Recall Effort Launched Against Josh Newman

Senator Newman

Per the Sacramento Bee, a campaign to recall State Senator Josh Newman (SD-29) has been launched by a conservative San Diego Radio host on Newman’s vote on the road repairs/tax increase.

You can read about it here.

Republicans across the state are losing their minds over what amounts to a few hundreds bucks a year to fix crumbling highways and byways and have decided to target Newman who turned a previously red senate seat blue.

From the Sacramento Bee, this:

Carl DeMaio, a talk radio host and former city councilman in San Diego, said Tuesday that plans are moving forward to launch a recall of Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, who voted for the $52 billion road repair package, paid for by fuel taxes and registration fees, just four months after he took office.

“This is the right strategy. There’s consensus on it. And we are moving forward,” DeMaio said.

While the gas tax is the impetus of the action, DeMaio said he and others in the nascent coalition to oust Newman are primarily setting their sights on the Democratic Party’s two-thirds supermajority in the Legislature.

DeMaio would not name any of the other players but did say they are working to get the California Republican Party involved, adding, “If they don’t take action on this, they deserve their superminority status.”

Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, said he’s monitoring the discussions.
The Liberal OC strongly opposes any effort to remove Senator Newman from his seat over a much needed vote.



  13 comments for “Recall Effort Launched Against Josh Newman

  1. RHackett
    April 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    More whining from the sore loser crowd.

    DeMaio is desperate to stay relevant.

    Anyone that gives him money is proof the adage;

    “A fool and his money are lucky enough to come together in the first place.”

    • Jethro
      April 14, 2017 at 10:57 am

      And the Democratic population of CA is the “winner here”. Diesel will go up 20 cents per gallon plus a 4% increase in sales tax. I rough that out at about 28 cents per gallon of diesel. Just about everything you buy and use is transported by diesel power. This tax will raise the price of everything in CA, it is much larger than people think when they look in their own usage of gasoline. Couple this with the insane cap and trade and out of control CARB and we have a recipe for failure. Glad you think the Dems are “winners” in this.

      • Robert Curtis
        May 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

        Do people see that senator Newman signed the gas tax with a constitutional amendment to use funds ONLY for the roads? No, they only see the tax. Look closer at the man before signing the re-call. The guy is willing to make hard decisions rather than chase what’s popular…that shows character the kind we need in office.

    • Mike
      May 1, 2017 at 7:46 am

      That’s right! DeMaio is desperate. This recall effort will go nowhere! Everybody wants this gas tax because it helps us. So, no need to worry and no need to try to help Newman by trying to stop the recall effort. Nobody will sign the recall petition and if they do get enough signatures nobody will vote Newman out. The gas tax increase and registration fee increase is very popular among the low-income and working-class as well as those that are financially well off. So, stay calm and do nothing to stall the process because in the end Newman made the right decision and everyone will show their support for Newman and the new taxes at the polls.

  2. DCCCwatcher
    April 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Anyone know if it’s true that Greg Diamond asked for a job with Senator Newman and was rejected?

    • Saulie
      April 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Diamond knows that working for free has advantages. It’s harder to get fired, and he can make up his own job titles.

  3. junior
    April 13, 2017 at 6:47 am

    “.. a campaign to recall State Senator Josh Newman (SD-29) has been launched .. on Newman’s vote on the road repairs/tax increase.”

    The problem is that the government stole the gas tax money we already pay. THAT is what mostly angers people. There will be a price for Dems to pay for this outrage. And Gov. Moonbeam will be long gone – the sniveling coward that he is.

  4. OCDEM
    April 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

    It appears Greg Diamond fancies himself as some kind of Newman spokesperson, from his defense of Josh vs. the other blog clowns at OJB.

    Watching Greg Diamond and David Zenger trying to out smart each other is just like spy vs. spy in Mad Magazine: hilarious.

    Now if somebody could find those guys a job.

    • April 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Would you want either of them working for you?

  5. David Vasquez
    April 15, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Go easy on “Randy Roddy” and “Crazy Greg”, how could anyone spend COUNTLESS hours blogging, commenting, opining if they were gainfully employed.

    I guess if you were insane, didn’t care about your family, unemployable or narcissistic that’s possible. But that doesn’t describe these two!!! No way. Not these two


    • Failure to Disclose
      April 17, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Is Newman still represented by McIntyre & Barcelona? Can’t blame Greg for his fawning support. That’s how the rent gets paid every month.

  6. Candi
    May 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Does not matter if you are an Independent, Conservative or Liberal NO one wants their taxes going on especially those who can least afford it and that includes young families, elderly-retired and they represent all parties. The fact that our state with all the people and wealth has allowed our roads and other infrastructure to get like this speaks volumes about what one other blogger stated that they have already used up other taxes and not addressed the roads. I guess all of our friends of “all” parties must be considered “whiners” as someone alluded to because they see this being shoved down our throats and our Senator makes a decision before he finds out how they feel about this increase. We will see who will be the “whiners” (the consumers) or “losers” (the senator) at the ballot box if this recall goes through. This is NOT about party it is about “listening” and “considering” what those people you are representing real want!! More taxes or a “voice” and to be heard. No “whiner” here just using common sense and logic.

  7. Robert Curtis
    May 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    It is premature to recall a senator that (on paper) is overall very moderate, a veteran (former US Army Captain), Yale Graduate, a family man with a new born and a businessman that championed getting veterans jobs. Not a career politician he’s an easy target. I’m for recalling the recall…give the guy at least a full term if he doesn’t perform then vote him out…

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