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Summer is just about over--kids are back in school, and Labor Day is approaching, the unofficial start of fall. That also means that it's campaign season, with the November general election only two months away.
Tonight, much of the local politicos will be glued to their TV's watching Carly Fiorina debate Barbara Boxer in the campaign for the U.S. Senate as the incumbent struggles for her political life against her toughest challenger yet.
In Alaska, a sitting senator was just defeated by a no-name Tea Party candidate.
Closer to home, the Ventura County GOP made endorsements in the treasurer-tax collector and Simi Valley mayoral races, choosing Steven Hintz and Bob Huber, respectively.
In the 37th Assembly District, where Republican Jeff Gorell is running against Democrat Ferial Masry, a new poll shows that Gorell's opened up a 13-point lead over his opponent, including leaners. More bad news for Masry: Democrats don't seem to be all that energized by their nominee; the poll indicates that Republicans are about 25 percent more likely to support Gorell than Democrats are willing to support Masry.
The poll was commissioned by the Gorell campaign and conducted August 23-25.
One thought about the poll: 80 percent of likely voters said California is moving in the wrong direction. Why isn't that number closer to 99.999 percent? Who in their right mind doesn't think California is headed in the wrong direction?
Gorell's been a legislative aide, prosecutor, war veteran, and university professor in his career. The 60-second ad focuses on his prosecutorial experience and his stint in Afghanistan, and pronounces him "tested" to take on Sacramento.
Gorell's mentioned in the past that when he used to go along on drug busts as a prosecutor, for some reason the drug dealers would inevitably have a Scarface poster on the wall and copious amounts of pornography strewn about. [continue reading]
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Eric Ingemunson's commentary has been featured on Hannity, CNN, NBC, Inside Edition, and KFI's The John and Ken Show. Eric was born and raised in Ventura County and currently resides in Moorpark. He earned a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. As a conservative, Eric supports smaller government, less taxation, more individual freedom, the rule of law, and a strict adherence to the Constitution.