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DailyBulletin: Local tea party members encouraged by primary win in Virginia

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By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/15/14, 5:12 PM PDT | Updated: 45 secs ago

After a stinging defeat for conservative gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly in the June 3 primary, the defeat of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Virginia primary election has provided Inland Empire tea party conservatives some level of encouragement.

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More than 150 Southern California conservatives gathered in Mentone on Thursday night for the April meeting of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots. The group unveiled its endorsements for the June 3 primary election.

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 04/04/14, 8:48 PM PDT |

MENTONE >> In one of the most closely watched congressional races this summer, the Redlands Tea Party Patriots are endorsing … no one.

More than 150 Southern California conservatives crowded into a restaurant banquet hall on Thursday night for the group’s monthly meeting, which featured the group releasing its voter guide for the June 3 primary.

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WashPost: Senate primaries test GOP establishment, insurgent wings

GOP

The Take
By Dan Balz
Sunday, March 2, 2014

The tea party movement celebrated its fifth anniversary this past week, but there’s been little to celebrate lately about the performance of some of the conservatives running under the tea party banner who have mounted primary challenges to half a dozen Senate Republicans.

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The Sun: Actress Maria Conchita Alonso in Tim Donnelly campaign ad

Maria Conchita Alonzo+Tim Donnelly

By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 01/21/14, 8:47 PM PST |

Candidate for governor Tim Donnelly raised eyebrows last week with a new campaign video alongside actress and singer Maria Conchita Alonso.

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SacBee: Republican Tim Donnelly announces bid for California governor

Legislature session begins

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 5, 2013

Republican Tim Donnelly formally announced his candidacy for California governor Tuesday, criticizing incumbent Jerry Brown for his prison policies and a state business climate Donnelly said is unduly burdensome.

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Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci

Political news, election updates, for San Francisco CA and national politics
Posted on November 4, 2013 | By cmarinucci@sfchronicle.com

Exactly a year before the 2014 election, Tea Party favorite California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly will make it official — and formally announce his run for governor Tuesday.

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Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci

By Carla Marinucci
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Still a year out from the 2014 election, Republicans hoping to challenge Democrat Jerry Brown are getting their teams in place.

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WashPost: Obamacare fight reenergizes tea party movement

By Matea Gold
September 27, 2013

The clash in Congress over efforts to derail President Obama’s health-care law has lit up tea party groups across the country, reenergizing activists who had drifted away from the movement while intensifying the divisions tearing at the Republican Party.

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U.S. Department of Treasury

By Zachary Goldfarb
Published: May 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

The Treasury Department was informed on three separate occasions that the Internal Revenue Service planned to disclose that it targeted conservative groups for scrutiny, and on one occasion, Treasury expressed concern about the form of the disclosure, a Treasury official said on Monday night.

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The Atlantic: Democrats in Triage Mode on White House Scandals

Shane Goldmacher
May 14 2013, 4:39 PM ET

As three separate scandals – the IRS targeting the tea party, the Justice Department’s phone-records grab from the AP, and Benghazi – erupt simultaneously, congressional Republicans are hoping to fold them into a single narrative of an unaccountable and overreaching White House that cannot be trusted.

As Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., put it colorfully during a Fox News appearance, “This sounds like a president somewhat drunk on power.”

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By Juliet Eilperin
Published: May 12, 2013

At various points over the past two years, Internal Revenue Service officials singled out for scrutiny not only groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names but also nonprofit groups that criticized the government and sought to educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution, according to documents in an audit conducted by the agency’s inspector general.

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AP: AP Exclusive: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011

Bullseye

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general’s report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.

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NationalJournal: Sarah Palin and the End of an Era

Sarah Palin

The former Alaska governor’s split from Fox News highlights the fade of the Tea Party as well as her own diminishing role.

By Jill Lawrence
Updated: January 27, 2013 | 12:48 p.m.
January 26, 2013 | 9:23 a.m.

The news that Sarah Palin will no longer be a paid contributor to Fox News puts an exclamation point on the end of an era, or at least a chapter, in U.S. political history. She could land somewhere else, and she still has her Facebook friends, but it’s hard to imagine she’ll find a more visible or influential platform than Fox.

