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THE NOONER for March 27, 2012

TWEET DU JOUR - @tedlieu - "The following is a good example of why we need to pass SB 1080 to increase financial literacy: I just bought mega millions lottery tickets."

Today, after the jump...fundraising totals for AD01-AD40. All totals are posted on AroundTheCapitol's district pages, but my little Nooner scripty thing doesn't like the volume of HTML for 80 districts.

BUT, WOULD -ERMAN? AD06 candidate Andy Pugno pledged yesterday to not actively campaign after the primary if he came in second but moved on to the general election (presumably against Assemblymember Beth Gaines). [Torey Van Oot @ SacBee]

Roll Call's Kyle Trysgad reports that the ballot label of congressional candidate Jose Hernandez has been challenged. Hernandez listed Astronaut/Scientist/Engineer, which challengers argue does not reflect his current occupation. After all, he's not in space right now, particularly since manned space missions in the U.S. have been put on hold.

In follow-up, AD46 candidate Adrin Nazarian changed his ballot designation to "Valley Councilmember's Deputy." 

BUNNY KILLER: Our Taiwanese friends have a take on Herman Cain's ad using a rabbit as skeet.

PAID SUBCRIBERS: $20 Temple Coffee gift cert at stake today in the RPdata contest.

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YESTERDAY'S QUESTION: "Which new Assembly District had the most individual donations to Yes on Prop 19 (Medical Marijuana)?"

YESTERDAY'S ANSWER: "Looks like nobody got the right answer again today. Correct answer was AD 15. I thought it was going to be the adjacent AD 18 because of Oaksterdam, but apparently the pot smokers actually live in Berkeley."

We're rolling forward to a $20 Temple Coffee gift card!

TODAY'S QUESTION: "What Percentage of Donors against Proposition 8 (Banning Gay Marriage) were Republicans? Prize goes to whoever is closest."

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ALL 'BOUT DEM BENJAMINS

Here are the first forty Assembly Districts. This should include everyone who filed a March 17 report. Please let me know at scott@scottlay.com if anything looks messy. Additionally, all Assembly candidate information should be live on ATC, including websites and official ballot titles. Thank you for your patience...the complete list came out Friday and my crack staff (one hour of my time per day) worked hard to get it all inputed.

As you'll note below and on the AroundTheCapitol pages, I have a direct link to candidates Secretary of State's pages (along with their ElectionTrack pages). If you're like me, you've realized that you've wasted a year of your life waiting for the search results on Cal-Access. Until that database is fixed, these direct links should get you there faster (although still not lightning fast).

Also, some of you amazing peeps caught on that there were still some old office numbers for candidates in ElectionTrack. That has now been fixed, and everyone should be updated. To get the free midnight update of all reported daily state contributions, just fill in your address on the upper left of the ElectionTrack home page

AD01

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Bosetti For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $68,499 $48,961 $75,387 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD02

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Chesbro For Assembly 2012, Wes [SOS] $25,750 $31,623 $56,381 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD03

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Logue For Assembly 2012, Friends Of Dan [SOS] $36,430 $41,668 $193,908 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD04

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Yamada For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $18,300 $21,868 $141,638 2012-03-17
Munn For Assembly 2012 [SOS]     unavailable at this time 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD05

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Bigelow For Assembly 2012, Friends Of Frank [SOS] $73,600 $58,926 $159,224 2012-03-17
Oller For Assembly 2012, Friends Of Rico [SOS] $41,655 $16,890 $177,846 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD06

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Gaines For Assembly 2011, Beth [SOS] $3,250 $376 $18,555 2012-03-17
Pugno For Assembly 2012, Andy [SOS] $64,343 $12,475 $62,230 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD07

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Dickinson Assembly 2012, Roger [SOS] $23,500 $21,806 $33,026 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD08

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Tateishi For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $26,974 $24,661 $34,245 2012-03-17
Cooley For Assembly 2012, Ken [SOS] $67,842 $13,474 $55,325 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD09

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Pan For Assembly 2012, Dr. Richard [SOS] $83,211 $66,619 $216,636 2012-03-17
Scherman For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $50,400 $19,322 $33,432 2012-03-17
Amador For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $12,724 $9,141 $9,936 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD10

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Allen For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $122,305 $97,244 $162,753 2012-03-17
Levine For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $32,521 $13,452 $89,176 2012-03-17
Easton-brown Assembly 2012, Alex [SOS] $0 $3,475 $31,121 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD11

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Hudson 2012 - California 11th Assembly District, Mike [SOS] $34,462 $36,582 $594 2012-03-17
Frazier For Assembly 2012, Jim [SOS] $59,730 $54,689 $90,544 2012-03-17
Augustine For Assembly 2012, Friends Of Len [SOS] $19,489 $6,292 $13,547 2012-03-17
Hernandez For State Assembly 2012, Patricia [SOS] $19,867 $31,979 $15,615 2012-03-17
Gantt For Assembly 2012, Gene [SOS] $14,570 $23,309 $16,142 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD12

