Lanhee Chen Campaign Gains Momentum

 

Lanhee Chen’s campaign for California State Controller continues to broaden its support by gaining endorsements from newspapers up and down the state.  Chen has received the backing of the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune and the Bay Area’s Mercury News and East Bay Times.

The editorials, many from newspapers not accustomed to endorsing Republicans, cite the independence and qualifications of Lanhee Chen and point out the mismatch between his opponent and the job they are both running for.

The Los Angeles Times endorsed him “Because he is a sharp thinker with experience analyzing large financial systems, and because the controller should be as independent from the party in power as possible.”

The San Diego Union Tribune in its endorsement of Lanhee said “one candidate stands above the rest.  In our view, Republican fiscal adviser/educator Lanhee Chen is the best fit to replace termed-out Betty Yee as the person who cuts checks for state government and conducts independent audits of how state agencies spend money.”

The Orange County Register endorsed Chen in the primary saying “Chen brings impressive credentials and the most independence to the role. He says he will use the audit power aggressively, including ordering audits of K-12 school districts. He says Betty Yee has done nothing about this, and has instead been a caretaker, refraining from using the audit power of her office as it could be used to protect taxpayers.”

In its recent editorial re-endorsing Chen in the general election, the Orange County Register added:  “As to whether he would politicize such audits, Chen, a Republican, said he would just start with the biggest five departments, then proceed downward in size.  After Medi-Cal, those would be prisons and public education. He said he would be independent and especially resist union pressure against such audits.”

The Mercury News in endorsing Chen said: “the choice for voters should be clear: Lanhee Chen would provide the independent leadership and objective government oversight needed to run the state controller’s office.”

The reliably liberal Mercury News went on to say that his opponent “sees herself and her role as controller as being a “social justice warrior” who uses the audits of the office to lobby for policy change. That’s fine for someone running for the State Legislature. But California doesn’t need another hard-left Democratic statewide officeholder — especially not as controller” (emphasis added.)

For more information on Lanhee Chen’s campaign for California State Controller, please visit www.chenforcalifornia.com.

 

 

Lanhee Chen Campaign Gains Momentum

 

Lanhee Chen’s campaign for California State Controller continues to broaden its support by gaining endorsements from newspapers up and down the state.  Chen has received the backing of the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune and the Bay Area’s Mercury News and East Bay Times.

The editorials, many from newspapers not accustomed to endorsing Republicans, cite the independence and qualifications of Lanhee Chen and point out the mismatch between his opponent and the job they are both running for.

The Los Angeles Times endorsed him “Because he is a sharp thinker with experience analyzing large financial systems, and because the controller should be as independent from the party in power as possible.”

The San Diego Union Tribune in its endorsement of Lanhee said “one candidate stands above the rest.  In our view, Republican fiscal adviser/educator Lanhee Chen is the best fit to replace termed-out Betty Yee as the person who cuts checks for state government and conducts independent audits of how state agencies spend money.”

The Orange County Register endorsed Chen in the primary saying “Chen brings impressive credentials and the most independence to the role. He says he will use the audit power aggressively, including ordering audits of K-12 school districts. He says Betty Yee has done nothing about this, and has instead been a caretaker, refraining from using the audit power of her office as it could be used to protect taxpayers.”

In its recent editorial re-endorsing Chen in the general election, the Orange County Register added:  “As to whether he would politicize such audits, Chen, a Republican, said he would just start with the biggest five departments, then proceed downward in size.  After Medi-Cal, those would be prisons and public education. He said he would be independent and especially resist union pressure against such audits.”

The Mercury News in endorsing Chen said: “the choice for voters should be clear: Lanhee Chen would provide the independent leadership and objective government oversight needed to run the state controller’s office.”

The reliably liberal Mercury News went on to say that his opponent “sees herself and her role as controller as being a “social justice warrior” who uses the audits of the office to lobby for policy change. That’s fine for someone running for the State Legislature. But California doesn’t need another hard-left Democratic statewide officeholder — especially not as controller” (emphasis added.)

