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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

East Bay Assembly Matchups Set for the Fall Have Bipartisan Flavor

Catharine Baker in AD16 has the best shot
among East Bay Assembly Republicans
in November. 
ASSEMBLY | Who says the state's jungle primary muscles out other political parties in November? Four of the five East Bay Assembly contests this fall will feature Democrats versus upstart Republicans.

Oakland Assembymember Rob Bonta, a Democrat, will face a rematch against San Leandro electrician David Erlich, a Republican. Bonta won the two-candidate primary Tuesday night with 84.9 percent of the heavily-Democratic district. Percentage-wise, Bonta’s total was the highest of any race in the East Bay Tuesday night, besting only the 81 percent won by Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee in her 13th Congressional District primary.

Southern Alameda County Assemblymember Bill Quirk easily won the three-person race in the 20th Assembly District. Quirk, seeking re-election for the first time, took over 65 percent of the vote. He will meet Jaime Patino, a Republican from Union City, in November. Patino earned 23 percent in his first political campaign, while Hayward school board member Luis Reynoso came in a distant third with 11 percent. Reynoso also lost the June primary to Quirk in 2012.

Assemblymember Rob Bonta: Percentage-wise,
no other candidate in the East Bay topped his
84 percent of the AD18 primary vote.
San Jose Councilmember Kansen Chu, a Democrat, won the June primary in the 25th Assembly District seat representing the Alameda County Tri Cities and a large portion of Santa Clara County. Chu’s 29 percent topped Republican Bob Brunton, who finished second with 23 percent. The two will meet in November. Brunton’s impressive showing outshined third-place finisher Teresa Cox and Milpitas Councilmember Armando Gomez. Former Fremont police chief Craig Steckler finshed last.

Although Republicans in each of these races will likely face difficulty in defeating their Democratic opponents, the November matchup in the 16th Assembly District represents its greatest opportunity for victory. While moderate Democrats were squabbling and independent expenditure committees were making the primary the most expensive Assembly race in the entire state, Republican Catharine Baker posted an impressive first place finish with 36 percent of the moderate Contra Costa County seat that also stretches to the Oakland Hills.

Baker, who like primary opponent, Steve Glazer, opposes union public transportation strikes, will meet the labor-backed Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, who won 29 percent of the vote. Glazer followed with a disappointing 22 percent and Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich with 12 percent.

The Berkeley 15th Assembly District is the only East Bay race for the lower house of the Legislature that will feature an intramural Democratic matchup in the fall. As expected, Elizabeth Echols won the primary with 31 percent and will face Tony Thurmond, who finished second with 23 percent. Civil Rights attorney Pamela price was third with 17 percent, followed by Sam Kang in the eight-person race.

46 comments :

Glazer got kicked to the curb like he should have been, being a single issue candidate, who was the union's primary target. He worked for Brown for years, and it is very interesting, the man who knew him best, wouldn't give him an endorsement.

Nice try Ralph, but your credibility is shot with a 95% win record for Labor, and a 95% win record for the environmentalists. The times they are a changing. If you don't like the Bay Area-----MOVE. You are a cro-magnum man in a modern world.

Baker is a Tea Party extreme Republican appearing at their events who works in Alameda County but lives in Contra Costa. Although Contra Costa has about 25% more voters than Alameda County, she won't be able to make up the huge gap in votes for Tim Sbranti from Alameda County in the much higher voting turn-out in November. Tim will be our next Assemblyman because the Democrats from Brown on down will not let him fail. Baker's extreme positions and Tea Party appearances will be exposed for all the world to see.

Ralph Farias, the anti-union troll, got kicked to the curb for the third time by an embarrassing margin. 5% and a sixth place finish out of seven candidates. The a___hole got what he deserved. Bahabahabahabaha!

Baker is nowhere near a Tea Party extremist and yet here you see people trying to make her out to be that. It will not work. Those that know her, know that she is smart, knows the issues and is very moderate. I would consider her a right of center candidate. Baker will win because she is the best person for this race and no amount of union hit jobs will change that!

Let's see, Baker is a PRO-CHOICE, PRO-ENVIRONMENT moderate female who will resonate with the voters in the tradition of Joan Buchanan. She won't take the union whores' shit or lies and will give better than she'll get.

Can you say 'Congresswoman' Whorbett?

