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THE Nooner for October 8, 2016


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THE S-SHOW: Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I will not vote for the Republican candidate for president' [LAT] - "Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined a chorus of Republicans who announced Saturday they will not support Donald Trump in the general election."

From my sources, there is huge pressure to replace Trump on the ballot after the latest comments were released. The fear is not about the presidency, but hundreds of down-ballot races.

Trump says there is "Zero chance" that he will leave the race. With the town hall debate tomorrow, the news cycle can't be good for the GOP nominee.

RUH-ROH: Rep. Matsui suffers internal bleeding, rib fractures in D.C.-area crash [Bill Lindelof @ SacBee] - "Sacramento U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui is going home Friday to her Washington, D.C.-area residence from the hospital after suffering injuries in a car crash earlier in the week that left her with internal bleeding and broken ribs." 

Best wishes for a quick recovery!

#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Michael KappJosh Kurpies and Rachael O'Brien





  • The Junior League of Sacramento is hosting its second annual Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, October 9 from 10am-4pm in the Raley Field parking lot. Tickets are $10 here and kids five and under are free. The family-friendly and community event provides children the unique opportunity to see and touch heavy machinery, and meet the people who operate them. The event will feature live entertainment and a variety of trucks including fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks and food trucks. Contact

  • Oakland based public relations, public affairs and Democratic political consulting firm, with a portfolio of high-profile clients seeks an experienced and talented communicator to join our team. Should have at least two years of experience. This is not a campaign job but campaign experience is valued. Resumes, .pdf preferred, to
  • Oakland based public relations, public affairs and Democratic political consulting firm, with a portfolio of high-profile clients seeks an experienced and talented communicator to join our team. Should have at least two years of experience. This is not a campaign job but campaign experience is valued. Resumes, .pdf preferred, to
  • Office Space for Rent: Quiet location two blocks away from Capitol.  Share space with a professional services firm.  Up to three offices in six-office suite (2,300 sqft).  Conference room, copy/printer room, reception, kitchenette, janitorial, parking.  Terms are negotiable. 1510 14th Street, Sacramento. (916) 444-7158.
  • Emerge California is seeking a new Executive Director.  Are you a fierce advocate for growing the ranks of Democratic women in elected and appointed office? Are you dedicated to changing the face of politics by making our representation look as diverse as California?
    Consider applying today! Find the full job description here and send your resume and cover letter to the Search Committee at Join the Emerge team, and help advance our mission of identifying, training and encouraging women to run for local public office, get elected and seek higher office!
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Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Eloise Reyes (Oppose) $2,500 10/05/2016 10/05/2016
Automobile Club Of Southern California Marijuana Legalization $53,000 10/05/2016 10/05/2016
Bloomfield, Bill David F. Hadley (Support) $29,089 09/22/2016 10/05/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Young Kim (Support) $24,119 10/05/2016 10/05/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Marc Steinorth (Support) $15,098 10/05/2016 10/05/2016
California Apartment Association Issues Committee Ordinance On Rent Control (Oppose) $10,088 10/01/2016 10/05/2016
California Apartment Association Issues Committee Charter Amendment On Rent Control (Oppose) $38,662 10/01/2016 10/05/2016
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Eric Linder (Support) $31,625 10/05/2016 10/05/2016
Race for East Bay state Senate District 9 gets tense in debate
Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond — grew tense during a recent League of Women Voters debate at Berkeley City College. The contenders, Nancy Skinner and Sandré Swanson, argued Saturday over the region’s housing crisis, the statewide drought, California’s chronically underfunded public schools, and what they both called a broken criminal justice system. Swanson, who lives in Alameda, now runs an Oakland foundation that funds job training and scholarships for black and Latino youths. Skinner held a commanding lead over Swanson in the June primary and has raised much more money. While in the Assembly from 2008 to 2014, Skinner passed bills to collect sales tax from out-of-state Internet retailers, clear the state’s backlog of untested rape kits, and prevent Juvenile Hall guards from disciplining young offenders with extended sentences. By contrast, Swanson has cast himself as a fighter who sticks to his principles and isn’t afraid to go against his own party. During his term from 2006 to 2012, he passed bills to curb human trafficking, protect whistle-blowers and ensure freelance workers are given a contract in advance. Yet he has focused his campaign on his defiance of Democratic Party leadership. Swanson also opposed a successful 2011 bill to dismantle city redevelopment agencies that had steered property tax money into real estate projects in blighted neighborhoods. “Redevelopment took a portion of our property taxes that was otherwise used to fund our schools,” she said. Skinner and Swanson each has a track record of supporting labor, the environment and criminal justice reform. Swanson, 67, grew up in North Oakland, riding his Schwinn bicycle around Lake Temescal and seeing movies at the Paramount Theatre on Broadway. “Nancy is more the leadership candidate, and Sandré is more of a fighter and an outsider,” said Dan Lindheim, a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy who is a friend of both Skinner and Swanson but supports Swanson. With a month remaining until election day on Nov. 7, it’s not clear whether Swanson will be able to overcome Skinner’s apparent advantage in popularity and funding.

