Sunday, January 17, 2010

Daily Bulletin forgets about Phil Liberatore, David Su and Michael Bryant?

The Dailly Bulletin ran an article today by Will Bigham on the political races in the Inland Empire. Problem is that they left out several candidates while focusing on others.

In covering the 32nd State Senate race they mention it will be tough to beat Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod, her 2006 primary opponent will not challenge her and that she didn't have a 2006 general election opponent. They fail to mention that Michael Bryant of Ontario has pulled Signatures in-lieu papers to begin the process of challenging her.

The story about the 42nd Congressional race mentions both Democratic candidates, Louie Contreras and Michael Williamson, but only mentions that Lee McGroarty is challenging Congressman Gary Miller. It lists Lee McGroarty's criticisms of Miller. Phil Liberatore formed a Congressional committee with the FEC over a month ago to challenge Miller in the Republican primary. He has also began the filing process with the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters. David Su pulled Signatures in-lieu forms with the LA County Registrar about a week ago to also join the primary. Neither Liberatore or Su appear to have been given a chance to say why they are running against Miller.

I found that these candidates were running by checking with the FEC and the three county Registrar of Voters offices. One would think the Daily Bulletin would do the same. It is hard for a challenger to beat an incumbent like Negrete-McLeod or Miller. They will rely heavily on free publicity like the media. It is unfortunate that they were not featured in this article. Hopefully they will be in in future articles about these races.

20 comments:

  1. All candidates should be mentioned. I commented that on the Daily Bulletin article.

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  2. Shame on the I.V. Daily Bulletin. Glad you brought this to light. Hopefully next time the paper will cover all candidates.

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  3. Perhaps the Daily Bulletin only wanted to comment on viable races.

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  4. The point is not that they covered some races and not others. It was that they mentioned some candidates and not others. For example in the 42nd they said Rep. Gary Miller was being challenged by Lee McGroarty for the Republican nomination. In fact he is being challenged by McGroarty, Phil Liberatore and David Su.

    To be factual all candidates should be mentioned.

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  5. Perhaps you are right. In any event, given this political climate I think Mr. Miller should get ready for his walking papers from the people of the 42nd. Scott Baugh's 5 standing ovations the other day should have scared him to death because Mr. Miller typifies EXACTLY what the Tea Parties are against. What do you think Lucky Day?

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  6. The bottom line is that it takes a strong candidate to beat Miller. None of the current Republicans can do that. Unless Hagman or Huff enter the race we will have to wait until 2012.

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  7. So you don't think that Liberatore has a chance against Miller? Isn't that kind of the attitude of the Daily Bulletin in omitting him?

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  8. There is a difference between mentioning some one as a candidate in an newspaper article about candidates running for office and commenting that Liberatore won't beat Miller.

    You didn't mention McGroarty or Su in your post but that doesn't make you like the Daily Bulletin.

    You should read the comments on this post. http://threecornerspolitics.blogspot.com/2009/12/more-on-liberatore-jumping-into-42nd.html#comments

    I don't know if these comments ae true or not but some people have some serious accusations about Liberatore.

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  9. So then in your mind, the only real contender for Miller's seat would probably be McGroarty. Su doesn't have a chance because he's never had any "real world" experience. And it sounds like Liberatore may be carrying a lot of baggage.

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  10. As I said before I don't think any of the three have a chance. We need someone like Huff or Hagman to run if we expect to beat Miller this time. It is simply too late to beat Miller unless the person already has name ID and money. Only Huff and Hagman fit that profile now.

    Miller has almost a million in the bank. McGroarty has almost $10,000 in debt and has only raised $5000, leaving $5000 in debt overall. Su and Liberatore haven't filed with the FEC which means they have not spent or raised more than $5000. The election is 4 months away, it is just too late.

    McGroarty already shot himself in the foot when he had a made up endorsement list on his website.

    http://threecornerspolitics.blogspot.com/2009/11/some-thoughts-on-last-few-days.html

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  11. Anonymous, aka Lucky Day on Daily Bulletin from Pomona. Use your own screen name.

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  12. Not quite sure what you're talking about... but I can see your logic. However, I'm not sure traditional campaign logic applies here. Sure, Miller has a sizeable war chest, but so did Martha Coakley compared to Brown and we all know how that turned out. I think the people are ready, willing and able to jettison all incumbents, regardless of political affiliation.

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  13. Just wanted to test out my Google alert. Miller is far too common a name. How about McGroarty, McGroarty, McGroarty. That should get some notice don't you think?

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  14. What I find interesting is the fact that Lucky Day seems to have a real problem with McGroarty's faux pas with a couple of pretend endorsements while giving a complete pass to Miller's pretend participation in congress. Have you seen Miller's missed votes? Shocking.

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  19. Comparing the 42nd to the Mass. Senate race is comparing Apples to Oranges. Brown, who I donated to, raised a million a day the last week before the election. None of the 42nd candidates will do that.

    In Mass there was one Republican in the General election, not four like there will probably be in the 42nd primary. Unless only one person challenges Miller, the anti-Miller vote will be divided.

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  20. Anonymous, I deleted my 7:50am post and your 8:16 post.

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