Archive for December 27th, 2011

The PE: LEGISLATURE: New lines indicate hard contests in 2012

Redrawn inland Assembly and State Senate districts could foster competitive Democrat vs. Republican contests

BY JIM MILLER AND BEN GOAD
STAFF WRITERS
jmiller@pe.com | bgoad@pe.com

Published: 26 December 2011 08:59 PM

SACRAMENTO – For the past 20 years, most legislative elections in Inland Southern California have been ho-hum affairs.

Republicans dominated the region, and Democratic caucuses had better prospects elsewhere.

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VVDailyPress: Adelanto city finance director steps down

George Harris to take Rialto position
December 26, 2011 1:21 PM
Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

ADELANTO • George Harris, Adelanto’s finance director, is leaving one of the city’s top posts to take over as director of administrative and community service for the city of Rialto. His resignation takes effect Jan. 5.

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Gov. Jerry Brown outlines proposals to roll back public employee pension benefits during a news conference at the Capitol in October. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press / October 27, 2011)

News analysis

By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
December 27, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — In swing states across the country this year, an emboldened group of new Republican governors teamed with GOP legislatures to remake government from top to bottom.

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Rep. Ron Paul greets supporters in Dubuque, Iowa, last week. Paul has surged past his rivals to take the lead in the state.

Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is barreling into Iowa and New Hampshire with surprising strength as the first 2012 presidential contests approach – a position that comes, in part, from the unconventional ground games and fundraising strategies being waged by impassioned supporters like Alex Beltramo.

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Politico: Iowa: Who will survive?

Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are pictured in Iowa in this composite. | AP Photos

By JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS | 12/27/11 4:29 AM EST

No matter who wins, Iowa will reshape the Republican presidential race one week from today — and almost certainly in ways that don’t adhere to any semblance of a traditional political script.

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