Archive for October 31st, 2012

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Roelle not fairing well in First District contest

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 – 08:00 a.m.

Apple Valley Town Councilman Rick Roelle seemed to have the wind at his back following his strong showing in the June primary, which propelled him into a November runoff against High-Desert businessman Robert Lovingood.

But, appearances can be deceiving.

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Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, is trying to fend off a challenge from Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Springs, in California’s 36th Congressional District.

Published: 30 October 2012 – 07:38 PM

Industry groups, wealthy activists, unions and other interests have pumped almost $10 million worth of independent expenditures into Inland Southern California congressional and legislative races since the June primary, an unprecedented amount that in some cases dwarfs what candidates’ own campaigns have spent.

To read story by Jim Miller and Ben Goad in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 30, 2012

A Sacramento Superior Court judge tentatively ruled Tuesday that an obscure Arizona nonprofit must document the source of its $11 million initiative contribution, siding with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: What to do if Proposition 30 fails?

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

As the political odds turn against Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure, political insiders are turning their attention, however reluctantly, to the fallout should, indeed, voters reject the sales and income tax hike on Tuesday.

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