Would-be Candidates For California Governor Getting More Tv Time Than Actual Aspirants | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
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Poll: Only 36% Of Likely Voters Would Vote For Chargers Stadium Measure | Kpbs
City News Service @
Only 36 percent of 572 likely voters in the SurveyUSA poll taken between Tuesday and Thursday said they would certainly vote for Measure C. Because the proposal would raise the city of San Diego's hotel room tax rate to help fund the project, it needs support from two-thirds of voters to pass.

What About Us? Energy Storage Looks For Same Federal Tax Credits Wind And Solar Get - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
They may not get it this year, but boosters of energy storage technologies want their sector to get the same tax credits that the federal government extends to the wind and solar industries.

Hispanic Chamber Not Opposing Tobacco Tax Hike After All | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @
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State Commission Dismisses Complaint That Chinese Money Tried To Buy Beverly Hills Ballot Measure
A labor union had filed a complaint calling on state and federal election officials to investigate the illegal use of foreign money in a heated Beverly Hills development fight.

Borenstein: Pay-to-play In West Contra Costa Bond Program?
Former trustee Charles Ramsey, current trustee Madeline Kronenberg and political ally and current school board candidate Don Gosney solicited money from vendors and subcontractors, according to the audit.

Polling Places Could Give Way To 'vote Centers' - The Orange County Register
November 8 could be the last time Orange County voters can drop into one of the 1,000 or so neighborhood polling places to cast a ballot.

Rep. Matsui Suffers Internal Bleeding, Rib Fractures In D.C.-area Crash | The Sacramento Bee
Bill Lindelof @
By Bill Lindelof

Poll: Chargers' Stadium Measure Trails Badly - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
See what a downtown Chargers convadium might look like.

Obama Administration Accuses Russian Government Of Election-year Hacking - Politico
The administration urged "state and local election officials to be vigilant and seek cybersecurity assistance" from the Department of Homeland...

More Water In California Reservoirs, But Drought Persists | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @
By Dale Kasler

Szeliga, Md. Senate candidate, says sheâ

Republican state lawmaker Kathy Szeliga does not say whether she will reconsider plans to vote for GOP White House nominee.

The Egg Industry Considered Vegan Just Mayo A Threat — And Launched A Secret Campaign To Destroy It
California Inc. Newsletter

Lewd Donald Trump Tape Is a Breaking Point for Many in the G.O.P.
Pressure builds on the candidate to withdraw from the presidential campaign as party leaders urge the G.O.P. to refocus attention on down-ballot contests.

New Tesla Plan Could Double Size Of Fremont Factory - San Francisco Chronicle
Tesla Motors’ bustling Fremont factory could roughly double in size under a long-range plan filed with city officials, as the upstart automaker seeks to dramatically expand production of its luxury electric cars.

No. 3 Senate Republican Calls On Trump To Withdraw - Politico
Senate and House hopefuls in tough races are under growing pressure to abandon him.

Long Beach Police Shoot And Critically Injure Murder Suspect In Wilmington
A murder suspect was critically injured Friday after he was shot by Long Beach police detectives in Wilmington, authorities said. The suspect, whose name was not released, was the subject of a police investigation in connection with a Sept. 5 shooting death, according to Sgt. Brad Johnson of the...

Ayotte to write in Pence for president
'I cannot and will not support a candidate for president who brags about degrading and assaulting women,' she says of Donald Trump.