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THE NOONER for May 23, 2012

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CONTEST: 392 people participated in the Nooner Election Contest. Here are the aggregated picks

ABSENTEE BALLOT REPORTS by Political Data Inc. and Redistricting Partners

10%, or 757,880,  of absentees have now voted.

SATIRE: California Supports Big Tobacco

WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO: Charles Munger's effort to unseat Allan Mansoor and elect Leslie Daigle continued yesterday with another $200,000 in expenditures in teevee and mail.

BIG MONEY: Michelle Rhee's Students First puts $2 million into the IE committee supporting Brian Johnson, and spends the first $423k. It's unclear whether the committee is solely focused on AD46 or has broader sights.

DEPT OF CORRECTIONS: If both tax measures pass and the Munger initiative receives more votes, it would nullify both the personal income tax and sales tax provision of the compromise measure.

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State Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Professionals, Employers And Small Business Steve Clute (Support) $20,750 05/19/2012 05/22/2012
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Professionals, Employers And Small Business Richard Roth (Oppose) $19,750 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys And Conservationists. Hannah-beth Jackson (Support) $54,681 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Adam Gray (Support) $21,779 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brian C. Johnson (Support) $43,131 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
California Credit Union League Political Action Committee Raul Bocanegra (Support) $35,268 05/18/2012 05/22/2012
California League Of Conservation Voters Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Calderon (Oppose) $5,771 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
California Professional Firefighters Ie Pac Bill Jahn (Support) $14,091 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Daly (Support) $102,000 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Betsy Butler (Support) $5,654 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Michael Allen (Support) $13,582 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Richard Roth (Support) $13,286 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Michael Allen (Support) $8,912 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Richard Roth (Support) $6,484 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Betsy Butler (Support) $8,315 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Californians For Term Limits, No On Prop 28, With Major Funding From The Liberty Initiative Fund Limits Legislators Terms In Office (Oppose) $22,700 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Californians For Term Limits, No On Prop 28, With Major Funding From The Liberty Initiative Fund Limits Legislators Terms In Office (Oppose) $3,000 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Brian Johnson (Support) $12,626 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Golden California Committee, Sponsored By The California State Council Of Service Employees International Union Tim Donnelly (Oppose) $20,444 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Parents And Teachers For Putting Studentsfirst Brian C. Johnson (Support) $422,917 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California (porac) Statewide Independent Expenditure Committee Michael Allen (Support) $10,000 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California (porac) Statewide Independent Expenditure Committee Betsy Butler (Support) $25,000 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California (porac) Statewide Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Daly (Support) $15,000 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Roth For Senate 2012-sponsored By Nurses, School Employees, Health Care Givers And Public Employees, Californians For Accountability - Support Steve Clute (Oppose) $32,202 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Leslie Daigle (Support) $57,115 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Leslie Daigle (Support) $145,000 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Beth Gaines (Support) $39,000 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
Yes We Can Jose Medina (Support) $1,890 05/20/2012 05/22/2012
Yes We Can Patricia Hernandez (Support) $3,482 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Yes We Can Rudy Salas (Support) $1,497 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
Yes We Can Rudy Ramirez (Support) $3,114 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
Yes We Can Susan Talamantes Eggman (Support) $2,674 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Yes We Can Joe Baca (Support) $1,770 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
Yes We Can Joe Coto (Support) $6,487 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
Yes We Can Tom Calderon (Support) $5,280 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
Yes We Can Michael Allen (Support) $7,123 05/21/2012 05/22/2012

 

Federal Independent Expenditures

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Expenditure Amount Received Date Report Date
Committee for an Effective Valley Congressman Howard Berman (Support) Slate/Media $56,297 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
House Majority PAC Julie Brownley (Support) Television $56,297 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Spirit of Democracy America Paul Cook (Support) Television $16,655 05/22/2012 05/22/2012
Stand With America Paul Cook Television $40,000 05/21/2012 05/22/2012
Stand With America Julia Brownley (Support) Mail $21,243 05/22/2012 05/22/2012

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California Fiscal Analyst Skeptical Of Jerry Brown's Education Budget
Kevin Yamamura @
blogs.sacbee.com
It was a bizarre component of Gov. Jerry Brown's latest budget - despite fewer revenues than expected in January, the governor said the state actually owes more to schools under its complicated funding formula.

Jerry Brown's Optimism Has Been Costly
Robert Gammon @
eastbayexpress.com
Jerry Brown's recent acknowledgement that his administration had seriously underestimated California's budget woes was predictable. The nonpartisan Legislative Analysts' Office had been challenging Brown's numbers for months, contending that the governor was far too optimistic when he predicted in January that the California economy would rebound strongly and that tax revenues would be pouring into state coffers this year. Brown insisted that his projections were right, but they weren't. He admitted as much on May 14 when he revealed that the state's budget deficit was far worse than his office had estimated — $16 billion versus $9 billion — because of stagnating tax revenues. Consequently, Brown and the legislature are now facing much deeper cuts to essential state services than expected.

