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LATimes: Two Democrats battling to succeed Rep. Gary Miller launch TV ads

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Two of the candidates hoping to replace Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) are launching cable TV ad campaigns. (May 7, 2008)

By Jean Merl
April 28, 2014, 2:12 p.m.

Two of the four Democrats vying to succeed Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on Monday announced cable TV ads in the Inland Empire district.

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LATimes: GOP candidates battling to succeed Rep. Gary Miller

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When Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced he would not seek reelection, he set off a battle among Republicans hoping to succeed him. (March 28, 2014)

By Jean Merl
March 28, 2014, 6:44 p.m.

Four Democrats have been battling for months over who was best suited to challenge Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) for his Inland Empire congressional seat.

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InlandPolitics: CD-31: Valdivia bows out of contest, field set

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – 05:00 p.m.

City Councilman John Valdivia (R-San Bernardino) has opted not to run in the 31st Congressional District.

The move leaves six candidates candidates, four democrats and two republicans, who have officially-qualified.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Big changes in competitive San Bernardino County district

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Eloise Gomez Reyes, Democratic candidate for the 31st Congressional District.

March 08, 2014; 12:29 PM

Start with an embattled congressman’s sudden retirement. Then have three candidates step forward and try to keep the seat in Republican hands.

Mix in prominent endorsements for a first-time candidate challenging the Democratic establishment. And have her raise more money in the fourth quarter of 2013 than her rivals.

Don’t forget an ill-worded comment by a former congressman attempting a comeback.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: Democrats hoping to succeed Miller will battle over party backing

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Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) announced his retirement last month and four Democrats and three Republicans are vying to succeed him. (Handout / Handout / May 7, 2008)

By Jean Merl
March 6, 2014, 4:13 p.m.

Hoping to pick up an Inland Empire congressional district in this year’s elections, Democratic campaign officials got behind Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar from the start and hoped party voters would do the same.

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InlandPolitics: CD-31: Expanded field makes for interesting primary

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 – 10:30 a.m.

The primary campaign to replace retiring Congressman Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamoga) has turned somewhat interesting in recent weeks.

The original field of four democrats and one republican incumbent, has morphed into four democrats and three republicans, with no incumbent.

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Politics

February 21, 2014; 06:21 PM

Candidates are flocking to two Inland congressional races – seven in one district alone – now that incumbents Gary Miller and Gloria Negrete McLeod not seeking re-election.

Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, announced his retirement earlier this month so he can focus on raising his three grandchildren. Negrete McLeod, D-Chino, who is in her first term, wants to run for San Bernardino County supervisor.

Here’s a rundown of their potential replacements.

To read column by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Aide to Rep. Gary Miller announces bid for his congressional seat

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Lesli Gooch

Posted: 02/19/14, 6:59 PM PST |
By Beau Yarbrough
beau.yarbrough@langnews.com @inlanded on Twitter

A week after Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, announced that he would not be seeking re-election, one of his aides has announced she’ll be seeking his seat, with his blessing.

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InlandPolitics: Negrete-McLeod announces run for S.B. County Supervisor

Gloria Negrete-McLeod

Negrete-McLeod

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 03:15 p.m.

As expected, U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Montclair) announced she will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Who will replace Gary Miller for GOP?

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February 13, 2014 – 04:02 PM

At least one Republican candidate for the 31st Congressional District emerged Thursday, Feb. 13, the day after incumbent Gary Miller surprised the GOP by announcing he wouldn’t seek re-election to his San Bernardino County seat.

To read story by Jeff Horseman, David Hood and David Olson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Hill: GOP Rep. Gary Miller will retire

The Hill

February 12, 2014, 03:26 pm
By Cameron Joseph

Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) will retire at the end of this term in Congress, handing Democrats a likely pickup in his Democratic-leaning seat.

