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The San Diego Democracy for America Meetup Group Message Board › Nominee for CA Sec. of State, Bruce McPherson

Nominee for CA Sec. of State, Bruce McPherson

A former member
Post #: 1
Dear Friends-
Last week Bruce McPherson, Gov. Schwarzenegger's nominee for Secretary of State, was given a free ride thrugh the Senate Rules Committee and the State Senate. Now he is up before the CA Assembly. Recently, information has been gleaned about the entire team that Mr. McPherson intends to field, should he become CA Secretary of State. Thisso-called moderate is showing his true colors

Please call/email your assembly rep (http://www.assembly.c...­) today & urge a NO vote on McPherson for Secretary of State. Check out McPherson's transition team ... shades of Florida, 2000, & Ohio, 2004. Mr. Moderate Republican has taken a sharp turn to the right, recruiting GOP quarterbacks to call the plays on election day. Read on ...

Do we really want the guy who is raising $70,000,000 for Arnold's special election to be running our elections with McPherson? Do we want another guy whose firm represents Diebold to be overseeing electronic voting machines? Contact your assembly rep immediately.

Also, tell Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (213-620-4646 or 916-319-2046) ( that you expect the Dems to fight, not surrender California to slick GOP operatives bent on hijacking the Sec. of State's office. Why is Nunez, a fellow Democrat, reportedly supporting the line-up below?

* Steven Merksamer, former chief of staff to ex-Gov. George Deukmejian and a powerful Sacramento attorney whose firm represents Citizens to Save California, which is raising money to place Schwarzenegger initiatives on the ballot.*

Beth Miller Malek, who once served as chief assistant secretary of state and is an owner of Wilson-Miller Communications. Her partner, Marty Wilson, has been active in raising funds for Schwarzenegger.*

Adan Ortega Jr., a former chief deputy secretary of state who is described in a transition team press release as an employee of GCG Rose & Kindel. The firm's clients include Diebold Election Systems, which agreed to pay $2.6 million last year to settle a lawsuit claiming it sold the state faulty touch-screen voting machines.

In the words of one Sacramento politician, "They varnished the transition team with some quality people, but they also have some very partisan political activists that are connected to the governor's initiatives."

Don't let us lose our Sec. of State's office to slick GOP operatives raising millions for Arnold. Speak out, then. Our assembly members are expected to vote on March 29th. Don't let them give away California.

Thank you,
John P. Falchi
A former member
Post #: 79
Thanks for the heads up
Unfortuneately ,my assembly person is Shirley Whoreton, a definitive Ahnold supporter. But I will call/write Nunez and my Senator Kehoe.
What people on this site might also need to be aware of is the effort by CommonCause to provide an alternative to Ahnold's redistricting 'plans'.
I urge everyone to get behind the CommonCause efforts regarding redistricting.devilish
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