Jerry Brown Says He's A Protagonist With One More Act To Come
David Siders @
blogs.sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown, burdened by persistent budget deficits and with much of his agenda still unfulfilled, has tried in recent weeks to lower expectations for his second year.

Campaign to lobby high court on health care law is obnoxious
sacbee.com
Novelist John Grisham could hardly spin a more provocative fiction: The president and his surrogates mount an aggressive campaign to intimidate the chief justice of the United States, implying ruin and ridicule should he fail to vote in a pivotal case according to the ruling political party's wishes.

California Continues Courtroom Push To Cut Costs
latimesblogs.latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown still hopes to slash spending on healthcare and home care for the poor, and his revised budget proposal includes cuts that have already been blocked by federal courts.

LAO: Using Mortgage Settlement for Budget 'Makes Sense'
Kevin Yamamura @
blogs.sacbee.com
The state's top fiscal analyst said today that it "makes sense" for California to help bridge its $15.7 billion deficit with mortgage settlement money, and that the state should be even more aggressive by using more money upfront than Gov. Jerry Brown proposed.

Did O.C. Assemblyman Illegally Funnel Thousands Of Dollars To A Democratic Ally?
Brian Joseph @
taxdollars.ocregister.com
State officials are investigating whether an Orange County assemblyman illegally funneled thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to a political ally and former O.C. lawmaker.

Brown Makes Pitch To Business Leaders For Tax Hikes
contracostatimes.com
Governor highlights sacrifices hes asking of labor, calls on corporate leaders to show courage in supporting his fall initiative

Democrat Xochitl Paderes Drops Out Of Stockton Assembly Race
Torey Van Oot @
blogs.sacbee.com
Democrat Xochitl Paderes is dropping out of the race for the open 13th Assembly District.

San Francisco Gay Marriage Case Goes To Federal Appeals Court In September
Local @
mercurynews.com
9th Circuit to hear challenge to Defense of Marriage Act in the fall, refuses Obama administration request to put case on faster track

The Buzz: Jerry Brown likens his budget predicament to that of a classic play
sacbee.com
All the world's a stage. Gov. Jerry Brown, burdened by persistent budget deficits and with much of his agenda still unfulfilled, has tried in recent weeks to lower expectations for his second year.

State Questions Billions Of Redevelopment Bills From O.C. Cities
Teri Sforza @
taxdollars.ocregister.com
A primal tug-of-war over billions of dollars in future property taxes is on. The state is yanking hard in one direction; local cities and counties are yanking hard in the other direction. Who will get the dough that used to go to redevelopment agencies?

Captiol Alert: Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst moves $2 million into PAC
Torey Van Oot @
blogs.sacbee.com
StudentsFirst, the education advocacy group formed by former Washington D.C. public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, has poured $2 million into a campaign committee created to influence state legislative races ahead of the June 5 primary.

San Jose City Council Leaves Minimum-Wage Hike To Voters
Tracy Seipel @
contracostatimes.com
Despite pressure by low-income workers and their supporters to adopt a $10 minimum wage ordinance, the San Jose City Council on Tuesday night agreed to let voters decide the thorny issue in the fall, giving residents and business owners more time to weigh in.

California School Boards Association backs both tax measures
sacbee.com
The California School Boards Association has endorsed both Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative and a rival measure on the November ballot, calling the dual backing "an unprecedented move."

Ross Mirkarimi Begins Campaign To Keep Sheriff Job
Rachel Gordon @
sfgate.com
Ross Mirkarimi, who won a hard-fought race for San Francisco sheriff last fall, now is campaigning to save his job - showing up at political and community events, making media appearances and walking a commercial...

Assembly Candidate Daigle Gets Another $200k - Total Buzz - The Orange County Register : The Orange County Register
totalbuzz.ocregister.com
Moderate Republican activist Charles Munger Jr.’s committee today reported spending another $202,000 to help Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle try to make it through the primary and into the November runoff.

Election: National Spotlight On The Race For CD31
BEN GOAD @
pe.com
A high-stakes showdown with national implications is brewing in the San Bernardino Valley, where six candidates are vying to represent California’s newly drawn 31st Congressional District.

Leno Looks To Add San Mateo County Constituents
Local @
mercurynews.com
State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, and Harmeet Dhillon, chairwoman of the San Francisco Republican Party, are competing for the seat that will represent the 11th Senate District, which has been redrawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission to include all of San Francisco along with Broadmoor, Colma, Daly City and part of South San Francisco.