
  • Dem Jerry McNerney up 121 votes to GOP's David Harmer in East Bay (California)

    11/03/2010 3:20:27 PM PDT · by Drango · 30 replies
    SF CHRON ^ | Lockhead
    In the gerrymander-gone-awry California 11th congressional district, sprawling across four counties from Gilroy to Lodi, incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney is ahead 121 votes to GOP challenger David Harmer: McNerney 82,124 votes, 47.5% Harmer 82,003 votes 47.4% A third party spoiler, Tracy's David Christensen of the conservative American Independent Party, has 8,809 or 5.1% That's with all precincts reporting as of 5:41 a.m. It would appear that Harmer would have won had Christensen not been in the race.
  • Jerry Brown, elected Governor of California in 1974. Re-elected last night (the British view)

    11/03/2010 3:42:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 3, 2010 | Damian Thompson
    For me, the weirdest result of the night was the re-election as Governor of California of a man who first held the job when Harold Wilson was in Downing Street. Jerry Brown succeeded Ronald Reagan as governor (who himself succeeded Jerry’s father, Pat Brown, in the job) and went on to give Jimmy Carter a run for his money in the 1976 Democratic primaries. As a schoolboy, all I knew about him was that he was an ex-seminarian turned ultra-liberal Catholic, hung out with hippies and refused to live in the governor’s mansion. He was also very strongly opposed to...
  • CA: Quote of the week – unbelievable hubris from CARB’s Mary Nichols (

    11/03/2010 2:15:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 3, 2010 | Anthony Watts
    Now that California’s Prop 23 to suspend the AB32 global warming law has failed, you get some real clarity from the players. If you ever doubted that our current crop of “save the planet” bureaucrats think they are above answering to the very citizens that pay their salary, this quote should put any doubt you may have had to rest.From public TV station KQED’s “climate watch” blog: “They didn’t know who they were messing with,” said Mary Nichols, when the first numbers came in from the polls. Wow. Just wow. Hubris maximus. Lady, you need a reality check.Read the holier...
  • Kamala Harris Declares Victory In CA Attorney General Race

    11/03/2010 3:06:53 PM PDT · by americanophile · 36 replies
    SF Appeal ^ | November 3, 2010 | Ari Burack, Bay City News
    A late overnight surge in votes that carried San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris into the lead in the race for state attorney general has her campaign declaring victory today. With 100 percent of precincts reporting as of 12:39 p.m., Harris, a Democrat, led Republican Steve Cooley, the Los Angeles district attorney, 45.9 percent to 45.7 percent, according to the California Secretary of State's Office. Harris had trailed Cooley until the early morning hours. "In spite of Steve Cooley's Dewey-esque declaration of victory" late Tuesday night, a statement from Harris' campaign said, "San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will be...
  • Brown win, Prop. 25 passage give Dems new clout {Dead Democrat elected to Legislature}

    11/03/2010 10:46:07 AM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies
    AP via SF Examiner ^ | 11/3/10 | DON THOMPSON - Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — California Democrats have increased their legislative clout despite a Republican backlash that prevented their capturing the supermajority they have long sought in the state Senate. Jerry Brown's elevation to governor and voters' approval of Proposition 25 Tuesday will further erode Republicans' influence. The ballot measure lowers the vote needed to pass a budget to a simple majority, down from the current two-thirds supermajority. . . . Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, won re-election in the heavily Democratic 28th Senate District despite her death Oct. 20, setting up a special election...
  • Fiorina concedes to Boxer

    11/03/2010 11:15:35 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies ^ | Nov. 3, 2010
    Saying "the outcome is clear," GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina conceded defeat this morning to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Addressing reporters, Fiorina said she had called Boxer to express her congratulations. And she said it was time for Democrats and Republicans to set aside partisanship. "I hope all will come together," she said, adding that members of Congress should "redouble their efforts to make sure that all people have a chance to live the American Dream.
  • Deceased Democrat Defeats Republican for State Senate Seat

