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THE NOONER for October 24, 2014

 

Good morning from Chi-town, where I am wrapping my quick 24-hour turnaround. Unfortunately, I have to rely on Southwest's internet service for most of the Giants game tonight, but I am sporting my jersey. to the great dismay to the midwesterners around me.  

TURNOUT: 1,001,905 ballots have been returned, which is 6.2% of registered voters. The breakdown is 42% Dem, 38% Rep, and 20% other. [Political Data Inc.]

POLL POSITION: Let's try that PPIC poll again...I had a typo that increased Jerry Brown's support by four points.

Governor

  • Jerry Brown: 52%
  • Neel Kashkari: 36%
  • Would not vote for governor: 4%
  • Don't know: 8%

SOFT LANDING: Yesterday, the news came out that former Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg is joining the Greenberg Traurig law/lobbying firm. It's a huge landing for Greenberg, which entered the Sacramento market in 2005 by acquiring the Livingston & Mattesich firm.

SPI: Michelle Rhee would vote for Marshall Tuck, that is if she was registered to vote in California. Rhee, the head of Students First and wife of Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, continues to be registered in Tennessee, where her ex-husband and kids live.

And, Michael Bloomberg wrote a $250,000 check this week to support the independent effort for Tuck.

SD34 (Orange County): Democrats can't be happy with the early vote-by-mail numbers in the seat that likely will decide the supermajority on the red carpet. Similarly, check out Andy Vidak's SD14, where Dems are doing well. If Democrats lose this seat with the ballot advantage they have, there's a problem. Dems should win that seat with 59% of the vote. Yeah, and look at CA21 where Amanda Renteria should win easily.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Aaron Klein! Weekend birthday wishes to Jerry Patterson (Saturday), Cliff Wagner (Saturday), Niesha Gates (Sunday) and Rick Hauptman (Sunday)!

 

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**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • Capitol Weekly, UC Center and Leadership California Institute present A Post-Mortem of the Election, Nov 6 in Sacramento. Over two dozen participants, including Jim Brulte and Ace Smith.  The day concludes with a Welcome Reception for New Legislators. Click here for info or call 916-444-7665.
  • Please join us for Capitol Network's fall luncheon featuring Diane Boyer-Vine, Legislative Counsel, on Thursday, November 6 from 11:30 am – 1 pm. Ms. Boyer-Vine will be sharing information about the inner workings of the Office of Legislative Counsel, the legislature's official attorney. In addition, Ms. Boyer-Vine will offer insights about her professional career and how she got to her current position. Register HERE: www.eventbrite.com/e/capitol-network-luncheon-featuring-diane-boyer-vine-legislative-counsel-tickets-13192034731

  • The California Hotel & Lodging Association seeks a Communications & Legislative Coordinator to manage the association's legislative and regulatory effort and political action committees, including coordination with lobbying firm, outside accounting firm and staff accounting.  Skilled communication and writing skills are required to direct and manage member communications, including a printed magazine, an electronic newsletter and member/industry alerts, and updating the web site. Email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to michelle@calodging.com

  • The San Diego County Water Authority is seeking applications for Assistant Management Analyst in the Government Relations Program.  This position is based in Sacramento and features a competitive salary ($30.59-41.14/hr) and fantastic benefits. The ideal candidate has strong written and verbal communication skills, is highly organized, is able to work independently, and is able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments on deadline with a "can-do" attitude.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong interest in promoting the goals of the Water Authority and the Government Relations Program. For further details and to apply, please visit: 


 

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  Yes  Yes No No No  No 
Fresno Bee         No No
LA Daily News   Yes No No  No No 
LA Times Yes Yes  No No  Yes Yes
OC Register Yes Yes  No No  Yes 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    Newsom   Harris Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
Fresno Bee   Newsom Peterson   Swearengin Chiang Jones  
LA Daily News Brown Newsom   Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang   Tuck
LA Times Brown Newsom Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang  Jones  Tuck
OC Register     Peterson    Swearengin Chiang    
SacBee Brown Newsom Padilla   Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
SF Chron Brown Newsom Peterson Harris Yee Chiang  Jones Tuck
SJ MercNews Brown Newsom  Peterson Harris Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
UT San Diego Kashkari   Nehring Peterson     Swearengin Chiang   Tuck

