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THE NOONER for October 6, 2014

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HAPPY ELECTION MONTH! It seemed like this fall, it was never going to arrive.

DEADLINE: Today is the deadline for the first state committee pre-election report, which covers the period from 7/1-9/30/2014. The story won't be the fundraising, as contributions over $1,000 have been reported since August 6. However, cash on hand for the last month will be instructive.

  

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CA03 (Yolano-Yuba-Lake): The "polling" calls are picking up in the challenge by Dan Logue against John Garamendi. It's unclear whether they are just fundraising calls for general NRCC and DCCC efforts or if this one is actually getting tight.

CA17 (Milpitas): Mike Honda and Ro Khanna debate tonight in likely the only face-off, which should bring out the fireworks.  It is not open to the public, and will be shown on NBC Bay Area at 6:30 p.m. It's unclear whether it will be streamed live as a "newscast," but if it is, you should be able to find it here.

Current RealClearPolitics Generic Congressional Average: Republicans +2.3

It's hard to believe that six years ago next month, California voters turned down same-sex marriage on a 52.3%-47.7% margin, and by the SupCt's action this morning, up to 30 states may soon have it. In comparison, it took over eight years for Loving v. Virginia--requiring states to allow mixed race marriages--to reach the Supreme Court. 

And, remember, it only takes four justices to vote for certiorari to hear a lower case, meaning the conservatives weren't ready to overturn. My bet is that Chief Justice John Roberts didn't want the SCOTUS term to be all about this issue, which it likely would have, and he got Anthony Kennedy to go along (as well as the 4 "liberals"). Although, it's possible as well that none of them really wanted to touch this issue.

This wasn't a problem of activist judges, but the ultimate camel's nose under the tent from an Equal Protection standpoint.

U.S. SENATE TREND: In 2014 midterms, Republicans increasingly see parallels to 2006 election [Chris Cilizza @ WaPo]

INTRAPARTY WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? (for IEs, absolutely everything)

  • SPI: Teachers (Torlakson) v. Charters (Tuck)
  • SD06: Doctors (Pan) v. Optometrists (Dickinson)
  • AD17: Service Labor (Campos) v. Tech Titans (Chiu)
  • AD64: Teachers Unions (Gipson) v. Charter Schools (Walker)

That's just a sampling of the IE world and does not tell the whole story. Not for reproduction. Watch the IEs below or at this link...

#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Duncan McFettridge, David Pruitt, and Eric Zell!

 


 

**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • Nearly 50 candidates and officeholders have taken the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) up on its challenge to "just say no" to Big Tobacco campaign money.  With the recent launch of its www.notobaccomoney.org website, ACS CAN goes public with the names of candidates who have committed to swearing off tobacco campaign cash.  For more info, contact ACS CAN’s Tim Gibbs at tim.gibbs@cancer.org or 916 504-2484.  Paid for by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.   Not authorized by a candidate or committee controlled by a candidate.

  • League of California Cities - Public Affairs Program Manager. Work on a diverse range of issues and initiatives that impact local government. The position requires knowledge of campaign strategies, local government issues and knowledge of key government and private sector stakeholders Competitive salary/benefits. Information at www.cacities.org/employment.
  • Northern California Power Agency, a Roseville, California based Public Power Agency is hiring a State Government Relations Representative. To view job announcement and apply, please go to www.ncpa.com and click on the HR tab.
  • The non-profit Foster Youth Education Fund announces its annual Fashion Show (1:30 pm, Oct 12, Sac State) and Casino Night Gala (6 pm, Oct 23, Social Nightclub). Sponsorships and tickets are available to help raise funds for scholarships for former foster youth from the Sacramento region. Silent auction and raffle donations also being accepted. For details, sponsor levels, or tickets contact Cathy Senderling-McDonald at csend@cwda.org or 916-799-4471.

