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New year's Resolutions W/ Jeff Gorell

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I am doing a series on New Year's Resolutions. State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell is running against Representative Julia Brownley for a seat in the House of Representatives. Here is his resolution:

My 2014 resolutions are: do more cardio, eat less salt, and try to spend more time with my father, on the phone and in person. He lives in Virginia.

Good luck keeping up with your resolutions Jeff. Maybe try a vegetarian diet?

Twitter and the House of Representatives

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I know that many areas support an active Twitter community discussing politics. I have found that not to as true so far in Ventura County. As Twitter continues to grow I expect that will be different.

Here are the current follower numbers for the candidates for Congress:

Jeff Gorell: 2,926

Julia Brownley: 688

Lee Rogers: 1,841

Tony Strickland: 5,200

Buck McKeon: 12,045

Lois Capps: 5,501

What hashtags do you use to discuss Ventura County politics?

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Jeff Gorell is running against Julia Brownley

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Jeff Gorell has announced he is running against Julia Brownley.

Click on continue reading for the email he sent out.

Tony Strickland endorsed him. As I posted before there was a deal that Tony Strickland would not run against Julia Brownley. But does this mean he plans to run in another district? I believe this makes it more likely that Buck McKeon is retiring.

This also opens up a highly competitive State Assembly seat.

Jeff Gorell has positioned himself as a moderate Republican. He has said he supports immigration reform. What issues do you want to have him explain his position? I would like these three positions explained:

1. Does he believe that climate change is influenced by human activity?
2. What should the federal government do about Marriage Equality?
3. Would he vote to repeal Obamacare or improve it?

I personally like Jeff Gorell. I think the Republican Party needs more leaders like him. But Congress is a partisan position. A good question to ask yourself is if you would prefer Speaker Pelosi or Speaker Boehner. Is Jeff Gorell so past partisanship that he will not pledge to support Speaker Boehner? That would be refreshing.

Jeff Gorell supports immigration reform. The votes appear to be in the House for it. The bill passed the Senate. If Speaker Boehner allowed a vote it could pass. If Jeff Gorell is going to work against partisanship he needs to challenge it in both parties.

In other news a Republican from Simi Valley, Rafael Dagnesses ,is planning to move to the district to run in the primary with Jeff Gorell and Julia Brownley. My instinct is to dismiss him. But should I? He has earned endorsements from some Simi Valley Republican elected officials. But being that he nor those supporters live in the district I am not sure what to think.

A Republican moving out of Simi Valley to run and Tony Strickland moving back to Simi Valley to run? That is funny.

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Scott Wilk asks Tony Strickland to put party over personality

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I have predicted that Tony Strickland will not run against Julia Brownley.

Now there are more rumors he might be working with Buck McKeon to run in the 25th district.

Scott Wilk and other Republicans do not want Tony Strickland or Buck McKeon to run. Click here for a post by Scott Wilk on the influential conservative blog Flashreport.org to read his arguments against Tony Strickland running in the 25th.

I did like the part about saving America.


A challenger to Rep. Julia Brownley?

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Earlier I predicted that Tony Strickland would not be running against Julia Brownley. I know that many people want State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell to run against her. What other Republicans are considering running?

Rafael Dagnesses from Simi Valley has a new website up. He is getting support from local Republicans too:

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Most of Simi Valley is not in the district. Looking over his website do you think he could beat out other Republicans for the nomination?

it is not on his website but he is a Republican.

I am interested if he supported the government shutdown.

Rafael, contact me if you are interested in being interviewed.

Rumors: Tony Strickland will not be running for Congress

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I was told that Tony Strickland will not be running for Congress.

If he doesn't run does that mean Jeff Gorell will run against Rep. Julia Brownley? If he does that makes for a primary to replace him in a competitive district.

What have you been hearing?


Immigration Reform and Rep. Buck McKeon

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Organizing for America is rallying outside of Rep. Buck McKeon's office to support immigration reform. Click here for the details for the event today.

Here are some pictures from their previous rally.

State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell says he supports immigration reform. He lobbied California Republicans in DC for it. I wonder if he has spoken to Rep. Buck McKeon.

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I support comprehensive immigration reform.

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Drone Discussion w/ Conejo Valley Democrats

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The Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley has a forum at their meeting Wednesday night about drones. Click on continue reading for more details.

With the discussions of Ventura County becoming a "Drone Zone" this will be an interesting meeting.

State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell wants Ventura County to be business friendly to developers of UAVs. Click here for a recent article that he is mentioned in.

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Rumors: Jeff Gorell + Tony Strickland

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More people are telling me they expect that Rep. Buck McKeon will be retiring. An interesting question is who runs for his seat on the Republican side if he does.

I am hearing that Tony Strickland is considering running for his seat instead of challenging Rep. Julia Brownley again. Tony Strickland has claimed to live in Simi Valley, Moorpark, and Thousand Oaks. He grew up in Simi Valley so it would not be difficult to claim to be from the area again.

Do you think Rep. Buck McKeon is really retiring? His fundraising numbers are not impressive for someone that is the Chair of the House Armed Services Committee. I assume he might retire and become a lobbyist.

If Tony Strickland switches districts that leaves Republicans needing a candidate to run against Rep. Julia Brownley. The rumor I am hearing is the plan is for Jeff Gorell to run against her.

He was in Washington DC recently meeting with California Republicans about immigration reform. Could he have also been making plans to run? He has not announced the support of any of the Republicans he met with for an immigration plan.

What do you think the basis of the attacks against these two will be?

1. Tony Strickland: Career politician that will do anything to stay in office including moving districts and cities. He will be attacked as a right wing Tea Party supporter.

2. Jeff Gorell: He is much more difficult to argue he is a right wing Tea Party supporter. I am not sure what his latest position is on Marriage Equality. But he is much more moderate than Tony Strickland. He will be attacked for claiming to be bipartisan while not actually accomplishing much. He will be ridiculed for his press releases as someone that is not able to actually get things done. What will he claim is his specific biggest accomplishment in Sacramento?

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Do you think these two will be running? What have you been hearing?

Jeff Gorell supporting immigration reform

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State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell is in DC lobbying for immigration reform. I am thankful he is supporting immigration reform. When California Republican leaders are telling DC this is important that should be meaningful.

Good luck Jeff Gorell.

State Assembly Member Scott Wilk event

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State Assembly Member Scott Wilk is holding this event in Simi Valley:

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What would you like to see him answer?

He recently helped to organize the California Republican Assembly in Simi Valley. I believe that makes him much more conservative than State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell. What do you think?

Legislative Score Cards

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The Simi Valley Acorn published a slanted legislative score card ad from the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce. I am not sure how I would vote on any of the bills but their description alone makes it seems extreme that anyone would support them.

Does it seem suspect that State Senator Fran Pavley ignored the environmental impact of polystyrene containers? She wrote AB 32! would State Assembly Member Jeff Gorell vote to inflate litigation costs? Another bill is titled illegal tax increase.

Why not give us the real titles or descriptions?

I would like to see more scorecards like this printed by newspapers. But not from special interest groups.

This should have been labeled a paid political ad.

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