17 May

Big Poll News and Most Memorable Ad

*** No candidate for Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018

Yesterday we got some exciting news. A new poll shows Delaine as the second leading democrat in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This news couldn’t have come at a better time, as we just released our first major Ad: Cut Out the Middle Men

Politico said:  “Delaine’s Done It, Launched One of the Most Memorable Ads of the 2018 gubernatorial campaign”


The LA Times: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Delaine Eastin released a television ad on Tuesday that features clips of most of her rivals in the race agreeing with her during a series of debates.

Doug Sovern, political reporter KCBS: Very clever new ad from @DelaineEastin shows all the men in the race for governor agreeing with her on a range of issues.

John Meyers from the LA Times: Clever video from @DelaineEastin‘s campaign for governor, showing everyone agreeing with her at recent debates.

We are running Cut Out the MIddle Men across social media and on select TV stations. But we need to do more. Will you donate $29.20, $292.00 or even $2920.00 to help us air this spot in more media markets?

Right now voters are starting to pay attention to this race. We need them to know that there’s one candidate in the race that even her opponents believe has the right ideas to lead California, and that’s Delaine. 

Will you make a contribution here today? 

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17 May

Their war on voting rights

*** Alex Padilla has been endorsed for Secretary of State by the CDP ***

Democratic Association of Secretaries of State

I’m asking for a donation to the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State so that we can fight to protect voting rights ahead of the midterm election. And I want you to know why your donation right now is so important.

Republicans are doing everything they can to roll back voting rights and gerrymander districts to save themselves from losing races.

Just take a look at their war on voting rights has looked like this year:

  • At least eight state legislatures have advanced 16 bills to that make it harder to vote.
  • The New Hampshire legislature passed a law targeting student voting.
  • The Georgia Senate passed a pair of bills restricting voting hours and early voting options.
  • In Wisconsin, Scott Walker refused to hold elections until forced by a federal judge.
  • And Kris Kobach, former head of Trump’s sham voting commission, implemented a faulty “crosscheck” system that more states are using to purge millions of eligible voters from their rolls.

Democratic Secretaries of State are on the front lines to protect voting rights, and it’s crucial that we help Democrats win in November. Unlike Republicans, we don’t have a shady network of billionaire donors to finance our efforts –– we rely on grassroots donors like you.

We are planning critical investments in key states to help Democrats win, and the donations we receive from supporters like you over the next few days will determine how far our strategic campaign plan can go.

We’re still short of our campaign goal of $7,402, and we need this money in the door before the end of the week. Will you donate $5 or more and help fight back against voter suppression and propel Democrats to victory?

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Thanks for standing with us to help protect voting rights and elect Democrats.

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State
Chair, Democratic Association of Secretaries of State

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17 May

Mayor Lee Brand endorses Tate Hill for Council District 3

*** No candidate for FCC District 3 has been endorsed by the FCDCC ***

Friends and Urban Strategic Enterprises:


I’m excited to share that I have secured the endorsement of Fresno Mayor Lee Brand.

Mayor Lee Brand on why this race matters:

“I need a council member who understands how important our economic vitality is to our future. Tate’s background in business development and community involvement will help support my plans and programs to move our city forward.”

Help me get my message out to voters in the district, contribute now:


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17 May


*** No candidate for U.S. Senate has been endorsed by the CDP ***

On November 9th, 2016, many of us woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land; abandoned by Donald Trump’s dark vision for the future of America – one that included some, and excluded many.

By a margin in the millions, Californians overwhelmingly rejected politics fueled by resentment, bigotry, and misogyny and embraced a resistance fueled by diversity and inclusivity.

Last night San Diego joined the majority of Californians in supporting SB54, which protects immigrant families and keeps our communities safe.

Yesterday, Trump brought a gaggle of Republican, anti-immigrant politicians from California to the White House, to plot against the policies that keep all of our residents safe.

The entire meeting was disappointing, but when President Trump called immigrants “animals,” it became offensive.

