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  • Caucus-Win Coattails Propel Santorum into Effective Tie With Romney in California

    02/13/2012 10:14:35 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 43 replies
    Survey USA ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    4 months to the California Primary, but fresh after caucus wins in Colorado and Minnesota and in Missouri's non-binding primary, Rick Santorum draws to within a whisker of nominal frontrunner Mitt Romney, 33% for Romney, 31% for Santorum, effectively even, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KGTV-TV San Diego and KFSN-TV Fresno. Santorum leads Romney among seniors, among evangelicals, among pro-life voters, among Tea Party members, among those who say they are "very conservative," and in the Central Valley region of California.
  • Newt Gingrich raises money in California, pledges to lower gas prices

    02/14/2012 12:00:45 PM PST · by Red Steel · 46 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | John Hoeffel (LA Times)
    LOS ANGELES — On a day packed with California fundraising events to refuel his campaign, Newt Gingrich insisted Monday that he would not drop out of the GOP presidential contest even though polls show he is not now winning the argument against Rick Santorum that he is the best conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. The former House speaker also appealed specifically to California conservatives, promising to make the state competitive in the general election and pledging to take on the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which ruled against the state’s same-sex marriage initiative. “This is a consistently bigoted, anti-religious...
  • Rick Santorum decries Prop. 8 ruling

    02/08/2012 9:00:19 PM PST · by writer33 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 02/08/12 | Juana Summers
    ALLEN, Texas — After the appeals court ruling banning same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, Rick Santorum on Wednesday pounded President Barack Obama for being anti-family values. Santorum attacked the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse Proposition 8, the ballot measure passed by California in 2008 that outlawed same-sex marriage. “Look at the 9th Circuit decision, which said the people of California said, in a constitutional amendment, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Santorum told a women’s group in North Collin County. “And they found the constitution unconstitutional. Imagine that. The constitution...
  • Roseanne Barr on Calif. ballot for US president

    02/07/2012 8:23:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Roseanne Barr's name is on California's primary ballot as a Green Party candidate for president. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Monday that Barr is among 24 candidates she intends to place on the June 5 ballot.
  • Pete Wilson endorses Mitt Romney

    02/06/2012 2:56:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies ^ | 2/6/12 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Former California Gov. Pete Wilson today endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, part of a rising move within the party to rally around the frontrunner. Romney has made a big effort to line up high-profile endorsements, although several notables, such as former Florida Gov. and conservative darling Jeb Bush, have remained neutral. Wilson, although considered a conservative in California, is viewed as fairly moderate within the current GOP. In his endorsement statement, Wilson called Romney “an enthusiastic believer in American exceptionalism” and called him “a spectacular example of it.” (American exceptionalism is a term traced back to Frenchman Alexis...
  • State Moves Presidential Primary to June - California

    07/29/2011 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies
    Reuters via KTLA-TV ^ | Reuters via KTLA-TV
    California has moved its presidential primary to June, consolidating trips to the poll to save money in an election that most voters in the Democratic leaning state see as a foregone conclusion. Governor Jerry Brown signed the move into law on Friday. The state for years tried to raise its profile in the national presidential race, but its efforts have been diluted as other states have made similar moves. California spent nearly $100 million for its presidential primary on February 5, 2008, when 24 states, nearly half the nation, held nominating contests in a battle known as "Super Tuesday". The...
  • California moves presidential primary back to June

    07/29/2011 7:55:11 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 18 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | July 29, 2011 | 5:26 pm
    California’s next presidential primary will be one of the last in the nation thanks to a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown ...
  • Romney Leads GOP Presidential Field in CA (Palin 3rd)

    06/20/2011 10:55:24 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 20, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Mitt Romney holds an eight-point lead over his Republican rivals for the White House in a survey of California voters released Monday by the Field Poll... Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani... second with 17 percent... Sarah Palin came in third... with 10 percent support. Fifty-four percent of registered California voters approve of President Obama's job performance (37 percent disapprove). Further, nearly half (49 percent) of voters there support his re-election bid...
  • Surprise Republican may advance in California’s 36th [Craig Huey]

    05/18/2011 10:31:35 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Republican Craig Huey, an advertising executive, could make a surprise advance in California's Democratic-leaning 36th District special election, according to initial results in Tuesday's race to replace Democrat Jane Harman. Due to the Los Angeles County district's Democratic lean, two Democrats were expected to top last night's "jungle primary," which featured 16 candidates of all parties running on a single ballot. But Huey narrowly edged out California Secretary of State Debra Bowen (D) by 206 votes for the second-place spot, according to preliminary results. Staff for Bowen on Tuesday night noted that 9,811 votes remained to be counted. "We are...
  • Meg Whitman likely out of politics for good

    04/21/2011 7:10:28 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 21 April 2011 | Jennifer Epstein
    Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, who made her first foray into politics with a bid for California governor last year, said that after losing that race, she’s probably out of politics for good. “I doubt it,” she said Wednesday on Fox Business Network when asked whether she’d run for elected office again. Some had speculated that Whitman, who lost to Democrat Jerry Brown by 13 points in November, might consider a run for Senate. Last month, she said she was “definitely not” plotting a 2012 Senate bid challenging Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
  • California went its own way: Strength of the Latino vote is a key factor

    11/04/2010 11:23:59 AM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 76 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 4, 2010 | Cathleen Decker
    In one declarative night, California on Tuesday confirmed its status as a political world unto itself, zigging determinedly Democratic while most of the rest of the country zagged Republican. Voters not only restored the governor's office to Democratic hands, they may have given Democrats a sweep of statewide offices, though uncounted ballots could still shift one race. Driving much of the success — and distancing the state from the national GOP tide, according to exit polls — was a surge in Latino voters. They made up 22% of the California voter pool, a record tally that mortally wounded many Republicans....
  • Brown: Whitman spending paying off with women voters

    09/23/2010 3:37:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/23/10 | Jack Chang
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown admitted this morning that Republican rival Meg Whitman's heavy spending is paying off with women voters, as a new Field Poll shows the two candidates tied among women, who traditionally lean Democratic in the state.
  • Top California gay group delays marriage fight to 2012

    08/13/2009 1:29:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 8 replies · 649+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/2009 | Peter Henderson
    The biggest California gay rights advocacy group on Wednesday said it needed three years to build a coalition to repeal a ban on same-sex marriage in the state, creating a rift in the movement with those who want to go back to the polls next year while anger is hot. California, the most populous state and often a standard-bearer for social liberalism, is the biggest prize in U.S. culture wars. Its next fight over gay marriage is sure to draw in national organizations, cost $100 million or more, and may affect the next U.S. presidential campaign if it takes place...