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InlandPolitics: Mitzelfelt eyes Assembly run

Mitzelfelt

Mitzelfelt

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Former San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt (R-Wrightwood) is eyeing a run for the State Assembly.

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WashPost: Tea party backers swallow a bitter pill in ‘cliff’ bill

By David A. Fahrenthold, Rosalind S. Helderman and Ed O’Keefe
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The bill was 153 pages long. It was written only the day before, by Washington insiders working in the dark of night. It was crammed with giveaways and legislative spare parts: tax breaks for wind farms and racetracks. A change to nuclear-weapons policy. Government payments for cheese.

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OCRegister: GOP gubernatorial hopeful finds party resistance

Published: Nov. 30, 2012 Updated: 4:02 p.m.
By MARTIN WISCKOL
COLUMNIST
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
mwisckol@ocregister.com

You know your Republican campaign for California governor is in trouble when the first attack on your candidacy comes from fellow Republicans.

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SacBee: Minuteman Tim Donnelly testing waters for a 2014 governor bid

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
By Torey Van Oot
November 28, 2012

A conservative state legislator who is a former member of the anti-illegal immigration Minuteman Project is considering a run for California governor.

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LATimes: High Desert outpost casts wary eye on election

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
November 2, 2012, 6:34 p.m.

BARSTOW — Vicky Davis pulled in a hundred grand a year installing high-end corporate phone systems until the recession hit and work dried up. Now she’s racing to find a job before she drains her retirement savings.

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Daily Bulletin: Lowe and Holden highlight marked contrast in 41st state Assembly race

By Brian Charles, SGVN
twitter.com/JBrianCharles
Posted: 10/16/2012 09:50:19 PM PDT
Updated: 10/17/2012 09:29:56 AM PDT

PASADENA – Tea Party darling Donna Lowe and longtime Pasadena Councilman Chris Holden are vying for the newly drawn 41st state Assembly seat this fall.

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The Sun: Assembly District 33: Democrat John Coffey vs. Republican Tim Donnelly

ELECTION 2012

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/20/2012 07:25:24 PM PDT

In a year when new elections rules make it possible for candidates of the same party to compete in the general election, the race for the 33rd Assembly District seat is actually a match-up between a Democrat and a Republican.

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InlandPolitics: Cook receives more Super-PAC help

Cook

Sunday, October 14, 2012 – 12:30 p.m.

State Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) received a strong boost to his pretty much invisible campaign last week.

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LATimes: Outcomes remain uncertain in some California primary contests

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
June 7, 2012 | 5:24 pm

The races aren’t quite over yet in a handful of California primary contests that were so close their outcomes may hinge on the ballots left uncounted on election night Tuesday.

As county elections officials work through the thousands of remaining ballots, candidates in three congressional races and more than a dozen Assembly contests are waiting to see whether they will be on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election.

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InlandPolitics: Donnelly cruises to easy win in AD 33

Donnelly

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – 08:30 a.m.

State Assemblyman and Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) easily blew Bill Jahn (R-Big Bear) out of the water on Tuesday.

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Cook

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – 08:15 a.m.

The most interesting race to come is shaping up to be in the 8th Congressional District.

Tea Party favorite Greg Imus will face against Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley).

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The Sun: Educator, mayor go after Donnelly

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (Anne Cusack/LA Times)

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/13/2012 01:52:32 PM PDT

A flap over a gun has provided fodder for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s opponents in a battle for the hearts and minds of voters in the 33rd Assembly District.

For his opponents in the June 5 primary election, Donnelly’s arrest for carrying a loaded gun into an airport was a vital lapse in judgment.

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Toni Momberger, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 02/16/2012 12:37:04 PM PST

The Tea Party Patriots in Redlands have gotten commitments from all five vying for the San Bernardino County Supervisor seat to participate in a forum March 1.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Tim Donnelly endorses Derry for reelection

Derry

Monday, August 29, 2011 – 03:15 p.m.

It was just announced that State Assemblyman and Tea Party loyalist Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) has thrown his support behind San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry.