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The PE: POLITICS: Inland area has two hot contests for 2014

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Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, meets with Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, left, and Lupe Valdez, Director of Public Affairs for the Union Pacific Railroad, during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Colton Crossing in August 2013. (Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

February 05, 2014; 04:02 PM

WASHINGTON — Two of the hottest 2014 Congressional races in California and the nation will go down in the Inland area.

To read story by David Hood in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: CD-31: Fundraising update

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Sunday, February 2, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

The fundraising totals are in, and there’s really no suprises in the hotly-contested 31st Congressional District primary contest.

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The PE: FARM BILL: Five of seven Inland representatives vote no

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January 29, 2014; 10:26 PM

Most of the Inland Empire’s congressional representatives voted against a compromise farm bill Wednesday, Jan. 29, with some objecting to food stamp cuts and others critical of what they saw as wasteful spending.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Protesters target Congressman Miller’s office over amnesty

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Linnie Drolet, of Rancho Cucamonga, signs postcards opposing amnesty during a protest outside Congressman Gary Miller’s office in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher — Staff Photographer)

By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/27/14, 1:24 PM PST | Updated: 7 hrs ago

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Jackie Navoa waited more than six years to come to the United States.

She had just graduated from a school in the Philippines and planned on fulfilling her dreams of becoming a registered nurse. After waiting for her paperwork and for her funds to go through, she finally made it.

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The PE: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Miller approval ratings down; six Californias?

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Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga

December 27, 2013; 05:56 PM

Democrats seeking to unseat Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, in the 31st Congressional District are feeling encouraged by a recent poll that shows him with weak approval ratings.

To read post by Jeff Horseman and Imran Ghori in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

DailyBulletin: Rep. Gary Miller aims to lure businesses to Inland Empire with bill

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By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/24/13, 8:49 PM PST |

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, has introduced a bill that would enable economically challenged areas in the Inland Empire to qualify for “empowerment zones,” similar to the state’s enterprise zones, which are being phased out by the end of the year.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Two issues put California House seats in crosshairs

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am

Two sagas have dominated national politics this year – the federal government’s partial shutdown because of a partisan stalemate and the very rocky launch of the national health care program.

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InlandPolitics: Gary Miller receives a huge gift

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Congressman Gary Miller

Sunday, November 17, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

U.S. Representative Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamnong) has received a huge gift this holiday season.

A gift that will keep on giving.

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DailyBulletin: FEC flags Speaker Boehner’s contributions to Rep. Miller

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By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 11/08/13, 9:41 PM PST |

House Speaker John Boehner’s financial contributions to the reelection campaign of Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, have been flagged by the Federal Elections Commission.

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The Sun: Republican-held 31st District now leaning Democrat

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By Greg Cappis, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 10/21/13, 7:40 PM PDT |

The opponent — who has not been determined — holds an advantage over Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, in next year’s election, according to Washington forecasters.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Election needed after councilman’s guilty plea

 Politics

October 18, 2013; 06:46 PM

San Bernardino is looking at holding a mail-only special election on Feb. 4, 2014, to fill the 5th Ward council seat vacated by Chas Kelley last week.

To read column by Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: Political Empire Blog: CONGRESS: Latest forecasts for Inland seats

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September 16, 2013

The latest political insider forecasts of how the 2014 races will shape out have slightly differing opinions on a couple Inland House of Representatives seats.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Republicans victorious in legislative softball game

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September 08, 2013; 04:00 PM

California Republicans have had a rough go of it in recent elections, but there’s one place where the GOP brand remains dominant: the softball field.

To read column by Imran Ghori, Erin Waldner and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: Democrats see Rep. Gary Miller as vulnerable in 2014

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Rep. Gary Miller had nearly $575,000 in his campaign account by June 30, and Republicans insist he can win again in a district that President Obama won last year. (Dennis Cook / Associated Press / February 16, 2007)

By Jean Merl and Richard Simon
September 3, 2013, 9:14 p.m.

