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Daily Bulletin: District elections, voters shake up Chino, Pomona, Upland

By David Allen | dallen@scng.com | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Published: November 11, 2018 at 10:00 am | Updated: November 11, 2018 at 10:01 am

The blue wave, teal ripple, purple eddy or whatever combination color/water feature we saw at the national level promises divided government, which is often the best kind.

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InlandPolitics: Democrats heading for bad Election Day result

Jim Erwin
Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 12:30 p.m.

Now that I finally have some time to do some writing on politics, let’s get to it!

I prefer to render political observations after taking in data from a broad spectrum of sources and feedback. Two years ago it had become pretty clear to me in the final four weeks leading up to the presidential Election that Donald Trump would prevail.

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Daily Bulletin: Election: It’s all GOP in CA 8. Here’s how that happened

Chris Mann, founder and manager of the Inland Empire Taxpayers Association’s super PAC.

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: November 1, 2018 at 2:51 pm | Updated: November 1, 2018 at 11:44 pm

For Chris Mann, the June primary results in California’s 8th Congressional District played out perfectly, when two GOP candidates, incumbent Paul Cook and challenger Tim Donnelly, finished first and second.

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InlandPolitics: Dem lead in generic Congressional ballot below four percent

Jim Erwin
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – 09:00 p.m.

The main stream media says one thing. But voters are saying something different.

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InlandPolitics: Skropos “threatens” run for Ontario City Council

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 07:00 p.m.

Speaking of painting a bullseye on one’s forehead

Former Superior Court Judge and Ontario politico Gus Skropos is making waves, threats, or signals, depending on how one wants to interpret it, that he might run yet again for a seat on the Ontario City Council.

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Capitol Alert
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
By Taryn Luna
tluna@sacbee.com
Published: July 09, 2018 – 05:16 PM
Updated: July 18, 2018 – 01:26 PM

The California Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of opponents of a plan to divide California into three, saying the measure should not appear on the November ballot.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County Auditor-Controller Valdez election defeat puzzles some

Friday, June 2015 – 10:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 15, 2018 – 07:40 p.m.

A couple June 5 election losses in San Bernardino County surprised political onlookers, who expected different results.

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The Sun: Cannabis activist submits 2,800 signatures for Colton ballot initiative

Stephanie Smith helps canvas for signatures, for a San Bernardino ballot initiative, with Alexander Navarrette in the Verdemont neighborhood of San Bernardino, CA., Friday, May 18, 2018. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, The Sun/SCNG)

By Brian Whitehead | bwhitehead@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: June 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm | Updated: June 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

A political action committee in Colton led by cannabis activist and real estate developer Stephanie Smith has submitted more than 2,800 signatures from registered voters who favor the regulation and taxation of commercial cannabis in their city, according to the committee’s attorney.

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The Press-Enterprise (AP): Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, people rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio’s voter roll purges in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices are rejecting, by a 5-4 vote on June 11, 2018, arguments that the practice violates a federal law that was intended to increase the ranks of registered voters.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

By Mark Sherman
The Associated Press |
Published: June 11, 2018 at 10:24 am | Updated: June 11, 2018 at 10:24 am

WASHINGTON — States can target people who haven’t cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections.

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Candidate Jason Anderson, for San Bernardino County District Attorney, celebrates an early lead, as election results started coming in Tuesday, with friends and family at his home in Upland, CA., Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, The Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: June 6, 2018 at 7:08 pm | Updated: June 7, 2018 at 12:11 am

After 16 years, San Bernardino County has a new District Attorney – former prosecutor-turned criminal defense attorney Jason Anderson, whose narrow victory over incumbent Mike Ramos in Tuesday’s primary means he will assume office in January.

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Voters in at least three California counties appeared to have rejected district attorney candidates funded by a liberal consortium that includes New York billionaire George Soros and other wealthy political donors. (Francois Mori / Associated Press)

By Abbie VanSickle and Paige St. John
Jun 06, 2018 | 9:55 PM

  • Big spending by George Soros and liberal groups fails to sway D.A. races in California

As they poured millions of dollars into district attorney campaigns, New York billionaire George Soros and other liberal donors seemed poised for victory in California.

