Tag Archive for Sacramento Bee

OC’s Melahat Rafiei: Time for Ellis to Lead by Conceding

Orange County political consultant and Democratic National Committee member Melahat Rafiei has authored a guest editorial in the Sacramento Bee which calls on Kimberly Ellis to be the leader to the Democratic Party that so many believe she is by conceding the race for California Democratic Party Chair. From the article: Past elected Democratic Party…

Sacramento Bee calls for Ellis to Concede CDP Election

The Sacramento Bee has published this “open letter” styled editorial calling for Kimberly Ellis to step aside and concede the race for California Democratic Party chair, which she lost to Eric Bauman by 62 votes. From the editorial: It’s over. Sure, it was impressive the way you took on the political establishment last month, nearly…

Dunn Campaign Chose Not to File Candidate’s Statement

In my SPAM folder, an email sent Saturday afternoon from Dunn For Congress campaign consultant Doug Herman.  His message was simple.  The Dunn team chose not to file a candidate’s statement. “Unlike ballot measure campaigns where it is used, research indicates that voters rarely read material in the sample ballot booklets for candidates. Additionally, we…

California Republicans Retreat

The Sacramento Bee published this story recently that highlighted the plight of Republicans in California.  The main point — the GOP is bleeding registered voters and California is turning bluer by the minute.  San Francisco has lost nearly a third of its registered Republicans in the last decade meaning the city of Brea has more…

No Denials and No Pala IEs as Tweets on a Train Story Goes Viral

The “Tweets on a Train” story featuring an overheard cell phone conversation of AD-69 candidate Michele Martinez by investigative journalist Bob Salladay has gone viral being picked by by the Sacramento Bee, a variety of technology/social media web sites, and even the Poynter Institute’s web site read by journalists all over the country.  It’s spawned…