It’s little wonder that Democrats have set their sights on GOP Rep. Gary Miller, widely viewed as one of the most vulnerable House members in next year’s elections, mainly because he holds a seat that the opposite party had been expected to win last year.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Making the rounds during recess

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Gary Miller steps off the stage after speaking during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Colton Crossing on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. (Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

August 30, 2013; 06:54 PM

For members of Inland Southern California’s congressional delegation, summer recess means time to tour businesses in their districts, meet with local elected officials and even journey to the border of war-torn Syria.

To read story by Imran Ghori, Jim Miller and Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: Political Empire Blog: CONGRESS: Miller target of radio ad

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Gary Miller

August 27, 2013

Democrats and immigration rights activists are continuing to keep the heat on Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the 2014 mid-term elections.

To read post by Imran Ghori on The Press Enterprise, Politics Blog, click here.

The PE: CONGRESS: Democrats face off for San Bernardino County seat

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Dr. Ron Hattis, Vice President of the Redlands Area Democratic Club, left, introduces candidates for the 31st Congressional District covering San Bernardino County during a forum on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Redlands. Candidates pictured are Pete Aguilar, 2nd from left, Joe Baca, 3rd from left, and Eloise Gomez Reyes, right. (Stan Lim/Photographer)

August 24, 2013; 05:29 PM

With nine months to go until the June primary, Democrats running in the 31st Congressional District mixed subtle jabs with broad agreement on the issues during a forum Saturday, Aug. 24.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this week. In case you missed it!

Cummings reportedly running for San Bernardino Mayor

Cliff Cummings, owner of Toyota of San Bernardino, is reportedly running for Mayor of bankrupt San Bernardino.

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The PE: GARY MILLER: Super PAC ads target congressman on immigration

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July 30, 2013; 05:32 PM

SACRAMENTO — The election is more than 15 months away, but a Democrat-aligned super PAC already has spent almost $87,000 on TV ads criticizing Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga.

To story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Sun: Politico calls Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar one of top 50 to watch

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The news organization Politico has named Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, who is challenging Rep. Gary Miller for his 31st District seat, to its annual watch list.

Greg Cappis, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/29/2013 10:19:17 PM PDT

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar has been named one of “50 Politicos to watch 2013″ by the Washington-based news organization, Politico.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Signature gatherer’s gaffe caught on video

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July 26, 2013; 06:23 PM

Organizers of a recall campaign in the city of San Bernardino have acknowledged that one of their signature-gatherers provided false information to a resident.

To read column by Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: CD 31: Fundraising Update

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 – 10:30 a.m.

Here’s the latest fundraising numbers in next year’s hotly-contested race in the 31st Congressional District.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Miller says he’s staying put in 31st

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Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, says he will stick with 31st Congressional District.(Dennis Cook/AP)

July 05, 2013; 04:45 PM

His current perch in the House of Representatives looks precarious. But Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, says he is staying put in San Bernardino County’s 31st Congressional District.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jeff Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Roll Call: Is Gary Miller District Shopping? | The Field #CA45

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Miller could run in another district in 2014.

By Emily Cahn Posted at 1:34 p.m. on July 1

Rep. John Campbell’s retirement from his California seat will spark a crowded GOP primary, perhaps creating a ripple effect in nearby House districts, according to local Republican sources.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Republican money for ex-Republican

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Ontario Mayor Paul Leon

June 21, 2013; 05:59 PM

Like its counterparts elsewhere, the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee is all about electing Republicans.

Last week, though, the party reported giving $9,000 to a committee controlled by Ontario Mayor Paul Leon, a former Republican who recently lost an election for the state Senate and now is running for the Assembly as an independent.

To read column by Jim Miller and Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CONGRESS: National focus on San Bernardino County seat

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June 17, 2013; 02:26 PM

When Democrats look at California’s 31st Congressional District, they see what Nathan Gonzales sees.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: A “Game of Dems” in congressional district

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Rutherford

June 07, 2013; 07:55 PM

San Bernardino County Board Chairwoman Janice Rutherford has hired a former aide to disgraced ex-Assessor Bill Postmus as a policy advisor.

