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THE NOONER for October 3, 2012

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DEBATE NIGHT: 6PM PDT/9PM EDT; Moderator: Jim Lehrer; Site: University of Denver; Subject: Domestic Policy

ISSUE THAT MATTERS MOST TO CALIFORNIA: "Both agricultural and high tech businesses are clamoring for immigration reform as they face worker shortages. What would you do to break the gridlock on comprehensive immigration reform?"

PRESIDENTIAL TRACKER: Rasmussen: Obama 49%, Romney 47%

NATJOURN: Obama, Romney Tied Among Likely Voters [Shane Goldmacher] 

$$$: 5 Most Expensive House Races (includes Lungren/Bera at $3.9m) [Alex Isenstadt @ Politico] 

CD24: Capps, Maldonado face off in Noozhawk-KEYT televised debate [Lara Cooper @ Noozhawk]

CD26: Strickland, Brownley battle for House seat in CLU debate [Gretchen Wenner @ VC Star]

CD30: Sherman, Berman Accuse Each Other of Inappropriate Financial Dealings [Sharon Bernstein @ NBCLA] 

SD05: Stronger Choice Emerges (for Bill Berryhill) [Stockton Record]

AD39: L.A. Councilman Alarcon and wife ordered to stand trial [Catherine Saillant @ LAT]

Mimi, don't miss this one. Put some food in the fridge and pick up the flowers!

San Francisco to consider full-scale nudity ban [Dan Schreiber @ SFExam] The Chron applauds the ban.

BALLOT MEASURE ENDORSEMENTS: Easier said than done, I'm trying to keep track of where the state's leading papers land on ballot measures. Today, the Register weighs in against Prop. 38, while the LAT comes out against Prop. 38. Let me know if you know of any that I have missed.

PaperP30P31P32P33P34P35P36P37P38P39P40
MercNews/BANG Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y Y
LAT Y   N N Y   Y   N Y Y
OCR N     Y N Y   N N N Y
SacBee   N N N Y N N   Y Y
SFChron Y Y N N Y N Y N N N Y
UTSanDiego N Y   N   Y Y N N N  

 

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Federal Independent Expenditure Reports
Independent SpenderCandidatePurposeAmountDate
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Mary Bono Mack (Oppose) Media Buy $9,997.43 10/02/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Media Buy $10,436.99 10/02/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Mary Bono Mack (Oppose) Media Buy $109,620.00 10/02/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Media Buy $411,736.50 10/02/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Tony Strickland (Oppose) Media Buy $2,749.95 10/02/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Julia Brownley (Oppose) Media Buy $2,749.95 10/02/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dan Lungren (Oppose) Media Buy $244,518.75 10/02/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Jeff Denham (Oppose) Media Buy $430,527.83 10/02/12
Committee for an Effective Valley Congressman Howard Berman (Support) Direct Mail $82,941.89 10/02/12
NFIB The Voice of Free Enterprise Inc. David Valadao (Support) Online Digital Ads $12,666.69 10/02/12
NFIB The Voice of Free Enterprise Inc. Dan Lungren (Support) Online Digital Ads $11,308.19 10/02/12
Citizens for Prosperity and Good Government Paul Cook (Support) Live and automated telephone calls $9,396.75 10/02/12

 

State Independent Expenditure Reports
Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
California Black Political Action Committee Cheryl Brown (Support) $1,860 10/02/2012 10/02/2012
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee Cathleen Galgiani (Support) $140,180 10/01/2012 10/02/2012
California Senior Advocates League Pac Fran Pavley (Oppose) $27,526 10/02/2012 10/02/2012
California Senior Advocates League Pac Fran Pavley (Oppose) $102,183 10/01/2012 10/02/2012
Cbs Outdoor & Affiliated Entities Scott Wilk (Support) $3,400 09/28/2012 10/02/2012
Communications Workers Of America Committee On Political Education Political Contributions Committee ("cwa Cope Pcc") Prohibits Political Contributions By Payroll Deduc (Oppose) $1,710 10/01/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Raul Bocanegra (Oppose) $34,840 09/17/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $3,308 08/31/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $3,343 09/15/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $13,955 09/07/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $2,069 09/18/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $147,375 09/21/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $2,402 09/12/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $5,073 09/25/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $1,958 09/11/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $3,308 08/17/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $7,655 09/27/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $9,771 09/14/2012 10/02/2012
Los Angeles Unified School District Police Officers Association Pac Jerry Brown (Support) $1,667 10/06/2010 10/02/2012
Los Angeles Unified School District Police Officers Association Pac Tom Torlakson (Support) $1,667 10/06/2010 10/02/2012
Los Angeles Unified School District Police Officers Association Pac Steve Cooley (Support) $1,667 10/06/2010 10/02/2012

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Jerry Brown Veto Seeks Stronger Ties Between California Health Law And Federal Act - Health And Medicine - The Sacramento Bee
sacbee.com
FILE - In this March 23, 2010, file photo, participants applaud in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2010, as President Barack Obama, flanked by Macelas Owens of Seattle, left, and Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., right, signs the health care bill. Americans may not be all that crazy about President Barack Obama’s health care law, but a new poll shows they don’t see it going away. The Associated Press-GfK poll finds that about 7 in 10 Americans think the overhaul law will go into effect fully, with some changes, ranging from minor to major alterations. Behind the president, from left are, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Vice President Joe Biden, Vicki Kennedy, widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., Ryan Smith of Turlock, Calif., Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.

