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Old 03-04-2010, 1:30 PM
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Default Who's up for AG after Jerry?

In light of Jerry Brown's announcement for the gov race and likelihood of winning, the Attorney General's seat will be open. Who's up for filling that role and what do we know about them?

I've read a lot of references to Kamala Harris, to say these mentions were friendly would be similar to calling Pelosi a conservative.
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I'm hoping Todd Spitzer runs for it.
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The Republican field has not settled... looks like
- Eastman from Chapman University (good on RKBA, no money)
- Tom Harman
- Steve Cooley from LA DA?

Dems:
- Kamala Harris (we've heard ups & downs about her being out)
- Chris Kelley (former Sr. Exec at Facebook - Hoffman knows him)
- Ted Lieu?
- Albert Torrico (he may just be making noises)


Kamala Harris is both horrifying and useful. Another thread has DOJ folks reporting that BulletButtons will be challenged after Jerry Brown leaves, which is an expressed desire of Alison. I would expect the limited staff at DOJ Firearms to try to go wild in event of Kamalacide, but that just get us more cases faster.

[I'd not worry too much about the political wisdom/political bets of DOJ Firearms staffers; they walked up to, and swallowed, the AB2728 bait because they thought Chuck Poochigian could win.]

Also remember there's a fair chance that if Kamala Harris wins the Dem primary she might lose general, even though she's a Democrat. No police org will support her and everyone will oppose her - given her atrocious behaviors surrounding the Officer Issac Espinoza death and the support for sanctuary of Ed Ramos before his multiple murders of the Anthony Bolonga family.

Yes, we lose a friend in the AG's office but likely have favorable vetos for bad gun laws using budget as cover.
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I recall hearing about Rocky Delgadillo... ex LA City attorney. Yup its true!
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I forgot that Pedro Nava (D, Assembly) who authored AB 821 and now is proposing AB 2223, is running for AG.

He got Sierra Club's endorsement when he announced AB 2223 up at the Capitol.

AB 2223 is the lead shot ban in State Wildlife Areas proposal and essentially extends prior AB821 lead bullet ban in condor zones.
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Another thread has DOJ folks reporting that BulletButtons will be challenged after Jerry Brown leaves, which is an expressed desire of Alison.
Can't find that thread, even using the Google search engine...
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Delgadillo would be a disaster!

Cooley is at least reasonable and has the support of most of LE along with substantial republican support...
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I'm hoping Todd Spitzer runs for it.
+1 for Spitzer!
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Cooley is at least reasonable and has the support of most of LE along with substantial republican support...
That doesn't mean much in terms of gunrights.

Many Dems move against us and then wait til the Repubs sell us down the river.
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Another thread has DOJ folks reporting that BulletButtons will be challenged after Jerry Brown leaves, which is an expressed desire of Alison.
Just curious what this would mean for existing builds. Would they become registrable AW's?

That would be kind of bad for them, no?
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Just curious what this would mean for existing builds. Would they become registrable AW's?

That would be kind of bad for them, no?
Ultimately.
It would mean a fight.
They might try to redefine detachable magazine again or play Category 4 games.

But they'll have 300,000K guns to deal with

Besides the AW law will be under challenge then anyway
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Besides the AW law will be under challenge then anyway
I just wanted to read that line again, I thought it deserved special attention. Thank you CGF
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From an article in the Fresno Bee about Dean Florez dropping out of the Lt. Gov. race:
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Florez says he will now focus his energies on campaigning for Newsom, gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, who is running for attorney general in a crowded Democratic field.
Here's the Bee article.
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Although Eastman is light on money he has the critical legal mind and the track record to back it up. Plus - he's my old Dean!

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Decide for yourself, his site and some RKBA work by him
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Although Eastman is light on money he has the critical legal mind and the track record to back it up. Plus - he's my old Dean!



Decide for yourself, his site and some RKBA work by him

Eastman also has some very good endorsements <http://www.eastmanforag.com/endorsements> that should
help his money situation. That will be important given the liberal track record of over-spending to blow a conservative out of the running.
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Kamala Harris is an absolute loon, with an office that (largely) couldn't convict a wino of drunk in public. She is actively stonewalling requests for records of her office's conduct under her stewardship and is running just about as hard as anyone can away from her record. Or, as in this report, she just makes one up.

She is being endorsed by CLEOs who have to for political reasons... such as new SFPD top man George Gascon, and by has beens who were utter failures themselves.... like former LA DA Gil Garcetti, and by other progressives of varying mediocrity. Former schools chief Delaine Eastin comes to mind in that respect.

Rank and file LE organizations.... I would be very surprised to see a single one endorse her. Not even PORAC which is tied at the hip politically with the Democrats.

I almost hope she does get elected as the BOF shenanigans a Harris administration would attempt in a post McDonald landscape have me smiling wryly.
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We also have Nava who may be running.

And he's part of the anti-lead pro-Condor idiocy.
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We also have Nava who may be running.

And he's part of the anti-lead pro-Condor idiocy.



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Kamala Harris is an absolute loon, with an office that (largely) couldn't convict a wino of drunk in public. She is actively stonewalling requests for records of her office's conduct under her stewardship and is running just about as hard as anyone can away from her record. Or, as in this report, she just makes one up.
Ugh, well, thanks for posting that and the rest of the info, I feel like throwing up again. Maybe you're right, it would be interesting to see a Harris run BOF post McDonald(assuming McDonald goes as well as we'd all like it to!).
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In my personal opinion the problem is that if old Baldy Jerry wins he will not allow anything he has done as AG in stifling individual rights be undone. Meg Witless could care less as long as she can milk more money out of this state for herself and her friends and you or I having the right of self defense would be the last thing on her mind. I would like to see a good candidate from anywhere but it is not going to happen. The party leaders will make sure whoever is chosen to run will kneel down to whoever is the winner of the governor's seat.
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Someone needs to call El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson.
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I just heard John Eastman talk at the Oceanside Tea Party. He is a great speaker. He said all of the right things, and made me believe that he believes them. I have some more reading to do, but at this point, he will likely get my vote.
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Eastman isnt "creative" enough for many. That sells him for me.
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