To read column by Imran Ghori, Jeff Horseman and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Aguilar announces new endorsements in his bid for Congress

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Miller introduces two bills to House
Greg Cappis, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/24/2013 08:06:23 PM PDT
Updated: 05/24/2013 09:58:11 PM PDT

As the campaigns to represent California’s 31st District gain traction, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar announced endorsements from 10 California congressmen.

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The Sun: Emily’s List endorses Gomez Reyes in 31st Congressional District

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Greg Cappis, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/17/2013 08:09:39 PM PDT

Eloise Gomez Reyes’ campaign is taking shape in the crowded race for the 31st Congressional District seat in 2014.

Emily’s List, the powerful political organization supporting pro-choice, female Democrats, officially added Gomez Reyes to “the list. ”

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DailyBulletin: DCCC supports Aguilar campaign in 31st District

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Aguilar

Greg Cappis, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/10/2013 11:55:26 PM PDT
Updated: 05/11/2013 12:01:54 AM PDT

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar’s campaign to represent California’s 31st Congressional District received a boost this week.

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DailyBulletin: Democrats fight each other in congressional race

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Aguilar, Baca make accusations each other
By Greg Cappis
gregory.cappis@ inlandnewspapers.com @TheFactsGreg on Twitter
Posted: 04/24/2013 06:00:25 PM PDT
Updated: 04/24/2013 06:00:37 PM PDT

Two high-profile Democrats vying for the 31st Congressional District seat in 2014 – Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar and former Rep. Joe Baca – are concentrating on each other, not the man they want to challenge.

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WashPost: 11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program

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Among those not on the list is Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.), whom the Cook Political Report rates as the most vulnerable Republican in the country.

Posted by Aaron Blake on April 22, 2013 at 8:09 am

House Republicans on Monday will name 11 members to a program designed to protect their most vulnerable incumbents, Post Politics has confirmed.

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The PE: JOE BACA: The former congressman targets 31st and critics

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Former Rep. Joe Baca, D-Fontana

April 18, 2013; 06:14 PM

Former Rep. Joe Baca said he is the only Democrat who can defeat Rep. Gary Miller next year and criticized a Democratic rival who has hit Baca for his past support of Miller.

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

InlandPolitics: CD 31: Advantage Miller

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Are democrats already shooting themselves in the head in next year’s race to represent California’s highly-coveted 31st Congressional District?

It sure looks that way.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Aguilar slams Baca as contest looms

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Former Congressman Joe Baca left. Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar right.

April 16, 2013; 05:26 PM

In an opening salvo of a looming primary fight in one of Democrats’ top House targets next year, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar criticized former Rep. Joe Baca for his support of Rep. Gary Miller last summer.

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

DailyBulletin: Democrats again creating crowded field in 31st District race

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Greg Cappis and Andrew Edwards, Staff Writers
Posted: 04/15/2013 10:12:08 AM PDT
Updated: 04/15/2013 11:59:03 PM PDT

The race to represent the 31st Congressional District in 2014 is getting crowded.

Danny Tillman, a San Bernardino City Unified School District board member, confirmed Monday he will campaign as a Democrat in the district that stretches from Rancho Cucamonga to Redlands, including parts of the 49-year-old’s hometown, San Bernardino.

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The PE: 31st Congressional District: Gary Miller files for re-election

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Congressman Gary Miller

Posted on | April 13, 2013

A recurring rumor in recent weeks has been that Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, would call it quits at the end of his current term rather than risk defeat in a seat Democrats have made a top target in 2014.

To read post by Jim Miller on The Press Enterprise Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: LOMA LINDA: Congressman meets with medical center officials

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Rep. Gary Miller, left, listens to Ed Schultz, supervisor of the radiation therapy department, describe the process that patients go through when receiving proton beam treatment in one of the gantries at the James M. Slater M.D. Proton Research and Treatment Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center./Contributed Image

April 13, 2013; 03:33 PM

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, met with officials of Loma Linda University Health on April 2 to hear about developments on campus and the challenges of an academic medical center to remain a global leader in clinical care, education and research.

