Saturday, March 20, 2010

Candidate for Office, but no campaign website

One of the most important tools when running for office is a campaign website. I thought I would make a list of those that haven't figured that out yet. Below is a list of those that are candidates for office but don't have a campaign website yet.

42nd (Gary Miller)
David Su-Rep (has url, but not yet active)
Gary Miller-Rep (has government site)
Mark Lambert-Lib

State Senate
32nd (Gloria Negrete-McLeod)
Gloria Negrete-McLeod-Dem (has government site)
Earl De Vries-Rep

State Assembly
60th (Curt Hagman)
Gregg Fritchle-Dem

61th (Norma Torres)
Ray Moors-Rep

72nd (Chris Norby)
Esiquio Ramos Uballe-Dem

Friday, March 19, 2010

42nd Candidate Liberatore runs ads on KWVE

42nd Congressional Candidate Phil Liberatore has posted three new one minute campaign ads on his facebook page. The posting states the three ads are running on KWVE 107.9.

Liberatore is one of three primary challengers to Rep. Gary Miller.

Gary Miller on John and Ken Show

Just turned on the John and Ken Show on KFI 640. Rep. Gary Miller is on talking about why he opposes the health care bill.

Gary Miller helps launch Reclaim American Jobs Caucus

Rep. Gary Miller, Rep. Lamar Smith (TX) and Rep. Sue Myrick (NC) have created the "Reclaim American Jobs Caucus." They announced this new caucus with a youtube video which lays out their goals and reason for the caucus.

The YouTube description states, "Today, Reps. Gary Miller (R-CA), Lamar Smith (R-TX), and Sue Myrick (R-NC) announced the newly formed Reclaim American Jobs Caucus. This caucus seeks to highlight the relationship between the unemployment crisis and illegal immigration."

Miller had this on his website.

Reclaim American Jobs Caucus Focuses on Putting Americans Back to Work

Washington, Mar 19 -

Today on Capitol Hill, Members of Congress announced a new caucus that will focus on putting millions of Americans back to work. Currently, 15 million Americans are unemployed, while an estimated 8 million illegal immigrants are employed.

The Reclaim American Jobs Caucus is a 40 Member, bipartisan caucus, headed by Reps. Lamar Smith, Sue Myrick, and Gary Miller. As the national unemployment rate stubbornly hovers around 10 percent, the caucus will work to highlight the link between illegal immigration and record unemployment in the United States.

“If the immigration laws we have on the books were enforced, we could cut unemployment in half,” Rep. Smith said. “American citizens and legal immigrants should not have to compete for jobs with those here illegally.”

“We need to turn off the employment magnet that draws undocumented workers,” Rep. Myrick said. “By encouraging employers to use E-Verify and increasing worksite enforcement, we make sure that Americans and legal immigrants are able to get back to work.”

“At home in California, almost weekly I hear from my constituents that illegal immigration is exacerbating the unemployment crisis and the facts validate their concerns,” Rep. Miller said. “Although 2.2 million Californians are unemployed, nearly 1.9 million illegal immigrants are employed. This is simply unacceptable and is an affront to unemployed American and legal workers. The Reclaim American Jobs Caucus seeks to encourage the Obama administration to enforce existing immigration laws so that the unemployed have increased opportunities to go back to work.”


Thursday, March 18, 2010

42nd Candidate Liberatore Ballot Designation rejected

From the Liberatore campaign.

Playing Politics With the IRS Problem Solver: California's Democratic Secretary of State Deborah Bowen Rejects Congressional Candidate Phil Liberatore's Ballot Identification

WHITTIER, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- California's top elected Democrat, Secretary of State Deborah Bowen, has rejected Republican Congressional candidate Phil Liberatore's ballot designation, alleging that Liberatore's description as "IRS Problem Solver," is broad and associated with an entity or organization. But Liberatore, known across Southern California as the "IRS Problem Solver" from thousands of radio ads that have aired offering his tax resolution services, is fighting back:

"I've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years advertising here and listeners know me as the IRS Problem Solver who solves problems with the Internal Revenue Service," said Liberatore.

Liberatore is challenging GOP veteran Gary Miller in a district that stretches across three Southern California counties from Mission Viejo to Whittier, offering a tough challenge to the incumbent Miller in a campaign highlighting Miller's support of President Obama's agenda, voting in favor of the TARP bailout bills. Liberatore is also a published author whose book "An Inside Look At The IRS," will hit bookstores this Spring.

"For the past 15 years on 99.5FM KKLA, Phil has been known as the 'IRS Problem Solver,'" noted Frank Pastore, host of The Frank Pastore Show. "Ask any of our tens of thousands of listeners, many of whom live in his congressional district, who the IRS Problem Solver is and they'll know that you're referring to Phil– he simply is the IRS Problem Solver. To reject his well-deserved brand name, smacks of the type of petty electoral politics Californians have come to detest. I wonder who's afraid of allowing Phil to use the name he is known by?"
Liberatore promises an appeal:

"This is plainly politics," he responded. "Secretary Bowen knows how much Americans dislike the IRS and she doesn't like the fact that it is part of who I am and is seeking to limit the information that voters can have. I trust voters to make an informed decision about who can best represent them and I am determined to go to Washington to alleviate the influence of the IRS over American lives. This is just the first of many speed bumps ahead placed by career politicians who are fighting change."

To schedule an interview with Mr. Liberatore please contact Mike Martin at 714-310-3062 or More information available at

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Assemblymember Torres Event this Saturday in Ontario

Assemblymember Norma Torres will be hosting a "Capitol in your Corner" event this Saturday in Ontario.

Assemblymember Norma J. Torres will be walking door-to-door in your neighborhood to gather input about issues that are important to you.

Also, feel free to come and discuss your concerns at the Dorothy A. Quesada Community Center at the Capitol in Your Corner event.

Saturday, March 20th 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Dorothy A. Quesada Community Center 1010 S. Bon View Ave., Ontario

You can contact me at my district office (909) 984-7741.

Monday, March 15, 2010

California Republican Assembly Endorses Hagman and Miller

The California Republican Assembly (CRA) have made their June primary endorsements. Locally they endorsed Assemblyman Curt Hagman and Congressman Gary Miller.

Of the endorsements currently reported, the CRA endorsed in nine Congressional races, two state Senate races and twelve Assembly races. I noticed that they endorsed challenger Clay Thibodeau instead of Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack.

Endorsement by the CRA requires a two-thirds vote of the members/delegates voting.

They did make local endorsements in Orange County so check out the list if you are an OC resident.