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Daily Bulletin: District Attorney Michael Ramos is a roadblock to justice

District Attorney Mike Ramos straightens his tie before a press conference for Operation Desert Guardian on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Operation Desert Guardian, conducted in the High Desert by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, began on Friday, June 2, 2017. Throughout the Operation deputies seized multiple firearms, drugs, and made several arrests in the cities of Victorville, Adelanto, Apple Valley, and Hesperia. (Sarah Alvarado fo The Sun)

Opinion

By Lara Bazelon |
Published: June 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Updated: June 2, 2018 at 9:56 pm

On June 5, voters in San Bernardino County will head to the polls and decide whether to re-elect District Attorney Michael Ramos to his fifth term or replace him with challenger Jason Anderson, a former prosecutor in Ramos’ office who specialized in putting away child sex offenders. Anderson has also practiced law as a criminal defense attorney.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018 – 08:00 a.m.

With just two days remaining until Election Day the contest for two seats on the San Bernardino County Supervisors is racing to the finish line.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos faces an uphill battle for reelection on June 5.

Jim Erwin
Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

Multiple sources say San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos isn’t in a good disposition with just three days until Election day.

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Friday, June 1, 2018 – 09:30 a.m.

Another day and it’s another political mailer calling out the unethical conduct of San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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InlandPolitics: New mailer hits San Bernardino County District Attorney Ramos

Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 07:30 p.m.

With just nine days remaining until Election day, a new political mailer has landed against four-term incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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IE Business Daily: Ramos Campaign in Panic Mode?

IE Business Daily
May 26, 2018

The Ramos campaign appears to be panicking. No not Mike Ramos for District Attorney (whose reelection campaign is a basket case), but Supervisor James Ramos’ campaign for the 40th Assembly District.

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Incumbent San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford, left, is in a race with challenger Assemblyman Marc Steinorth.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: May 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm | Updated: May 25, 2018 at 10:37 am

The race for Second District San Bernardino County Supervisor heated up Tuesday, with candidate and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, accusing his opponent, incumbent Supervisor Janice Rutherford, of vandalizing about a dozen of his campaign signs.

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By Sandra Emerson | semerson@scng.com | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Published: May 24, 2018 at 2:28 pm | Updated: May 25, 2018 at 1:50 am

Adelanto voters on June 5 will decide who should fill the City Council seat formerly held by Councilman Jermaine Wright, who is facing federal bribery and arson charges.

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By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted:     May 22, 2018 at 5:42 PM
Updated:  May 22, 2018 at 5:44 PM

SPRING VALLEY LAKE — Two weeks before the statewide primary election, two San Bernardino County District Attorney candidates were making last-minute pushes to appeal to voters. It’s officially a nonpartisan seat, but both found a responsive audience inside the Country Club here Tuesday.

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Candidates for the 35th Congressional district, from the left; Joe Baca, Democratic candidate, Rep. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, incumbent, Christian Leonel Valiente, Republican candidate. (Courtesy photos)

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: May 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm | Updated: May 23, 2018 at 4:07 pm

The Inland Empire’s political past and present will clash in the June 5 primary for the 35th Congressional District.

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Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, Kaisar Ahmed and Sean Flynn, from left, are running for the 31st Congressional District. (Photos courtesy of the candidates)

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: May 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm | Updated: May 22, 2018 at 11:45 am

A congressman from Redlands serves for decades on Capitol Hill and rises to become chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

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For the first time in a quarter century U.S. Representative Ed Royce won’t be running for the House. His constituents in the 39th Congressional District have a choice from 17 candidates. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo for The Orange County Register/SCNG)

By Jordan Graham | jgraham@scng.com | Orange County Register
Published: May 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm | Updated: May 21, 2018 at 11:32 am

The tit-for-tat political attack ads between two Democratic congressional hopefuls suddenly disappeared from the web this week in the race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ed Royce. So did their intraparty mudslinging websites.

