For Immediate Release: Monday, April 16, 2012
Contact: Matt Rexroad, 916.648.1222
Council Colleague Rush Hill Endorses Leslie Daigle in AD74 Race
Hill warns about Bob Rush “spoiler” advocacy
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – This city’s only elected “Rush” – longtime civic and business leader, Rush Hill – today endorsed his city council colleague Leslie Daigle in her race for the new and wide-open Assembly District #74. He also offered pointed and provocative comments about the county Republican Party leadership, about the candidacy of Democrat Bob Rush (no relation), and Hill’s political mentor and former boss, Ronald Reagan. Continue reading
Apparently absentee ballots are going out in early May this year, for the Open Primary election on June 5. Candidates are being bombarded with offers to promote themselves on slate mailers. But are these slate mailers a good idea?
Remember, about a third of the voters are now Decline to State, for the most part, or belong to third parties. The slate mailers do target these voters, but think for a moment about what slate mailers are. They are combo advertising featuring a number of candidates, all heaped onto a mailer.
Sometimes the slate mailers purport to represent some organization, but if you look closely you will see that the candidates often buy their way onto these slate mailers. Discerning voters surely aren’t swayed by that. Just look at the slate mailer atop this post, purporting to be for Democratic voters, but it touts a Republican Supervisorial candidate, Audra Strickland. Continue reading
So the Orange County GOP and the Democratic Party of Orange County want to use the Hatch Act to push candidates that are in their way out of the picture? Well, that sword cuts two ways. There are plenty of OC GOP and DPOC candidates who should be charged with Hatch Act violations, including:
- Tom Daly, a Democratic challenger for the 69th A.D., who is the Orange County Clerk. Considering he processes federal funds(processing passports requests for the US Dept of State) and charges a fee which he calls a service fee can an argument be made that any monies, directly of indirectly, received from the for US Government and used to pay expense is also a violation of the Hatch ACT? I think so! Continue reading
Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) issued a press release today praising the “reversal today of the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) decision that the first phase of the Bay Area-to-Southern California high-speed rail system would have its southern terminus near downtown Los Angeles rather than in Orange County.”
The release noted that “The Authority announced today that Anaheim will indeed be the southern terminus of the first phase as planned. Recently deemed too expensive in a revised business plan draft, the Anaheim inclusion is now possible due to new cost-effective measures the Authority approved today.”
This is hardly worth celebrating, in reality, as the High-Speed Rail line is a total lie. Continue reading
Well, it looks like the Republican Party is stuck with Mitt Romney as their lame Presidential candidate this year. But hang on, what about Congressman Ron Paul?
“Dr. Paul is now the last – and real – conservative alternative to Mitt Romney,” said Jesse Benton, National Campaign Chairman for Ron Paul (Houston Chronicle).
But Paul sounded like a candidate who hasn’t yet ruled out other avenues, when he spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Editorial Board. He said he was aware of Americans Elect, a movement to nominate a third-party candidate for president. He conceded he doesn’t know enough about the movement but added, “Anything that challenges the status quo, I’m generally for it.” Continue reading