  • We ll train your people to lobby more effectively, at your site, on your timetable. Train key managers / staff, board members, or entire membership in the legislative process and best practices of governmental advocacy, quickly and cost-effectively. Workshop specific issues. www.raylebov.com/services/ or 916-442-5009.
  • Public school teacher David B. Cohen is traveling the state to answer questions such as What makes great teaching possible? What are the obstacles to creativity, innovation, and excellence and how do teachers and schools overcome the obstacles? What keeps them going? He'll be writing a blog for EdWeek sharing stories from across the state. At the end of the year, he plans to self-publish a book about this educational journey with lessons about protecting and improving quality public education. See his project video and help fund his Kickstarter campaign.
  • The Los Angeles City Controller s Office is hiring a Community Affairs and Engagement Coordinator. This position will work to increase public awareness of the work of the Controller and manage the Office s interaction, engagement and response to constituents internally and externally. Job Announcement

  • Fiona Hutton & Associates Inc., a Los Angeles-based, issues-focused public relations/public affairs firm representing corporate, non-profit, government, trade association and political clients involved in complex and often controversial policy issues, is immediately hiring a full-time Executive Assistant. Click on the link to get more information about how to apply. www.fionahuttonassoc.com/pdf/Exec%20Assist%20Job%20Announcement%202014-09%20FH%20edits.pdf
  • Corporate sponsorships available for the Global War on Terror Traveling Wall at Capitol Park Nov. 7-11. Event sponsored by Assemblyman Cooley. Wall is a memorial to those killed in the Global War on Terror. Contact: Pete Conaty, 916 492-0550, pconaty@sbcglobal.net
  • ACLU of California seeks a Legislative Advocate in its Sacramento office. Salary dependent on experience. To view job announcement and application instructions, visit here.
  • Water District campaign in Santa Clara County seeking hourly paid canvassers to play a critical role in ensuring candidate s message reaches targeted voters in the District this November. Responsibilities include door to door canvassing and other outreach efforts. Send resume and cover letter indicating availability to GaryForWater@gmail.com. For more information go to:bit.ly/1oSo3uC

 


 

EditorialProp 1: water bondProp 2: rainy day fundProp 45: health ratesProp 46: malpractice & testingProp 47: crim. penaltiesProp 48: gaming referendum
California Democratic Party Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
California Republican Party Yes Yes  No  No  No   
LA Daily News       No    
LA Times   Yes  No No   Yes
OC Register Yes          
Sacramento Bee     No No No  No
San Francisco Chronicle    Yes No  No Yes No
SJ MercNews Yes   Yes Yes No Yes  
UT San Diego Yes  Yes  No  No No  No 

 

EditorialGovernorLtGovSecOfStateAttGenContTreasInsCommSupPubInstr
Bakersfield Californian         Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
LA Daily News   Newsom    Harris  Swearengin Chiang    
LA Times   Newsom  