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Friday, May 18, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

Another mailer hitting San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has dropped in voter mailboxes.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County supervisor contest filling mailboxes

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – 11:00 p.m.

The battle between San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford and Assemblyman Marc Steinorth is flooding voter mailboxes.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at his office in San Bernardino, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Ramos, who served since 2002, is seeking re-election. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: May 15, 2018 at 5:37 pm | Updates: May 15, 2018 at 7:14 pm

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos calls his challenger in the June 5 primary election a “puppet” — handpicked by his deep-pocketed adversaries he says are trying to “buy his office.”

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Monday, May 14, 2018 – 10:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos takes the brunt of yet another negative political mailer calling into question his mismanagement of his agency.

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IE Business Daily: County attorneys union riled up over political contributions

Friday, May 11, 2018

A rebellion is taking place at the heart of the San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association (SBCPAA), the group that includes about 300 County Deputy District Attorneys, Public Defenders and Child Advocate Attorneys over the union leadership’s decision to support embattled district attorney Mike Ramos for re-election.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 11:15 a.m.

The campaign to unseat four-term District Attorney Mike Ramos continues on, with a new political hit mailer to voters highlighting Ramos’ inability to follow state law when it comes to filling out campaign finance and economic interest disclosure forms.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 01:45 p.m.

A local political action committee (PAC) is continuing to expose the ethical lapses, mismanagement and incompetence of San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos.

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By IE Business Daily
May 5, 2018

The race for 2nd District County Supervisor is the most contentious election campaign in San Bernardino County (outside of District Attorney Mike Ramos’ disastrous reelection bid.)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 04:30 p.m.

The questionable handling of child molestation cases within the Redlands Unified School District by San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has emerged in the campaign to unseat the four-term incumbent.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 09:00 a.m.

A new month brings a new political mailer in the heated race for San Bernardino County District Attorney.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County District Attorney losing endorsements

Monday, April 30, 2018 – 09:00 p.m.

It’s never pleasant to take an endorsement away from any politician or candidate for office. I know because years ago I had to do it.

In my case it was former County Supervisor Jerry Eaves at the time.

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By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at 8:16 AM

Congressional races throughout California promise to be particularly interesting this year as the state has positioned itself as a key bulwark against the Trump administration.

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InlandPolitics: County Supervisor Hagman caught flat-footed in election rematch

Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

It’s a rocky Spring for San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

The union representing San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies has launched a website targeting Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford.

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InlandPolitics: Steinorth trouncing Rutherford in lastest money report

Friday, April 27, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

As expected, incumbent San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford is starring at the possibility of looking for a private sector job in December.

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Friday, April 27, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

It’s been tough sledding on the money front for San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos in his bid for a fifth term in office.

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Capitol Alert
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
By Angela Hart
ahart@sacbee.com
April 25, 2018 – 08:00 PM

The two major Republican candidates in the race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown are battling for second place to make the November runoff, while Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has strengthened his lead, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 10:15 a.m.

A political mailer supporting Attorney/Law Professor Jason Anderson for San Bernardino County District Attorney has hit the streets.

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InlandPolitics: Anti-Mike Ramos PAC launches opposition website

Monday, April 23, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

A local political action committee (PAC) funded by local business owners set to oust incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has now launched a website.

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InlandPolitics: Third mailer opposing District Attorney Ramos hits mailboxes

Friday, April 20, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.

A third campaign mailer opposing four-term incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has hit mailboxes.

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InlandPolitics: Second fundraising flop for Ramos campaign

Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 08:30 a.m.

Incumbent San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos endured more fundraising pain on Tuesday evening.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 09:30 a.m.

