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THE NOONER for October 13, 2014

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SD34 (Orange County): You might be surprised to see charter school proponents working to protect the Democrats' supermajority in the State Senate.

SD35 (Carson): After a successful run of endorsements by fellow Assemblymember Isadore Hall, Steven Bradford opted out of his planned bid to compete for Rod Wright's State Senate seat in the December 9 special election. In dropping out, he endorsed Hall, paving the way for Hall's unanimous endorsement by the California Democratic Party over the weekend. The field is now considered clear for Hall, who could assume office with the 2014 class if he receives 50%+1 on December 9.

AD40 (Redlands): 40th Assembly District race could be close [Jeff Horseman @ PE] - "College football rosters are larger than the gap between Republican and Democratic voters in the 40th Assembly District. As of last week, the GOP held a 101-voter edge in the San Bernardino County district. Democrats had a 1,457-voter advantage in May."

An important note on this. It doesn't appear that Republicans had a significantly better voter registration drive than Democrats, but rather more Dems were purged from the rolls than Republicans. That's normal for purges, although also suggests that the Democrats' competitiveness in this race was overstated.

AD65 (Fullerton): Assembly candidates battle for Democrats' supermajority [Martin Wisckol @ OCR]

HIGH HOPES: Can the California GOP craft a winning campaign strategy? [Jim Newton @ LAT] - "Winning a statewide office would give Republicans a chance to reset the tone of their relationship with moderates and Latinos, but the road to long-term competitiveness, as [Ruben] Barrales said, runs "right through the barrio."

Also a good graf from the article:

Aaron McLear, senior advisor to the Kashkari campaign, pointed out to me last week that, for a Republican to win statewide, he or she needs to carry 95% of Republican voters, two-thirds of independents and about one-third of Democrats. That is, as he said, "tough, really tough."

PROP 45: The California Report had a great segment this morning on the internal fight in California government over Proposition 45 and who has the responsibility for overseeing health insurance rates, in which a parallel is drawn to House of Cards. The fight largely pits Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones against health exchange overseer Covered California. At the time of writing, it's not online yet, but it is definitely worth a listen.

SMOKIN' If you're going to take $250,000 from a tobacco company, make sure that report goes in on a Friday.

TEEVEE: Not sure what was more frustrating last night--that 9th inning homer by Kolten Wong or the fact that AMC is no longer airing The Walking Dead on the West Coast at 6pm.

 

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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Lucy Camarillo, Corin ChoppinGlenda Corcoran, and Bob Dutton!

 


 

**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • Learn the legislative process and best practices for effective lobbying. Cover the complete spectrum of governmental advocacy in two days. Veteran lobbyist Ray LeBov presents "Lobbying 101" and "Lobbying 201" seminars November 13-14. $250 each. Essential for lobbying firm principals / support staff, organizations that employ lobbyists, public agencies. Complete info / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.
  • District Coordinator for the Office of Senator Ricardo Lara, 33rd Senate District:
    Guided by a strategic plan, the District Coordinator will work in collaboration with district staff, legislative staff and the Chief of Staff, to implement outreach strategies that serve the community at large while also expanding the Senator’s base and visibility in his district. The District Coordinator will be responsible for managing district office staff; establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with local elected officials, community leaders, non-profit organizations, business groups in the district, and constituents. Candidates must have knowledge of government and the legislative process, strong management skills and excellent written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal communications skills. A successful candidate will have a flexible schedule that will often require working non-traditional hours, including weekends. District Coordinator will balance their time between Senator's Long Beach and Huntington Park offices.  Please submit resumes to erika.contreras@sen.ca.gov.

  • Special Assistant for the Office of Senator Ricardo Lara, 33rd Senate District:
    Special Assistant will assist the Senator in the daily functions of a legislative office, primarily ensuring the member is on schedule and prepared for district events, meetings and presentations. Will act as primary liaison and final editor for incoming and outgoing communication between the Senator and staff in preparation for legislative activities in the district. Will coordinate with district and event staff to advance events; provide administrative support;  ensure the Senator's transportation to and from events and meetings is taken care of; and keeps the Senator on-time, fully briefed and prepared for meetings, events, presentations, speeches, and trips. Must have knowledge of government and the legislative process and familiarity with the cities within Senate District 33 and Southern California, specifically Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach. Knowledge of Southern California area freeways and roads and a valid driver's license is required. A successful candidate will have a flexible schedule that will often require working non-traditional hours, including weekends. Position is located in Long Beach/Huntington Park. Please submit resumes to erika.contreras@sen.ca.gov.

  • UC Davis
    CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR 
    Salary: $3,652.00 - $6,573.58/MO 
    Final Filing Date: October 14, 2014  
    Responsible for providing the client a positive and productive transition experience to the Capital Region on behalf of the referring employer. View job description and apply at employment.ucdavis.edu Requisition number #03013057. A.A./E.O.E.
  • 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.


