Republicans Survive 2016

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

The great tsunami has come and gone, and of all things the California Republican Party has survived. Hillary Clinton will carry California with over 62 percent, Donald Trump will be lucky to get 32 percent when all the ballots are counted. These terrible numbers should have led to massive down ballot GOP defeats but they […]

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Missing The Story

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

No one looks like bigger fools the day after President-elect Trump’s triumph than American’s political reporters, and especially those working for the major California newspapers who completely misread this election.  Cocooned in their little world of liberal elitism they completely missed the real anger that was out in the country and that led to Tuesday’s […]

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Five Days Out: Can Republicans Survive? 

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Can California Republicans avoid the disaster that the Donald Trump candidacy and their own collapsing party registration suggest is in store for them next week?  The latest statewide polling suggests that maybe they just might, but it is a very uncertain maybe. Since California has very little ticket splitting, GOP candidates must depend on the […]

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The Unknowns of a Dismal Election

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

This week large numbers of mail in ballots will begin arriving at county election offices, and shortly we may be able to answer the perplexing unknowns of this dismal election, who is going to vote and will Democratic dreams of an enormous landslide be realized. Neither presidential candidate is running a real campaign right now; […]

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Trump Blows It: And The Consequence For California Republicans

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

The great Republican national nightmare is at hand: Donald Trump may indeed carry them all down to defeat. The fear that Republicans have expressed, very sotto voce of course, is that Trump would show himself in the first debate as woefully unprepared to be president – because he lacked the discipline to prepare for the […]

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Gov. Should Veto Bill That Adds Partisan Politics to Local Government

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Among California’s great strengths is that our local government offices are nonpartisan, unlike many states where partisan politics dominates at the local level. But once in a while aspects of our Progressive Era reforms come under attack; and that is the case with Senate Bill 958 currently on Gov. Brown’s desk. It is a bill […]

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California, Get Ready for President Trump 

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

Hillary Clinton’s diagnosis of pneumonia, followed by her near collapse at Sunday’s 9/11 remembrance, followed by her dismissal of Trump supporters as a basketful of deplorable racists, followed by a dismal performance at Matt Lauer’s NBC veterans’ forum last week all lead to one conclusion: Donald Trump’s probable election as president in November, and the crisis that […]

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The Democratic Legislature’s Contribution To California Poverty

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

In the final days of the legislative session the Democratic leadership will do everything it can to increase poverty within California. That is the consequence of its fixation of fighting global climate change and saving the state’s faltering cap and trade program. These actions only add to poverty in California, a reality everyone knows and […]

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The Lesson of Trump: Don’t Mix Religion and Politics

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

A truism of American politics is that if you play around with race or religion you will get burned. Donald Trump has played both the race and religion card, and if current polling is to be believed; opinion has hardened against him in the past two weeks and he is headed for a thumping defeat. […]

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Hysteria Over Trump Hits California Media

Tony Quinn
Editor, California Target Book

The possibility that Donald Trump might win the presidency has set off high decibels of hysteria among the political establishment, and no more so than in blue California. Despite an historic level of unpopularity in California, it is quite possible Trump could be elected. The media and political establishment are already musing about what it […]

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