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Assembly District Race shows Catharine Baker in lead

Original post made by Anonymous, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Feb 4, 2014

I was excited to learn over the weekend that Catharine Baker, the only woman and only Republican is leading her three male Democrat opponents in polling on the race for Assembly District 16. Polling ordered by the Tim Sbranti campaign revealed Catharine Baker in first place with 26%, Sbranti in second position with 23%, Steve Glazer in third with 13% and Newell Arnerich a distant fourth with 5%. Undecided was at 29%

Pleasanton small business attorney Catharine Baker is getting support from across the district. In other weekend news, fundraising reports show that she outraised her opponents during the last six months though they have been in the race longer. Catharine Baker is the only parent of school-aged children in the race and is actively involved in schools making effective public education one of the main platforms in her campaign. Clearly voters would like to see more balance in Sacramento and are skeptical of one party rule in the legislature.


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Posted by Nancy
a resident of Castlewood
on May 29, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Glazer campaign has been calling telling people he is a Republican and wants support blah blah blah..
I challenged the caller and he said that he wanted Republican support and I misunderstood him. I know of three others who got the same call and opening pitch Glazer is a Republican.
I know I have swayed a dozen votes away from Glazer after this stunt..

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Posted by Anti-Public union strikers
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Every taxpayer must focus on the strongest winner/candidate to be able to defeat Union owned Sbranti in November. His ads disgust me...about the 'people'...oh,please... it's about union people sucking taxpayers dry.
Union money/lies will hand him one of these top two slots on Tue. We can't hand him the Nov. final election, to work against taxpayers with the crazies in sacramento.
Ca Dem party is pretty-much made up of unions and union-owned candidates & politicians. But Jerry says he wants to fix the problem and wants Glazer. to do it. It's a tough choice between Glazer and Catharine Baker, but it would be a great, clean race if it was those two in Nov. Sad we are again infested with union mobs controlling this election, instead of 'the people'. How are we ever going to break free of their abuses, until people are smart enough, with spine enough to NOT vote for the union-owned candidates...just once !! Make this be that once.

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Posted by Dagny Taggart
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 30, 2014 at 3:20 pm

I, also, received a call from the Glazer campaign. The caller stated outright that Glazer was a "conservative Republican" who wanted to lower taxes and get a hold on spending. I wasn't thinking fast enough to challenge the guy and now wish I had taken the time to have a little fun with him. I told him I was definitely voting for Glazer just to get him off the phone. I have since alerted people at the Central Committee and state party levels and hope that someone calls this guy on his "misleading" tactics.

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Posted by Woody
a resident of Pleasanton Village
on May 30, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I got the same call Dagny received. Glazer representative claiming he is a Republican. This character was a dull blade and that is being kind. I thought is was a friend who does a pretty good Eddie Murphy impersonation. He hung up when I called BS on him.