 

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   
California Peace and Freedom Party No No Yes No Yes Yes
Bakersfield Californian     No No    
LA Daily News     No  No    
LA Times Yes Yes  No No  Yes Yes
OC Register Yes Yes    No   No
Sacramento Bee   Yes No No No  No
San Francisco Chronicle    Yes No  No Yes No
SJ MercNews Yes   Yes Yes No Yes No
UT San Diego Yes  Yes  No No No  No 

 

EditorialGovernorLtGovSecOfStateAttGenContTreasInsCommSupPubInstr
Bakersfield Californian         Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
LA Daily News   Newsom    Harris  Swearengin Chiang   Tuck
LA Times   Newsom Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang  Jones  Tuck
OC Register     Peterson          
SacBee   Newsom Padilla   Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
SF Chron Brown   Peterson Harris Yee Chiang  Jones Tuck
SJ MercNews Brown Newsom  Peterson Harris   Chiang Jones  Tuck
UT San Diego Kashkari    Peterson     Swearengin  Chiang   Tuck

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $28,325 10/08/2014 10/11/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $16,000 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madeline Kronenberg (Oppose) $26,366 10/11/2014 10/11/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Darrell Fong (Support) $33,787 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $53,856 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
California Republican Party Rita Topalian (Support) $30,534 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
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) $34,195 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Rudy Salas (Support) $56,889 10/07/2014 10/11/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Pedro Rios (Oppose) $56,889 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Richard Pan (Support) $51,260 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Steve Cohn (Oppose) $38,985 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $27,090 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
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) $102,166 10/10/2014 10/11/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $29,143 10/11/2014 10/11/2014
Associated Builders & Contractors Northern California Chapter Political Action Committee Brian Thiemer (Support) $3,996 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $69,774 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $10,129 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Ian Calderon (Support) $19,033 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Matt Dababneh (Support) $22,400 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $20,500 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Eric Linder (Support) $18,657 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $10,250 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys, Conservationists And Nurses Richard Pan (Oppose) $70,374 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $17,488 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee (Oppose) $28,852 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Dave Cortese (Oppose) $36,299 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brenda Cayme (Support) $1,655 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Janine Moreno (Support) $1,655 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jose Solorio (Support) $249,231 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Armando Benavides (Support) $1,655 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Gino Borgioli (Support) $1,655 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Jim Cooper (Support) $55,799 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Homeowners Association Neil Derry (Oppose) $10,705 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California Republican Party Mario A Guerra (Support) $14,532 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
California Republican Party David Hadley (Support) $45,000 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $63,371 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $39,369 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $39,410 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jim Cooper (Support) $22,638 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Nurses, Teachers And Working Families United To Support David David Chiu (Oppose) $19,409 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014, Public Service Coalition - Sponsored By Public Safety, Building Trades And Retail Workers Organizations To Support David David Chiu (Support) $14,593 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014; San Francisco Alliance For Jobs And Sustainable Growth Supporting David David Chiu (Support) $9,205 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Costa For Congress, Jim (federal Candidate Campaign Committee) Water Quality, Supply And Infrastructure Improveme (Support) $24,667 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Courage Campaign Issues Committee State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account. Legisl (Oppose) $1,127 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Healthcare Insurance. Rate Changes. Initiative Sta (Support) $1,127 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiat (Support) $1,127 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
House Majority Pac Edmund Brown (Support) $10,309 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Jeff Stone (Oppose) $6,779 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Bonnie Garcia (Support) $20,337 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Mike Gipson (Support) $23,743 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Lincoln Club Of Fresno County Lisa Gamoian (Support) $4,454 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Lincoln Club Of Fresno County Rachel Hill (Oppose) $4,454 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association Peggy Huang (Support) $750 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association Tom Lindsey (Support) $750 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $7,177 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Powerpac.org Voter Fund, A Sponsored Committee Of Powerpac.org Reduced Penalties For Some Crimes Initiative (Support) $12,084 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Elizabeth Echols (Support) $32,386 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Steven Choi (Support) $515 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Jeffrey Lalloway (Support) $515 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Evan Chemers (Oppose) $4,220 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Lynn Schott (Support) $515 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Melissa Fox (Oppose) $4,220 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Larry Agran (Oppose) $154 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Santa Monica Police Officers Association For A Better Community Ben Allen (Support) $3,345 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $3,373 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $100,423 10/07/2014 10/10/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $49,697 10/06/2014 10/10/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $53,600 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tony Mendoza (Oppose) $36,398 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Shirley Anderson (Support) $5,105 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Barbara Stevens (Support) $5,105 10/10/2014 10/10/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $337,900 10/09/2014 10/10/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $2,171,388 10/10/2014 10/10/2014

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Brown Pitches Props. 1, 2 But Remains Mum On 4th-term Agenda
latimes.com
About the only thing Propositions 1 and 2 have in common is they're being used as props of a different kind by Gov. Jerry Brown . They're handy stage props for the governor's reelection campaign.