For more information on Lanhee Chen’s campaign for California State Controller, please visit www.chenforcalifornia.com.

 

 

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Bay Area Republican Candidates Launch Problem Solvers CA

By Roger Riffenburgh

In these times when much of politics is divisive and negative, a group of Bay Area Republican candidates has come together around the idea that collaboration is required to get things done.  The formation of the group, which is called Problem Solvers CA, was announced recently by Assembly candidate Tim Dec at the Santa Clara GOP – SPARC picnic.  Dec says the thrust of the group is “to address the issues in a way where all sides are at the table, and there’s room for collaboration and compromise to solve problems.”

The Problem Solvers CA press release explains, “In politics today, each party stakes out its issues and frames them as either/or, all or none. We are not effectively addressing our problems.”  “Candidates can change this culture by striving to understand all points of view and working together for the best outcomes.”  As a result, “we are forming a coalition of candidates who reject the divisive partisan politics of today. It is open to anyone who is willing to change the dynamics in politics, conservative or progressive.” 

The Problem Solvers CA candidates include Assembly candidates Bob Brunton, Tim Dec, Liz Lawler, Vicki Nohrden, Joe Rubay, and Ted Stroll plus Congressional candidate Ritesh Tandon.  Liz Lawler, a Monte Sereno council member whose Assembly district runs from San Jose to Santa Cruz, says, “This shows our dedication to real problem solving and working across the aisle to accomplish meaningful results.”  Ted Stroll, who’s running in the San Jose area, says, “We are working on real solutions to provide affordable housing, improve public education, and reduce the cost of energy.  We invite Democrats and independents to join us.”

Joe Rubay, whose Assembly district runs from Walnut Creek to Livermore, wants to “work across the aisle to try to develop common sense solutions to the problems of the state.”  He says that an example is public safety, where some Democrats have finally realized that Proposition 47 needs to be revised to stop the increase in smash and grab crimes. 

At the beginning of the year a California Problem Solvers Caucus was formed by state legislators who felt the government is not working for the people and wanted to come together to find solutions.  While the candidates group Problem Solvers CA is not connected to the Problem Solvers Caucus, the candidates plan to join the caucus when they are elected. 

You can learn more about the Problem Solvers CA candidates on their website, www.problemsolversca.com.

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Bay Area Republican Candidates Launch Problem Solvers CA

By Roger Riffenburgh

In these times when much of politics is divisive and negative, a group of Bay Area Republican candidates has come together around the idea that collaboration is required to get things done.  The formation of the group, which is called Problem Solvers CA, was announced recently by Assembly candidate Tim Dec at the Santa Clara GOP – SPARC picnic.  Dec says the thrust of the group is “to address the issues in a way where all sides are at the table, and there’s room for collaboration and compromise to solve problems.”

The Problem Solvers CA press release explains, “In politics today, each party stakes out its issues and frames them as either/or, all or none. We are not effectively addressing our problems.”  “Candidates can change this culture by striving to understand all points of view and working together for the best outcomes.”  As a result, “we are forming a coalition of candidates who reject the divisive partisan politics of today. It is open to anyone who is willing to change the dynamics in politics, conservative or progressive.” 

The Problem Solvers CA candidates include Assembly candidates Bob Brunton, Tim Dec, Liz Lawler, Vicki Nohrden, Joe Rubay, and Ted Stroll plus Congressional candidate Ritesh Tandon.  Liz Lawler, a Monte Sereno council member whose Assembly district runs from San Jose to Santa Cruz, says, “This shows our dedication to real problem solving and working across the aisle to accomplish meaningful results.”  Ted Stroll, who’s running in the San Jose area, says, “We are working on real solutions to provide affordable housing, improve public education, and reduce the cost of energy.  We invite Democrats and independents to join us.”

Joe Rubay, whose Assembly district runs from Walnut Creek to Livermore, wants to “work across the aisle to try to develop common sense solutions to the problems of the state.”  He says that an example is public safety, where some Democrats have finally realized that Proposition 47 needs to be revised to stop the increase in smash and grab crimes. 

