If you are not redirected automatically, follow at http://dennert.blogs.vcstar.com/

Recently in Lee Rogers (D) Category

Twitter and the House of Representatives

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

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?

Follow me: Twitter.com/dennert


You do not to register to comment but keep it classy.

classy.gif

Jeff Gorell is running against Julia Brownley

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

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.

You do not need to register to comment. But keep it classy. If you use foul language or insult the way someone looks I will delete your comment. I do not have time to read all of the comments but if there is something that violates these rules let me know. There is some value in anonymous comments. But if you prefer to avoid the trash that is often anonymous comments go to my Facebook page for my blog.

classy.gif

Scott Wilk asks Tony Strickland to put party over personality

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

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.


Rumors: Tony Strickland will not be running for Congress

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

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?


Bad news for Rep. Buck McKeon

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

A new poll from PPP shows that Rep. Buck McKeon is losing popularity. Supporting a government shutdown has hurt his popularity.

ca25results.pdf

I think Rep. Buck McKeon will be retiring. Term Limits on being the Chair of the House Armed Services Committee makes it less likely for him to stay. He has also not been raising as much money as he has in the past.

I do like that he tries to connect with the public. I enjoyed his townhall at the Simi Valley mall. I appreciate that he took questions and explained his views.

Do you think he is going to retire?



Rally for Immigration reform tonight in Simi Valley

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

Tonight on Madera outside of the Reagan Library local supporters of immigration reform will be organizing a rally to push Congress to take action.

For details go click here. The rally is being put together by Barack Obama's Organizing for America and others.


I will be posting pictures and updates. Click here to follow me on Twitter and click here for the Facebook page for my blog.


immigration_reform_simi_valley.png

Santa Clarita Letters to the Editor on Facebook

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

Tony_Strickland_santa_clarita.png

The Facebook group Santa Clarita Letters to the Editor has a poll about who they want to replace Rep. Buck McKeon if he retires. I was surprised that Tony Strickland does not have any support in that poll. He has been popular with party activists in Ventura County. I understand that his base of support is not in Santa Clarita.

Look what State Assembly Member Scott Wilk posted:

Scott_Wilk.png

What district do you think Tony Strickland will run in? Who do you want to replace Rep. Buck McKeon?

I think Rep. Buck McKeon is going to retire.

Rumors: Jeff Gorell + Tony Strickland

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

pete_wilson_jeff_gorell.jpg ( Pete Wilson, Jeff Gorell, and Tony Strickland)

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?

You can connect with me on Twitter or on my Facebook page for my blog. You don't need to register to comment but...

classy.gif

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

Organizing for America and Rep. Buck McKeon

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

( A flash mob at a Buck McKeon phone bank. Who do you think organized it?)


The Los Angles Times is reporting that Organzing for America is mobilizing against Rep. Buck McKeon for his opposition to new gun safety legislation.

Do you think gun control will be a major issue in the midterm elections?

Dr. Lee Rogers and Chris Tumbeiro @ the Inauguration

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

I_was_here.png

Thank you Dr. lee Rogers for covering the expenses for Royal High School student Chris Tumbeiro to go to the inauguration.

Because Chris Tumbeiro was an elector he had good tickets for the two of them. Dr. Lee Rogers sent me this picture. Some of my other students used Twitter to cover the inauguration for the Ventura County Star. Read their Tweets on the page the Ventura County Star set up to cover the inauguration.

Royal High School has started a new partnership to promote Civics Education. Click here to read more.


Electoral College Pictures

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

The Electoral College meeting in Sacramento was amazing. I took many pictures that I have been sharing. As they were preparing to vote I had this picture taken of me.

unicorn_2.JPG

After the vote we were allowed on the State Assembly floor. I was more nervous taking this picture. I was concerned security would not appreciate the humor. When I walked off the stage civil rights icon Dolores Huerta said "that was funny". That is when I knew it was a good decision.

unicorn.JPG

I also posted these pictures on Reddit. Please help me out with an upvote.

To view more pictures go to my Facebook page for my blog.

Thank you Dr. Lee Rogers for making all of this possible.

Elector Chris Tumbeiro and Dr. Lee Rogers at the Inauguration

Share: Share on Facebook submit to reddit StumbleUpon Toolbar
 

Chris_tumbeiro.png
Chris Tumbeiro and Dr. Lee Rogers at the inauguration

Thank you Dr. Lee Rogers for taking care of the expenses for Chris Tumbeiro to go the inauguration. You have provided energy for our new civics education program at Royal High School. I am looking forward to more pictures.

Brian Dennert here

This blog is dedicated to Ventura County politics. Send in ideas for posts to briandennert@gmail.com
Follow me on Twitter Twitter.com/dennert The Facebook page for this blog is facebook.com/briandennerthere You do not need to register to comment but keep it classy. Report abusive language to me at my email address.

  • facebook sex: I was wondering if you ever considered changing the structure read more
  • free paypal money: You can certainly see your skills within the work you read more
  • citifinancial loans: If some one wants to be updated with most up-to-date read more
  • the hunger games mockingjay book pdf: I will right away clutch your rss as I can't read more
  • http://www.israelnews.co: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts read more
  • Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping: I am actually delighted to read this weblog posts which read more
  • http://www.israelnews.co: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts read more
  • Aiden: I wanted to live abroad where to buy essays for read more
  • kate spade black friday: important ideas into thing to change magnitude rear into the read more
  • web designer dundee: Now I am ready to do my breakfast, afterward having read more