Tag Archives: Steve Poizner

Presidential Campaigns, California Style

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As Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has ramped up his rhetoric on the topic of illegal immigration in the 2012 race for the White House, you can forgive California political watchers if they feel a sense of déjà vu. Not … Continue reading »


Last Call For Primary 2010

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LOS ANGELES — Well, that’s all, folks. The long, bruising, and historically expensive 2010 primary election is now history. For all the bluster, it looks as though only a small portion of California’s voters decided it was worth it to … Continue reading »


$68 Million. Nine Points.

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Crank up some old George Jones, folks: “Well, the race is on and here comes pride up the backstretch, heartaches are a-going to the inside…” Tonight’s statewide, nonpartisan poll is confirmation that the battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination is … Continue reading »


The Politics of Old Folks vs. Kids

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I haven’t written about any of the TV ads in the Republican gubernatorial primary so far because, well, they’ve all been pretty predictable: my opponent is liberal, my opponent is untrustworthy, yada yada. But an ad released this morning caught … Continue reading »


GOP Debate: The Day After

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I bet Steve Poizner thought he was going to have a George Bush moment. You might remember in one of the 2000 presidential debates, Bush was in the middle of answering a question when Al Gore suddenly walked over into … Continue reading »


The Next Lite Guv

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Abel Maldonado will take the oath of office tomorrow to become California’s 47th lieutenant governor. With that, he will make history in one way — the first Republican* Latino statewide official since 1875 — while hoping to avoid making history … Continue reading »


Dem LaLaPalooza: Wall Street, Debates, & More

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LOS ANGELES — The old joke attributed to Will Rogers about Democrats may have finally come to an end, at least in California for 2010, as everyone at this confab seems to be unified against a location 3,000 miles away. … Continue reading »


Podcast: Steve Poizner

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Steve Poizner says he’s a truth teller. But if that’s the case, do people want to hear it? This week’s Capital Notes Podcast features a one-on-one conversation with the Republican candidate for governor, part of our ongoing radio series for … Continue reading »


Poizner & Whitman: Cut Taxes, Make Money

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If you were making a list of things that go together… peas and carrots, Batman and Robin, peanut butter and jelly… you’d be safe adding ‘Republicans and tax cuts’ to that list. So it’s not surprising that one of the … Continue reading »


Podcast: An Education

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Educational political ads and education funding in the budget are both parts of this week’s Capital Notes Podcast. But there’s oh so much more. Capitol Weekly’s Anthony York and I tackle the big news from the race for governor — … Continue reading »