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SACRAMENTO, CA – The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs
Association (APAPA) congratulated and welcomed the following new API members to office on November 9, 2012.

Rob Bonta – CA State Assembly, District 18
Phil Ting – CA State Assembly, District 19
Ed Chau – CA State Assembly, District 49
Al Muratsuchi – CA State Assembly, District 66

APAPA also congratulated the following API members on their re-election:

Mariko Yamada – CA State Assembly, District 4
Richard Pan – CA State Assembly, District 9
Paul Fong – CA State Assembly, District 28
Das Williams – CA State Assembly, District 37

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JobsPAC derails Parede’s Assembly bid

JobsPAC mailer

California — As voters received their absentee ballots for the 2012 primary election, the California’s 13th Assembly District voters also received a negative campaign mailer by JobsPAC —a mailer that made Xochilt Raya Paredes reconsider her candidacy. Continue reading

Jose Hernandez Endorses Eggman for Assembly

Stockton, CA – Jose Hernandez, candidate for CD 10, has announced his endorsement of Stockton City Councilmember Susan Talamantes Eggman in her bid for Assembly. 

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Thomas Benigno of Tracy, CA

I imagine that most of the voters have been watching the results of the debates & the forums that the republican candidates have been having. It seems as though it’s a cat fight for the candidate of choice. Just recently Herman Cain has taken an early lead in all the polls, but I have not heard anyone talking about why it is that he is in the lead. I can see that a few of the candidates as Rick Perry and Michelle Bachman have shot themselves in the foot. The others are just not being featured as the person the republicans want. Even Mitt Romney is not a strong contender for the prize. Herman Cain seems to be the one everyone wants. Is it that he is black and might take some votes away from Obama to even the race? Many have said that Herman Cain will not get the Latino vote, so if Obama loses part of the black vote and some of the Latino vote, we could have a close race. The TEA Party has pretty much endorsed Cain but that could change. Ron Paul has always been a steady contender but is not recognized by the Republican Party, as is Newt Gingrich. So what we are seeing is a fight that won’t make much difference in the primary, but will impact the race against Obama if the right republican is chosen.

The real story will be who the voters vote for to represent the Republican Party, especially with the TEA Party splitting the party in 3rd’s. Many hope that the independent voters will take over and the challenger will be a strong candidate against Obama. One thing for sure, the republicans won’t be spending a lot of money on any candidate to beat Obama, knowing very well that Obama has raised millions to win the seat. Let’s hope whoever wins will work harder to get this country back on track.

Thomas A. Benigno

Former Congressional Candidate

Tracy, CA

Opinion: Civility in SJ Politics

Thomas A Benigno
Former elected member of the Republican Central Committee

Last week I learned about a meeting at the University of Pacific, hosted by a political professor or consultant from the College. The topic was to be on the Civility of Politics —meaning being polite & courteous— by the standards of the College. Continue reading

Dement, from real estate to real politician

Tracy, CA / Bilingual Weekly

Juana Dement is the sole Latino out of nine candidates for the Tracy City Council two available seats. This single fact moved us to ask her for an interview. This is what she said… Continue reading

Many candidates, just a few latinos

Illustration by Sarah Lippincott

The November 2, 2010 General Election includes 163 candidates in 48 political contests within San Joaquin County.

Although the latest Census figures reveal almost 38 percent of the Continue reading

Opinion:Mad As Hell Doctors on the Road Again

Suzy Arnett / Single Payer of San Joaquin

This fall the Mad as Hell Doctors (MADH) will follow-up on their  landmark 2009 National Tour across the United States with a similar tour through California. MADH is a group of activist physicians and nurses, patient advocates and other health care providers who are fighting for a Single Payer National Health Insurance Program for all Americans. Continue reading

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