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac David Chiu (Support) $236 10/02/2014 10/23/2014
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac David Chiu (Support) $421 10/08/2014 10/23/2014
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac David Chiu (Support) $5,153 10/06/2014 10/23/2014
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac David Chiu (Support) $526 10/01/2014 10/23/2014
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac David Chiu (Support) $573 10/09/2014 10/23/2014
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac David Chiu (Support) $66 10/05/2014 10/23/2014
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac David Chiu (Support) $1,248 10/16/2014 10/23/2014
Alliance To Get California Working Political Action Committee Jerry Muenzer (Oppose) $4,089 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Alliance To Get California Working Political Action Committee Bonnie Garcia (Support) $24,807 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Associated Builders & Contractors Northern California Chapter Political Action Committee Anthony Cannella (Oppose) $11,938 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Larry Agran (Oppose) $4,464 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Melissa Fox (Oppose) $4,464 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Mary Ann Gaido (Oppose) $4,464 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Jeff Lalloway (Support) $4,464 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $36,313 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $23,126 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations Jose Solorio (Oppose) $18,647 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations Andy Vidak (Support) $18,672 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys, Conservationists And Nurses Richard Pan (Oppose) $40,645 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Andy Vidak (Support) $13,024 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Rudy Salas (Support) $13,024 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
California Association Of Psychiatric Technicians Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $22,599 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Association Of Psychiatric Technicians Pac Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $14,232 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Association Of Psychiatric Technicians Pac Rudy Salas (Support) $15,967 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $14,028 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
California Credit Union League Political Action Committee Bonnie Garcia (Support) $10,000 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Future Fund Political Action Committee Lisa Bartlett (Support) $17,354 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Republican Party Marc Steinorth (Support) $35,108 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Republican Party Mario A Guerra (Support) $1,014 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $3,021 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $8,260 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Republican Party Jose Solorio (Oppose) $200,155 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Republican Party Janet Nguyen (Support) $12,423 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
California Republican Party David Hadley (Support) $15,759 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $4,313 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014, With Major Funding By Reid Hoffman; San Franciscans To Hold Campos Accountable, Vote No On David Campos (Oppose) $6,455 10/20/2014 10/23/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014, With Major Funding By Reid Hoffman; San Franciscans To Hold Campos Accountable, Vote No On David Campos (Oppose) $29,512 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Central Valley Young Republicans Political Action Committee Pedro Rios (Support) $4,928 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014, Public Service Coalition - Sponsored By Public Safety, Building Trades And Retail Workers Organizations To Support David David Chiu (Support) $52,831 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Citizens For Accountability La (cfala) Cristina Carrizosa (Oppose) $4,000 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Jose Medina (Support) $6,300 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Mike Mcguire (Support) $6,300 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Costa For Congress, Jim (federal Candidate Campaign Committee) Water Quality, Supply And Infrastructure Improveme (Support) $503 10/14/2014 10/23/2014
Costa For Congress, Jim (federal Candidate Campaign Committee) Water Quality, Supply And Infrastructure Improveme (Support) $242 10/17/2014 10/23/2014
Costa For Congress, Jim (federal Candidate Campaign Committee) Water Quality, Supply And Infrastructure Improveme (Support) $449 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Dart Container Corporation Eric Linder (Support) $8,000 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Dart Container Corporation Rudy Salas (Support) $29,499 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $50,000 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jeff Stone (Oppose) $2,895 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Jim Cooper (Oppose) $30,000 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Golden State Mobilehome Owners League Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $1,600 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Help Organize For Public Education (a.k.a. Cuea H.o.p.e.) Lynn Hatton For Trustee (Support) $9,730 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Help Organize For Public Education (a.k.a. Cuea H.o.p.e.) Mcnicholas For Cusd Trustee 2014 (Support) $9,847 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Independent Voter Pac Mike Gipson (Support) $520 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Independent Voter Pac Sharon Quirk Silva (Support) $259 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Independent Voter Pac Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $782 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Independent Voter Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $261 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Catharine Baker (Support) $25,321 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Keep Ca Strong Rudy Salas (Support) $24,450 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Keep Ca Strong Tony Thurmond (Support) $15,104 10/08/2014 10/23/2014
Lincoln Club Of Fresno County Rachel Hill (Oppose) $3,466 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Lincoln Club Of Fresno County Lisa Gamoian (Support) $3,466 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Ashley Swearengin (Oppose) $135,482 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $28,203 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Nevada County Republican Central Committee Measure S (Oppose) $1,000 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association James Vanderbilt (Oppose) $10,385 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association Jose Moreno (Oppose) $20,775 10/21/2014 10/23/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association James Vanderbilt (Oppose) $10,388 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association Jose Moreno (Oppose) $10,388 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association Jose Moreno (Oppose) $7,561 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association James Vanderbilt (Oppose) $20,775 10/21/2014 10/23/2014
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $9,357 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Personal Insurance Federation Committee Jose Solorio (Support) $18,162 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Privacypac: Naral Pro-choice California Rob Mc Coy (Oppose) $17,269 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Restore California Pac David Bass (Support) $2,328 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Restore California Pac Andrew Hamilton (Support) $2,328 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Restore California Pac Scott Voigts (Support) $2,328 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
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) $470,925 10/07/2014 10/23/2014
