months after being soundly defeated by David Valadao… Democrat John Hernandez
is back on the campaign trail… planning to challenge the Freshman GOP
Congressman in 2014.
lost to Valadao (in rounded numbers) 58% to 42%.
He won the
vote in only one county in the 21st District…Kern County. Hernandez
focused the majority of his campaign efforts there. He didn’t have the funds or
resources to mount a major campaign throughout the District.
told me… he believes his late entry into the race hurt his fundraising and
eventual showing on Election Night.
a huge advantage in fundraising and received hundreds of thousands of dollars
from an outside PAC to launch TV ads against Hernandez.
2012 House Election Committee came out of the General Election with a campaign
debt of $40,500. Hernandez says more
than half of that red ink is from money he lent to his own campaign.
holding a fundraiser tonight (March 14th) in Fresno to help retire
that debt and hopefully, start adding to a 2014 campaign war chest.
Who is Central California’s most liberal Congressman?
Who’s the most conservative Representative?
How does your Congressional Rep vote on issues of economic,
social, and foreign policy?
You may find the answers you’re looking for in the new 2012
Congressional Vote Ratings report from the National
Journal. For three decades, one of the favorite magazines for Washington
insiders and political pundits rated the members of Congress based on their
roll call votes from the second session of the past year and then compared
those results based on ideology. The National
Journal claims to put no spin on how each member of Congress should have voted.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week partially restored the flow of water through the
state and federal pumps in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta near Tracy, after reducing water
exports late last year.
Obama calls the country’s immigration policy badly broken and out of date. This
week, he pitched his plan for immigration reform to create a more direct path
to citizenship for the estimated eleven million undocumented immigrants now
living in the U.S.
Back in June
of 2012, the President gave us a few clues on what he might propose when I
asked him during our exclusive one on one interview at the White House about
reforming the nation’s immigration policy and its impact on agricultural
workers here in the Central Valley.
Elections are all about votes, numbers, and percentages. For example... 270... the Electoral College votes needed to elect a U.S. President. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen must dream about votes and numbers ... and counting votes. Her office has released a fact sheet regarding the November 2012 General Election in California. Take a good look at those numbers, but before you do, know that the 18 million plus registered voters is an all-time high in California. That's 950,000 new voters since the 2008 Presidential election. All those new voters plus a huge number of vote-by-mail ballots may turn Election Night... into Election Week according to some elections observers. Also, you'll see Republicans have now fallen below 30% registration in the Golden State. Looks like California is staying "Blue" for some time and the GOP has their work cut out for them. Nearly 21% of those registered declined a party preference and they'll be the most courted voters in California.
After a campaign season that seemed like it would never end.... Election Day is almost here. Everyone will be watching the big race for the White House, but here are a few candidates and issues you may want to keep your eye on as Action News reports the returns on Election Night.