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Donnelly

 

By Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino Staff Writer
Created: 05/26/2011 09:48:29 PM PDT

In the light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision mandating release of 33,000 criminals in the next two years, two lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging the federal government to intervene.

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The Sun: Derry says he will fight charges at Tea Party meeting

Derry

 

By Molly Davis and Joe Nelson Staff Writers
Posted: 05/05/2011 09:23:20 PM PDT

MENTONE – San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry didn’t waste any time getting to the question he knew was likely on everybody’s mind during a meeting Wednesday evening with the Redlands Tea Party Patriots at the Mill Creek Cattle Co.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly jumps into ‘full-blown war’ with Democrats

April 16, 2011 1:30 PM
By Michael Mishak, Los Angeles Times

This is the first of a two-part series on Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. See Monday’s Daily Press for part two.

SACRAMENTO • Tim Donnelly crouched into a firing stance behind his chair and folded his hands in the shape of a gun.

Lawmaking, said the GOP assemblyman who represents Hesperia and Apple Valley, is “full-blown war,” and guerrilla tactics are needed to win the battle against California Democrats’ agenda. As Donnelly sees it, the liberals who dominate state government have betrayed the public with job-killing regulations and crushing taxes.

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DailyBulletin: Freshman Assemblyman Donnelly undeterred

 

Donnelly

 

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Created: 04/15/2011 09:49:10 PM PDT

Two anti-illegal-immigration bills by firebrand Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, were rejected by an Assembly committee last week, but the freshman lawmaker and former minuteman says he’s not deterred.

In fact, he said he sees last week’s hearing as a step in the right direction.

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The Sun: Assemblyman Morrell speaks to Tea Party members

Morrell

 

By Molly Davis Staff Writer
Posted: 04/08/2011 06:31:33 PM PDT

MENTONE – Dozens of citizens concerned about the way their city and state governments were operating gathered to hear from a local politician.

Assemblyman Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, spoke to the members of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots about Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget at its regular meeting on Thursday night at Mill Creek Cattle Co.

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The Sun: Fight comes to cities

All politics is local

Tea party groups take on local issues
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/07/2011 03:50:34 PM PST

Think of issues likely to draw protests from tea party groups, and you might think of the federal health-care law or the California air-pollution law known as A.B. 32.

But in some parts of San Bernardino County, tea party members are just as likely to get riled up about local issues as they are about so-called “Obamacare.”

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SacBee: Losses on key votes embarrassing for GOP’s new D.C. leadership

By Michael Doyle
mdoyle@mcclatchydc.com
Published: Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

WASHINGTON – Rep. Kevin McCarthy is a youthful-looking, silver-haired gent still finding his way as California’s highest-ranking GOP lawmaker.

Following some embarrassing new smudges on his Capitol Hill won-loss record, the Republican representing Bakersfield, in California’s southern Central Valley, must demonstrate anew the vote-wrangling skills demanded of him as House majority whip.

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Politico: John Boehner faces rookie rebellion

John Boehner speaks at CPAC in Washington. | AP Photo

A pervasive wait and see attitude is still washing over Republicans. | AP Photo Close
By JAKE SHERMAN & RICHARD E. COHEN | 2/11/11 6:21 PM EST

Republican leaders knew their massive freshman class was a force to be reckoned with, but they clearly underestimated how powerful this grass-roots group would be on the most critical issue before Congress.

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The Sun: Redlands Tea Party starts show on San Bernardino radio station

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Posted: 02/04/2011 12:59:34 PM PST

Redlands Tea Party member Phillip Naman, right, speaks with Lou Desmond, host of the Inland Empire News Hour, during a taping of Redlands Tea Party Radio at the KTIE-AM(590) studio in San Bernardino on Wednesday.

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DailyBulletin: Open primaries could stymie tea party success

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 12/24/2010 07:00:27 PM PST

Tea party groups across the country clearly played some part in November’s Republican surge, but pinning down the role they played and the role they will play in California politics is tricky.

Local groups saw their influence in a few races and even helped win a few, but statewide, Republicans fared poorly, and tea party groups seemed to be a nonfactor. Changes in how state elections are run could make tea parties less influential in 2012.