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) $20,000 10/11/2014 10/23/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $57,523 10/22/2014 10/23/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $74,740 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Cook For School Board 2014, Committee To Elect (Support) $6,428 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Children And Family First Committee, Yes On C (Support) $6,428 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Walton For School Board 2014, Shamann (Support) $6,428 10/23/2014 10/23/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $27,645 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $111,435 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys, Conservationists And Nurses Richard Pan (Oppose) $66,714 10/10/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $18,960 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jay Hansen (Support) $5,781 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Nina Senn (Support) $296 09/25/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Janine Moreno (Support) $45 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Gino Borgioli (Support) $60 10/15/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Armando Benavides (Support) $2,743 10/20/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Claudia Tercero (Support) $100 10/15/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Elizabeth Block (Support) $6,325 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $2,877 10/20/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Nina Senn (Support) $383 10/08/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Janine Moreno (Support) $2,743 10/20/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brenda Cayme (Support) $45 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Armando Benavides (Support) $60 10/15/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Dulce Gonzalez (Support) $1,490 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Darcie Green (Support) $2,980 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madeline Kronenberg (Oppose) $65,601 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Nina Senn (Support) $9,650 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Janine Moreno (Support) $60 10/15/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brenda Cayme (Support) $2,743 10/20/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Gino Borgioli (Support) $45 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Dulce Gonzalez (Support) $100 10/15/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Darcie Green (Support) $100 10/15/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $5,450 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madeline Kronenberg (Oppose) $22,417 10/20/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jessie Ryan (Support) $1,372 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Nina Senn (Support) $97 10/17/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brenda Cayme (Support) $60 10/15/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Gino Borgioli (Support) $2,743 10/20/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Armando Benavides (Support) $45 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Claudia Tercero (Support) $1,490 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Valerie Cuevas (Support) $6,325 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Democratic Party Tom Torlakson (Support) $82,326 10/20/2014 10/22/2014
California Homeowners Association Larry Agran (Oppose) $11,807 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Homeowners Association Melissa Fox (Oppose) $11,807 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California Independent Petroleum Association Pac George Runner (Support) $45,500 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
California League Of Conservation Voters - Independent Expenditure Committee Jacqui Irwin (Support) $3,314 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California League Of Conservation Voters - Independent Expenditure Committee Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $3,314 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Jack Mobley, Jr. (Support) $24,049 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $70,747 10/08/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $83,779 10/07/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $164,626 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $10,909 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $20,443 10/10/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $44,163 10/10/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $10,276 10/14/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $112,839 10/16/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party David Hadley (Support) $19,520 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $14,534 10/14/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $35,374 10/08/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $47,316 10/17/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Mario Guerra (Support) $28,277 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $37,661 10/07/2014 10/22/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $22,404 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Richard Pan (Support) $5,000 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
Caring For Californians Sponsored By Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West And California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems Richard Pan (Support) $3,095 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014, Public Service Coalition - Sponsored By Public Safety, Building Trades And Retail Workers Organizations To Support David David Chiu (Support) $28,347 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Jim Wood (Support) $11,073 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Matt Dababneh (Support) $7,123 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Mike Gipson (Support) $6,720 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Eric Linder (Support) $9,000 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Richard Pan (Support) $24,814 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Costa For Congress, Jim (federal Candidate Campaign Committee) Water Quality, Supply And Infrastructure Improveme (Support) $17,989 10/09/2014 10/22/2014
Costa For Congress, Jim (federal Candidate Campaign Committee) Water Quality, Supply And Infrastructure Improveme (Support) $3,894 10/07/2014 10/22/2014
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Healthcare Insurance. Rate Changes. Initiative Sta (Support) $20 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiat (Support) $20 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Darrell Fong (Support) $3,390 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Darrell Fong (Support) $78,287 10/08/2014 10/22/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Betty Yee (Support) $3,390 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac John Chiang (Support) $3,390 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Richard Pan (Support) $3,390 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Mario Guerra (Support) $54,222 10/15/2014 10/22/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Catharine Baker (Support) $5,000 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Keep Ca Strong Tony Thurmond (Support) $15,000 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Keep Ca Strong Mike Gipson (Support) $65,000 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Richard Pan (Support) $47,919 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Levine Ballot Issue Committee, Elevate California: Yes On 2, Marc State Budget (Support) $22,500 09/12/2014 10/22/2014
Levine Ballot Issue Committee, Elevate California: Yes On 2, Marc State Budget (Support) $50,000 10/01/2014 10/22/2014
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund Janet Nguyen (Support) $2,140 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund Marc Steinorth (Support) $2,204 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund Rob Mccoy (Support) $2,211 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund Young Kim (Support) $2,212 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Steve Cohn (Oppose) $39,911 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $27,090 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Personal Insurance Federation Committee Jose Solorio (Support) $29,829 10/15/2014 10/22/2014
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Sandra Fluke (Support) $9,755 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Betty Yee (Support) $0 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
San Franciscans For A Safe And Affordable City With Major Funding By San Francisco Police Officers Association Pac And San Francisco Fire Fighters Pac, Yes On J David Chiu (Support) $2,827 05/29/2014 10/22/2014
Service Employees International Union Local 1000, Keeping California Healthy, Safe And Strong Betty Yee (Support) $50,000 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $34,500 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $336,415 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Solorio; Honor At Home, A Ballot Measure Committee Chaired By Community College Trustee Jose Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act (Support) $16,576 10/21/2014 10/22/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $29,464 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tony Mendoza (Oppose) $94,834 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
Taxpayers For Ethical Government Satoru Sat Tamaribuchi (Support) $4,500 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 (mpo); American Federation Of Teachers - Kids, Families And Teachers Supporting Marshall Tuck (Oppose) $276,205 10/17/2014 10/22/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $2,741,224 10/22/2014 10/22/2014
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99 Ways To Boost Pensions In California -- At Public Cost
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Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension.

