Sep 102010

First of all – we have to have Steve Cooley as Attorney General. The AG’s office has been used as a Left-Wing partisan hammer by both Bill Lockyer and Jerry Brown.

Steve Cooley also has a proven track record in LA County putting criminals in jail… Kamala Harris loves Cop-Killers.

Prop 8, Prop 187 and others have been allowed to die and the AG’s office has subverted the will of the people – most recently, Jerry Brown has obsessively used his power as AG to sue to stop development.

Which brings me to Meg Whitman.

She has done one key thing that Arnold never did – she has finally enumerated a fiscal plan with some details. I still have significant issues with Meg Whitman – but, she has real-world experience and that places her head and shoulders above anyone who has run for Governor since Bill Simon.

Jerry Brown will decimate what’s left of the state period. Chelene Nightengale can’t even balance her own checkbook or herself for that matter.

Abel Maldonado – he is not Gavin Newsome. Gavin Newsome is a liar, hypocrite and in the words of State Senator Elect Doug LaMalfa, “Evil”.

Damon Dunn – a compelling candidate who is talking openly about dealing with election fraud. Debra Bowen is bought and paid for by ACORN.

Tony Strickland for Controller – maybe for the first time in 30+ years we can have someone who is not a rubber stamp of the Democrat leadership who uses their office to exacerbate the year after year budget crisis.

Mimi Walters for Treasurer – see comments about Strickland

Mike Villines for Insurance Commissioner – if you want socialized insurance vote for Dave Jones. Jones also hates insurance agents, insurance companies and small businesses – he scored a perfect 0 from the NFIB and other groups. Villines is to the right of the current Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

Doug LaMalfa for State Senate – he will score 100% from the CRA year after year. Need I write more?

Placer County Republican Assembly Members Make an Impact in SD-04 and AD-05!

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Jun 102010

Grassroots activism is still alive.

Even though the State CRA did not endorse in either the AD-05 race or the SD-04 race, it did not stop our members from making an impact for the club’s favorites.

By now, insiders are done buzzing over the 16.4% blowout loss by Rick Keene – losing to Doug LaMalfa in SD04.

The post-mortems and recriminations will go on for a while, but what is known is this:

Rick Keene won Placer County by 3.74% vs losing by 16.4% district-wide.

Andy Pugno won Placer County by 46.58% vs 43.50% in Sacramento County.

Members of the Placer CRA walked precincts (including this blogger) in the portions of each district that overlapped Placer County.

Jun 092010

The voters have spoken, get over it. Doug LaMalfa kicked Rick Keene’s —.

State Senator-elect Doug LaMalfa – it will be interesting to see what the district looks like when it is re-drawn. (Will Rocklin still be in the district?)  But, until then – you have this blogger’s full support, end of story.

Seeing what Prop 14 does to the election process should also be the stuff of debates for years.

LaMalfa Loses Major Endorsement and Nevada County YR’s Endorse Keene

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Jan 212010

The significance is enormous – Officeholders and Grassroots clubs are endorsing Keene… usually the two are exclusive of one another.

Nevada County YR. College Kids – young professionals, volunteers… not wealthy donors or entrenched tax-raisers…

Excerpting the Press Release:

The Young Republican Federation of California is the largest and most active young Republican organization and is one of the most important Republican grassroots organizations in the state.  In the past, the YRFC endorsement has often been a key indicator of which candidate grassroots conservatives in California will support in elections.


Keene has previously been endorsed by YRFC Chapters in Butte, Yuba, Sutter Counties as well as the state YRFC.

More ominous for Doug LaMalfa is the news coming out of facebook invitations – Citizens for the California Republic announced a major press conference for Rick Keene:

Hi everyone,

I wanted to pass along this message from the folks over at the Rick Keene for Senate campaign. They’re having a major press conference in Redding tomorrow to announce the endorsement of Mayor Patrick Jones and they need us to come out and show some support!

OUCH! Right in the heart of the area LaMalfa was depending on – the Mayor of the largest city in the district has bailed on LaMalfa and endorsed Rick Keene.

This is in stark contrast to the endorsement switchers announced by Meg Whitman (for example) – those that switched to Whitman were because of Consultants or because of promises made… Those that have switched to Keene have done so due to his message.

It seems that when LaMalfa speaks – people endorse Rick Keene.

California 4th Senate District Update – Del Norte Sheriff Endorses Rick Keene

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Jan 182010

If I remember correctly, he had endorsed Doug LaMalfa previously. I have seen a few other such occurrences recently in that district.

It makes you wonder if it is LaMalfa’s performances or Rick Keene’s that is inspiring this transition – I’d hazard a guess that a lot of Placer’s Local electeds didn’t even know Doug LaMalfa before they endorsed him.

5 months to go folks – and it is getting fun already.

(Chico) – Earning yet another endorsement from an influential North State leader, the campaign of Rick Keene for Senate today announced that Keene has received the endorsement from Del Norte County’s chief law enforcement officer Sheriff Dean Wilson, following a recent campaign visit to the region.

“Rick Keene has demonstrated his commitment to keeping our communities safe and supporting law enforcement and other public safety agencies,” said Sheriff Wilson.  “No one has been better or stronger on our issues than he has.  Rick Keene was born in Del Norte County, he fully understands our particular issues as a rural, coastal community.  I know he is prepared to be an outstanding advocate for our region.”

In the Assembly, Keene was instrumental in negotiating the essential elements of Proposition 1A the Protection of Local Government Revenues Act of 2004, this significantly curtailed the state’s ability to raid local funds and enforce unfunded mandates – which always resulted in reductions in law enforcement services funding.

Keene stated, “I am humbled to have earned the endorsement and support of respected law enforcement professionals like Sheriff Dean Wilson.  I sincerely appreciate the hard work our Sheriffs and the men and women of law enforcement do to keep us safe.  I appreciate his support and I will stand strong for Del Norte County in the Senate.”

A North State native, Keene was born in Crescent City and grew up in the rural town of Hayfork and worked his way through college driving a forklift at night.  After college graduation, he worked as a driver for UPS for 9 years, while attending law school at night.  Keene practiced law in the Chico area for 15 years before being elected to the California State Assembly where he served for six years.  Rick Keene, his wife Janice and their five children make their home in Chico.