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The Sun: Donnelly: No in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

Donnelly

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/14/2010 02:29:27 PM PST

When Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Claremont, was running for office, there was no shortage of fiery rhetoric about illegal immigration and the need for drastic action in Sacramento.

His first week on the job featured no shortage of similarly fiery legislation. On Dec. 6, the day he took the oath of office, Donnelly introduced an immigration enforcement law modeled on Arizona’s controversial S.B. 1070. He followed that on Friday with a bill that would reverse existing state law and force illegal immigrant students to pay out-of-state tuition rates at California’s public universities and community colleges.

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The PE: Tea Party leader backs Lewis chairmanship bid

Lewis

By PE Politics
on December 6, 2010 1:26 PM

PDF: Read Tea Party leader’s letter of support for Jerry Lewis.

Throughout his campaign for the coveted chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee, Inland Rep. Jerry Lewis has repeatedly insisted that he has support from the fiscally conservative Tea Party movement. Now he has it in writing from one leader of a national Tea Party group.

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DailyBulletin: Donnelly introduces immigration bill

Donnelly

Proposal modeled after Arizona’s controversial law
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 12/06/2010 10:41:19 PM PST

As promised, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly’s first official act as a state lawmaker was to introduce a stiff new immigration bill.

Donnelly, a Republican from Twin Peaks, introduced Assembly Bill 26 on Monday after being sworn in on the Assembly floor.

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The PE: LEGISLATURE: New Inland members ready to join fray

10:51 PM PST on Sunday, December 5, 2010

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – They will join a shrunken Republican caucus that has lost influence on annual budget bills, but the newest members of Inland Southern California’s legislative delegation look forward to getting to work.

Mike Morrell and Tim Donnelly, avowed anti-tax conservatives from adjoining Assembly districts, will be sworn in today amid massive budget problems for the state.

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The PE: Lewis makes case for gavel in Tea Party tele-conference

Rep. Jerry Lewis

By PE Politics
on November 29, 2010 5:46 PM

During a telephone town hall meeting Monday night with a national Tea Party organization, Inland Rep. Jerry Lewis vowed to be a fiscal hawk if tapped to serve as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee in the next Congress.

“We are sick and tired of the federal government spending our money and, one way or another, we have to get off that track and get back on the right track,” Lewis, R-Redlands, told listeners and participants of the call organized by the Tea Party Patriots.

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LATimes: Both parties campaign to the finish line

With just days left before the midterm election, Republicans are targeting House seats in blue-state bastions and Democrats are attempting to save dozens of threatened incumbents.

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
October 31, 2010

Democrats fought Republicans on Saturday in a campaign battle that stretched coast to coast, pushing against an epic tide of anger, frustration and economic anxiety that could sweep the GOP to control of one and possibly both houses of Congress.

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DailyBulletin: Tea party candidate challenges lawmaker Carter

Staff Report
Created: 10/27/2010 06:20:38 PM PDT

The so-called Tea Party Patriots have popped up in political races across the nation, including the 62nd Assembly District campaign, which pits one of the group’s candidates against an incumbent who is seeking what would be her third and final term in office because of term limits.

Jeane Ensley, a Republican who preaches less government as the solution to the state’s multiple woes, is taking on Wilmer Amina Carter, the Democratic assemblywoman who says she has the experience needed to represent a district that includes Colton, Rialto, Muscoy, Bloomington and much of San Bernardino and Fontana.

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The PE: CD 45: Tea Party group snubs Bono Mack

By PE Politics
on October 25, 2010 12:01 PM

The Tea Party Express this morning endorsed more than two dozen congressional candidates in California, including Reps. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, and Ken Calvert, R-Corona.

But noticeably absent from the conservative group’s list is any endorsement in the 45th Congressional District, where Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, is facing a stiff challenge from her hometown’s mayor, Democrat Steve Pougnet.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Hills Tea Party brings out 150

Speakers attack big government and spending
Jannise Johnson, Staff Writer
Created: 10/24/2010 05:24:28 AM PDT

CHINO HILLS – The Chino Hills Tea Party drew about 150 people to its pre-election event on Saturday afternoon.