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Jeff Stone (Oppose) $84,508 10/02/2014 10/05/2014
Alliance Invested In The Middle Class Richard Pan (Support) $71,148 09/26/2014 10/04/2014
Alliance Invested In The Middle Class Rudy Salas (Support) $35,957 09/29/2014 10/04/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Jeff Stone (Oppose) $14,697 10/03/2014 10/04/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $136,624 10/03/2014 10/04/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $19,144 10/03/2014 10/04/2014
California Farm Bureau Fund To Protect The Family Farm (farm Pac) Marc Steinorth (Support) $14,043 10/01/2014 10/04/2014
Powerpac.org Voter Fund, A Sponsored Committee Of Powerpac.org Jose F. Moreno (Support) $1,600 10/03/2014 10/04/2014
Vote Planned Parenthood Northern California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund Tim Sbranti (Support) $1,460 10/01/2014 10/04/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Tony Thurmond (Support) $81,769 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Rick Cassar (Support) $50 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Ken Seaton-msemaji (Support) $50 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Maria Nieto Senour (Support) $50 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Peter Zschiesche (Support) $50 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $45,948 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $17,207 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Darcie Green (Support) $606 09/26/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $1,105 09/25/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Darcie Green (Support) $1,166 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Elizabeth Block (Support) $200 09/29/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $2,697 09/26/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Claudia Tercero (Support) $583 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Valerie Cuevas (Support) $11,500 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Dulce Gonzalez (Support) $583 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Valerie Cuevas (Support) $200 09/29/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Darcie Green (Support) $249 09/25/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $2,332 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Elizabeth Block (Support) $11,500 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Richard Pan (Support) $26,018 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
California Farm Bureau Fund To Protect The Family Farm (farm Pac) Jim Cooper (Support) $17,648 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $30,944 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Richard Pan (Support) $2,595 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $19,379 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Candidate David Chiu (Support) $28,647 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014; San Francisco Alliance For Jobs And Sustainable Growth Supporting David David Chiu (Support) $12,383 09/01/2014 10/03/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014; San Francisco Alliance For Jobs And Sustainable Growth Supporting David David Chiu (Support) $4,295 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014; San Francisco Alliance For Jobs And Sustainable Growth Supporting David David Chiu (Support) $5,661 08/19/2014 10/03/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014; San Francisco Alliance For Jobs And Sustainable Growth Supporting David David Chiu (Support) $4,790 08/21/2014 10/03/2014
Doctors Of Optometry For Better Healthcare Sponsored By The California Optometric Association Pac Richard Pan (Oppose) $33,333 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Doctors Of Optometry For Better Healthcare Sponsored By The California Optometric Association Pac Roger Dickinson (Support) $66,667 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California & The California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Pedro Rios (Oppose) $45,395 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California & The California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Jeff Stone (Oppose) $130,552 10/01/2014 10/03/2014
Keep Ca Strong Pac Tony Thurmond (Support) $22,250 09/26/2014 10/03/2014
Keep Ca Strong Pac Tony Thurmond (Support) $6,386 09/27/2014 10/03/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Mike Gipson (Support) $29,269 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Sandra Fluke (Support) $11 09/15/2014 10/03/2014
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Sandra Fluke (Support) $3,630 09/30/2014 10/03/2014
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Sandra Fluke (Support) $9 09/26/2014 10/03/2014
Protecting Choice In California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of California Young Kim (Oppose) $4,772 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
Protecting Choice In California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of California Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $4,334 10/01/2014 10/03/2014
Protecting Choice In California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of California Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $9,543 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
Protecting Choice In California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of California Young Kim (Oppose) $4,334 10/01/2014 10/03/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Yorba Linda Recall (Oppose) $5,739 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Nancy Rikel (Oppose) $1,435 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Joe Shaw (Oppose) $6,703 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Connie Boardman (Oppose) $6,703 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $25,167 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California David Hadley (Support) $69,073 10/03/2014 10/03/2014
Tulare County Republican Central Committee (state Acct.) Andy Vidak (Support) $780 10/02/2014 10/03/2014
Tulare County Republican Central Committee (state Acct.) Andy Vidak (Support) $2,897 10/03/2014 10/03/2014

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California State Superintendent Of Public Instruction: Torlakson Or Tuck?
contracostatimes.com
Torlakson, a 65-year-old former high-school teacher and coach in Contra Costa County who served in the state Legislature before he was elected to the state's top education post four years ago, has the formidable backing of the state teachers union. But his stand on teacher tenure -- he supports the current rules -- has left him vulnerable to criticism from educational reformers and parents who want a better, faster method of weeding out bad teachers.

Pensions Still A Puzzle In Stockton Bankruptcy
Ed Mendel @
calpensions.com
A federal judge ruled last week that Stockton’s CalPERS pensions can be cut in bankruptcy. But Stockton does not want to cut pensions, and the lone holdout creditor says it can be paid without cutting pensions.

Brown Collecting Millions To Promote 2 Pet Projects On November Ballot
Seema Mehta @
latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown is collecting millions of dollars from‎ special interests to help him promote two pet projects on the November ballot: a water bond measure and a state rainy-day fund.

Honda, Khanna Have Much At Stake In Debate
Josh Richman @
mercurynews.com
The faceoff at 6:30 p.m. in NBC Bay Area's studios in San Jose probably will be the only time that the 17th Congressional District candidates will debate before Election Day. And while relatively few voters are expected to actually watch the debate live, the candidates see a lot at stake.

Insurance Commissioner Race Pits Two Starkly Different Candidates
Marc Lifsher @
latimes.com
Few jobs at the state Capitol have more effect on citizen pocketbook issues than California's elected insurance commissioner.

