Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008.The $1,020,816 was given by 1,160 employees of the three major broadcast television networks, with an average contribution of $880. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom might be losing steam in the race for lieutenant governor. The most recent poll shows that Newsom, the Democratic candidate, and his opponent Republican Abel Maldonado are tied, according to a SurveyUSA poll released Thursday. Read More
The Gavin for Lieutenant Governor campaign has kept a low profile even before the primary election, only sending out the occasional press release and holding few fundraising events. But now it appears the campaign is feeling the need to up the ante, even if polls show Newsom ahead of his Republican opponent, Abel Maldonado. Newsom finally opened a campaign headquarters, located on 1355 Market St., just a skip from City Hall. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom today accused Attorney General Jerry Brown of spreading lies that the mayor plans to pull out of the governor’s race and instead run for lieutenant governor – on Brown’s ticket.
“You [reporters] have to put to rest the absurdity,” Newsom said at an unrelated event this afternoon. “It’s Jerry Brown who is putting those rumors out, and you guys shouldn’t be taking the bait on that.”
America is at war overseas and in an economic crisis here at home. Many of her citizens believe the country is on the wrong track. It is for times such as these that men like John McCain are made, to put country first so that it can be put right in its time of need. For this reason, The Examiner endorses McCain for president and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, for vice president. Read More
Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to attend a fundraising event at a Woodside couple's home Sept. 25, according to the California Republican Party Web site.
Tickets for the luncheon, held at the home of Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Siebel and his wife Stacey, range from $1,000 for lunch alone to $2,500 for lunch and a John McCain 2008 lapel pin. Read More
Sarah Palin’s speech Wednesday night was an opening salvo in what will be an autumn-long argument for a new brand of conservatism, consisting more of right-leaning instincts than an articulated political philosophy.
The conservatism of John McCain and Palin is an odd hybrid: part traditionalist and part anti-establishmentarian. Think of it as populism married to fiscal austerity. And it’s expressed with a reformist feistiness that is not ideological at all. Read More