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THE NOONER for June 5, 2014

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Good morning from AD74, where beach city Republicans will face off in November with Newport councilman Keith Curry facing Huntington Beach councilmember Matthew Harper. The most controversial issue in this deeply red district is the Newport City Council's decision to vote to remove beach fire rings. And, I know you are all disappointed that we won't be looking at this candidate web page in November. Unless Harper can start demonstrating an ability to fundraise, Curry will be the favorite going into November.

I know I've been a bit shorter in The Nooner over the last week, and that's because I've been doing a lot of data and programming work. Here is a page I built this morning that allows you to see each race from an hourly perspective on Election Night, and the current results. This can tell the story of absentees, Election Day votes, and late absentees/provisionals as the days creep forward. As usual, just use the drop-down menu to go to the district you want to look at.

Everyone is scrambling to figure out how many uncounted ballots there are, and we should see a report from the Secretary of State later today or tomorrow.

Here are the contested races that need to watched most closely as unprocessed ballots are tabulated. I have linked to the hourly total page so you can see the trend from the earliest reports to the current tally.

Check out the map for Controller. Wild.

Martin Wisckol asks "Can Neel Kashkari rescue the state GOP?"

My link to the TEDx event at Ironwood yesterday was to only the introductory video. Here's the full list of videos, including one by Congressman Tony Cardenas and Sir Richard Branson. And, this student was the valedictorian yesterday, and his eloquence is beyond belief. He graduated with a 4.0 in Business Administration and wants to be a music producer. But, I think we should recruit him for office instead.

After the jump, a look at the final independent expenditure totals. 

 

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Independent Expenditures of Greater than $100,000
DistrictCommitteeCandidatePositionTotal
SPI Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association TOM TORLAKSON SUPPORT  $1,387,911
AD16 California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors STEVE GLAZER SUPPORT  $1,189,878
SPI Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association MARSHALL TUCK OPPOSE  $1,169,985
AD16 Sbranti For Assembly 2014, Sponsored By The California Teachers Association And California State Council Of Service Employees; Californians For Economic Prosperity To Support Tim TIM SBRANTI SUPPORT  $1,075,140
SPI California Senior Advocates League Pac MARSHALL TUCK SUPPORT  $946,710
AD16 Sbranti For Assembly 2014, Sponsored By The California Teachers Association And California State Council Of Service Employees; Californians For Economic Prosperity To Support Tim STEVE GLAZER OPPOSE  $767,128
SPI Bloomfield Jr., William E. MARSHALL TUCK SUPPORT  $740,834
SD26 Bloomfield Jr., William E. BEN ALLEN SUPPORT  $595,727
SD28 Spirit Of Democracy California BONNIE GARCIA SUPPORT  $485,430
AD73 Spirit Of Democracy California ANNA BRYSON SUPPORT  $414,424
AD64 California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee PROPHET WALKER SUPPORT  $337,872
AD44 Spirit Of Democracy California MARIO DE LA PIEDRA SUPPORT  $329,500
AD04 Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations BILL DODD OPPOSE  $291,410
SD20 Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio CONNIE LEYVA SUPPORT  $290,408
SD06 California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee RICHARD PAN SUPPORT  $276,433
SD10 Hayashi For Senate 2014, Sponsored By Peace Officers, Nurses And Labor Organizations; Californians For Integrity In Government Opposed To MARY HAYASHI OPPOSE  $268,583
SD07 Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees DR. RICHARD PAN (I) SUPPORT  $262,503
AD33 Spirit Of Democracy California JAY OBERNOLTE SUPPORT  $258,719
SD20 Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers ALFONSO SANCHEZ SUPPORT  $256,460
AD70 California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee PATRICK ODONNELL SUPPORT  $251,421
SD10 Wieckowski For Senate 2014, Sponsored By Nurses, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Construction Trades, And Labor Organizations; Californians For Better Jobs And A Stronger Economy To Elect Bob; BOB WIECKOWSKI SUPPORT  $242,946
AD16 Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers TIM SBRANTI OPPOSE  $235,372
SD26 Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition AMY HOWORTH SUPPORT  $223,549
SD10 Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account ASSEMBLY MEMBER BOB WIECKOWSKI OPPOSE  $223,406
SD20 Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations ARMANDO GOMEZ OPPOSE  $219,919
SOS Bloomfield Jr., William E. DAN SCHNUR SUPPORT  $219,437
AD16 California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee STEVE GLAZER SUPPORT  $212,326
SD26 Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians VITO IMBASCIANI SUPPORT  $208,368
AD17 Campos For Assembly 2014; San Franciscans To Hold Campos Accountable, Vote No On DAVID CAMPOS OPPOSE  $201,616
AD04 Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California BILL DODD SUPPORT  $199,546
AD70 Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees SUJA LOWENTHAL OPPOSE  $195,689
AD09 Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy JIM COOPER SUPPORT  $194,897
AD16 Spirit Of Democracy California CATHARINE BAKER SUPPORT  $190,742
GOV Kashkari For Governor 2014; Californians For NEEL KASHKARI SUPPORT  $188,726
AD04 Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations DAN WOLK SUPPORT  $185,097
SD26 Imbasciani For State Senate 2014 Sponsored By The California Medical Association, Health Care Providers For Dr. Vito VITO IMBASCIANI SUPPORT  $181,414
AD04 Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California DAN WOLK OPPOSE  $172,508
GOV Kashkari For Governor 2014; Californians For TIM DONNELLY OPPOSE  $172,266
AD04 Service Employees International Union Local 1000, Keeping California Healthy, Safe And Strong DAN WOLK SUPPORT  $171,990
SD06 California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys And Conservationists. RICHARD PAN OPPOSE  $169,794
SD14 California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors ANDY VIDAK SUPPORT  $166,837
AD70 Parents And Teachers For Putting Students First PATRICK ODONNELL OPPOSE  $155,648
SD28 Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California JEFF STONE OPPOSE  $154,380
AD70 California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee SUJA LOWENTHAL SUPPORT  $152,888
AD33 California Professional Firefighters Ie Pac RICK ROELLE SUPPORT  $143,531
AD25 Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers ARMANDO GOMEZ SUPPORT  $142,364
GOV Bloomfield Jr., William E. NEEL KASHKARI SUPPORT  $141,868
AD62 Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California AUTUMN BURKE SUPPORT  $137,764
SD14 Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians ANDY VIDAK SUPPORT  $135,965
SD28 Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California BONNIE GARCIA SUPPORT  $135,960
AD25 Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians KANSEN CHU OPPOSE  $134,593
AD62 Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians AUTUMN BURKE SUPPORT  $134,273
AD70 Parents And Teachers For Putting Students First SUJA LOWENTHAL SUPPORT  $132,028
AD55 California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac LING LING CHANG SUPPORT  $129,350
AD44 Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers MARIO DE LA PIEDRA SUPPORT  $129,010
AD70 Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education PATRICK ODONNELL SUPPORT  $122,851
SD26 Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition BETSY BUTLER OPPOSE  $120,743
AD04 Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians BILL DODD SUPPORT  $115,614
SD06 Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account ASSEMBLY MEMBER ROGER DICKINSON OPPOSE  $114,952
SD12 Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades And Realtor Organizations ANTHONY CANNELLA SUPPORT  $112,338
AD44 Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers ROB MCCOY OPPOSE  $111,858
AD15 Campos For Assembly 2014 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Nurses, Teachers And Working Families United To Support David DAVID CHIU OPPOSE  $107,556

