Congressman Gary Miller has chosen not to seek reelection in CD31 (San Bernardino), one of the toughest holds for the GOP this cycle. Miller beat fellow Republican Bob Dutton in 2012 after four Democrats split the vote, advancing two Republicans in the biggest lesson thus far of the calculus of top-two primary elections. Continue reading
Scott Lay, publisher of The Nooner, carefully explains what is going on in D.C., where there has been no budget since 1997, in his latest newsletter. What is at stake right now is that the Continuing Resolutions which essentially continue (or reduce) the prior year’s spending level, are expiring on Sep. 30, 2013. Some House Republicans would like to see a government shut down rather than allow ObamaCare to be funded, and most of them are not eager to raise the nation’s debt limit yet again.
But the rebel House Republicans do not apparently involve three Republican Representatives in California – in districts that President Barack Obama won in 2012. Here is Lay’s explanation as to why a government shut down is dreaded by GOP Representatives Gary Miller, David Valadao and Jeff Denham: Continue reading
By Emily Cahn
Rep. John Campbell’s retirement from his California seat will spark a crowded GOP primary, perhaps creating a ripple effect in nearby House districts, according to local Republican sources.
There are already a handful of potential GOP candidates for the 45th District — including GOP Rep. Gary G. Miller — who may consider leaving the 31st District to run there instead. Continue reading
…in the aftermath of the rejection of toll lanes for the I-405, it is good fiscal stewardship to take a closer look at a modified Alternative 2, making sure that the opportunity cost of failing to consider the merits of doubling the yield of new traffic capacity for an extremely modest cost increase is fully understood [by the incoming nine new OCTA Board members].