    11/03/2010 9:46:27 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 22 replies
    NBC 4 L.A. ^ | 11/03/10 | Erin Richards
    With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, deceased candidate, Democrat Jenny Oropeza, defeated Republican John Stammreich in the race for State Senate in the 28th district. Oropeza, 53, died on Oct. 20. Because her death was within 10 days of the election, her name remained on the ballot. The governor now has two weeks to declare her seat empty, and schedule a special election within three to four months. This allows Democrats a chance to find a new candidate to run for Oropeza's seat. A week after her death, Democrats sent out mailers to residents, calling for voters to still...
  • Jerry Brown , governor redux, and California exits left

    11/03/2010 8:36:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 151 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/3/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    California voters have spoken -- and for the most part, they decided to stop the wave of anti-Democratic voting that swept the nation at the Sierras. Now California will have a Democratic governor, Democratic Legislature and with the passage of Prop. 25, Democratic budgeting process. For years now, the Dems have been blaming the Republican minority for the state's budget woes. That's over for the next two years. Whatever happens next with California -- it will be on Jerry Brown and his party. I sure hope Brown will prove to be the maverick he hinted he would be. Talk to...
  • My Plea For California Republicans and Conservatives: Please Move

    11/03/2010 9:50:24 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 155 replies · 2+ views
    I know that Free Republic is California based and do not wish to say you should abandon your families who might live locally etc...but something serious has to be said here. My advice to any Republicans/Conservatives who live in California. You have great numbers to you...about 3 million plus. Do us greater justice...if you want to stay on the west coast for the views...move up to Oregon and Washington State. Their elections are won by razor thin margins up there. Imagine...if 200,000 of you lived in Washington State right now...Dino Rossi would be a clear winner and we would have...

    11/03/2010 9:15:22 AM PDT · by The Jimmy Z Show · 173 replies
    11/3/10 | The Jimmy Z Show
    I wrote this on my 'alternate' Facebook page - where I keep my friendships with musicians and the like, who are generally good people but have no idea what the hell is going on. I never talk politics there, but what has happened today in CA is a travesty of such enormous proportion, it boggles my already heavily boggled mind. Maybe CA needs to be trashed completely before people wake up. Maybe if they go to the beach one hot summer day, and it's closed, they'll wake up. Maybe if they can't get on the freeway without paying by the...
  • Late Sen. Jenny Oropoeza re-elected in 28th Senate District (Californians elect the dead)

    11/03/2010 5:57:02 AM PDT · by TSgt · 24 replies ^ | November 3, 2010 | Torey Van Oot
    Voters in the 28th Senate District have re-elected late Democratic Sen. Jenny Oropeza, setting the stage for a special election early next year. Oropeza, who had been battling illness much of the year, died unexpectedly last month at age 53. Because the Long Beach Democrat died so close to the election, her name remained on the ballot.
  • Gerrymandering Struck Down In California: Proposition 20 Wins, Prop 27 Fails

    11/03/2010 12:21:38 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    Annenberg Digital News ^ | 3 Nov 2010 | Jennifer Fong
    Proposition 20 came out on top on Election Day. Approval ratings for the California State Legislature have plummeted to an all-time low in recent months, and Prop 20 would allow voters to vote freely and fairly for their desired Congressional candidates by stopping politicians from gerrymandering voting districts. Congressional districts in California are redrawn every 10 years after the completion of the U.S. census. In 2008, Californians voted to give a 14-member independent citizen commission the power to redraw districts for local politicians as well as Congress. Prop 20 now grants this "Citizens Redistricting Committee" the power to draw congressional...
  • Nail biter: Republican Hamer up by 49 votes in CA-11 with 97% reporting.

    11/03/2010 1:53:11 AM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 27 replies
    We'll see what happens here.
  • Vanity: Am I hearing this right--Meg Whitman loses and so does Prop 19?