 

 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
David Evans And His Smart Daughter Impress The Pros
Dan Morain @
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Just about the time you think you understand California politics, David Evans comes along, with his daughter, Kistie. Evans is the California City accountant who spent $600 on his campaign for state controller. As of election day, Evans was in a dead heat with former Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, the goliath who spent $2 million and is the choice of much of organized labor, for the second spot in the top-two primary.

Jerry Brown, Lawmakers Mull Incentives To Land Tesla Factory
David Siders @
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Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg are floating the possibility of regulatory changes or financial incentives to persuade Tesla Motors Inc. to build a massive battery factory in California, one of several states competing to host the facility.

Controller 2014: Perez lead over Evans slips to 1,924 votes
calnewsroom.com
The race for State Controller remained too close to call. Fighting for second place, Assemblyman John Perez held a 1,924 vote lead over Evans with 100.0% of the state’s 22,353 precincts partially reporting.

California Lawmakers Propose Elimination Of Prop. 187
latimes.com
A group of state lawmakers said Wednesday they have drafted legislation that would repeal key provisions of Proposition 187, the ballot measure approved by voters 20 years ago that sought to withhold many public services from immigrants in the country illegally.

Tim Donnelly: 'We Have Not Yet Begun To Fight!'
Josh Richman @
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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has conceded fellow Republican Neel Kashkari‘s win in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary, his congratulations thus far haven’t been accompanied by an endorsement, leaving Kashkari’s call for GOP unity unfulfilled at least for now.

Kashkari Has Long Road To Overtake Jerry Brown - Sfgate
sfgate.com
Marquee Republican leaders nationwide got their wish when former Treasury official Neel Kashkari snagged second place in the California gubernatorial contest, freezing a Tea Party insurgency led by conservative Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. But Democrats, and plenty of Republicans, say the state GOP had better start wishing for miracles as Kashkari pivots toward the fall campaign against Gov. Jerry Brown, who has amassed a $20 million war chest in his quest for a fourth term and is coming off a strong first-place finish in Tuesday's primary.

California Senate To Vote June 16 On Steinberg Replacement
Laurel Rosenhall @
blogs.sacbee.com
Sen. Darrell Steinberg, the current Pro Tem, will remain in his leadership position until the end of November, said his spokesman Rhys Williams. Steinberg, the Sacramento Democrat who is forced by term limits to leave the Legislature this year, released the following statement:

Leland Yee gets 287,590 votes despite felony charges
sfgate.com
In a rather boring election Tuesday, there was one eye-popping result: 287,590 Californians voted for suspended state Sen. Leland Yee in the race for secretary of state. You know, the guy who was arrested March 26 on charges including conspiring to traffic firearms and participate in a murder-for-hire scheme and almost immediately withdrew from that race? Yeah, that guy. He withdrew too late for his name to be removed from the ballot, but still, it was shocking to see that more than a quarter of a million voters - 9.8 percent of those who voted - thought he would be an effective statewide leader. He even beat serious contenders Derek Cressman and Dan Schnur.

