LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2014 — As California voters go to the polls on Tuesday, June 3rd, the stakes are sky high. The once Golden State is on the verge of becoming the illegitimate failed child of Greece and Detroit. The state is drowning in debt, and businesses are fleeing the state to escape confiscatory taxes and regulations that make it impossible to conduct business.
Fiscal issues must take priority to bring California back from the brink. California has an open primary, which means that the top two vote-getters make it to the general election regardless of party affiliation.
If a candidate gets more than 50 percent, there is no runoff and they take office in November.
California 2014 Republican primary election voter guide
Governor: Tim Donnelly. Jerry Brown has accelerated the decline of the state that began with Gray Davis in the late 1990s. Donnelly’s primary opponent Neil Kashkari voted for Barack Obama. Conservatives fear Kashkari would be another Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Donnelly has been attacked as “extreme” by a left hostile toward his social conservatism.
Assemblyman Donnelly fought against those policies his entire career. He built a business from scratch, and wants the moving vans to come back from Texas with Californians ready to get to work. He would create jobs and reduce spending. Donnelly is the choice.
Lieutenant Governor: Anyone but Gavin Newsome. As far to the left as Brown is, his deputy is even worse. Newsome wants the top job in four years, and defeating him now could derail his destructive ambitions. His opponents are all not him. Pick one of them.
Attorney General: Phil Wyman. He is an honest man who combines integrity, decency, ethics, and ability. He will enforce the law as it is written, not selectively, like Eric Holder does.
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lydia Guitierrez. She is not looking to climb the ladder to higher office. Her life is the school system. She loves the children, and wants them to have the best education possible.
The various teachers’ unions have destroyed the education system in California. She will fight the entrenched union mob and speak up for the kids.
United States House:
District 25: Tony Strickland. He and his wife Audra made a great conservative Assembly power couple. He was destined for higher office when the entire California GOP was dragged down by the Schwarzenegger undertow.
Now Strickland is running to replace retiring Buck McKeon in a district that leans Republican. Strickland is a good man whose time has come.
District 30: Pablo Kleinman/Mark Reed. Flip a coin. They are both good men. Kleinman is the more moderate candidate, Reed the conservative. Kleinman has the backing of Gary Aminoff, the father of Republican politics in Los Angeles. Reed has the backing of the Hancock Tea Party.
Either one would honorably represent Republican interests in Congress. For those who obsess over diversity, Kleinman is Jewish and Reed is an American Indian.
District 33: Elan Carr. This Jewish Republican is a self-made man who is the only qualified individual attempting to replace Henry Waxman, who is retiring after 40 years of supporting failed policies. Waxman obsesses over higher taxes and climate change. Carr would actually create jobs and put people before trees.
District 37: Adam King: This Jewish candidate is a very liberal Republican, but the district is too liberal for even most moderate Republicans. King is seeking to take-on Karen Bass, who needs to be replaced. King is thoughtful and able to work with people across the aisle.
California State Senate:
District 26: Anyone but Sandra Fluke. Fluke became a pseudo-celebrity when Rush Limbaugh mentioned her. Her 15 minutes of fame included speaking at the 2012 Democratic Convention. She calls herself a social justice attorney, but she has never actually worked. Now she is seeking a lifetime government job with full benefits.
She was raised in Pennsylvania and went to law school in Washington, DC. She moved to California about a year ago knowing it was one of the only states that would take her seriously.
Along with Hillary Clinton, Fluke represents the perpetual victimhood wig of the Democratic Party. Local Democrats in this safe Democratic district seem to be tuning out her celebrity.
Zev Yaroslavsky and activist gadfly and Jane Fonda ex Tom Hayden have both gone with another candidate.
Fluke wants free contraception for everyone, and now insists that she lags in fundraising due to her gender. Whoever wins the primary will be a radical leftist, but she is the worst of the lot. Angelenos want jobs, and they should not trust anyone to create jobs who has never had one.
State Measures 41 and 42: No on both. Do not be fooled by heartbreaking words involving homeless veterans. This is another liberal tax increase that will not solve the problem. The latter proposition pretends to create transparency. Issuing bonds is a fancy way of saying higher taxes. No new taxes.Click here for reuse options!
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