The Bee wants you to believe that Andy Pugno is all about Prop 8 only.
Andy Pugno’s Primary Opponents did as well.
The Bee story ends with this line –
Candidate Pugno downplays the issue’s importance to him. That makes sense. Few voters care as deeply about it as he does. He needs to worry that voters fearing for their jobs might decide against launching the political career of a man for whom traditional marriage has been a cause and a calling.
First off – I am calling on the Bee to endorse Pan right now and get it over with.
Allow me to add a couple more lines:
Registration in the district is nearly even: 38.55 percent are registered Democrats; 38.58 percent are Republicans
Still, he wouldn’t mind if same-sex marriage flares as an issue. Proposition 8 won easily in the district, garnering 54 percent of the vote.
OK – so the Bee Article actually had some balance before their own social agenda got the best of them at the end.
Take a look again at some telling polling data from AD05:
Q1: Would you vote for a candidate who is Conservative or Liberal on Social Issues?
Conservative 58% / Liberal 32% / No Op 10%
Q2: More Government 18 / Less Government 76 / No Op 6
Q3: Would you vote for the candidate who
Wants to cut state services to balance the state budget – 58
Wants to Raise taxes to balance the state budget – 28
No Op -14
Remember the post from a few months ago? Andy Pugno VS any Democrat – 18-20 point lead.
— and back to the Sacramento Bee story.
A row of American flags provided the backdrop as Pugno addressed more than 100 journalists and others, most of them hostile to him, in an auditorium at Hastings Law School, a few blocks from the court where history is in the works.
It is obvious that the Bee and the far left only read the polls they like. Amazingly enough – the polling data that came out this cycle was quite accurate.
With a Conservative district like AD05 – I am looking forward to seeing the below quotes finding their way in to people’s mailboxes:
“Pugno is the string puller. Pugno is clearly very politically ambitious and has an extreme right-wing agenda,” said Rick Jacobs, founder of the liberal political group Courage Campaign, who watched Pugno during the trial. “He must be stopped.”
Courage Campaign? Nice – tell people who they are and that will get Pugno about 5 extra points.
Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, and leader of the No-on-8 effort, said Pugno’s defeat will be a “top priority,” and called him “one of the most vocal advocates of discrimination in the nation.”
If they want to reprise Prop 8 in the district – I say bring it on.
And, again Andy Pugno continues to be the most underestimated force in Republican politics.