Members of the union representing San Bernardino County prosecutors, public defenders and child support lawyers have filed a petition to remove the group’s leadership from office over the endorsement and financial support given to incumbent District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 07:00 p.m.

The campaign to unseat four-term San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has launched another salvo.

It’s the second in seven days.

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New Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez speaks after a ceremonial swearing-in at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.(Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
April 10, 2018 at 7:49 pm

A Riverside County supervisor must tell voters he was appointed, not elected, to his job, a county judge ruled Monday in a decision that figures to tweak the June 5 ballot.

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Mary Plummer and Sandra Oshiro | April 11, 2018

Republican John Cox once more came in second to California gubernatorial frontrunner Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, in the latest Public Policy Institute of California survey released late Wednesday.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 02:00 p.m.

HIGHLAND — A political action committee set on throwing San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos out of elected office has launched its first political mailer in the contest.

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Los Angeles Times: Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Sen. Dianne Feinstein for reelection

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

By Sarah D. Wire
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 9:33 a.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s reelection bid.

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InlandPolitics: Ramos to announce taxpayer-funded campaign unit

Ramos

Monday, April 9, 2018 – 09:00 a.m.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos is at it again.

He’s going to form another special unit to garner some free press and try and throw a lifeline to his reelection bid.

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Daily Press: Inserting itself in DA’s race — the Colonies aftermath

Attorney/Law Professor Jason Anderson left. Incumbent District Attorney Mike Ramos right.

Shea Johnson, Staff Reporter
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 06:22 a.m.

  • It remains to be seen how exactly the residuum will impact this election. What is clear, however, is that it is firmly intertwined in it.

Mike Ramos, the San Bernardino County District Attorney, will announce on Monday a newly created prevention and intervention unit to act as the community outreach arm of his office, where he has been the top prosecutor since 2002.

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Paule

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 02:00 p.m.

  • Removal of Controversial Board member Phil Paule Seen As Chief Goal

FRENCH VALLEY – The campaign to restore better accountability and greater ratepayer respect from the Eastern Municipal Water District is moving forward with “major momentum,” recall organizers report. A chief objective of an Inland Empire-based citizens’ organization spearheading the effort has identified the removal of board member Phil Paule as paramount. Paule, who also serves as a chief of staff to a San Bernardino County supervisor, is a longtime professional political operative with a questionable ethics record.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – 02:30 p.m.

***Administrator’s Note***: As a courtesy the blog has reasonably-attempted to remove all e-mail address and attorney name identification data from the legally-obtained documents. Please be advised that all non-privileged (union) communications via a ‘taxpayer-owned server’ are available to the public through a request under the California Public Records Act.

Allegations of shady dealings have erupted over an endorsement, plus money, benefiting embattled San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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Monday, April 2, 2018 – 08:00 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Public Attorney’s Association (SBCPAA) has been hijacked by rogue leadership and the rank and file members are furious according to multiple sources inside the union. It is well known in local political circles that the public defenders that make up slightly less than half of the population of the SBCPAA loath District Attorney Mike Ramos and that a vast majority of the rank and file deputy district attorneys also feel very negatively about Mike Ramos, so it came as a surprise when it was announced that the union had endorsed Mike Ramos for reelection. Recent investigative reporting has uncovered why. The membership was never asked who they wished to endorse, if at all, in the district attorney race.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 26, 2018 at 2:49 pm | Updated: March 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Former Colonies corruption case defendants are accusing San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos of being a sexual predator in a full-page political ad running in at least six local weekly newspapers.

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InlandPolitics: Is this a real clip or did Ramos campaign get spoofed again?

Saturday, March 24, 2018  – 09:30 a.m.
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 12:30- p.m.

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has resorted to embarking on a series of twenty second rants directed at his opponent and his opponent’s supporters. Some of the clips appear to have been cut after a red-faced Ramos had a few cocktails.

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InlandPolitics: Why would anyone throw money down the drain to support Ramos?

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 10:00 p.m.
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 12:45 p.m.