:) :) :)

Also, get ready to have Branti depicted as the out of touch, puppet stooge of the union whores who can't be trusted to safeguard taxpayers' $$

Telling the truth makes for a great story.

Joan Buchanan is supporting Tim Sbranti because she knows he is the moderate who can compromise and get things done. She also knows Baker is a Tea Party extremist and out of touch. Plus, Baker is NOT pro environment. Tim Sbranti got all the major environmental endorsements because he is the environmentalists choice.

Let's see, Baker is a PRO-CHOICE, PRO-ENVIRONMENT moderate female who will resonate with the voters in the tradition of Joan Buchanan. She won't take the union whores' shit or lies and will give better than she'll get.

Can you say 'Congresswoman' Whorbett?

:) :) :)

Joan Buchanan is supporting Tim Sbranti because she knows he is the moderate who can compromise and get things done. She also knows Baker is a Tea Party extremist and out of touch. Plus, Baker is NOT pro environment. Tim Sbranti got all the major environmental endorsements because he is the environmentalists choice.

In San Jose, we like Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Chuck Reed will be the next governor in 2018!

Formula for winning in November:

GOP + conservative Democrats [Glazer and Arnerich supporters] + most independents = ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014!

She is everything that the public resonates with. An attractive, professional and MODERATE female. Some have already compared her with Joan Buchanan.

Bottom line: Won't be able to tar and feather her the way you whores did with Steve. You'll need to actually work, something that is lost on you.

Jesus Christ, we are all in serious trouble if Bob Brunton wins in the 25th. Do people not do their research before they cast a vote. Apparently not, since Leland Yes got over 200,000 votes....

Here’s how the union's hard work paid off:

President of UFCW Local 1428 and the California Labor Federation, Connie Leyva won the Senate primary (SD 20) in spite of the big corporate dollars and the negative campaign waged against her by CEOs.

Teacher Tim Sbranti won the Assemble race (AD 16), defeating Steve Glazer, the $3 million poster child for Corporate Democrats.

All eight of Labor’s statewide candidates are advancing to the General Election.

We passed Proposition 41, which will help our nation’s heroic veterans to access quality and affordable housing.

This early summer political battle was hot, sweaty and exhausting. But like any good fight, knocking these corporate bums out early made the payoff all the more worth it. Let’s rest up and get ready to do it again in November!

Dirty union whores go down in Nov.

Taxpayers will win!

The anti-union troll will get trounced in November just like he did in June. Taxpayers win when corporate shills and puppets are defeated.

As there were Reagan Democrats in the 1980s, there will be Baker Democrats joining with moderate Republicans and independents who will give our next assemblywoman a huge margin of victory. There is no way that the overwhelming majority of Contra Costa County and Alameda County voters will trust that union whore thug Branti with the taxpayers money. He's a radical extreme ULTRA LIBERAL who can't be trusted by the voters.

This seat stays Contra Costa County and elects a very moderate, pro-abortion rights, pro-environment, progressive Republican.

That guy Branti is an ultra-radical, Berkeley leftist, union whore, thug boss. The public already knows this and will be reminded of it by the ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014 campaign. Taxpayers simply can't trust him with our taxpayer $$$. If he ever got in, he would bankrupt both Contra Costa and Alameda counties and the State of California. Way too radical for us.

That's why there is a fresh, new choice in CATHARINE BAKER 2014. She is a moderate, who will protect our hard-earned tax-dollars and do right by the district. Please join moderate Republicans, Glazer and Arnerich Democrats and independents who know that Catharine is our ONLY choice this November. A pro-choice, environmentalist, consumer advocate and compassionate voice of reason.

She took first place in the June primary for a simple reason. Hers is a moderate voice which won't be silenced!

bakerforassembly.com

How many times do you have to get caught telling lies Baker Troll? I guess that's what Tea Party extremists do!

Let's see, Baker appeared at Tea Party rallies and appeared with a Tea Party activist who tried to carry a loaded gun on an airplane. SOME MODERATE!

All the major environmental groups are recommending their members vote for Tim Sbranti. These include the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.

Joan Buchanan is a moderate, only supports moderates, and is supporting Tim Sbranti. Tim will be our next Assemblyman and it won't be close. Nuf said.

Glazer was kicked to the curb along with the anti-union troll. This was the union's goal. Now on to the General election where the odds favor Tim Sbranti. Someone who supports the Tea Party like Baker does can't win in the Bay Area! Baker tar and feathered herself when she showed up at Tea Party Rallies. Tim Sbranti will win because he is the moderate, not Baker.

