Tag: Abel Maldonado
Former lieutenant governor quits after failing to gain hoped-for moderate support and falling into debt.
The grumpy cat stares into the distance. “Students?” The text asks. “No.” A bit confused? The image is one of dozens of attempts Republican gubernatorial candidate Abel Maldonado has made at translating criticisms of Gov. Jerry Brown’s policies into Internet-friendly memes. (The idea here being that Brown isn’t prioritizing education, and is spending Prop. 30 […]
Gov. Jerry Brown is a formidable candidate for re-election with $10 million in the bank, favorable poll numbers and the advantages that go to any Democrat running for re-election in California. Two Republicans are ignoring those odds, though, and are already campaigning for governor. And they couldn’t be more different from each other. In fact, […]
If you missed yesterday’s Gavin Newsom-Abel Maldonado dust-up on Forum, it’s well worth a listen, because frankly, it made for pretty compelling radio. Maldonado came out swinging, and the consensus seems to be that he perhaps came across as a little intemperate. Or, as my wife said, she tuned in while Maldonado, the incumbent Lieutenant […]
Twitter comments about Abel Maldonado’s performance on Forum today are scathing. Forum producer Judy Campbell tells me she was surprised by the shrillness Maldonado exhibited, as he came across as a lot more polished on his previous appearance on the show in January.
The full debate is now up on the Forum site. Some comments from users below. Several people noted that they were turned off by Maldonado’s lack of civility. I was shocked at how childish and hateful Maldonado came off. He is exactly what’s wrong with politics today. I can’t stand Gav, so I guess I’ll […]