The event, touted as a “get out the vote rally,” featured several speakers and performers in the Center Court at the Shoppes at Chino Hills.

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The Sun: Carter, Ensley squaring off for 62nd Assembly post

Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/22/2010 07:09:18 PM PDT

The so-called Tea Party Patriots have popped up in political races across the nation, including the 62nd Assembly campaign, which pits one of the group’s candidates against an incumbent who is seeking what would be her third and final term in office because of term limits.

Jeane Ensley, a Republican who preaches less government as the solution to the state’s sundry woes, is taking on Wilmer Amina Carter, the Democratic assemblywoman who says she has the experience needed to represent a district that includes Colton, Rialto, Muscoy, Bloomington and much of San Bernardino and Fontana.

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DailyBulletin: 59th pits former Minuteman against former deputy

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 10/21/2010 12:38:10 PM PDT

When Assemblyman Anthony Adams, R-Claremont, voted for a tax hike early last year, he set in motion a much more interesting chain of events than voters in the 59th Assembly District could have imagined.

Adams overcame an unsuccessful recall campaign, which focused on his tax vote, but opted to step down at the end of this year rather than run for a third Assembly term. That decision set up a fierce Republican primary election this spring and opened the door for Republican nominee Tim Donnelly, a former Minuteman with no government experience who beat a more established Republican candidate by just 631 votes.

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The Sun: Tea Party asks candidates national, global questions

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/14/2010 08:50:23 PM PDT

MENTONE – Seven of the eight candidates running for three Redlands City Council seats sat before a packed house Wednesday night at the Mill Creek Cattle Company restaurant to talk about a wide range of issues.

The Redlands Tea Party and Townhall Patriots hosted the forum to give their members an opportunity to learn where the candidates stand on current and controversial topics.

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By KATE ZERNIKE
Published: October 14, 2010

Enough Tea Party-supported candidates are running strongly in competitive and Republican-leaning Congressional races that the movement stands a good chance of establishing a sizeable caucus to push its agenda in the House and the Senate, according to a New York Times analysis.

With a little more than two weeks till Election Day, 33 Tea Party-backed candidates are in tossup races or running in House districts that are solidly or leaning Republican, and 8 stand a good or better chance of winning Senate seats.

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LATimes: Candidates in heated races for Southland Assembly, Senate seats

Republican Allan Mansoor and Democrat Phu Nguyen face off in Orange County, and Republican Tim Donnelly and Democrat Darcel Woods are in contention for a district that has been a GOP stronghold.

By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times

October 10, 2010

When legislators redrew their districts a decade ago, they nearly succeeded in heading off competitive races by making Assembly and state Senate seats safe for incumbents in both major political parties. Nearly — but not quite, as the handful of lively contests attests.

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The Sun: Tea parties say ‘no’ to new tax

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/07/2010 06:42:01 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Tea partiers filled the corners at the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and Orange Street Thursday night to protest the city’s ballot Measure A, which they said stands for “asinine.”

Members from the Redlands Tea Party Patriots, the Redlands Townhall Patriots and others held signs and chanted against the proposed half-cent sales tax, which goes to voters Nov. 2. They said the city needs to manage its resources better, not increase taxes.

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The Sun: Usual suspects donate in 59th Assembly District

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/06/2010 06:15:08 PM PDT

Both major candidates vying for the 59th District Assembly seat identify themselves as party outsiders, but the latest campaign-finance reports show Republican Tim Donnelly and Democrat Darcel Woods are getting money from typical Republican and Democratic sources.

Between July 1 and Oct. 1, Donnelly, a former Minuteman who has said Republicans and Democrats alike have “sold us out,” took in $3,900 from former Republican lawmaker Jim Brulte, $7,800 in loans from current Republican lawmakers, nearly $2,000 from the 59th District Republican Central Committee and $1,000 from the Los Angeles County Lincoln Club.

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The PE: Tea party movement builds Inland momentum

11:50 PM PDT on Saturday, September 18, 2010

By JEFF HORSEMAN and JOHN F. HILL
The Press-Enterprise

The tea party movement started with a Washington focus. But as the November elections approach, the populist conservative movement is increasingly in the backdrop of the nation’s city council races.