Some California Criminals Would Face Lighter Sentences Under Proposition 47
Sam Stanton @
sacbee.com
Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove is Sacramento County’s primary jail for sentenced inmates, including those under realignment. Proposition 47 would send more low-level offenders from state prison to county jails or lesser punishments.

San Jose Vote May Derail Pension ‘rights’ Ruling | Calpensions
calpensions.com
Reed has been operating with a thin margin of support, at times just one vote, in a weak mayor system that has 10 council members in addition to the mayor. He helped one ally, Rose Herrera, win re-election two years ago despite heavy union opposition.

Can The California GOP Craft A Winning Campaign Strategy?
latimes.com
As California's Republican Party contemplates its way out of the political wilderness, most of the public debate has focused on questions of ideology: Can social conservatives stomach moderation on issues such as abortion or gay marriage in exchange for election victories?

Oakland candidate Rebecca Kaplan returns major Lew Wolff checks
Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross @
sfgate.com
In what may have been a violation of city campaign laws, Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan — who was a big force in working out the lease that kept the A’s at the Coliseum — received $2,100 in campaign contributions from team co-owner Lew Wolff and his family.

Brown’s Slip Up Gives Neel A Small Opening « Calbuzz
calbuzz.com
Just when you thought the 2014 governor’s race was a done deal and that Jerry Brown had a lock on a fourth term, he has exposed an unexpected weakness that gives Republican Neel Kashkari a shot at a huge chunk of the vote: diaper-changing dads whom Brown has scorned.

Candidates Vying For Waxman's Seat Share 'american Dream' Histories
latimes.com
The race to succeed liberal lion Henry A. Waxman in Congress produced a crowded, costly primary studded with political stars and high-profile newcomers. Now, it has mellowed into a lopsided, gentlemanly contest between two men with "American Dream" backstories.

A Conservative Judge's Devastating Take On Why Voter Id Laws Are Evil
latimes.com
In a rational world, the debate over voter ID laws would be ended by the eloquent, incisive and angry opinion issued late last week by U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner of Chicago in a case concerning Wisconsin.

Infographic: California Awarded $184 Million In No-bid Healthcare Contracts | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee speaks during a press conference regarding the number of new healthcare enrollees through CoveredCA.com, the health insurance exchange for the state of California, on November 13, 2013 in Sacramento, California. Max Whittaker/Getty Images

Assemblyman Bradford drops special-election bid to replace Rod Wright
latimes.com
Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) said he won't run in an upcoming special election to replace former state Sen. Roderick D. Wright.

Editorial: Ballot-box zoning is wrong way to control growth in El Dorado County
the Editorial Board @
sacbee.com
El Dorado County voters can control growth by electing supervisors who represent their wishes. The Sacramento Bee endorses Howard Penn and Sue Novasel.

Federal Judge Adds Alaska To List Of Same-sex Marriage States
latimes.com
Add Alaska to the list of states allowing same-sex marriages, the product of a federal judge's ruling issued Sunday.

Unemployment Insurance Program Getting Help In Ferreting Out Fraud
latimes.com
California's troubled unemployment insurance program is getting a little more high-tech.

Judge Blocks Alaska Gay Marriage Ban
rss.nytimes.com
Five gay couples had asked the state to overturn a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1998 that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Cities Seek Water Independence - The Orange County Register
HANNAH MADANS @
ocregister.com
BY HANNAH MADANS / STAFF WRITER

Ebola Safeguards Are Being Taken, Southland Health Officials Say
latimes.com
The paramedics at Los Angeles Fire Station 51 got the call Tuesday night: A traveler, just off an evening flight, was ill in an airport terminal and needed medical care.

AM Alert: Tribal gaming interests at odds over Proposition 48
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
Buried by the barrage of ads on insurance rates and doctor drug-testing, another high-stakes ballot measure is quietly attracting millions in donations ahead of the November election.

Turnout Isn't Only Poll Issue - The Orange County Register
MARTIN WISCKOL @
ocregister.com
BY MARTIN WISCKOL / STAFF COLUMNIST

Ukraine President Names National Guard Chief As Defense Minister
latimes.com
Ukraine president names national guard chief as defense minister, fourth change of military head this year

Ebola Researcher Turns To Crowdfunding For Help In Finding Cure
latimes.com
A scientist at the Scripps Research Institute who is leading an international effort to find a cure for Ebola has turned to crowdfunding to raise money to buy equipment to speed her work.

New Ebola Case In Texas Raises Worries About U.S. Health System
latimes.com
A second Ebola case in Texas — identified Sunday as a hospital worker who cared for the Liberian man who died last week from the disease — is raising fresh doubts about the preparedness of the U.S. health system to handle the deadly outbreak.