Campaign 2012: Nielsen endorsed by Shasta County GOP
Keeping his own backyard in check, Assemblyman Jim Nielsen has received the endorsement of the Shasta County Republican Party in his quest to win the 4th State Senate District.
Nielsen, R-Gerber, received the endorsement from the party last week, citing his support for the region on such issues as water rights, rural fire fees and new taxes.
A rancher, Nielsen is not running for another Assembly term to instead run for the last two years of the Senate term originally won by his political ally, Doug LaMalfa, who's running for Congress.
Placer party endorses Logue
The Placer County Republican Party is endorsing Assemblyman Dan Logue's campaign in the special election for the 4th State Senate District.
Placer GOP Chairman Jeff Atteberry said in a press release from Logue's campaign the county party was supportive because of Logue's record as a member of the Assembly Republican leadership.
"Dan has fought back against the big spending liberals in Sacramento," Atteberry said in the press release. "As Chief Republican Whip, he worked to prevent the passage of over $60 billion in new taxes last year."
A former Yuba County supervisor, Logue, R-Loma Rica, is one of six candidates, including two Republicans, in the 4th District special election.
Vann gets boost from Giuliani
Colusa County Supervisor Kim Vann received a big-name boost last week when she secured the endorsement of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for her bid to win a House of Representatives seat.
After meeting with Vann in Sacramento, Giuliani said Vann represents new, young blood the country needs to serve in Washington, DC, according to Vann's campaign. Vann said receiving the endorsement and visit were a privilege for her and her campaign staff.
Vann, an aide to former Rep. Doug Ose, is running against 3rd Congressional District Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, in the Nov. 6 election.
Live Oak candidates night Thursday
The Live Oak Chamber of Commerce will host a "meet the candidates" night on Thursday for candidates running for City Council and the school board in the Sutter County city.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., residents can meet with candidates and ask about their views on various issues. Candidates for the Live Oak City Council and the Live Oak Unified School District board are scheduled to attend.
The event is at the Live Oak Community Center, 10200 O St., Live Oak.