It didn’t take long for news of the frantic phone calls asking people to show up at a fundraising luncheon for embattled San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos to get out.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos gets spoofed!

Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 01:30 p.m.

Someone is definitely having a good laugh at embattled San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos’ expense this weekend.

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IE Business Daily: District Attorney Mike Ramos: Low on Cash, Out of Friends

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March 17, 2018

The race for San Bernardino County District Attorney is just starting. As of last Friday, the filing deadline for public office for the June 2018 primary, only two people completed the necessary paperwork; incumbent four-term District Attorney Mike Ramos and former Deputy District Attorney and current defense attorney Jason Anderson.

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Joshua Stewart
March 15, 2018

After an extended deadline, 16 candidates have completed paperwork to run for an open seat in Congress, held by retiring Rep. Darrell Issa, making it the busiest race in the San Diego area.

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InlandPolitics: SEBA Endorses Marc Steinorth for Supervisor

Steinorth

Joe Turner
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 4:24 p.m.

Assemblyman Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced that he has earned the endorsement of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA) in his bid to unseat incumbent Janice Rutherford.

The email announcement states:

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 11:30 a.m.

An Inland Empire political action committee has released information from a poll conducted in the San Bernardino County District Attorney race.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at his office in San Bernardino, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Ramos, who served since 2002, is seeking re-election. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
March 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

For the better part of seven years, San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos would not comment publicly about the Colonies corruption case while it was pending.

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By Brian Whitehead | bwhitehead@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 9, 2018 at 7:00 am | Updated: March 9, 2018 at 7:22 am

Mike Gallo, president and CEO of Kelly Space & Technology in San Bernardino, has withdrawn from the 2018 mayoral race to focus on making space access easier and more affordable for the growing small satellite industry, he announced Friday, March 9.

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Joe Turner
Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 11:07 p.m.

Earlier tonight I exposed AD-42 candidate Gary Jeandron’s campaign manager for the incompetent albatross that he is — highlighting how he did not even know his own candidate’s history of being elected to the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Well, the Jeandron camp has been reeling ever since the Redlands Tea Party Patriots (RTPP) opted to endorse San Jacinto Councilman Andrew Kotyuk to replace “Cap and Traitor” Chad Mayes. Jeandron lambasted the group as a collection of “fringe” activists in a Press Enterprise column.

It gets even worse. Jeandron’s aforementioned campaign manager, Michael Santa Cruz, had an epic meltdown all across the Facebook social media platform.

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Joe Turner
Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 6:13 p.m.

When it comes to Gary Jeandron the political candidate, many people have described him and his campaign as lacking credibility and a real pathway to victory.

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Joe Turner
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 10:07 a.m.

San Bernardino Sun reporter Joe Nelson had an excellent piece about disgraced District Attorney Mike Ramos and the campaign by Jason Anderson to unseat him.

But Nelson buried the lead.

It isn’t until the sixth paragraph that he drops this little nugget:

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at his office in San Bernardino, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Ramos, who served since 2002, is seeking re-election. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 5, 2018 at 4:44 pm | UpdatedD: March 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos said he knows that his strongest challenger in the June primary election is being funded heavily by the vindicated Colonies corruption case defendants and their supporters.

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Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, pulled candidacy papers on Monday to run against San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford for her seat on the board. He announced last week he would not seek a third term as Assemblyman.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 5, 2018 at 8:29 pm | Updated: March 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, pulled candidacy papers Monday to run against incumbent San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, said Melissa Eickman, spokeswoman for the Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters.

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Patrick McGreevy
By Patrick McGreevy
Monday, March 5, 2018 – 12:40 p.m.

California’s campaign watchdog agency last year approved a record 340 settlements of cases involving violations of ethics and political finance rules, according to its annual report issued Monday.

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Joe Turner
Monday, March 5, 2018 – 11:45 a.m.

A credible source has told me that Assemblyman Marc Steinorth will most likely pull papers today to challenge Supervisor Janice Rutherford. It isn’t a matter of if he will pull, but when.

