Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign 2012’

Uncounted ballots could swing key elections

Ballots remaining uncounted could swing a couple of close elections in San Luis Obispo County. Election officials must still count 29,912 countywide ballots. The county clerk-recorder’s office says it plans to resume the counting process Friday. Of the nearly 30,000... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles mayoral candidate arrested on election night

On election night, Paso Robles mayoral candidate Jeff Rougeot spent the night in jail after a San Luis Obispo County superior court judge ordered him reprimanded because of a string of crimes he allegedly committed during a two month spree.... (Continue reading)

Voters pass Brown’s Prop. 30

California voters approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s measure to raise taxes to fund public education. Proposition 30 passed with just under 54 percent of the vote, allowing schools to avoid billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts. The measure increases the... (Continue reading)

Peterson swamps Molnar to win Grover Beach mayor seat

Debbie Peterson, a Grover Beach councilwoman, easily swept to victory in the race for mayor with a 75 to 24 percent lead over Phyllis Molnar. Peterson is expected to make changes in the South County Sanitation District’s leadership following regulators... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles council race too close to call

The Paso Robles City Council race remains too close to call with just late arriving vote-by-mail ballots left uncounted. Former councilman Steve Martin leads by a fairly comfortable margin over incumbents Fred Strong and Nick Gilman and challenger Jim Reed.... (Continue reading)

Incumbents win sizably in SLO

According to incomplete results, the incumbents will remain on the San Luis Obispo City Council. Mayor Jan Marx won reelection in a landslide victory and councilmen Dan Carpenter and John Ashbaugh each finished well ahead of their challengers. Marx received... (Continue reading)

Capps wins reelection to Congress

Democratic Rep. Lois Capps defeated Republican Abel Maldonado in the race to represent the Central Coast in Congress, according to incomplete returns. Following redistricting, the seat became one of a few in California that the Republican Party hoped to wrestle... (Continue reading)

And the 2012 winners are . . .

Here we are, live in CalCoastNews Election Central, waiting for the first returns to be posted. Check with us throughout the evening as we report on the results from today’s election. And feel free to add comments as we go... (Continue reading)

Shadowy right-wing contributor unmasked

A national conservative group has been identified as the source of a heretofore anonymous last-minute contribution of $11 million infused into two California initiative campaigns. (Sacramento Bee) Compliance from Americans for Job Security of Nevada came only after a rare... (Continue reading)

California GOP lodges complaint against Lois Capps

The chairman of the California Republican Party filed an ethics complaint against Congresswoman Lois Capps that requests an investigation into whether she violated House rules by renting a room to a staff member and failing to report it on financial... (Continue reading)