Tag Archive for 2010 election

Nixing Republican purism

From  newsreview.com: After all the talk lately about the Tea Party and the rise of the Republican right, last week’s election was an eye-opener. As veteran Republican political commentator Tony Quinn has observed, not only did the most conservative Republican candidates for statewide office all lose by wide margins, but voters also approved Proposition 14,…

Election Night!

Downtown Santa Ana came alive last night as many of the political campaigns and insiders chose the Artists Village of Santa Ana to host their election night parties. The night was filled with some suprises, good(Steven Choi and Bill Hunt going down) and bad(Shawn Nelson winning).

Gary Miller is “not getting the sense”

Over at Politico, Alex Isenstadt is reporting that Accountant Phil Liberatore has poured nearly half a million dollars into a GOP primary challenge to Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.), who has found himself on the end of a wave of attacks from the self-funder over his support for the TARP bailout… “Phil is spending a lot…

Business groups dominate list of legislative donors

From a article by Chase Davis, money and politics reporter at California Watch: Business groups have given more money to California legislative campaigns over the last three years than private citizens and labor unions combined, according to a study released yesterday by Berkeley-based MAPLight.org…. According to the study, business groups accounted for more than 47…

Dianne Feinstein Endorses Gavin Newsom

Today the Newsom for California campaign announced that Sen. Dianne Feinstein has endorsed Gavin Newsom’s big to become the next California Lieutenant Governor. Congratulations, Mayor Newsom. The full press release follows. GAVIN NEWSOM ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN Two-term Mayor of San Francisco Newsom endorsed for LG today by California’s Senior Senator Dianne Feinstein…

FaceBook Executive to Run for AG

I’m sure he’ll have lots of friends…. Facebook’s Chris Kelly Announces Exploratory Bid for California Attorney General Palo Alto, California- Chris Kelly, Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Global Public Policy, announced today that he was forming a committee to explore running for California Attorney General in 2010 and launched a new website, Kelly2010.com…