No On Proposition 46
latimes.com
Proposition 46 is a combination platter of healthcare-related proposals, each of which tries to accomplish something meaningful for California consumers. One provision would increase compensation for people harmed by careless or reckless healthcare providers. A second aims to protect hospital patients against doctors who are substance abusers. And a third seeks to curb over-prescribing of opioids and other dangerous medications. But as worthwhile as these goals may be, the methods the measure would use to achieve them are too flawed to be enacted into law.

Boehner Rakes In Cash For Openly Gay Republican Candidate | Thehill
Scott Wong @
thehill.com
Conservative groups including the Family Research Council and National Organization for Marriage fired off a letter last week to Boehner, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell chiding them for backing DeMaio and Tisei, as well as Oregon Senate hopeful Monica Webhy, who supports gay marriage.

Poll: Majority Of California Voters Support Health Coverage For Undocumented Immigrants | State Of Health Blog From Kqed News
blogs.kqed.org
The poll was commissioned by The California Endowment, a foundation that has been actively working to expand health insurance access to all people, regardless of immigration status. The Affordable Care Act expressly bars undocumented immigrants from receiving any of its benefits, including subsidies to purchase health insurance.

Election officials prepare to send out mail ballots for Nov. 4 vote
latimes.com
Election officials across California begin sending out mail ballots Monday, kicking into high gear the Nov. 4 contests for state, congressional and some local offices.

Where Does Jerry Brown Stand On Ethics Reforms?
latimes.com
One thumb up for Gov. Jerry Brown . And the other thumb down.

The Buzz: New California initiative donor ranking leaves out Steyer
Laurel Rosenhall and Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
More than two years ago, liberal billionaire Tom Steyer gave $200,000 to the campaign supporting Proposition 45, a measure to give the state’s elected insurance commissioner more authority over health insurance rates.

New Laws Aside, Big Hurdles Remain For Computer Science
Tom Chorneau @
cabinetreport.com
Although legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week takes big steps toward integrating computer science studies into mainstream public school curriculum, advocates say California’s education system still badly lags the economic demands of the booming technology sector and other actions are needed.

Ready, Set, Traffic: Fundraising Politicians To Swarm California
latimes.com
As next month’s midterm elections near, politicians from both sides of the aisle are swarming California to boost their parties’ fortunes in contests that could decide the balance of power in Washington -- and to forge relationships in advance of the 2016 presidential race.

Subsurface Water Intakes Feasible For Desalination Plant, Study Finds
latimes.com
A study regarding a controversial proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach determined that subsurface intakes are technically feasible for the project.

Reality Check: New Prop. 45 Ad Only Partially True
Tracy Seipel @
mercurynews.com
The Yes on 45 campaign last week released its first television ad, now running in major media markets.

Neighbors itch to yell 'cut!' on Potrero Hill
Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross @
sfgate.com
A little bit of show business is going a long way over on Potrero Hill, where an HBO production crew filming the gay-themed series “Looking” has converted a block-long industrial building into a temporary sound stage — and gobbled up all the parking around it in the process.

Jerry Brown grows war chest to $23.6 million
David Siders @
sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown has increased his war chest to $23.6 million while continuing to refrain from any significant spending in his re-election bid, according to a campaign finance statement filed Monday.

California Voters to Decide on Sending Fewer Criminals to Prison
Erik Eckholm @
nytimes.com
Now California voters appear poised to scale back the heavy reliance on incarceration they once embraced, with a measure that would transform several lower-level, nonviolent felonies into misdemeanors punishable by brief jail stays, if that, rather than time in a state penitentiary. The referendum on Nov. 4 is part of a national reappraisal of mass incarceration.

Data Center: Brown vetoing much higher percentage of bills today than during '70s
Phillip Reese @
sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed about 13 percent of the bills sent to him by state legislators since 2011 - more than double his 6 percent veto rate during his 1970s governorship, according to new figures from the Senate Office of Research.

Denying Review, Justices Clear Way for Gay Marriage in 5 States
rss.nytimes.com
s move was a major surprise and suggests that the justices are not going to intercede in the wave of decisions in favor of same-sex marriage.

Virginia to issue gay marriage licenses after Supreme Court action
latimes.com
Addressing a small but vocal crowd of supporters in front of the Arlington County courthouse, Virginia's Atty. Gen. Mark Herring praised the Supreme Court's move Monday to clear the way for same-sex marriage for the first time in a Southern state.