Archive for June 3rd, 2012

InlandPolitics: One reason Miller will ultimately prevail in CD 31

Sunday, June 3, 2012 – 05:00 p.m.

Quality political mail that records in a voter’s memory is essential in securing a campaign victory.

The less congested and down to the point the better.

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InlandPolitics: Cook likely has edge in CD 8


Sunday, June 3, 2012 – 04:00 p.m.

It looks like Assemblyman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) may have an edge in collecting a top-two spot in the June 5 primary to represent the 8th Congressional District.

His republican opponents actions says as much.

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The PE: ELECTIONS: Independent money deluge in final days


Published: 02 June 2012 07:09 PM

SACRAMENTO Independent spending groups last week injected a final blast of money into Inland Southern California races on Tuesday’s ballot.

Through Friday, June 1, various independent expenditure committees had spent at least $2.7 million in federal and state contests in the region, up from about $1.2 million only a few weeks ago.

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Published: 02 June 2012 07:26 PM

All is seemingly quiet in southwestern Riverside County this election season, with a pair of GOP incumbents expected to cruise through Tuesday’s primary on the way to a November general election where they would also be seen as strong favorites.

Perhaps the biggest question is who will oppose Reps. Ken Calvert and Duncan Hunter, who found themselves in favorable districts after the California Citizens Redistricting Commission drew new political lines last summer.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: Mayor’s hectic days winding down



Published: 02 June 2012 05:48 PM

For anyone hoping to follow in the footsteps of Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge, a little advice: Go to bed early when you can, and be sure to wear walking shoes.

Your days will be long, your schedule unpredictable. You may be asked to speak publicly or appear on TV on short notice. It will help if you like people, because you’ll be seeing lots of them from morning to night, in meetings and events both formal and casual. Be sure to set goals, but be willing to accept disappointment.

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DailyBulletin: LA/ONT competing with lower-cost airports

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 06/03/2012 07:04:46 AM PDT

Special Section: Ontario Airport

ONTARIO – With summer travel getting under way, Inland Empire residents most likely will be tempted to bypass LA/Ontario International Airport to get a good deal.

For the third straight quarter, Long Beach Airport has recorded the lowest average airfares in California and ranked No. 2 nationally, behind Atlantic City, N.J.

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Election 2012

Monica Rodriquez, Staff Writer
Created: 06/02/2012 07:07:56 AM PDT

Most voters will go to the polls Tuesday, cast their ballots and go about the rest of their day not realizing they’ve participated in a significant election.

Voters will use the new top two primary system to narrow down to two candidates what in some cases is a wide field. The two candidates who receive the most votes – regardless of party affiliation – will compete in newly redrawn state and congressional district posts in the November general election.

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Democratic leaders are hoping the state provides six of the 25 seats needed to win back the House majority. Money and national attention are being lavished on the races.

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2012, 6:07 p.m.

The balance of power in Congress will hinge partly on the outcome of California’s demolition-derby elections this year, with new voting districts and Tuesday’s “top-two” state primary attracting Washington’s attention and money.

An array of congressional races here is critical to the Democratic Party’s effort to regain control of the House. Party leaders hope the state will give them six of the 25 additional seats they need to wrest away the majority won by Republicans in 2010.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Jun. 3, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Jerry Brown, not surprisingly, used a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to tout his two bids for public works posterity – a north-south bullet train and a tunnel for water to bypass the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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