â€œThe California Chamber of Commerceâ€™s lack of disclosure in this case constitutes a critical failure of transparency and accountability,â€ said Hilary Crosby CPA, Controller of the California Democratic Party. â€œWe would hope that the Chamber spend more time minding their books and ledger sheets instead of engaging in smear campaigns against Democratic candidates here in California.â€
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The California Democratic Party today announced it will file an official complaint with the Internal Revenue Service against a group supporting Republican Meg Whitmanâ€™s run for governor by waging dishonest attack ads against Jerry Brown. The complaint will allege that the â€œSmall Business Action Committeeâ€ is spending hundreds of thousands more on political activities than is permitted under its 501(c)(4) status, and that as a possible consequence, SBAC may have to disclose the identity of its donors who are currently anonymous.
Primary Elections are very important for our process of democracy to work effectively. Your vote in this election counts, so it is important that we all make that effort to get out and cast our ballots. The Democratic Party permits decline to state voters the opportunity to participate in our candidate selection process.
Below are some of the videos presented by the Attorney General candidates at the CADEM2010 Convention on Sunday. Pedro Nava’s is my personal favorite of the three that I could find. Alberto Torrico [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM_6cnqsAvs&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Pedro Nava [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klzliMyCPEQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Chris Kelly
I’m so proud of the grassroots campaign that we built across California over the past 16 months. I have enjoyed traveling throughout the state, attending countless Democratic meetings and events and talking to you about the change we need in the Insurance Commissioner’s office.
Congresswoman Jane Harman received about 86% of the votes from her district caucus for the CADem Party endorsement. Her primary challenger, Marcy Winograd managed to get enough signatures to challenge that endorsement on the convention floor. Long time OC Delegate Ray Cordova spoke in favor of local rule for party endorsement.
The following memo went out from Janice Hahn’s campaign almost three hours before delegate voting closed for party endorsement. This looks a lot like Jimmy Carter conceding the 1980 Presidential Election to Ronald Reagan hours before the polls on the west coast closed.