The March Primary: Some Good News for Republicans

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Three weeks after California’s early primary, and what seems almost light years ago, California’s left for dead Republican Party is showing surprising signs of life.  Given the hot Democratic presidential primary that was hardly expected, but in fact Republicans emerged from the primary with more than they started with. For the first time in six […]

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Super Tuesday Flop; California’s Primary was Too Early

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

A lot of Californians have reason to want to tar and feather California politicians after Tuesday’s vote.  They are the 1.2 million Democratic voters who cast a ballot for one of the 11 Democratic candidates who have dropped out, or like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are no longer viable.  They wasted their votes because the primary […]

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California Will Miss The Boat On Stopping Sanders

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

The California primary is too early, and Democrats are going to rue the day that California could not bat clean-up when the Democratic race becomes Sen. Bernie Sanders verses one non-socialist candidate, not half a dozen. With less than week before the California Primary, Democrats simply do not have time to vet the disaster of […]

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The California Primary—Missed Again?

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Once again it looks like California has moved up its primary to Super Tuesday at exactly the wrong time.  We did this in 2008, and ended up being an afterthought. It could be even worse for California Democrats in 2020, because it looks like a long slog to the Democratic nomination in July, and California […]

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Can Bloomberg Win California?

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Rides now into California billionaire Michael Bloomberg with his saddlebags overflowing with dollars as he tries to buy the California primary.  Many other billionaires have failed at buying elections; the more money Meg Whitman spent trying to buy the governorship in 2010, the worst she did.  But this time it could be different. For one […]

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The California Gender Gap Goes National

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

Thirty seven years ago, in 1983, I coauthored one of the first studies of the Republican Party’s problem with women voters, what was then called the “gender gap.”  This first showed up in the 1980 election, and was very apparent in the 1982 election.   In that year, working women under the age of 45 voted […]

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Adam Schiff And Impeachment

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

It was telling that in the midst of his Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings, Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank rushed back to California to address the Democratic State Convention, and to bask in their cheers.  Schiff is now a national figure and there is no doubt his ultimate goal is to run statewide in California, probably […]

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How The 2019 Elections Help Pelosi And Schiff With Impeachment

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

An obscure race for governor of Kentucky has Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff breathing a lot easier.  In a mild upset, Democrat Andy Beshear defeated incumbent Republican governor Matt Bevin on Tuesday. Bevin’s whole campaign was about supporting President Trump and opposing impeachment, but he lost, albeit very narrowly. This […]

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A Few Good Questions for the Next Democratic Debate

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

The Democratic National Committee has announced that UCLA will host the sixth Democratic debate in California in December.  Given California’s outsized role in the Democratic Party, the candidates should be asked questions unique to our state. A good question to start with would be: Why is California, the most liberal and most Democratic of the […]

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The Unimportance of Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris

Tony Quinn
Political Analyst

It is hard to find a time when California’s two United States Senators have had less influence in Washington than now.   Despite being the largest state, and having one of the nation’s most senior senators in Dianne Feinstein and a presidential candidate in Kamala Harris, their influence in the nation’s capital seems to be exactly […]

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