We can’t stand for it, and we don’t have to. Chip in $10 to my campaign and I’ll make sure Trump hears of our California values every remaining day of his ill-conceived presidency.

Our hardworking immigrant families aren’t “animals”, Mr. President.

The families you’re tearing apart are people, just like you. No matter how hard you try, you can’t strip away their humanity.

Mr. President, you’re lying through your teeth because you’re terrified Republicans will lose control of Congress. I have news for you: California — the largest state in the union and the strongest driver of our nation’s economy — will make sure they do.

We will not allow this one electoral aberration to reverse decades of California’s progress. Not at the height of our historic diversity, economic output, and sense of global responsibility.

I’m running for U.S. Senate to build an economy that works for everyone, expand Medicare for all, and give all students a chance to achieve their dreams so future generations can thrive. This vision for the future of California isn’t just mine, it’s ours.

Chip in $10 right now to help us achieve our visions together:

In solidarity,

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17 May

Recap: Dave Jones proves he is most qualified for Attorney General

*** No candidate for Attorney General has been endorsed by the CDP ***

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones continued to gain momentum in the Attorney General race during Tuesday two debates.

Jones, Becerra, Early and Bailey participate in two debates on Tuesday

Insurance Commissioner and Attorney General candidate Dave Jones, along with appointed Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and Republican candidates Eric Early and Steven Bailey, participated in two separate debates on Tuesday in Southern California, with each getting an opportunity to speak about their priorities if elected.

And if one thing became clear after Tuesday’s debates, it’s that Jones — the only candidate who has led a statewide law enforcement and consumer protection agency for over seven years — is the best qualified to lead the Attorney General’s office.

Tuesday’s first debate was hosted by the BizFed Institute in Los Angeles County and the second was hosted by the University of California Riverside School of Public Policy in Riverside.

Jones set the tone for the day from the outset, and never let up, continuing to point to Becerra’s shortcomings as current Attorney General. He opened each debate with a quote from the San Jose Mercury News editorial endorsing his candidacy:

“We had higher hopes for Becerra when he was appointed. But, beyond his legal challenges to Trump, he’s often been a huge disappointment. In contrast, Jones understands the multiple demands of the office and will provide much-needed political independence. State residents deserve nothing less.”

– San Jose Mercury News Editorial, April 19, 2018

“I would bring the same lawsuits against the Trump administration, but there is more to the office of Attorney General than suing President Trump,” Jones added.

Jones noted Becerra’s failure to seize guns from 10,000 individuals barred law from possessing firearms due to their criminal records or due to mental illness. And Becerra’s delay in implementing a database needed to prevent opioid prescription overdoses. And Becerra’s failure to join in the litigation against ExxonMobile for lying about climate change. Jones also challenged Becerra over his acceptance of campaign contributions from oil, insurance, and tobacco companies.

Jones pointed to a number of examples where Becerra has failed to do the job of Attorney General. He described the differences between the two candidates as “quite profound,” including his opposition to the Death Penalty and Becerra’s support for the Death Penalty. Jones also pointed out Becerra’s failure to uphold the laws that require zoning for homeless shelters and affordable housing as an example of Becerra falling short on his responsibilities.

“Guess what? The attorney general is not enforcing that law,” Jones said.

Jones said that his top priority if elected Attorney General would be criminal justice reform, which includes creating re-entry and rehabilitation programs for those exiting the criminal justice system, as well as providing them with education and job training.

“We have to set these people up for success in order to keep them from re-victimizing and reoffending,” Jones said.

The June 5 election is only 20 days away. The top-two finishers will advance to the run-off. Jones will advance to the run-off for the Attorney General office in November. Once again, Republican Steve Bailey failed to tell voters at either debate that he has been charged with 11 counts of judicial misconduct from his days on the bench.

Jones has challenged the three other candidates to participate in six debates across California. Tuesday’s debates are the only two that the other candidates have agreed to so far.


Read more about or watch Tuesday’s debates!


Check out the LA Times story HERE.

Check out the Recorder story HERE.

Watch the BizFed Institute debate HERE.

Watch the UC Riverside debate HERE.

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