The hard right bloggers often use their forum to make political endorsements. It’s part of a strategy, as I’ve written before. Their blogs are cited as recommended reading at the Tea Party or local Republican Central Committee websites.
I guess they hope the open endorsements will be printed out and carried to the voting booth by newly enlightened voters. Or that they, in turn, will receive endorsements when they run for some local office.
I’ve openly endorsed only one candidate — Greg Diaz for county clerk recorder some years ago, because I though the race was being overtly politicized. And I openly donated $500 to his campaign. I’ve never made a campaign donation since (including the $99 one that doesn’t get reported).
Over the years, I’ve voted for Republicans and Democrats. Reader Tony Waters once came here and accurately nailed my voting record: one of a moderate.
Who do you endorse this election year? Politicians or initiatives (both local and national)? In our nation, Grass Valley, Nevada City? Candidates, sales-tax initiatives Measure N and L, etc., and why.
Here’s what Todd Juvinall at Sierra Dragon’s Breathe (sic) thinks in “My Recommendations of the Propositions on California’s November 6, 2012 Election.” He’s at least honest enough to state that the analysis comes from somebody else. Todd dumped $2,500 into Doug LaMalfa’s campaign, as I reported before. He got to go to a cool BBQ at Doug’s rice farm and get his picture taken with Doug and the Speaker of the House.
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