At the beginning of the year a California Problem Solvers Caucus was formed by state legislators who felt the government is not working for the people and wanted to come together to find solutions.  While the candidates group Problem Solvers CA is not connected to the Problem Solvers Caucus, the candidates plan to join the caucus when they are elected. 

You can learn more about the Problem Solvers CA candidates on their website, www.problemsolversca.com.

California Citizens Redistricting Commission – District Viewer

The Commission has developed a district viewer that allows you to more easily navigate visualizations and zoom in and out of geographic areas while layering congressional, State Senate and Assembly boundaries.

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A tax revolt in San Francisco?

By: Jon Coupal
dailybulletin.com
September 18, 2022

Citizen tax revolts have been waged throughout American history. Indeed, the genesis of the United States was a dispute with Great Britain over taxes. The issue came to a head when colonists in Massachusetts dressed as Native Americans and dumped English tea into Boston Harbor. Literally, the original Tea Party.

But American independence didn’t stop citizens from protesting high taxes. Shays’ Rebellion in 1786 was an armed uprising in Massachusetts in response to a debt crisis among the citizenry and in opposition to the state government’s increased efforts to collect taxes both on individuals and their trades. Many historians believe that the difficulty in suppressing the revolt under the Articles of Confederation provided significant motivation to form a more powerful central government.

While the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788 did in fact provide stronger federal authority, it didn’t prevent tax revolts. The Whiskey Rebellion, a fierce revolt against the new tax on distilled spirits imposed shortly after the formation of the federal government, was an early test of George Washington’s presidency.

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Fox News: Republicans should nationalize California crime crisis to defeat Democrats in November

By: CAGOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson
213/804-0818
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foxnews.com
September 8, 2022

The future of California looks grim if nothing changes. Just take a walk down city streets or visit any businesses if you don’t believe me – our communities are descending into lawlessness. Last year, California’s homicide rate jumped 9.1% from the year before, marking the state’s deadliest year since 2007.

It wasn’t just homicides. According to vulnerable Democrat Attorney General Rob Bonta’s annual Crime in California report, violent crime, property crime, rape and motor vehicle theft rates were all up in 2021. So, what decreased? The total number of arrests fell by more than 7%.

It’s no wonder residents are leaving our state. In the span of a few days this summer, a NASCAR driver was stabbed to death by a homeless man, a Buena Park amusement park closed early due to repeated violence, and Starbucks closed several stores, deeming them “unsafe to continue to operate.” Californians must remain vigilant to simply get through the day.

Sadly, California has become the national poster child for crime and chaos. But Democrat-run cities across the country are reeling from soft-on-crime policies, too. Last year, 12 Democrat-run cities saw record homicides rates. This year, six cities – including Los Angeles – are on pace to exceed the massive levels of violent crime they saw last year. Catalytic converter thefts were up 33 percent nationwide.

What, then, is the common thread – between California and nationwide crime? Soft-on-crime policies pushed by radical Democrats like defunding the police, downgrading sentences, weakened bail policies, and outright forgoing prosecutions are responsible. And don’t take it from me. Take it from our law enforcement. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John McKinney blamed “bad law and bad policy.” Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook blamed Los Angeles’ woke bail reform laws…

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Wokeism Is Not a Latino Value

By: Peter Hernandez
townhall.com
August 31, 2022

Language is important and words do matter. Through language we learn, we communicate our intentions, we develop plans, and we express our feelings. Through language we convey our affections and transmit our displeasures. It is language that binds a family, a community, a region, or a culture together. Today, however, this fundamental cultural glue is purposefully being watered down and dissolved in order to break the bonds of our nation.

Wokeism in its purest forms breaks down clarity, and replaces truth with new grievance norms that masquerade as justice. Wokeists try to negate centuries of tradition, culture and science (!) by socially shaming opposing views and using coercive tactics on young children to adopt concepts that go against every grain of common sense and human understanding of the world around us. Woke gender ideology, being so totally antithetical to the Latino language and culture, plays a huge part of why Hispanics are universally turning away from the Democrat party

 


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