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Rocky Chavez: Can a Latino colonel beat Kamala Harris?

The decision of moderate-conservative Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside, to explore a run for U.S. Senate in 2016 surprised quite a few people in San Diego County. Chavez appeared poised for a long stretch as an unbeatable, influential GOP state lawmaker

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Changing CA politics: What’s the biggest potential shift?

The open-primary success of relatively moderate GOP candidates in statewide races has prompted lots of thumbsucker punditry lately. For example, Dan Walters sees Tuesday’s results as suggesting a mild GOP comeback. There’s also the evidence that the Legislature isn’t as

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Governor’s race: Maldonado drops out

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado ended his campaign for governor of California on Thursday morning, leaving a conservative state legislator as the only Republican candidate in the race. Maldonado, the state’s most prominent Latino Republican, made the announcement where his

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Oddly enough, Legislature displaying hints of moderation 6

June 1, 2013 By Chris Reed The California Legislature has been such a redoubt of hardcore liberal lunacy for so long that I can’t believe I’m writing this, but May may have been the most moderate month I’ve seen in

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Arnold still haunting GOP conventions 2

March 4, 2013 By John Seiler The ghost haunting this past weekend’s California Republican Convention in Sacramento was the steroid-bloated, hulking apparition of ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just eight years ago, in 2005, Arnold was the toast of the GOP. He

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Arnold embarrasses himself in WSJ interview 5

Nov. 17, 2012 By John Seiler Arnold Schwarzenegger is the hypocrite who keeps on entertaining. He jet-sets around the globe celebrating AB 32, which he signed into law and will cut greenhouse gas emissions in California 25 percent by 2020.

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Cruz win in Texas blazes victory path for CA GOP

Aug. 6, 2012 By John Seiler California Republicans are gathering this weekend for their convention in Burbank. For inspiration, they should look to what is happening in neighboring states. Two years ago, Republicans nominated for governor Susana Martinez in New

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‘Reforms’ will raise California taxes 0

June 18, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — God help California from its current crop of wealthy “moderates” who believe that the only thing that will save our state is a dose of higher taxes. They continue to embrace electoral

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'Last Call' For Republicans 0

MARCH 7 Throughout history, strong political leaders have had the ability to discipline wayward party members. But currently, California Republicans aren’t exactly in a strong enough position to offer up the usual disciplinary threats: removal from cushy or prestigious committee

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Stop Maldo! 0

John Seiler: Let the cry go up across the land: Stop Maldonado! Taxpayer traitor Abel Maldonado now is running for U.S. Congress. It was just two years ago that, as a state senator, he sold taxpayers down the river by

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