Category Archives: 29th State Senate District

With Bitter Parting Shot, Josh Newman Confirms Voters’ Wisdom

By Steven Greenhut | If voters had second thoughts about bouncing California state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) from office in a high-profile recall election held during the June 5 primary, his self-centered stem winder on the Senate floor should disabuse … Continue reading

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Measure to repeal gas tax qualifies for November ballot

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today that the initiative to repeal the gas tax has qualified for the November ballot. Based on a random sample count, the measure gathered more than the 585,407 signatures required of registered voters. … Continue reading

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Ling Ling Chang sworn in to replace Josh Newman as state senator

This afternoon the Associated Press posted this brief news item: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican Ling Ling Chang has taken the oath of office to replace a California Democratic senator who lost his seat in a recall election earlier this … Continue reading

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The California gas tax and the outrageous tactics to keep it

By Jon Coupal | A few weeks ago this column addressed the issue of polling and how it can be manipulated and, even when it is not manipulated, how wrong it can be.  Still, candidates, consultants and the media do … Continue reading

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Newman is recalled, Chang wins replacement election

State Senator Josh Newman was recalled yesterday by a vote of 55,539 to 37,850 (50.5% to 40.5%). Winner of the replacement election was Ling Ling Chang with a commanding 34.2% of the vote. Here are the results (minus some mail … Continue reading

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Today vote for Bruce Whitaker for State Senate

The special recall election for State Senate District 29 is different from all the other competitive races on the ballot. It consists of two parts: First, you have to vote on whether or not to recall Josh Newman; then you … Continue reading

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Moorlach urges a Yes vote on recall, endorses Whitaker to replace Newman

State Senator John Moorlach has issued the following letter of support for the candidacy of Bruce Whitaker in the recall election to replace Josh Newman as our 29th District State Senator: Dear Fellow Citizens, We have two amazing and historical … Continue reading

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Newman recall organizer Carl DeMaio’s final interview on KFI before the election

Carl DeMaio, organizer of the campaign to recall Sen. Josh Newman, did his final pre-election interview yesterday on KFI Radio with talk show hosts John and Ken. The interview is at the beginning of this audio file and lasts about 10 … Continue reading

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Video of Bruce Whitaker on the John and Ken Show

In case you weren’t able to find his comments on the four-hour audio file previously posted, here is the interview with Bruce in two short video clips, thanks to Shaky Hand Productions: PART 1 PART 2

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Battle over gas-tax hike intensifies

By Dan Walters, CALmatters | A measure to repeal California’s hefty new increases in taxes and fees on motorists, more than $5 billion a year, is awaiting signature verification for a place on November’s ballot. However, it’s already an issue … Continue reading

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