Kashkari Faces An Uphill Battle Going Into November Election
latimes.com
A day after defeating his scrappy tea party rival in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, Republican Neel Kashkari emerged politically scarred and drained of campaign cash for what his own supporters fear is a futile quest to bounce popular Democrat Jerry Brown from office.

Senate Budget Vice-chair Jim Nielsen Pushes For Local Government Debt Relief | Jim Nielsen
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State Capitol, Room 4062Sacramento, CA 95814Phone: 916.651.4004Fax: 916.651.4904

Bill would erase Prop. 187 language from California codes
Laurel Rosenhall @
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In overturning 1994’s Proposition 187, federal courts ruled that California can’t cut off publicly funded education, health care and welfare benefits for people who immigrated to the country illegally.

Gavin Newsom learning political lessons from Gov. Jerry Brown
sfgate.com
Gavin Newsom didn't have to sweat this week's election. As everyone expected, the former San Francisco mayor cruised to a lopsided win in the primary for lieutenant governor without much effort. Newsom thought he was playing it pretty cool - until he spoke to Gov. Jerry Brown last Wednesday. "Hey, I was just up at the Russian River, rafting," Brown told him. "You are making that up," Newsom said. "You've got an election next week." "No," Brown said. "I bought a raft and Anne (Gust, his wife) and I got in with the dog and we floated." Of course, despite the raft excursion, Brown romped to an even more convincing win than Newsom in the primary.

Kashkari To Make Middle-class Appeal For Governor
JULIET WILLIAMS @
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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari speaks at a news conference on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in the Corona Del Mar area of Newport Beach, Calif. Kashkari won his party's primary, advancing to the general election to face Gov. Jerry Brown in November 2014.

Senators' Doubts Persist As Administration Explains Bergdahl Deal
latimes.com
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared "drugged" and "very weak" in a Taliban video shown to senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the administration's most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap.

Campaign 2014: Rep. Honda, Challenger Khanna Say Hopes High
John Wildermuth @
sfgate.com
Democratic Rep. Mike Honda finished on top in his re-election bid for his South Bay congressional seat Tuesday night and fellow Democrat Ro Khanna was second to set up a Nov. 4 top-two rematch, but that's about the only things the two campaigns agree on. For the 72-year-old Honda, his 48 percent-to-27 percent margin over Khanna in the primary election shows that he has powerful support from voters after seven terms in Congress and a political career stretching back to 1980. "We're in a very strong position moving forward," said Vivek Kembaiyan, a spokesman for Honda's campaign. "The bottom line is that voters made it overwhelmingly clear they prefer Congressman Honda to Ro Khanna.

California schools superintendent race heads to runoff
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The costly and ideologically charged race for state superintendent of public instruction will continue to November. Despite a big push of support by the California Teachers Association in the final weeks of the campaign, incumbent Tom Torlakson fell short of clinching reelection for the nonpartisan office in Tuesday’s primary.

GOP Candidate Neel Kashkari To California: 'give Us A Chance'
latimes.com
Neel Kashkari said Wednesday that California Governor Jerry Brown has failed the middle class. The GOP candidate insisted he could win his uphill race by expanding the appeal of the Republican Party and creating the biggest tent they have ever seen.

Did Schwarzenegger Do More For State Workers Than Brown?
sacbee.com
Jon Ortiz

Is Bilingual Education Worth Bringing Back?
latimes.com
A lot has changed since 1998, when Proposition 227 all but wiped out bilingual instruction in California public schools. The matter is due for reconsideration; a bill that passed the state Senate last week would allow that to happen.

Former Sweetwater board president sentenced
utsandiego.com
Jim Cartmill, former president of the Sweetwater Union High School District board, was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Ana España in the South County courthouse for his role in a political corruption case.

Path Cleared for Senate Vote on New Health Secretary
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The Senate voted on Wednesday to approve a procedural measure limiting debate on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as secretary of health and human services.

California GOP savors some surprises from primary
utsandiego.com
Apathetic Democrats who didn't bother to vote undercut party candidates in California, where Republicans eager to send an Election Day rebuke to President Barack Obama and Sacramento Democrats made their mark in key races.

Close finish in California controller’s race creates outside chance of all-Republican runoff
Jim Miller @
sacbee.com
The November lineup in the race to be California’s next controller remained unknown Wednesday as four candidates finished within three percentage points of each other, while fall contests for secretary of state, attorney general and other statewide contests fell into place with little drama.

Stage Set For Budget Fight Over More K-12 Money
Kimberly Beltran @
cabinetreport.com
It’s not yet official, but school districts could be the beneficiaries of several billion more than what was proposed in Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised 2014-15 budget, released last month. Still, a legislative conference committee, meeting for the first time Wednesday to reconcile spending differences between the two houses made few decisions on the K-12 proposals before them.