Scott Wilk Organizes Support for Andy Vidak in California State Senate Race
From my email inbox earlier today from California Assemblyman Scott Wilk:
On July 23rd there will be a special run-off election for the 16th Senate District.
I’m asking that you join me to journey to southern San Joaquin Valley to walk precincts for GOP candidate Andy Vidak on Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th. I’m looking for 15 more souls willing to give up a weekend to help end the Democrats’ super majority in the state Senate.
In the primary, cherry farmer Andy Vidak missed avoiding a run-off by a mere 85 votes and he is up beyond the margin of error in every poll that has been conducted since. However, this is a special election so voter turn-out with be the key.
All expenses will be paid including: travel; lodging; meals and a Saturday night volunteer party.
We’ll be departing 7:30 a.m. sharp from the Wells Fargo parking lot at The Old Road and Valencia Boulevard (right off of the I-5). I anticipate us returning around 5 p.m. on Sunday.
If you can, please let me know ASAP by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also it’s important that we get a full commitment so please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.
Winning this election will stop some of the bad legislation going through the Legislature, and secondly, it will help set the stage for a GOP come back in 2014.
This is really an important opportunity and I implore you to make the effort to join us!
Wilk for Assembly 2014
28060 Caraway Lane
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
O (661) 263-8943
Here is some information on the race.
Even though a Vidak and GOP win in this race will not affect the 2/3’rds Super Majority that California Democrats enjoy in the California State Senate, it would narrow their margin to only one vote.
This is a winnable seat and if you have any time or some money to send Vidak’s way, it would be an effort well spent.
Is the Handwriting on the Wall for Rep. Buck McKeon?
Rep. Buck McKeon and his wife, Patricia McKeon, a candidate for California Assembly with House Speaker Boehner
When your top Congressional staff leave the state for another staff position, it is a definite tell. Buck McKeon who in November won easy re-election in his Santa Clarita and very GOP registered district is 74 years old.
Bob Haueter, former district director to U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, has been hired to fill the same position for Blake Farenthold, a second-term GOP congressman in Texas.
Haueter started work Monday in Corpus Christi.
“(Farenthold) is a nice guy, a great guy, and he offered me an opportunity to do what I know,” Hauter said from his district office on Shoreline Drive, looking out over the Gulf of Mexico. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to serve both him and the constituents of (Texas’) 27th congressional district.”
The move comes just days after Haueter’s former boss, McKeon, announced he had hired Farenthold’s chief of staff, Alan Tennille, as his chief of staff in Washington.
The rumor in Ventura County politics is that former California State Senator Tony Strickland who recently lost to Democrat Julia Brownley for a Ventura County based Congressional seat will move into McKeon’s district.
But, former California Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and recently elected Assemblyman Scott Wilk are both said to be looking at the race.
Remember it is top two in California – so, when McKeon retires it will be a two Republican primary and general election.
Who will be the first to throw their hat in the ring?