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Lincoln Day Dinner focuses on GOTV

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

Via the El Dorado County Republican Central Committee:

Alan Day is Keynote Speaker at United Dems meeting

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

Via the El Dorado County Democratic Central Committee:

"While the Democratic Party cannot endorse a candidate who is not a registered Democrat, be aware that in some races without a registered Democrat in the race, there are clear distinctions between candidates from other parties. In some important races there are extremists running against more moderate candidates. Do your homework before voting or contact your local Democratic Club for assistance.

AD06 Update: Terrible Spin From Disconnected Unknowns Cristi Nelson and Kevin Kiley

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

Cristi Nelson has been running for AD06 for about a year. She has been out-raised by Bill Halldin in 4 months and now is having to resort to some poorly constructed spin in her campaign updates.

She recently sent out a press release claiming that she out-raised her opponents and is now the “front-runner”. Um, nope. She has next to no endorsements and as you will find out some of those that she has came with a price-tag.

My comments are inserted amidst the lines of her email:

Illinois Election Board: Sorry Trump, Cruz Is Eligible for the Presidency

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

 Ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump’s primary attack against rival Ted Cruz was that he was not qualified for the presidency based on the fact that he was born in Canada. While true, Cruz’s mother was an American citizen at the time of his birth, thus meeting the constitutional requirement that a president be a “natural born citizen.” Now, the Illinois Board of Elections is weighing in. 

And too bad for Trump, their ruling is in Cruz’s favor.

Sac Bee AM Alert: Cal Fire Under Fire

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

For the last year Cal Fire has been busy trying to extinguish fires within its own ranks. The state's wildland firefighters were caught cheating on tests, drinking on the job and using state phones to connect with prostitutes, among other egregious mishaps.

Now the State Personnel Board wants to know what Cal Fire plans to do about it.