Councilman Jay Schenirer Throws Support Behind Raising Sacramento Minimum Wage
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Denver: While Her Husband Is Shunned, Michelle Obama Hits Campaign Trail | Elections | Mcclatchy Dc
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First Lady Michelle Obama greets a crowd of Mark Udall supporters at a Udall Senate reelection campaign visit in Denver Oct. 23, 2014. Obama visited Denver in hopes of turning a difficult senate race in Udall's favor. KEVIN MOLONEY — McClatchy

Democratic Candidates Worry Obama Is Helping Their Rivals
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For months, the White House has insisted that President Obama would do all he could to help his party in the midterm election. Now that he’s started, some Democrats wonder whether he could help a little bit less.

Benicia sees cash in crude oil; neighbors see catastrophe
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A plan to bring tank-car trains filled with crude oil from Canada and North Dakota to a Benicia refinery is pitting the Solano County town against Northern California neighbors who say they will be burdened with the risk of environmental catastrophe. Benicia officials must decide whether to approve a draft environmental impact report on a $70million terminal at Valero Corp.’s refinery near Interstate 680, where two 50-car oil trains a day would deliver crude. With no major oil pipelines running to the West Coast and marine transport both costly and potentially hazardous, they say, rail is the best way to keep local gasoline prices low. Crude from North Dakota shale is extra-volatile, they say, and the city’s environmental report assessed only the chances of a spill along the 69 miles of track from the Sacramento suburbs to Benicia — not the chance of a catastrophic explosion, or the possibility of an accident of any kind along the more than 1,000 additional miles the trains would have to travel to reach the shores of the Carquinez Strait. “This project is not in our region — it is outside of our region — but the impacts of the 2.3million people who live here we view as very significant, very troublesome, very disturbing,” said Don Saylor, chairman of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and vice chairman of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, which represents 22 cities and six counties through which the oil trains could travel. Some locals worry about the environmental risks and traffic problems, while others tout the benefits of low-cost crude to Valero — a company that accounts for a quarter of the city’s tax revenue. According to Patterson, the city attorney warned that her activism could open Benicia’s final decision to legal challenge. Several cities have called on Benicia to require that all train tanker cars have reinforced walls and be better controlled by new, electronically activated braking systems, and that officials restrict what kind of oil can be shipped to Valero. In issuing an alert in May, federal transportation officials warned that oil trains with more than 20 cars are at the highest risk because they are heavier than typical cargo and thus more difficult to control. The consultants who wrote Benicia’s draft environmental impact study concluded that because the type of crude that would be brought to Valero is a trade secret, they could not factor it into their risk assessment.

Becerra Stumps For Bera, Urges Turn-out | The Sacramento Bee
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Mexico Governor Steps Down Over Missing Students
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The disappearance of 43 students at the hands of police working with drug gangs claimed the scandal’s first major political casualty Thursday with the resignation of Angel Aguirre, governor of the state of Guerrero, where the attacks took place.

Mayor Garcetti Can't Get Enough D.C.; Gov. Brown Has Had His Fill
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Many Californians may be happy to never set foot in Washington, with its humid weather, over-abundance of careerists and lack of decent produce, but one of the state’s biggest enthusiasts can’t stay away.

Opinion: Sacramento Is Next In Line For Strong-mayor Reforms | The Sacramento Bee
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