While votes are still being tallied, it’s important to note that in contests where the Dem. State Party’s delegates endorsed a candidate, those candidates performed exceedingly well. In fact, 96% of candidates endorsed by the California Democratic Party moved past the primary election and will be on the ballot in November – that’s an extraordinary success rate.

Our candidates' success speaks to the importance of the Democratic Party’s endorsement in the era of the “Top Two” Primary.

Below is a tally on the performance of endorsed candidates in the 2014 primary election:

Statewide candidates
Endorsed: 9 | Moving on: 9

Congressional candidates
Endorsed: 50 | Moving on: 49

State Senate candidates
Endorsed: 16 | Moving on: 15

State Assembly candidates
Endorsed: 63 | Moving on: 60

TOTAL Endorsed: 138
TOTAL Moving on: 133

Here's how our hard work paid off:

We kicked that old ho Whorbett back to the gutter where she belongs. As a result, we'll have CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL 2014 again. Yeah!!! Because the union whores dumped shitloads of toxic $$$$ into the election and destroyed clean Steve Glazer's reputation with complete lies and falsehoods, we now have to put our energies into getting CATHARINE BAKER elected to the assembly. She is a clean, moderate woman who is pro-environment and pro-choice. She's a consumer advocate as well.


Mrs. Miller and I will be supporting our outstanding next Assemblywoman CATHARINE BAKER. We can't support dirty stooge union bosses who have no idea what they are doing and would be in above their head, Branti. We also would never support anyone who whores for the unions.

We'll be supporting a breath of fresh air, ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014!

How many times do you have to get caught telling lies Baker Troll? I guess that's what Tea Party extremists do!

Let's see, Baker appeared at Tea Party rallies and appeared with a Tea Party activist who tried to carry a loaded gun on an airplane. SOME MODERATE!

All the major environmental groups are recommending their members vote for Tim Sbranti. These include the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.

Joan Buchanan is a moderate, only supports moderates, and is supporting Tim Sbranti. Tim will be our next Assemblyman and it won't be close. Nuf said.


We offer congratulations to the next San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo. He has been endorsed by our next governor, Mayor Chuck Reed 2018.

These two courageous Democratic warriors along with moderate ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014, will put the special interest union whores in the gutter where they belong.

Their toxic, poisonous, filthy $$$ won't allow them to buy these elections. In November, together we will stand with these people's choice candidates and take back our state from the corrupt and dirty union whores!

Glazer was kicked to the curb along with the anti-union troll. This was the union's goal. Now on to the General election where the odds favor Tim Sbranti. Someone who supports the Tea Party like Baker does can't win in the Bay Area! Baker tar and feathered herself when she showed up at Tea Party Rallies. Tim Sbranti will win because he is the moderate, not Baker.


We offer congratulations to the next San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo. He has been endorsed by our next governor, Mayor Chuck Reed 2018.

These two courageous Democratic warriors along with moderate ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014, will put the special interest union whores in the gutter where they belong.

Their toxic, poisonous, filthy $$$ won't allow them to buy these elections. In November, together we will stand with these people's choice candidates and take back our state from the corrupt and dirty union whores!

Glazer was kicked to the curb along with the anti-union troll. This was the union's goal. Now on to the General election where the odds favor Tim Sbranti. Someone who supports the Tea Party like Baker does can't win in the Bay Area! Baker tar and feathered herself when she showed up at Tea Party Rallies. Tim Sbranti will win because he is the moderate, not Baker.

Formula for winning in November:

GOP + conservative Democrats [Glazer and Arnerich supporters] + most independents = ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014!

She is everything that resonates with the public. An attractive, professional and MODERATE female. Some have already compared her with Joan Buchanan.

Bottom line: Won't be able to tar and feather her the way you whores did with Steve. You'll need to actually work, something that is lost on you.

How many times do you have to get caught telling lies Baker Troll? I guess that's what Tea Party extremists do!

Let's see, Baker appeared at Tea Party rallies and appeared with a Tea Party activist who tried to carry a loaded gun on an airplane. SOME MODERATE!

All the major environmental groups are recommending their members vote for Tim Sbranti. These include the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.

Joan Buchanan is a moderate, only supports moderates, and is supporting Tim Sbranti. Tim will be our next Assemblyman and it won't be close.