    11/02/2010 8:25:13 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 67 replies · 1+ views
    ? Whitman loses and so does Prop 19? How does that work out? FA
  • Boxer wins and so does Brown

    11/02/2010 8:12:53 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 224 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2 Nov 2010 | Fox news
  • Republicans May Be Poised to End Pelosi's Historic Reign

    11/02/2010 5:41:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 2 2010 | DEVIN DWYER
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected numerous polls predicting a Republican landslide among House candidates and defiantly predicted tonight that Democrats will retain control of the House of Representatives.
  • Brown says he's ready to govern people 'openly committed to their inadequate ideas'

    11/01/2010 1:53:51 PM PDT · by Califreak · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/1/10 | Michael J. Mishak
    Jerry Brown smiled. The Democratic gubernatorial nominee was halfway through his stump speech Monday morning in San Diego when the crowd in the courtyard of Café Coyote started chanting his name: “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!” It was the 10th campaign stop in three days, and with three more rallies to go, Brown basked in the support. “I wish when things got tough I could just invoke that name and something would happen,” he said, to laughter. “Unfortunately, that only works in campaigns. When it gets to government, it’s a little more trench warfare through the ideological minefields and small-mindedness of people...
  • Video- Smug Jerry Brown: I Will Win

    11/02/2010 7:49:14 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 18 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/10 | Aurelius
    Democrat Jerry Brown, apparently in an attempt to count his eggs early, has declared that he will win today against Republican opponent Meg Whitman. Though the polls are close, and voting isn't even at its peak yet, Brown, also known as "Moonbeam," is sure of victory. The gubernatorial race has been close in California, with Brown leading slightly in the polls. Many expected his campaign to weaken after Brown, or a member of his campaign staff, called his opponent a "whore." However, the controversy was largely ignored by the Main Stream Media. If indeed he does win, it may be...
  • "Jerry Brown's 'Then'; still his 'Now' Today"

    11/01/2010 6:27:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Hogue News ^ | August 1 2010 | Eric Hogue
    ...the seventies... then Governor Brown literally ignored the expeditiously burdensome escalation of property taxes to the point that the common people had to drive an initiative called "Prop 13" through a June 1978 ballot just to save their homes and businesses. 'Then', Governor Brown was quotes as saying that he didn't want to squander the whole state surplus (nearly $7.1 billion in surplus in 1977) on helping homeowners curb their growing residential taxes. Brown's better idea was to spend from the surplus so to own and operate a communications satellite for California. Hence his nickname: "Moonbeam." If you ask Jerry...
  • Rasmussen - Election 2010: California Governor "Toss-up"

    11/01/2010 5:33:50 PM PDT · by GVnana · 33 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/29/2010
    With only a few days until Election Day, Democrat Jerry Brown holds a slightly smaller lead over Republican Meg Whitman in California’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brown picking up 49% support, while Whitman draws the vote from 45%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These numbers move the race from Leans Democrat back to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard.
  • FIRE BARBARA BOXER! Make Get Out the Vote Calls from Home with Your Free Cell Long Distance!

    11/01/2010 4:00:21 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 13 replies · 1+ views
    11/01/10 | MissesBush
    We're down to the wire--Senate control likely will hinge on one race. The California Senate race could well be that race. It would really be horrible to get down to all the votes counted nationwide in the Senate races and find the Republicans are one short of control--and then to lose both California and Washington after the polls close in the West. We need to win at least 1 of these 2 seats to get to 51 seats, possibly both now that West Virginia appears to be going sour. To make sure we win tomorrow, both the House and Senate,...
  • Unlike Past Republicans, Carly Fiorina is Running Hard Right Against Boxer (Video)

    11/01/2010 9:25:07 AM PDT · by OneVike · 33 replies · 2+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 11/1/10 | Chuck Wolk
    When Carly Fiorina came to Chico Ca yesterday, she was greeted with applause and cheers from those who came to hear her speech. It is unfortunate that her appearance was not planed far enough in advance that more supporters could have come, but Chico is a small community and California is a very big state. Truth is, Fiorina's campaign is so booked up they were not sure if a visit to Chico was even possible. So it was a last minute decision by her campaign to have her fly into Chico after a campaign stop in Sacramento. Even after Steve...