If it’s on Facebook, it must be true. Tim Donnelly posted this graphic this afternoon.
The LA Times wrote Donnelly, a conservative Assemblyman from Hesperia, was considering the run in a story November last. Always the liberal rag, the Times “reported”:
Conservative Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Hesperia), a vehement activist against illegal immigration, has told colleagues he intends to make a bid for the job in 2014, the Ventura County Star reported. Donnelly may not be the ideal standard bearer for Republicans looking to remake the party’s image in the wake of devastating electoral losses over the last decade. Currently, no Republicans hold statewide office in California and their numbers have fallen below one-third in both houses of the Legislature.
Donnelly was a frequent guest on KFI’s John and Ken Show last year, especially after he proposed AB-26, an illegal immigration bill, and spoke to abolishing the California Air Resources Board. Donnelly was also a vocal opponent of the mega-expensive California High-Speed Rail project that Governor Brown insists on building with money he won’t possibly find and on land the State doesn’t own.
The GOP could do a lot worse (and has).
From a Sacramento Bee interview last year, Donnelly, a former Minuteman, is quoted: “I believe that we as Californians can do heck of a lot better than Jerry Brown or anyone who wants to step into his footsteps, I don’t care whether its Kamala Harris or Tony Villaraigosa or Gavin Newsom,” he said of the possible Democratic contenders in 2014. “They’re all going to push for the same ideas and I think California can do a lot better.”
Fox News covered Donnelly’s potential candidacy in December: California Republican eyeing governorship hit for hard-line illegal immigration stance.
We’re intrigued that someone’s come forward at this early opportunity to confront Brown and the possibility the clown will be running for a fourth term.