Articles Tagged With ‘Sam Blakeslee’




Laird, Blakeslee debate the debates

The two candidates in the August state Senate special election appear to be debating over the upcoming debates. Democrat John Laird, who finished second in the June 22 primary election, challenged Republican Sam Blakeslee to publicly debate in each of... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee, Laird agree to five debates

Republican Sam Blakeslee and Democrat John Laird will meet in five debates between now and the August 17 state Senate runoff election. The two candidates advanced after the June 22nd primary from an original field of four candidates. Blakeslee accepted... (Continue reading)

Election night cliffhanger: Blakeslee is close

Republican Sam Blakeslee came oh-so-close Tuesday night to clinching the state Senate race outright, but he fell short by only a handful of votes, leading observers to wonder whether there are uncounted absentee ballots remaining that might yet allow him... (Continue reading)

Tuesday’s election centers on one issue: Oil

It probably wasn’t supposed to be this way, but analysts are suggesting that Tuesday’s special election to fill Abel Maldonado’s state Senate seat is coming down to one key issue: Offshore oil drilling and which candidate comes across with the... (Continue reading)

Campaigns spending $2 million on Tuesday’s election

Some public officials have been griping about the cost of Tuesday’s special election between Republican Sam Blakeslee and Democrat John Laird. However, new figures show that the two campaigns and independent groups are spending more than $2 million throughout the... (Continue reading)

Special election heats up on the Central Coast

Capital staffers from both Republican and Democratic parties have flocked to the Central Coast to promote their respective candidates to fill the 15th Senate District seat recently vacated by Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. [CapitolWeekly] A special election is set for... (Continue reading)

Tribune endorses Blakeslee in special election

The Tribune endorsed Sam Blakeslee Sunday for the special June 22 election, calling the Republican assemblyman, “the best bet when it comes to representing the interests of San Luis Obispo County in the state Senate.” [Tribune] Blakeslee is running against... (Continue reading)

Vote to protect our coastline on June 22

By MARILYN ARMSTRONG Governor Schwarzenegger last month called for a special election to fill the California State Senate seat vacated by Republican Abel Maldonado. Schwarzenegger set a date of June 22, now just 10 days away. Efforts by Democrats to... (Continue reading)

Laird goes on offensive against Blakeslee

The special election to replace state Senator Abel Maldonado is heating up as Democrat John Laird launched a new series of television ads, attempting to link Republican Sam Blakeslee to big oil. [CalBuzz] Laird, a former state Assemblyman from Santa... (Continue reading)

Justice Department approves special election to replace Maldonado

The U.S. Justice Department ignored concerns by California Democrats and approved a special election for June 22 to fill the state Senate seat of Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria). [San Francisco Chronicle] Democrats had hoped to block the election with a... (Continue reading)