Friday , May 24 2024

Political Whispers

Democrats Survive in the 31st Congressional Seat

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Democrat Pete Aguilar survived the race for second place to make the runoff against Republican Paul Chabot in the 31st Congressional Race. Aguilar, the Democratic Party’s chosen candidate, bested Republican Leslie Gooch by a mere 183 votes or a margin of .0035 percent of the 51,623 votes cast. The Democrat …

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31st Congressional District Crap Shoot

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What a difference a week makes, and a million dollars in independent campaign expenditures. Apparently, with the low returns on vote-by-mail ballots and expectations of even lower turnout on election day, no one is certain about what will happen in Tuesday’s California Primary. Polling data released in the middle of …

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San Bernardino Charter Reform Oblivion

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Leadership requires many virtues. The first and foremost of those is competence, or at least the public perception of it. Apparently, that quality is severely diminished in the bankrupt City of San Bernardino. The Mayor and City Council, who are for the most part new to the jobs and should …

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Who’s Choosing Who?

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Well, political junkies should be having a great deal of fun watching California’s 31st Congressional Primary. While the two serious Republican candidates have been running relatively quiet campaigns with political signs and a couple of mailers from Paul Chabot, the three main Democrats in the race have placed their targets …

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Sheriff Department Scandal Raises Serious Questions

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San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon has only one notable comment: “It’s an isolated incident” according to news reports. “Isolated.” The abuse of inmates at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga is currently being investigated by the FBI. It is not a joint investigation. The FBI doesn’t perform joint …

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Charter Reform in San Bernardino Hits a Roadblock

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The appointed citizen’s committee appears to be running into some difficult challenges as it works to make recommendations to the San Bernardino City Council for charter reforms. None of those challenges are more insurmountable than the timeline the committee and the city council has for placing a measure on the …

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