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DailyBulletin: Woods calls out Donnelly for not voting in elections

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 09/05/2010 03:18:39 PM PDT

Over the past 15 years, Assembly candidate and former Minuteman Tim Donnelly has skipped most elections, something his opponent says seems hypocritical.

Donnelly, the Republican candidate in the 59th Assembly District, has voted in 13 of the last 30 elections, according to records from the county registrar’s office. Many of the 17 he skipped were local elections, but he’s also missed statewide and federal elections.

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PE: Political Notebook: Dutton can’t step up until Hollingsworth steps down

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Just when does Senate Republican leader-elect Bob Dutton get to drop the “elect?”

The transition had long been set for Wednesday. Earlier this month, Senate GOP head honcho Dennis Hollingsworth said Dutton would be taking over then, “rain or shine, budget or no budget.”

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DailyBulletin: Donnelly gains support

GOP big guns back newcomer
Rebecca Kimitch, Staff Writer
Created: 08/29/2010 09:53:49 PM PDT

In June, a few hundred votes separated them. Now Tim Donnelly and Chris Lancaster are fighting on the same team.

Donnelly, a self-described grass-roots Tea Party Republican and former Minuteman, narrowly beat Lancaster in the Republican primary for the 59th Assembly District, which stretches between Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

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VVDailyPress: Tea Party appeals to citizens frustrated with government

August 14, 2010 11:58 PM
By TOMOYA SHIMURA AND NATASHA LINDSTROM, Staff Writers

Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. See Monday’s Daily Press for a look at how Tea Partiers could impact elections.

Brandon Wood says enough is enough.

He used to enjoy riding off-road motor vehicles with his kids — until Hesperia passed an ordinance prohibiting it. He’s also been caught on one of Victorville’s unpopular red light cameras, facing a hefty $450 fine.

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DailyBulletin: Tea party backers wary of new caucus

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 08/01/2010 07:02:47 AM PDT

Members of San Bernardino County tea party groups don’t want to be ignored by lawmakers, but group leaders say they’re suspicious of an attempt by some members of Congress to take up the tea party flag.

Some tea party leaders say the newly formed congressional Tea Party Caucus could give lawmakers a chance to claim they’re part of the tea party movement without holding to the movement’s ideals.

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SBSun: Tea party backers wary of group formed in Congress

Flag up over new caucus

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/24/2010 09:55:26 PM PDT

Members of San Bernardino County tea party groups don’t want to be ignored by lawmakers, but group leaders say they’re suspicious of an attempt by some members of Congress to take up the tea party flag.

Some tea party leaders say the newly formed congressional Tea Party Caucus could give lawmakers a chance to claim they’re part of the tea party movement without holding to the movement’s ideals.

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SBSun: Redlands voters to decide fate of new tax

Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/21/2010 01:05:07 PM PDT

Redlands voters will have the final say in November on a half-cent sales tax measure the City Council is counting on to help balance the 2010-11 fiscal year budget.

The council voted 4-1 to place the measure on the Nov. 2 ballot. Councilman Mick Gallagher was the lone dissenter. The tax measure needed four of the five council members to approve it to place it on the ballot.

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SBSun: Tea Party speaks in Redlands

Chantal M. Lovell, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/20/2010 07:09:56 PM PDT

The two tea parties in Redlands are beginning a push to make their voices and concerns heard locally.

Members from the Redlands Tea Party Patriots and Redlands Townhall Patriots attended the evening session of Tuesday’s City Council meeting to make it known they do not support a sales tax hike proposed for the November ballot.

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SBSun: Tea partyers to fight sales tax

Redlands group says City Council is wasting money
Jesse B. Gill, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/18/2010 09:48:58 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Representative of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots plan to attend the City Council meeting Tuesday to speak out against a tax measure.

Tea Party spokeswoman Sandy Ziegler said the council wants to pass the tax to make up for wasted money and that members of the group plan to urge the council to live within its means.