To read contributed content in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Joe Baca may challenge Gary Miller in 2014

Joe Baca

Baca

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/09/2013 09:39:11 PM PDT
Updated: 04/09/2013 09:39:30 PM PDT

Former Rep. Joe Baca has already promised that he will try to make his way back to Congress next year, but the new question is whether he will seek a rematch with Democrat Gloria Negrete-McLeod or challenge Republican Gary Miller.

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The Sun: Rep. Miller to appear at San Bernardino breakfast event

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Miller

Andrew Edwards
Posted: 04/03/2013 05:37:26 PM PDT

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, is scheduled to be the guest of honor during the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Breakfast.

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InlandPolitics: Aguilar announces another run at Miller in CD31

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Aguilar

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Mayor Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands) is set to take another run at Congressman Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) in June 2014.

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The Sun: Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar announces another bid for Congress

House Majority PAC names Rep. Gary Miller most vulnerable incumbent
Greg Cappis, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/02/2013 12:01:00 AM PDT

Mayor Pete Aguilar has officially announced he will again run for the House of Representatives in the 31st Congressional District, in a 2014 race that will likely draw national attention.

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SacBee: Competition means an early start for California House campaigns

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Congressman Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga)

By Torey Van Oot
tvanoot@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Mar. 22, 2013 – 12:00 am

Freshman Rep. Ami Bera’s packed schedule Tuesday included hearings on Afghanistan and asteroids, floor votes and an evening meet-and-greet with a group of California business leaders.

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By Brian Sumers Staff Writer
Posted: 03/15/2013 03:27:15 PM PDT
Updated: 03/15/2013 07:28:08 PM PDT

Concerned that the agency operating LAX could be illegally sending money to the city of Los Angeles, two Southern California congressmen are calling for a more thorough investigation and audit of Los Angeles World Airports’ spending patterns.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Congressman’s missed vote targeted

U.S. Capitol

Dark clouds hang over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Feb. 28.(Pete Marovich/Bloomberg)

March 01, 2013; 06:03 PM

Having identified Rep. Gary Miller as a target for defeat in 2014, Democrats are taking every opportunity to go after the Rancho Cucamonga Republican.

To read column by Imran Ghori, Jeff Horseman and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: Organizing for Action targets GOP lawmakers in first ad buy

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Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon left. Congressman Gary Miller right.

By Matea Gold
February 21, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Four California Republican House members are among 16 GOP legislators being targeted by a pro-Obama advocacy group in a new online ad campaign urging them to back a more robust background check system for gun sales.

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KPCC: Democratic PAC to target San Bernardino Congressman Gary Miller in 2014

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Congressman Gary Miller (Dennis Cook/AP)

Kitty Felde
January 31st, 2013 – 4:01pm

Longtime Republican Congressman Gary Miller (R-San Bernardino) is on a Democratic PAC list of vulnerable districts in the 2014 election.

Believe it or not, the 2014 election season is already heating up. A Democratic political action committee has picked its top ten Republican House targets for next year. One is a San Bernardino Congressman who’s served on the Hill since 1999.

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Mike Ramos

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/30/2013 08:39:47 AM PST
Updated: 01/30/2013 10:28:07 PM PST

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos sent a hand-delivered letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., asking that pending immigration reforms include provisions allowing immigrants’ DNA samples to be cross-checked against the FBI’s database in order to prevent criminals from obtaining U.S. citizenship.

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InlandPolitics: Dutton for Rancho Cucamonga mayor?

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Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael left. Former State Senator Bob Dutton right.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Man it just never ends.