Here’s how the union's hard work paid off:

President of UFCW Local 1428 and the California Labor Federation, Connie Leyva won the Senate primary (SD 20) in spite of the big corporate dollars and the negative campaign waged against her by CEOs.

Teacher Tim Sbranti won the Assemble race (AD 16), defeating Steve Glazer, the $3 million poster child for Corporate Democrats.

All eight of Labor’s statewide candidates are advancing to the General Election.

We passed Proposition 41, which will help our nation’s heroic veterans to access quality and affordable housing.

This early summer political battle was hot, sweaty and exhausting. But like any good fight, knocking these corporate bums out early made the payoff all the more worth it. Let’s rest up and get ready to do it again in November.

While votes are still being tallied, it’s important to note that in contests where the Dem. State Party’s delegates endorsed a candidate, those candidates performed exceedingly well. In fact, 96% of candidates endorsed by the California Democratic Party moved past the primary election and will be on the ballot in November – that’s an extraordinary success rate.

Our candidates' success speaks to the importance of the Democratic Party’s endorsement in the era of the “Top Two” Primary.

Below is a tally on the performance of endorsed candidates in the 2014 primary election:

Statewide candidates
Endorsed: 9 | Moving on: 9

Congressional candidates
Endorsed: 50 | Moving on: 49

State Senate candidates
Endorsed: 16 | Moving on: 15

State Assembly candidates
Endorsed: 63 | Moving on: 60

TOTAL Endorsed: 138
TOTAL Moving on: 133


We offer congratulations to the next San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo. He has been endorsed by our next governor, Mayor Chuck Reed 2018.

These two courageous Democratic warriors along with moderate ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014, will put the special interest union whores in the gutter where they belong.

Their toxic, poisonous, filthy $$$ won't allow them to buy these elections. In November, together we will stand with these people's choice candidates and take back our state from the corrupt and dirty union whores!

Boy the anti-union troll has a horrible time picking winning
candidates. His winning % is less than 5%, which he received
when he ran for city council himself. You're a loser and so are
most of your candidates.

Glazer was kicked to the curb along with the anti-union troll.
Now on to the General election where the odds favor Tim
Sbranti. Someone who supports the Tea Party like Baker
does can't win in the Bay Area! Tim will win because Baker
tar and feathered herself by being at Tea Party events.

Here's how our hard work paid off:

We kicked that old ho Whorbett back to the gutter where she belongs. As a result, we'll have CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL 2014 again. Yeah!!! Because the union whores dumped shitloads of toxic $$$$ into the election and destroyed clean Steve Glazer's reputation with complete lies and falsehoods, we now have to put our energies into getting CATHARINE BAKER elected to the assembly. She is a clean, moderate woman who is pro-environment and pro-choice. She's a consumer advocate as well.


Mrs. Miller and I will be supporting our outstanding next Assemblywoman CATHARINE BAKER. We can't support dirty stooge union bosses who have no idea what they are doing and would be in above their head, Branti. We also would never support anyone who whores for the unions.

We'll be supporting a breath of fresh air, ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014!

How many times do you have to get caught telling lies Baker Troll? I guess that's what Tea Party extremists do!

Let's see, Baker appeared at Tea Party rallies and appeared with a Tea Party activist who tried to carry a loaded gun on an airplane. SOME MODERATE!

All the major environmental groups are recommending their members vote for Tim Sbranti. These include the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.

Joan Buchanan is a moderate, only supports moderates, and is supporting Tim Sbranti. Tim will be our next Assemblyman and it won't be close.

That guy Branti is an ultra-radical, Berkeley leftist, union whore, thug boss. The public already knows this and will be reminded of it by the ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014 campaign. Taxpayers simply can't trust him with our taxpayer $$$. If he ever got in, he would bankrupt both Contra Costa and Alameda counties and the State of California. Way too radical for us.

That's why there is a fresh, new choice in CATHARINE BAKER 2014. She is a moderate, who will protect our hard-earned tax-dollars and do right by the district. Please join moderate Republicans, Glazer and Arnerich Democrats and independents who know that Catharine is our ONLY choice this November. A pro-choice, environmentalist, consumer advocate and compassionate voice of reason.

She took first place in the June primary for a simple reason. Hers is a moderate voice which won't be silenced!

bakerforassembly.com

How many times do you have to get caught telling lies Baker Troll? I guess that's what Tea Party extremists do!