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DailyBulletin: Dems see better odds facing Donnelly

59th Assembly District

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 06/27/2010 08:31:33 PM PDT

Tim Donnelly wants to cut government spending. He doesn’t believe global warming is real. He wants to bring Arizona’s latest immigration law – known as S.B. 1070 – to California.

In short, he is conservative.

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SBSun: Donnelly wins 59th State Assembly District GOP primary

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/22/2010 05:57:53 PM PDT

In the most unexpected outcome of this month’s primary election, political neophyte and former Minuteman Tim Donnelly is the winner in the 59th State Assembly District Republican Primary.

Final vote tallies show Donnelly with 12,211 votes, ahead of candidate Chris Lancaster by just 484 votes – about 1 percent of the total votes cast in the Republican primary.

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June 21, 2010 6:22 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

Tim Donnelly’s narrow victory in claiming the Republican nomination in the 59th Assembly District surprised nearly everyone — including Donnelly and his backers.

The Twin Peaks small businessman admits that just three months ago, he knew next to nothing about running a campaign.

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Political newbie, Minuteman Tim Donnelly ‘humbled’ by Republican win
June 21, 2010 5:59 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

You probably never heard of Tim Donnelly a few months ago, but if you saw his blue-and-gold campaign signs scattered across the High Desert, you have a good idea of the issues that get him fired up.

The Twin Peaks small businessman’s signs clearly stated, “Patriot, Not Politician,” and featured the anti-illegal immigration Minuteman group logo, a founding-father-type figure clutching a rifle and casting a watchful eye off into the distance.

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Political newcomer and Tea Party candidate Tim Donnelly’s lead over Christopher Lancaster in the race for the Republican nomination in the 59th Assembly District is down to just 367 votes this evening.

That’s just a 1.0% difference.

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SBSun: Tea Party’s influence felt at the polls

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/13/2010 09:05:33 PM PDT

If there were any doubt that Tea Party groups could have an impact at the ballot box, the case of Tim Donnelly should lay it to rest.

The Twin Peaks resident and founder of a minuteman group has never before run for office. Still, he now finds himself holding onto a 654-vote lead over opponent Chris Lancaster, a former Covina city councilman whose father was in the state Legislature.

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InlandPolitics: AD 59: Donnelly likely winner over Lancaster, as lead widens

Lastest updated figures released by the California Secretary of State this morning show Republican and Tea Party activist Tim Donnelly widening his lead over Republican Christopher Lancaster in securing the 59th Assembly District nomination.

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SacBee: No anti-establishment outlet for California GOP voters’ anger

By Rob Hotakainen
rhotakainen@mcclatchydc.com
Published: Saturday, May. 29, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

WASHINGTON – Angry at politicians and deeply disillusioned about the future, California’s GOP voters are clearly in an anti-establishment mood. But they will have little chance to express it in the June 8 election, experts say.

“The sentiment is genuine, but it doesn’t have an obvious outlet,” said Jack Pitney, political science professor at Claremont-McKenna College.

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OCRegister: Palin endorses Fiorina for Senate seat

Carly Fiorina

May 6th, 2010, 12:58 pm · posted by Dena Bunis, Washington Bureau Chief

Sarah Palin said she was going to get involved in this year’s primary elections and she’s stepping into the California GOP primary race for U.S. Senate and has endorsed former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

The Fiorina campaign just put out a statement from the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate saying that “Carly is the common sense conservative that California needs and our country could sure use in these trying times. She’s not a career politician. She’s a businesswoman who has run a major corporation…We can trust Carly to do the right thing for America’s economy and to make the principled decisions she has throughout her professional career.”

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SacBee: Dan Walters: State fiscal plan mostly just wishes

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, May. 2, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Cross the fingers of both hands, hold them out in front of you, close your eyes and think beautiful thoughts. Congratulations, you are now fully qualified to help fashion a new state budget.

Say what?

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SBSun: Shedding light on the Tea Party movement

Wesley G. Hughes, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/18/2010 07:45:46 PM PDT

It was one of those “aha!” moments.

Isn’t it amazing what you can learn just by reading a newspaper?

The New York Times/CBS News conducted a poll to shed a little light on the Tea Party movement. The results were printed Thursday.

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