Archive for May 24th, 2012

DailyBulletin: Pro-development candidate gets big boost from Realtor super PAC

Congressman Gary Miller

Alexandra Duszak, The Center for Public Integrity
Created: 05/23/2012 06:38:11 PM PDT

It’s challenging enough to knock off an entrenched member of Congress in a primary contest. But state Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, probably didn’t count on the fact that he would also be picking a fight with nearly a million Realtors.

Dutton is running against a fellow Republican, Rep. Gary Miller, a 14-year incumbent, and four Democrats in the newly redrawn 31st Congressional District in the June 5 primary. If no one receives a majority of votes, the top two finishers – no matter what party – will face off in November.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/23/2012 07:17:03 PM PDT

A former county employee wanting to end nepotism in San Bernardino County and a local activist hope to take the 5th District supervisorial seat away from board Chairwoman Josie Gonzales.

Gonzales, a former restaurant owner and Fontana councilwoman, was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2004 and is seeking her third term as supervisor. She said slashing the county’s staggering unemployment rate of 12.7 percent and creating more high-wage jobs is crucial to the county’s economic recovery.

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By David Siders
Published: Thursday, May. 24, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 24, 2012 – 7:07 am

The honeymoon is ending for Gov. Jerry Brown.

For the first time in a major California poll since Brown took office, a plurality of likely voters disapproves of the job he is doing, according to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday.

The margin is pencil-thin – 43 percent disapprove while 42 percent approve – but follows more than a year of relatively favorable marks for the Democratic governor. In April, Brown’s job approval rating among likely voters was 47 percent.

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By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2012

LAKE ARROWHEAD — A hiss rose from the front row as the Republican-turned-independent took a swing at his grand old party.

Voters in Southern California’s vast frontier of mountains and desert can break from the GOP’s “tyranny of the minority” in the June 5 primary, congressional candidate Anthony Adams told the crowd. A hundred or so people, ranging from “tea party” adherents to gay-marriage defenders, had come to hear him and other hopefuls at a forum inside the Lake Arrowhead Resort.

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