England for Lt. Gov.?

Steven Greenhut: It’s more than a rumor — California conservatives are actively recruiting a write-in candidate for lieutenant governor in response to Abel Maldonado’s refusal yesterday to sign onto the state’s appeal of the ruling overturning anti-gay-marriage Prop. 8. No one expects this conservative to have a shot at winning, but this possible candidacy is viewed as a means to bring up conservative ideas in a campaign between a liberal Republican and a liberal Democrat. For many activists we talked to, Maldonado’s refusal to file an appeal while he was acting governor (and was busy signing other laws as Schwarzenegger was out of the country) was the last straw in a career of tax hikes and government expansions. If the candidacy costs Lt. Gov. Maldonado the election, well there aren’t many conservatives who will be upset about that. One possible candidate is Karen England, executive director of the conservative Capitol Resource Institute and a long-time activist. Stay tuned.

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  1. Mandy Morello
    Mandy Morello 14 September, 2010, 16:12

    Karen England would be the only voice for the people here in California at the State level. Karen would be the only statewide candidate that Californians can get EXCITED about and trust that she will Represent the people and not “crony-ism” Like Maldanado did. If Karen England runs for Lt Gov. she has the endorsement, support and resources of GOP Trumpeter and Citizens Reclaiming Constitutional Liberty PAC!

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  2. John Seiler
    John Seiler 14 September, 2010, 19:28

    More evidence Maldo just wants to be Arnold’s chauffeur.

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