CALIFORNIA

Kashkari Pulls Ahead of Donnelly in New Poll

Donnelly isn’t the only Tea Party candidate that has Republicans worried out west - former GOP Rep. Tom Tancredo is a top-tier candidate in Colorado’s June 24 gubernatorial primary.

Karyn Bruggeman
Add to Briefcase
See more stories about...
Karyn Bruggeman
June 2, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

A new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has Gov. Jerry Brown (D) lead­ing his two ma­jor rivals by a wide mar­gin ahead of Tues­day’s primary, and shows former Treas­ury De­part­ment of­fi­cial Neel Kashkari (R) pulling ahead of Tea Party As­sembly­man Tim Don­nelly (D) for the first time. Brown leads Kashkari 50-18%, fol­lowed by Don­nelly at 13%. “The ap­par­ent move­ment sug­ges­ted that Kashkari’s re­cent blitz of tele­vi­sion ads and glossy mail­ers was pay­ing di­vidends.” (Los Angeles Times)

The Wall Street Journ­al and the San Jose Mer­cury News both offered pre­views of to­mor­row’s primary con­test.

RE­BUILD­ING THE GOP. Who­ever wins the No. 2 spot to take on Brown will face tough odds in Novem­ber, and Kas­kari is adam­ant his goals ex­tend bey­ond just win­ning. At a cam­paign stop in Sil­ic­on Val­ley over the week­end he said: “I’ve got two goals: I’m run­ning for gov­ernor to beat Jerry Brown, to help fix the state. Num­ber two is to help re­build the Re­pub­lic­an Party in Cali­for­nia and around the state.” He “said his em­phas­is on di­versity was driv­en by a de­sire to rebrand the Re­pub­lic­an Party, fol­low­ing the set­backs of the 2012 pres­id­en­tial elec­tion.” (Los Angeles Times)

WIN­NING THE WEST. Don­nelly isn’t the only GOP gubernat­ori­al can­did­ate out west that has his fel­low Re­pub­lic­ans wor­ried. Former Col­or­ado Rep. Tom Tan­credo (R) ap­pears equally cap­able of cap­tur­ing his party nom­in­a­tion on June 24 to take on Gov. John Hick­en­loop­er (D) in Novem­ber. “The fate of these bona fide tea-party can­did­ates is about more than keep­ing score of es­tab­lish­ment wins and losses. Demo­crats are hop­ing, and some Re­pub­lic­ans are con­cerned, that hav­ing Don­nelly and Tan­credo atop their tick­ets would be a ma­jor drag on the en­tire Cali­for­nia and Col­or­ado GOP slates in Novem­ber — or worse, could cause ser­i­ous dam­age to the party’s long-term pro­spects.” (Na­tion­al Journ­al)

What We're Following See More »
WWE WRESTLING OWNER
Trump to Nominate Linda McMahon to Head SBA
9 hours ago
THE LATEST
$6.3 BILLION FOR RESEARCH AND OPIOIDS
Senate Sends Medical Cures Bill to Obama’s Desk
14 hours ago
THE LATEST
HAD CONSIDERED RUNNING FOR GUV IN 2018
Oklahoma AG Pruitt to Get the Nod for EPA Chief
15 hours ago
THE DETAILS
TO BE ANNOUNCED IN COMING DAYS
Trump To Nominate Gen. John Kelly For Homeland Security
18 hours ago
THE LATEST

Donald Trump has chosen Gen. James Kelly to be his secretary of homeland security, making Kelly the third general tapped by Trump to serve in his administration. The official announcement is likely to come in the next couple of days. Kelly, who did not endorse Trump during the campaign, "was the commander of U.S. Southern Command until earlier this year."

Source:
EFFORT LIKELY TO DIE IN COMMITTEE
Jordan Can’t Force a Floor Vote on Impeaching Koskinen
1 days ago
THE LATEST
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan attempted to force a floor vote on impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, but "the House voted overwhelmingly to refer it to the Judiciary Committee. ... The committee will not be required to take up the resolution." Earlier, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi "made a motion to table the resolution, which the House voted against by a 180-235 margin, mostly along party lines."
Source:
×
×

Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.

Login