Prop. 32 Takes Aim At Union Money
RONALD CAMPBELL @
ocregister.com
The November election will bring a third attempt to curb the political power of unions in California. Proposition 32 would ban the use of payroll deductions for political purposes in state campaigns, eliminating a tool that has made organized labor a major donor to Democrats for decades.

Local California Voters Also Asked For New Taxes And Bonds
Dan Walters @
blogs.sacbee.com
While three multi-billion-dollar tax measures on the November ballot are getting much media attention, dozens of local governments and school districts are also asking voters to issue bonds and raise taxes or fees, according to a report compiled for the League of California Cities.

If Prop 30 Passes, Brown Doctrine On Budgeting Could Become Widespread :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
First write a budget that is balanced only if the voters pass a tax measure placed on the ballot. Certainly, this first step is not extraordinary and has been practiced before.

Pennsylvania's Tough Voter Id Law Halted By Judge - La Daily News
dailynews.com
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting. | » Full national election coverage

Proposition 38 Crowds Airwaves With Second Tv Ad
latimesblogs.latimes.com
The campaign for Proposition 38 released its second TV spot Wednesday.

Gov. Jerry Brown Channels Gray Davis On Bill Actions
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Jerry Brown turned a little gray in the last week – as in Gray Davis, the onetime Brown underling who later became governor himself until recalled by voters.

Proposition 30 Set To Launch First Television Ads
latimesblogs.latimes.com
On politics in the Golden State

My Involvement With A Presidential Debate :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
The Commission on Presidential Debates asked UCLA to host the debates and the university agreed. However, the Commission was short funds and asked for donations. A number of corporate entities stepped up. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Foundation also offered to help making a donation to the effort equal to some of the corporate donors. I was then president of the Jarvis group.

Gov. Jerry Brown Rejects More Disclosure Of Public Officials' Finances
latimesblogs.latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown was sent several bills by lawmakers saying they wanted to bring more integrity to elections and government, but the governor used his veto power on some, deciding that they were misguided.

LAUSD 'Running On Fumes' Going Into November Tax Votes
Barbara Jones @
dailynews.com
Trying to toe the line without crossing over into advocacy, Los Angeles Unified's finance chief on Tuesday outlined the impacts of the two proposed tax-hike initiatives that would pump revenue into an education system she said is now "running on fumes."

Lawsuit In Federal Court Seeks To Block Law Banning Gay 'conversion' Therapy
latimesblogs.latimes.com
Federal lawsuit seeks to block law banning gay conversion therapy

Pennsylvania's voter ID rule for Election Day is blocked
Marc Levy @
mercurynews.com
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A judge has ruled that Pennsylvania voters won't have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a move that could help President Barack Obama in a presidential battleground state.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Tell-all Book Takes Bad Taste To A New Level
Steve Lopez @
latimes.com
One wonders what led Schwarzenegger to drag his family through the mud again. But maybe there's poetic justice, since the state got screwed while he was governor.

Schwarzenegger Puts Delusions Into Book Form
Dan Morain @
sacbee.com
Arnold Schwarzenegger is not totally delusional, and his autobiography is not a work of total fiction. But the former governor is making a total fool of himself as he tries to reshape his sullied image.

Obama, Romney Face Similar Debate Test: Staying Cool Under Fire - The Hill - Covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns And Capitol Hill | Thehill.com
Jesse Helfrich @
thehill.com
The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 fax

Peter Schrag: Jerry Brown helped create the tax trap that now ensnares him
sacbee.com
Among Sacramento wonks the conventional wisdom long held that attorney Molly Munger's Proposition 38 could kill Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30.

City Council Rescinds Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Los Angeles - La Daily News
dailynews.com
Less than three months after the Los Angeles City Council imposed a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, the council on Tuesday rescinded the prohibition rather than face a costly and likely losing battle at the ballot box.

$1 billion campaign in reach for Obama
Matea Gold @
latimes.com
WASHINGTON — President Obama is on track to be the first $1 billion candidate.

Brown Signs Bills At Higher Rate Than Predecessors
HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press @
mercurynews.com
Gov. Jerry Brown memorably warned California lawmakers after returning for a third term in 2011 that they would soon be "playing the veto blues.

Speaker Boehner Uses Karl Rove-like Strategy To Hold House GOP Majority - The Hill - Covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns And Capitol Hill | Thehill.com
Jesse Helfrich @
thehill.com
The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 fax

Obama, on track to raise $1 billion, came close to that in 2008
Matea Gold @
latimes.com
WASHINGTON — Tuesday we told you about how President Obama is on track to raise a staggering $1 billion for his reelection campaign, despite his predictions this summer that he could be outspent by GOP challenger Mitt Romney.

Data Center interactive: See which political party dominates your neighborhood
sacbee.com
As the election approaches, Sacramento metro voters are almost evenly split between the two political parties -- roughly 40 percent are Democrats; 37 percent are Republicans -- but there are huge variations by neighborhood.

VIDEO
David Siders @
blogs.sacbee.com
- without once mentioning the tax increase or the fact it is a Sacramento politician proposing it.