Anti-tax group backs Logue, Nielsen for Senate
In what the group acknowledges is a rarity, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association's political action committee has endorsed two candidates in the Nov. 6 special election for the 4th State Senate District.
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, and Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Loma Rica, have received the anti-tax group's endorsement, said Kris Vosburgh, the PAC's campaign coordinator.
"It's rare, but both these guys have been absolute champions for taxpayers," Vosburgh said. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which was formed after 1978's Proposition 13, is considered one of the most influential groups on taxpayer issues in the state.
There are six candidates running in the special election, which coincides with the general election ballot. Nielsen and Logue are the only two Republicans in the race.
Firefighters endorse Gill
The Yuba City Firefighters Association, Local 3793, has endorsed Kash Gill's bid to return to the Yuba City City Council.
In a press release from Gill's campaign, association president David Jans said firefighters feel Gill has both the best understanding of public safety's role and the best perspective on economic issues to serve the city.
Gill said in the same press release he appreciated the endorsement and lists public safety as his top priority.
Chairman backs Logue
Tom Del Beccaro, chairman of the California Republican Party, is backing Assemblyman Dan Logue's bid for the 4th state Senate District.
Logue, who is running against fellow Republican Assemblyman Jim Nielsen and four others in the Nov. 6 election for the Senate seat, got Del Beccaro's endorsement because of consistent, conservative values, according to a press release from Logue's campaign.
"He's led the fight to change our hostile regulatory environment and promote a pro-jobs agenda," Del Beccaro said in the press release. A GOP spokeswoman said the endorsement was on a personal level, and did not signify an official state party endorsement of Logue.
Logue, R-Loma Rica, is running with Nielsen, R-Gerber, and others for the last two years of the term won in 2010 by Doug LaMalfa, who has since resigned the state Senate seat to concentrate on his run for Congress.