Top Political Consultants Analyze Election Results:November 6


Top Political Consultants Analyze Election Results

A panel of top San Diego-area political consultants will provide post-election commentary and answer questions from the audience at the November 6 meeting of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club.

Political consultants are highly skilled behind-the-scenes strategists who shape the campaigns of candidates for elected office as well as campaigns for or against ballot measures. Consultants are insiders, consummate political pros who know secrets about whom we elect and how we elect them.

 Our distinguished panel:

   • Tom Shepard ran three successful campaigns for San Diego mayor, most recently Bob Filner.  Other clients include Ron Roberts and Bill Horn.

Tom Shepard






 [Tom Shepard]

 • Jennifer Tierney’s clients include Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, San Diego Council President Todd Gloria, and Carol Kim, candidate for San Diego City Council.

Jennifer Tierney







[Jennifer Tierney]

• Vince Hall was chief of staff for Mayor Bob Filner and communications director for Governor Gray Davis.  Vince worked on the re-election campaign of Congressman Scott Peters.

Vince Hall






[Vince Hall]

WHAT:      Election analysis from three political consultants

WHEN:     Thursday November 6 at 6:30 pm

WHERE:   Lomas Santa Fe Country Club  1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. Solana Beach

RSVP, renew your membership, or pay online here for the November 6th monthly meeting.

VOLUNTEER! Make a difference in our 2014 Election!

The Congressional campaigns for Scott Peters and Dave Peiser are "marching forward"!  Don't be left behind and later wish that you had stepped up to volunteer!  Campaign staffers will gladly train you to make phone calls or visit with voters in "neighborhood of greatest need".

Scott Peters campaign: Please contact Max Gross     (410) 991-8508

District includes Carmel Valley and extends East and South of CV.

Many residents from outside of the district are devoting time to his campaign.


Dave Peiser campaign:  Please contact Lauren Bier     (760) 452-0876

District includes Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside.

College Dems Join us September 25th with Congressman Scott Peters.

FREE: Join Rancho Santa Fe Dem Club for a Special Night with Congressman Scott Peters.

Snacks included:)) RSVP Here.

Photo: College Dems you are invited to hear Congressman Scott Peters.

The November Election: Key High-Stake Races

The November Election:


The Board of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club has identified three key competitive, high-stakes San Diego-area races where our support can make a difference between now and November 4.


•  U.S. CONGRESS, 52nd District

Scott Peters (D) vs. Carl DeMaio (R)

At stake: One of the most hotly contested House seats in the country



Carol Kim (D) vs. Chris Cate (R)

At stake: Veto-proof Dem majority to block Republican Mayor Faulconer










Olga Diaz (D) vs. Sam Abed (R)

At stake: The future of North County politics, Bill Horn, Darrell Issa


Our regular September and October Club meetings will double as fund-raising events for these special candidates.  As usual, RSFD Club members will pay $15 and guests $25.  After hearing our candidates, we hope many of you will make additional contributions to support their campaigns.

Voter Fraud Fantasy

 Voter Fraud is a Fantasy: 


"A study published by The Washington Post found only 31 different incidents of voter fraud since 2000 that an ID law could fix. During that same time, more than a billion ballots have been cast in general and primary elections alone.


The study by Justin Levitt, an expert in constitutional law, found those 31 incidents also represent claims, and some have not even been investigated or prosecuted (and could therefore be debunked). Those 31 potential incidents stack up against the 3,000 votes in the four states with strict ID laws that have been rejected for lack of ID." Attribute to Daily Beast 


See Full Article Here. 

(Courtesy of Lyn Muto) 




"URGENT CALL TO ACTION:  The November midterm elections are quickly approaching and the California Democratic Party needs your help to prevent Tea Party extremism!  Congressman Scott Peters (D-52) is embattled in one of the top five toss-up national races against Tea Party Extremist Carl DeMaio.

Council to Review Minimum Wage Proposal on Monday

Council to Review Minimum Wage Proposal on Monday

Last week a committee of the San Diego City Council approved a plan backed by Council President Todd Gloria that would provide five earned sick days and increase the city's minimum wage.

This proposal would help hard-working San Diegans make ends meet, since no one working full-time should have to live in poverty. On Monday, the full City Council will consider it for the first time. 

Please call the councilmembers to voice your support for this important effort to improve economic conditions and the quality of life throughout our region, or attend the City Council meeting on Monday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall (202 "C" St., 12th Floor, San Diego 92101).

ACTION/ALERT: Thanking American Veterans with Proper Heath Care


We take inspiration this week from those who say that rather than merely thanking American veterans we call Congress this week to express our extreme displeasure at:

  1. The lack of proper health care veterans are receiving from the VA;
  2. The fact that this country deports veterans.

Draft Bylaw Change Proposal to be voted on January 23rd, 2014




The name of this organization shall be the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club.



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