Giuliani Notes: California Dreamin’ Part 2
Cross-Posted from the FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog
New West Notes: Not A Dream
THE EARLY CALIFORNIA PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY came another big step closer to reality yesterday when the state Senate Rules Committee, as expected, voted 4-0 to fast track the bill by Senator Ron Calderon. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez expressed great confidence about the bill’s prospects in a conversation at the beginning of the week.
The move by the Rules Committee removes the requirement that a bill be in print for 30 days before being heard in committee. Senate leader Don Perata is for the bill, of course, as are Republican leaders in both houses.
The date in question is the first Tuesday in February 2008, February 5th. The first four contests in the Democratic presidential race are Iowa on January 14th, Nevada on January 19th, New Hampshire on January 22nd, and South Carolina on January 29th. The opening contests on the Republican side are New Hampshire and South Carolina, though there is discussion about moving Nevada up.
So California is poised to be the fifth contest for the Democrats and third for the Republicans.
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An anonymous source has told Flap that Mayor Giuliani will FORMALLY ANNOUNCE his candidacy for the Presidency at the February 10 event.
Former New York City mayor and likely Republican presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani will come to Fresno on Feb. 12 for an evening fundraiser. Giuliani’s visit comes two days after he is scheduled to deliver a lunchtime speech to the state Republican convention in Sacramento.
Heading the Fresno event — at a site still to be determined — is former state Sen. Chuck Poochigian, R-Fresno, and his wife, Debbie, a longtime party activist who played a key local role in both the 2000 and 2004 Bush presidential campaigns.
California may be a Democratic Party-leaning “blue state,” but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have plenty of deep-pocketed Republican Party donors.
The presidential race has a battle front stretching across the nation, and these wealthy Republicans know their money could help lift their chosen candidate to a primary election victory in Iowa or New Hampshire — and, possibly, on to the White House.
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