Tag Archives: California

Meg Whitman IS The Governator

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Tweet Of The Day – AFER

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CALIFORNIA: Jerry Brown Increases Slight Lead Over Meg Whitman

Polling averages still call it a toss-up, but yesterday’s Survey USA poll shows Jerry Brown with a seven-point lead over Meg Whitman, who doesn’t appear to have been seriously damaged by her housekeeper scandal.

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HRC & Courage Campaign To Carly Fiorina: Reject The Extremists At NOM

NOM has spent over $220K supporting Carly Fiorina. HRC and the Courage Campaign want Fiorina to reject their support as religious extremism.

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New From Steve Pougnet

Openly gay Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet continues to trail in his bid to unseat Rep. Mary Bono Mack. Last week Pougnet received the endorsement of Equality California. Meanwhile the Palm Springs sex sting scandal continues to fester.

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CALIFORNIA: AFER Files Proposition 8 Response Brief With Ninth Circuit Court

The Olson/Boies team at Americans For Equal Rights have filed their response defending Judge Walker’s decision on Proposition 8.

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California Nurses Against Meg Whitman

The California Nurses Association is launching a Queen Meg 2010 bus tour in opposition to Meg Whitman. Here’s their music video.

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NOM Backs Protect Marriage Lawyer Andy Pugno For California Assembly

NOM issued a press release today to announce their TV ad campaign for Andy Pugno, the lead counsel for Protect Marriage who is running for the California Assembly. Brian Brown, Treasurer of the NOM California PAC, told the media Friday: “Andy Pugno has been a champion for the people of California and voters need to know his admirable record. Attempts ...

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Eric Holder: The Feds Will Still Prosecute Pot Crimes In CA If Prop 19 Passes

Attorney General Eric Holder says that even if California voters legalize marijuana via Proposition 19, the federal government will continue to prosecute pot cases there. On Friday, US Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would “vigorously enforce” federal drug laws against people who sell, distribute or grow marijuana for recreational use. Holder sent a letter to nine ...

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SAN DIEGO: Court Upholds Settlement For Firemen “Forced” Into Gay Pride Parade

An appeals court has upheld a settlement ordered to be paid to four San Diego firemen who sued the city because they’d been told they must ride in the 2007 gay pride parade. The delicate snowflakes claimed sexual harassment because some parade attendees allegedly made obscene comments as they passed and because they witnessed men in Speedos making out. The ...

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CALIFORNIA: Sen. Barbara Boxer Vs. Carly Fiorina Still Too Close To Call

Sen. Barbara Boxer’s battle to retain her seat remains in the toss-up category as Carly Fiorina prepares to unleash an avalanche of last minute campaign ads. Yesterday Boxer launched the below ad which blasts Fiorina (in Spanish) over her position on immigration.

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NOM Attacks Barbara Boxer En Español

Brian Brown: “California’s Latino population is socially conservative and supports the family values of life, marriage and work. They voted strongly in favor of Proposition 8 and they are pro-life. Barbara Boxer does not share these values. She is a knee-jerk, strident partisan who ignores the values of her constituents in order to practice bitterly divisive politics.”

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CALIFORNIA: Polling Favors Legal Pot

Dominic Holden assesses the bill’s supporters: That’s 48 percent yes, 41 percent no, and 11 percent undecided—which is pretty good. The crosstabs are over here. Groups with over 50 percent support for Prop 19 are men, people under 50, white, moderate to liberal, dislike the Tea Party, make over $80,000, and live in the Bay Area. In other words, rich ...

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Brown Leads Whitman By 3 Points

Maid-gate doesn’t appear to be having an effect on Meg Whitman yet, as several polls completed over the weekend show Jerry Brown’s lead shrinking slightly.

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CALIFORNIA: Courage Campaign Staffer Attack By NOM Bus Tour Supporter

The Courage Campaign reports that the man pictured above attacked their cameraman during a stop on NOM’s bus tour in California. The man, who claimed to be the owner of the property, angrily told Anthony that this was private property, and quickly struck Anthony in the arm, knocking the camera to the ground. Our tour camera has been damaged, and ...

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Whitman Vs. Brown On Maid-Gate

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California Decriminalizes Marijuana

The Governator just signed a bill decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana down to the level of a parking ticket. Those caught with less than an ounce of marijuana will still receive a maximum penalty of $100. However, Senate Bill 1449 reduces the legal categorization of marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction. This means that ...

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Anti-Immigrant Group Calls For Arrest Of Meg Whitman And Her Housekeeper

The Americans For Legal Immigration (ALIPAC) have issued a press release calling for the arrests of Meg Whitman and her former housekeeper for violating employment and immigration laws. “We need equal justice for both the illegal alien and the employer,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Nicky Diaz should be charged and deported and Meg Whitman should face the existing ...

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Trouble With The Help For Meg Whitman

California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is having some trouble with the help. Namely, her former housekeeper of nine years who today revealed herself as an undocumented worker amid claims that Whitman was an abusive employer. Flanked by attorney Gloria Allred, former Whitman employee Nicandra Diaz made the accusations at a tearful Los Angeles press conference Wednesday. Diaz said she asked ...

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CALIFORNIA: Bullied Gay Teen Seth Walsh Dies Nine Days After Hanging Himself

After nine days on life support, 13 year-old Seth Walsh has died. Seth hung himself from a tree in his back yard after enduring years of anti-gay bullying from his classmates. Tehachapi police investigators interviewed some of the young people who taunted Seth the day he hanged himself and determined despite the tragic outcome of their ridicule, their actions do ...

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