Let's see, Baker appeared at Tea Party rallies and appeared with a Tea Party activist who tried to carry a loaded gun on an airplane. SOME MODERATE!

All the major environmental groups are recommending their members vote for Tim Sbranti. These include the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.

Joan Buchanan is a moderate, only supports moderates, and is supporting Tim Sbranti. Tim will be our next Assemblyman and it won't be close.

Formula for winning in November:

GOP + conservative Democrats [Glazer and Arnerich supporters] + most independents = ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014!

She is everything that the public resonates with. An attractive, professional and MODERATE female. Some have already compared her with Joan Buchanan.

Bottom line: Won't be able to tar and feather her the way you whores did with Steve. You'll need to actually work, something that is lost on you.

Glazer was kicked to the curb along with the anti-union troll. This was the union's goal. Now on to the General election where the odds favor Tim Sbranti. Someone who supports the Tea Party like Baker does can't win in the Bay Area! Baker tar and feathered herself when she showed up at Tea Party Rallies. Tim Sbranti will win because he is the moderate, not Baker. timsbranti .com

Here's how our hard work paid off:

We kicked that old ho Whorbett back to the gutter where she belongs. As a result, we'll have CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL 2014 again. Yeah!!! Because the union whores dumped shitloads of toxic $$$$ into the election and destroyed clean Steve Glazer's reputation with complete lies and falsehoods, we now have to put our energies into getting CATHARINE BAKER elected to the assembly. She is a clean, moderate woman who is pro-environment and pro-choice. She's a consumer advocate as well.


Mrs. Miller and I will be supporting our outstanding next Assemblywoman CATHARINE BAKER. We can't support dirty stooge union bosses who have no idea what they are doing and would be in above their head, Branti. We also would never support anyone who whores for the unions.

We'll be supporting a breath of fresh air, ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014!

How many times do you have to get caught telling lies Baker Troll? I guess that's what Tea Party extremists do!

Let's see, Baker appeared at Tea Party rallies and appeared with a Tea Party activist who tried to carry a loaded gun on an airplane. SOME MODERATE!

All the major environmental groups are recommending their members vote for Tim Sbranti. These include the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.

Joan Buchanan is a moderate, only supports moderates, and is supporting Tim Sbranti. Case closed.

timsbranti.com

Formula for winning in November:

GOP + conservative Democrats [Glazer and Arnerich supporters] + most independents = ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014!

She is everything that resonates with the public. An attractive, professional and MODERATE female. Some have already compared her with Joan Buchanan.

Bottom line: Won't be able to tar and feather her the way you whores did with Steve. You'll need to actually work, something that is lost on you.

How many times do you have to get caught telling lies Baker Troll? I guess that's what Tea Party extremists do!

Let's see, Baker appeared at Tea Party rallies and appeared with a Tea Party activist who tried to carry a loaded gun on an airplane. SOME MODERATE!

All the major environmental groups are recommending their members vote for Tim Sbranti. These include the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.

Joan Buchanan is a moderate, only supports moderates, and is supporting Tim Sbranti. Tim will be our next Assemblyman and it won't be close.

Here's how our hard work paid off:

We kicked that old ho Whorbett back to the gutter where she belongs. As a result, we'll have CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL 2014 again. Yeah!!! Because the union whores dumped shitloads of toxic $$$$ into the election and destroyed clean Steve Glazer's reputation with complete lies and falsehoods, we now have to put our energies into getting CATHARINE BAKER elected to the assembly. She is a clean, moderate woman who is pro-environment and pro-choice. She's a consumer advocate as well.


Mrs. Miller and I will be supporting our outstanding next Assemblywoman CATHARINE BAKER. We can't support dirty stooge union bosses who have no idea what they are doing and would be in above their head, Branti. We also would never support anyone who whores for the unions.

We'll be supporting a breath of fresh air, ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHARINE BAKER 2014!

How many times do you have to get caught telling lies Baker Troll? I guess that's what Tea Party extremists do!

Let's see, Baker appeared at Tea Party rallies and appeared with a Tea Party activist who tried to carry a loaded gun on an airplane. SOME MODERATE!

All the major environmental groups are recommending their members vote for Tim Sbranti. These include the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.

Joan Buchanan is a moderate, only supports moderates, and is supporting Tim Sbranti. Tim will be our next Assemblyman and it won't be close.

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