The new story making the rounds this Wednesday morning is Former Republican State Senator Bob Dutton may challenge Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Nestande still pushing anti-deferral measure

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December 23, 2012; 08:00 PM

It didn’t get a single hearing last time around, but no matter: Assemblyman Brian Nestande is back with legislation that would prohibit the state from postponing required payments to schools from one fiscal year to the next.

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

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Democrats ask Obama to be pro-pot

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December 16, 2012; 02:25 PM

The Riverside County Democratic Central Committee celebrated President Barack Obama’s win in the county last month.

But then came concerns that the president would harsh the mellow of voters in Washington and Colorado after they legalized marijuana for recreational use.

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

InlandPolitics: CD-31 contest: Feathers ruffled at S.B. County GOP

Friday, November 23, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Sources say there’s some unhappy campers in the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee these days.

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Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/18/2012 06:09:37 AM PST
Updated: 11/18/2012 02:38:24 PM PST

Rep. Gary Miller said he believes Congress can avert the “fiscal cliff” without new taxes or defense cuts.

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LATimes: Republican losses show Inland Empire’s political shift

The GOP’s share of voters in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has waned in the last decade. New political boundaries, drawn last year, have let pent-up Democratic power push to the surface.

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2012, 7:50 p.m.

Stirred by a decade of astronomical growth, economic heartache and the rising political influence of Latinos, the Inland Empire proved treacherous territory last week for a Republican Party that just a decade ago considered it the new GOP frontier.

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InlandPolitics: U.S. Congress: Miller handily defeats Dutton in CD 31

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 10:10 a.m.

Congressman Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has turned back a challenge by State Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) in the Democrat-leaning 31st Congressional District.

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InlandPolitics: The candidate contests

Monday, November 5, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.
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Here’s a few commonsense candidate recommendations, in select contests, for Riverside and San Bernardino County voters to consider.

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ELECTION 2012

New York mayor backing state Sen. Gloria Negrete-McLeod over Rep. Joe Baca
Staff report
Posted: 11/01/2012 08:03:41 PM PDT
Updated: 11/02/2012 01:57:34 AM PDT

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA Super PAC has spent an astounding $2.35 million on a television ad buy on behalf of state Sen. Gloria Negrete-McLeod, who is running against Rep. Joe Baca in a new Inland Valley congressional district.

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The PE: ELECTION 2012: Outside spending swamps Inland contests

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.

DailyBulletin: GOP invokes ‘Eleventh Commandment’ in Bob Dutton-Gary Miller race

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/28/2012 06:09:41 PM PDT
Updated: 10/28/2012 07:48:03 PM PDT

A dispatch of negative ads in the congressional race between two Republican candidates, Rep. Gary Miller and state Sen. Bob Dutton, has the state’s top GOP official on record that California Republicans need to reaffirm their adherence to the “Eleventh Commandment.”

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Cuddly creatures on the campaign trail

Published: 27 October 2012 – 03:48 PM

A dog lover and avid hunter, one might think congressional candidate Bob Dutton would be well-positioned to pick up endorsements from the Humane Society and the National Rifle Association.

To read column by Ben Goad and Alicia Robinson in The Press Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: Independent spending pours into California congressional races

Nearly $42 million has been spent, with more than half the money going to three districts. In some cases, the amount exceeds that raised by candidates.

By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
October 26, 2012

But a little-known group called America Shining recently started spending money — more than $610,000 so far — to oppose Royce and help Chen, drawing attention to the race in ways the Chen campaign couldn’t afford. The outlay by the 3-month-old America Shining, whose only donor is Chen’s brother Shaw, is a fraction of the nearly $42 million in independent spending poured into unusually competitive California congressional races this year.

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The PE: ELECTION 2012: State GOP slams Dutton in mailers

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, and state Sen. Bob Dutton,R-Rancho Cucamonga, are squaring off in the 31st Congressional District.

Published: 24 October 2012 – 06:05 PM

SACRAMENTO — The latest hit pieces in San Bernardino County’s all-Republican race for the 31st Congressional District offer further proof to the old saying, “If you want a friend in politics, get a dog.”

