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While a new California Republican Party chair might have more moves and different priorities than his predecessor, there’s no way to avoid the fact that the primary focus of the job is to elect more Republicans. GOP Chair Jim Brulte makes that point in Item #1 of the May 1 electronically-sent missive below.
Electing more Republicans and, indeed, accomplishing Items #2 and #3, requires money. That, in turn, necessitates solicitations such as the one posted below, for campaign contributions.
Nothing new about that. Brulte’s former colleague in the state senate, John Burton, does the very same thing as chair of the California Democratic Party. Read more »
Eric Garcetti is running for Los Angeles mayor “with a focus on job creation and solving everyday problems for LA residents,” his campaign biography says.
He was president of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012.
Additionally, the biography notes that Garcetti was raised in the San Fernando Valley, graduated from Columbia University, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and the London School of Economics and taught at Occidental College and the University of Southern California.
A connection to Sacramento, other than an apparent desire to net some campaign contributions from the interest groups with business at the Capitol, is Read more »
“Don’t mind the maggots,” adds Mick Jagger on “Shattered.”
Although the airfare might be getting a bit dear with just 72 hours until flight time, there’s still space to spend a long weekend with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a Fullerton Democrat, and her guest Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, also an Orange County Democrat. The $249 per room rate for two nights at The Palace is a pretty good deal.
Besides the inevitable fundraiser with the representative and the Assemblywoman — hopefully just cocktails and weenies and not a full-blown sit-down dinner — there’s a busy schedule of events in the self-proclaimed Capital of the Read more »
The Assemblyman from Hesperia wants Californians to tell him whether he should enter the fray of the 2014 gubernatorial election for a chance to be thrashed by whomever the Democrats nominate. Despite being posted on Facebook, the following is unlikely to resonate with enough of the California’s 3.7 million regitstered independent voters — even more by the time the eleciton rolls around — who now are the key to statewide elections.
(Editor’s Note: Can say what you want about Donnelly but he’s got a certain alliterative flair as evidenced by “last flicker of freedom’s flame.” Goosebumps from just typing it.)
In a four-page letter that, no doubt, House Speaker John Boehner wept over numerous times while composing, he urges his fellow Americans to counter “liberal talking points saturating the media airwaves.”
Apparently, Democrats in Congress and their “liberal special interest allies” as well as their allies in the media “slanting coverage in favor of the liberal point-of-view” are misrepresenting the Republican Party and attacking its “conservative, pro-jobs agenda.”
Filling out the survey accompanying the letter will help Boehner “set the record straight” when he’s accosted by a “reporter or liberal pundit.”
So strongly does Boehner feel about the issue that Read more »
Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, a San Diego Democrat, is holding a $1,000-per-head cocktail fundraiser January 16 at a Sacramento Irish pub near the Capitol.
Atkins generously notes on the invitation below that under the terms of Proposition 35, approved by voters in 2000, “an individual, union, (Political Action Committee) and other entities may contribute a maximum of $4,100 to (her) committee per election, primary and general. A registered Small Contributor Committee may contribute a maximum of $8,200 per election.”
When passed, the proposition restricted those contributions to $3,000 and $6,000, respectively. But it also included a provision that in January of every odd-numbered year those limits would be Read more »
SAVE THE DATE:
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE ENG
INVITES YOU TO HIS:
“FAREWELL TO THE ASSEMBLY
HELLO TO THE ???”
Private Gala Reception – Fundraiser to
Celebrate “Mike’s Next Step”
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
SAN GABRIEL HILTON HOTEL
225 West Valley Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
“GOLD MIKE” $3,900 (6 TICKETS AND *PRIVATE LUNCH OR DINNER*)
“JADE MIKE”: $2,500 (5 TICKETS AND *PRIVATE BREAKFAST OR COFFEE*)
“SILVER MIKE” $1,250 (4 TICKETS & SPECIAL RECOGNITION)
“BRONZE MIKE” $750 (3 TICKETS & SPECIAL RECOGNITION)
“OPAL MIKE” $500 (2 TICKETS & SPECIAL RECOGNITION)
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $150
(*Gold & Jade Sponsorships Include Private meal for 2 at a future date*)
(Editor’s Note: Read more »
It being an even-numbered year, fundraising doesn’t stop when lawmakers adjourn on August 31 – particularly for new candidates for legislative seats.
They will venture to Sacramento, early and often, because that’s where the lobbyists and the trade associations are that can write the checks from $1,000 and to $3,900.
Bill Quirk, candidate for the 20th Assembly District, holds a Sacramento fundraiser September 11. Todd Zink, candidate for the 27th Senate seat, held one September 10 at The River House on Garden Highway – a short drive from downtown
On September 12, two more candidates – Dr. Shirley Weber and Ian Calderon who seek election to the Read more »
Lawmakers return to Sacramento August 6 for a final 20 days to weigh the fate of hundreds of bills.
That’s the policy part. There’s also the politics.
On August 6, four legislative fundraisers are scheduled with a total tab of $4,300. On August 7, there are nine fundraisers scheduled in downtown at a cost of $10,800. The following day, there are10 at $12,500 scheduled. And, on August 9, another six totaling $5,900.
A total of 34 fundraisers are being held on August 14 and August 15 alone. Attending all 34 would cost $41,100.
So far – more could be added – there are a total of 121 fundraisers scheduled between August 6 and Read more »
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