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Olsen For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $54,450 $62,577 $223,232 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD13

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Eggman For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $58,092 $39,595 $128,149 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD14

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Bonilla For Assembly 2012, Committee To Elect Susan [SOS] $52,095 $63,995 $32,376 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD15

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Skinner For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $47,366 $25,393 $426,386 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD16

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Buchanan For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $73,010 $45,215 $112,066 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD17

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Ammiano For Assembly 2012, Tom [SOS] $35,650 $41,402 $141,123 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD18

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Bonta For State Assembly 2012, Rob [SOS] $76,066 $79,194 $142,088 2012-03-17
Guillen For Assembly 2012, Abel [SOS] $64,929 $43,992 $132,944 2012-03-17
Young For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $32,645 $42,567 $161,920 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD19

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Ting For Assembly 2012, Phil [SOS] $53,555 $62,231 $44,868 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD20

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Ong For Assembly 2012, Dr Jennifer [SOS] $34,116 $119,022 $91,266 2012-03-17
Quirk For Assembly 2012, Bill [SOS] $33,602 $37,916 $130,435 2012-03-17
Green For State Assembly 2012, Mark [SOS] $35,633 $21,754 $12,828 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD21

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Gray For Assembly 2012, Adam [SOS] $91,230 $73,731 $209,180 2012-03-17
Rasmussen For 21st Assembly District 2012, Lesa [SOS] $3,983 $5,702 $2,952 2012-03-17
Mobley For Assembly 2012, Jack [SOS] $16,679 $15,804 $5,590 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD22

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Mullin For Assembly 2012, Kevin [SOS] $60,571 $90,477 $50,267 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD23

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Whalen For Assembly 2012, Bob [SOS] $15,400 $6,084 $10,400 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD24

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Gordon For State Assembly 2012; Rich [SOS] $53,047 $53,813 $82,752 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD25

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Wieckowski For Assembly 2012, Bob [SOS] $50,639 $109,106 $64,948 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD26

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Conway For Assembly 2012, Connie [SOS] $97,550 $128,401 $325,477 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD27

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Campos For Assembly 2012, Nora [SOS] $26,800 $50,307 $98,144 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD28

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Fong For Assembly 2012, Paul [SOS] $48,800 $36,969 $68,721 2012-03-17
Walsh For Assembly 2012, Chad [SOS] $9,300 $32,144 $66,147 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD29

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Stone 2012 For Assembly District 29, Friends Of Mark [SOS] $39,952 $43,500 $35,978 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD30

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Alejo For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $50,741 $35,569 $29,216 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD31

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Perea For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $73,588 $36,510 $350,149 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD32

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Salas For Assembly 2012, Rudy [SOS] $58,733 $19,129 $122,915 2012-03-17
Rios For Assembly 2012, Pedro [SOS] $27,359 $25,924 $4,537 2012-03-17
Mc Quiston For 32nd Assembly 2012, Jon [SOS] $96,600 $3,823 $92,777 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD33

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Donnelly For Assembly 2012, Tim [SOS] $28,622 $48,437 $26,171 2012-03-17
Jahn Assembly 2012, Bill [SOS] $29,659 $32,762 $99,338 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD34

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Grove For Assembly 2012, Shannon [SOS] $22,050 $33,852 $206,544 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD35

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Achadjian For Assembly 2012, Katcho [SOS] $22,100 $28,192 $130,654 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD36

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Fox For Assembly - 36th District November 2012, Steve [SOS]     unavailable at this time 2012-03-17
Smith For Assembly 2012, Ron [SOS] $80,154 $10,218 $69,936 2012-03-17
Lackey For Assembly 2012, Tom [SOS] $18,898 $6,168 $13,682 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD37

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Williams For Assembly 2012, Das [SOS] $36,427 $45,757 $107,591 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD38

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Wilk For Assembly 2012, Scott [SOS] $41,552 $31,926 $46,196 2012-03-17
Mc Keon For Assembly 2012, Patricia [SOS] $49,288 $49,863 $99,024 2012-03-17
Strickland For 38th Assembly - 2012, Committee To Elect Paul [SOS] $6,785 $8,627 $1,079 2012-03-17
Headington For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $8,467 $12,118 $8,043 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD39

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Bocanegra For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $73,680 $94,570 $329,168 2012-03-17
Alarcon For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $57,779 $18,748 $201,925 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

AD40

Reported Fundraising
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandFiling Close
Warner For Assembly 2012 [SOS] $16,584 $13,568 $12,165 2012-03-17
Morrell For Assembly 2012, Mike [SOS] $45,498 $49,386 $215,742 2012-03-17
 
Source: California Secretary of State

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
She May Be Candidate Feinstein, But The California Senator Shuns The Spotlight
Michael Doyle @
sacbee.com
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., photographed in her Capitol Hill office, spends more of her time behind the scenes leading the Senate intelligence committee than in the spotlight running for re-election.