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

DailyBulletin: Bob Dutton and Gary Miller run in the 31st Congressional District race

State Senator Bob Dutton left. Congressman Gary Miller right.

Election 2012

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/13/2012 01:12:30 PM PDT
Updated: 10/20/2012 06:39:33 PM PDT

The competition to represent the 31st Congressional District is a race between two Republicans with lengthy careers in elected office.

State Sen. Bob Dutton is challenging Rep. Gary Miller, who is running to represent a new district created through the redistricting process, which takes place every 10 years. The newly-drawn 31st Congressional District includes Rancho Cucamonga and extends eastward to San Bernardino and Redlands.

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The PE: 2012 ELECTIONS: GOP showdown in Democratic leaning congressional district

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga and state Sen. Bob Dutton,R-Rancho Cucamonga are squaring off in the 31st Congressional District. 2012

Published: 19 October 2012 06:15 PM

It’s Republican vs. Republican in the race for a Democratic-leaning seat, as state Sen. Bob Dutton and U.S. Rep. Gary Miller battle to represent the San Bernardino Valley’s new 31st Congressional District.

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

DailyBulletin: Fundraising in local races for Congress favors established candidates

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/17/2012 07:05:38 PM PDT
Updated: 10/17/2012 10:06:58 PM PDT

The outcomes of three inland congressional races may provide interesting lessons on the role of money in politics after all the votes and contributions have been counted.

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The PE: INLAND: Campaign cash flying in newly competitive House races

Democrat Mark Takano and Republican John Tavaglione are vying torepresent the 41st Congressional District. 2012

Published: 16 October 2012 – 06:20 PM

Inland Southern California’s congressional candidates raised and spent millions of dollars over the past three months as they battled for a set of newly competitive House seats.

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

Monday, October 15, 2012 – 05:00 p.m.

State Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) either isn’t sure about his chances of defeating Congressman Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) or has no intention of serving in the U.S. House of Representatives more than six years.

Both men are seeking to represent the 31st Congressional District.

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InlandPolitics: Dutton not happy with Miller

State Senator Bob Dutton left. Congressman Gary Miller right.

Monday, October 15, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

The battle to represent the 31st Congressional District continues to heat up.

State Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has given terse response to a hit piece sent out by the campaign of Congressman Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga).

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InlandPolitics: Local paper takes issue with Ramos via the mailbox

Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Sentinel newspaper has been a source of  consternation for many Inland politicians.

That premise hasn’t changed.

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InlandPolitics: Miller takes gloves off in CD 31 contest

Friday, October 12, 2012 – 10:45 a.m.

Well it didn’t take long for the race to represent the 31st Congressional District to go negative.

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The Sun: Bob Dutton makes overtures to Democrats in 31st Congressional District race

State Senator Bob Dutton left. Congressman Gary Miller right.

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/10/2012 04:49:51 PM PDT

In another sign that California’s new elections rules may actually be changing politics, Republican congressional candidate Bob Dutton has made overtures to inland Democratic clubs as Election Day approaches.

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InlandPolitics: National Realtors PAC doubles down on Miller

Miller

Sunday, September 30, 2012 – 08:30 p.m.

The National Realtors Association PAC has once again double-down on Congressman Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) in the race for the 31st Congressional District.

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The Sun: 31st Congressional District candidates meet in San Bernardino

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/28/2012 05:37:31 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Congressional opponents Bob Dutton and Gary Miller, both Republicans, continued their campaigns Friday at a forum at Shandin Hills Golf Club.

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DailyBulletin: Candidates for Congress face off in Rancho Cucamonga forum

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/26/2012 09:44:31 PM PDT
Updated: 09/27/2012 02:31:58 AM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The two Republican candidates for the 31st Congressional District met at Magic Lamp Inn for a forum where they discussed job creation, the federal budget, immigration and foreign policy.

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