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San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, center, holds a resolution while posing with Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, R-Rancho Cucamonga, and then-Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, during a 2016 ceremony in Sacramento that honored the first responders to the December 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino (Courtesy of Steinorth’s office).

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: March 2, 2018 at 1:27 pm | Updated: March 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Inland Assemblyman Marc Steinorth has decided not to seek re-election, a decision that could affect the balance of power in Sacramento and the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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Vindicated Colonies corruption case figure Jim Erwin has formed a political action committee with former co-defendant Mark Kirk to back District Attorney Mike Ramos’s challenger, Jason Anderson, and other “good government” political candidates.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: March 1, 2018 at 7:07 pm | Updated: March 1, 2018 at 7:11 pm

Vindicated Colonies corruption case defendants Jim Erwin and Mark Kirk have formed a political action committee to support “good government” candidates, including the challenger to incumbent District Attorney Michael A. Ramos, former prosecutor-turned-defense attorney Jason Anderson.

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InlandPolitics: Business Leaders PAC starts fundraising blitz

By Jim Erwin
Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 12:01 a.m.

The newly-formed Business Leaders for Fair & Ethical Government PAC has started it’s fundraising blitz heading into the June 5 California Primary Election.

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The Sun: Switching parties again, Joe Baca wants back in Congress

Former Inland congressman Joe Baca speaks at a 31st Congressional District candidate forum in this 2013 file photo (File photo by Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG).

By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
February 27, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Another election year, another comeback attempt for former Inland Rep. Joe Baca.

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IE Business Daily: Former Colonies defendants form political action committee

The fundraising tool will seek out candidates who support open and honest government, according to its founders. It’s also going to set its sights on a certain district attorney.


February 26, 2018

The four former defendants in last year’s Colonies Crossroads corruption trial have formed a political action committee to support candidates they believe will practice open government.

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San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos at his office in San Bernardino, Calif. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Ramos, who served since 2002, is seeking re-election. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
February 24, 2018 at 8:00 am

Seeking his fifth term as San Bernardino County’s top prosecutor, District Attorney Michael A. Ramos is facing two challengers in this year’s election race.

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By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: February 19, 2018 at 4:28 pm | Updated: February 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

The union representing Riverside County sheriff’s deputies has given at least $554,000 in direct and in-kind contributions to one of three candidates in the 2018 sheriff’s race, campaign finance records show.

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By Suzanne Hurt | shurt@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
February 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm

An effort to recall three Corona City Council members fizzled when the group was unable to gather enough signatures to put the issue on a ballot by the Sunday, Feb. 18 deadline.

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By John Wildermuth
Published: February 16, 2018
Updated:   February 17, 2018 – 8:41am

Rep. Doug LaMalfa, whose Butte County seat is considered among the safest Republican strongholds in the state, faces a long-shot opponent who has out-raised him for the campaign.

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InlandPolitics: Filing period opens for June primary election

Monday, February 12, 2018 – 10:00 a.m.

It’s finally here. The long-awaited filing period for the June 5, 2018 primary election is officially open.

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By Jeff Horseman | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise
Published: February 9, 2018 at 6:47 pm | Updated: February 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm

San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos officially declared his candidacy Friday, Feb. 9, for the Inland state Assembly seat held by Rancho Cucamonga Republican Marc Steinorth.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County Attorney’s Union gives to Ramos, Rutherford

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 12:00 p.m.

How does the saying go? Time heals all wounds.

Apparently that’s the case with the relationship between the San Bernardino County Public Attorney’s Association (SBCPAA), and both County Supervisor Janice Rutherford and District Attorney Mike Ramos.

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Ken Petchow left. County Supervisor Janice Rutherford right.

By Joe Nelson | jnelson@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun
Published: February 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm | Updated: February 6, 2018 at 9:41 am

A member of the San Antonio Heights Association announced Monday he is running against incumbent Janice Rutherford for her seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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