Folsom Assembly Candidate's Pledge Could Mean Backing Rival
Torey Van Oot @
blogs.sacbee.com
Republican Assembly hopeful Andy Pugno kicked off his campaign today with a pledge that could leave him backing his rival over his own candidacy in November.

Skeptical Kennedy signals trouble for Obama's healthcare law
David G. Savage and Noam N. Levey @
latimes.com
The Supreme Court’s conservative justices sharply attacked the insurance mandate that is at the heart of President Obama’s healthcare law, strongly suggesting Tuesday they are prepared to strike it down as unconstitutional.

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Gets Fine, Probation For Airport Gun Incident
Jim Sanders @
sacbee.com
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly pleaded no contest Monday to two misdemeanor gun charges stemming from the discovery of a loaded firearm in his carry-on bag before he boarded a flight for Sacramento.

The Lede Blog: Day Two: Updates on the Supreme Court Hearings on the Health Care Law
THE NEW YORK TIMES @
nytimes.com
Updates from the second day of hearings at the U.S. Supreme Court, where the justices will hear arguments on the central question of the constitutionality of the health care law.

Andy Pugno's vow could leave him backing rival Beth Gaines in Sacramento area Assembly race
Torey Van Oot @
sacbee.com
Assembly hopeful Andy Pugno kicked off his campaign Monday with a pledge that could leave him backing his rival over his own candidacy in November.

Assembly Passes Bill To Spend Redevelopment Funds For Housing
Jim Sanders @
blogs.sacbee.com
About $1.4 billion in redevelopment funds for low- and moderate-income housing would continue to be spent for those purposes under legislation approved today by the Assembly.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments to Health Care Law
nytimes.com
s health care overhaul law.

Healthcare, Day 2: Supreme Court argument turns to insurance mandate
Noam N. Levey and David G. Savage @
latimes.com
As the Supreme Court opens a second day of arguments on President Obama’s healthcare law, the justices are turning to the defining issue of the two-year legal battle over the contentious law – the requirement that Americans get health insurance starting in 2014.

State Political Watchdog Ramps Up Enforcement
Brian Joseph @
totalbuzz.ocregister.com
But things are changing at the FPPC. The Enforcement Division recently announced in its 2011 end-of-the-year report that the backlog of cases older than two years has been reduced to just 10 cases – virtually nothing.

Assemblyman Chris Norby May Face New Ethics Hearing On Motel Stay
latimesblogs.latimes.com
Assemblyman Norby may face hearing over motel stay

The Caucus: Group Live-Tweets From Health Care Arguments
MICHAEL D. SHEAR @
nytimes.com
An organization opposed to President Obama's health care law apparently found a loophole to the Supreme Court's ban on electronic devices. At least for a while, that is.

Romney rips health-care law in San Diego
utsandiego.com
Mitt Romney criticized President Barack Obama’s national health care overhaul at a campaign event Monday in San Diego, casting it as part of an extensive federal imposition into economic freedoms unseen in the nation’s history.

Controversial Cougar Kill Spawns Proposed Ban On Hunting With Dogs
latimesblogs.latimes.com
Unable to get a Fish and Game official to resign for killing a mountain lion outside the state, two lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation that would prohibit the use of dogs to hunt bear and bobcat in California. The legislation...

Supreme Court appears eager to rule on healthcare law
David G. Savage and Noam N. Levey, Washington Bureau @
latimes.com
As justices begin three days of oral arguments, it becomes clear they aren't inclined to let a tax law delay them in deciding on the controversial insurance mandate.

CalPERS moves judge and lawmaker accounts into new computer system
Jon Ortiz @
blogs.sacbee.com
Over the weekend, CalPERS moved judges and legislators' retirement accounts into its glitch-plagued, $500 billion-plus my|CalPERS computer system.

Behind the Senate oil tax vote
Martin Frost @
politico.com
Opinion: There actually are three positions on the issue of oil and gas taxes rather than just two.

Feinstein Tells State Democrats To Stop 'Predatory' Disabled Access Suits
Cheryl Miller @
law.com
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein says if California lawmakers don't act to clamp down on "predatory" disability access lawsuits she may author federal legislation to do just that.

Justices signal possible trouble ahead for health insurance mandate
Noam N. Levey @
latimes.com
as the court began a much-anticipated second day of arguments on President Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.

Report says unions have big money advantage in politics
Jon Ortiz @
blogs.sacbee.com
Here's one side of the argument you'll be hearing for the next seven months over the so-called "Stop Special Interest Money Now Act" the political-committee funding measure on the Nov. 7 ballot in California.

The Caucus: Anti-Gay Marriage Group Recommends Creating Tension Between Gays and Blacks
NICHOLAS CONFESSORE @
nytimes.com
A memo by the National Organization for Marriage suggested that the strategy was inspired by successful efforts to outlaw same-sex marriage by ballot initiative in California in 2008.