Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign 2012’

Jim Patterson decides to go for three

Jim Patterson announced his intentions Wednesday to break the so-called “5th District curse” and win a third term on the  San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. [Tribune] Both David Blakely and Mike Ryan previously failed in their attempts at... (Continue reading)

Regulate marijuana like wine?

Supporters are gathering signatures for an initiative that would decriminalize marijuana in California for those older than 21. The measure, dubbed the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act, would tax and regulate the cultivation, production and sale of cannabis using grape... (Continue reading)

Rep. Lois Capps will run for re-election in new 24th District

Eight-term incumbent Rep. Lois Capps, a Democrat, announced Friday that she will run for re-election in the newly configured 24th Congressional District. [Santa Maria Times] Capps has represented the 23rd District, which was redrawn recently by the Citizens Redistricting Commission based on 2010 Census... (Continue reading)

Redistricting Commission approves final draft maps

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission approved the final drafts of the state’s controversial new district maps today, setting off what many expect to be a flurry of lawsuits over the next two weeks. [CaliforniaWatch] The commission now has until Aug.... (Continue reading)

Lois Capps running for reelection

Congresswoman Lois Capps announced on Friday, after the adoption of final congressional district lines by the California Redistricting Commission, that she plans to run for reelection. “I am pleased to announce that I will be running for election to the... (Continue reading)

Redistricting a win for Democrats

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats in the Legislature were frustrated this year in seeking Republican votes to close the state’s budget deficit by asking voters to OK billions of dollars in tax extensions. [FresnoBee] Brown was unable to garner support... (Continue reading)

Karl Rove’s crusade against Lois Capps

A conservative group linked with Republican strategist Karl Rove has launched an ad campaign targeting 10 vulnerable House Democrats, including Congresswoman Lois Capps, who are up for reelection in 2012. [WallStreetJournal] Crossroads GPS plans to run ads for the next... (Continue reading)

House Speaker Boehner fundraises in SLO County

Republican House Speaker John Boehner capped a two day visit to San Luis Obispo County with a fundraiser for Congressman Kevin McCarthy hosted by Kevin McCarthy for Congress Majority Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. Dubbed an “Afternoon with... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill quietly begins re-election bid

Adam Hill, 3rd District county supervisor, is already mapping out his campaign for re-election in 2012. Supporters have been reaching out to local public officials, inviting them to attend a kick-off rally for Hill, set for early May, when he... (Continue reading)

Abel Maldonado to run for Congress in 2012

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado said he plans to run for the congressional seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Lois Capps in 2012. [FresnoBee] “Washington needs people who are independent and bipartisan and who are fiscally responsible, and I think... (Continue reading)