Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jenkins: Gaspar to run for Supervisor

Wow!

We didn't think Kristin Gaspar would seek higher office so soon, but Logan Jenkins says he has the goods: Escondido Mayor Sam Abed is too conservative for the district and is having trouble fundraising. Assemblyman Brian Maienschein isn't running. Nor is San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey. Which leaves Gaspar.

It makes sense once you think about it. A positive, moderate woman to go after the moderate and female vote against the hostile-work-environment tarnished Dave Roberts (or whoever replaces him on the Dem side). She doesn't have a lot of accomplishments to run on, but who needs accomplishments these days? Gaspar has to be the favorite in this race at this point if she gets enough support from the county GOP machine to edge Abed out of the primary.

What's this mean for Encinitas? A much lower chance of the Republicans re-taking the city council majority any time soon. They couldn't come up with a single new viable candidate in 2014; how are they going to find two winning newbies in 2016?

30 comments:

  1. Kristin Gaspar might make a good county supervisor.

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    1. 1:459 Might is right. She couldn't grasp the politics in Encinitas, but am more than anxious to have her gone.

      Let her do her hair flipping, tight skirts, fast walking heels, nose wiping and crossed eyes to the horny men who serve as supervisors. She'll fit right in. Watch out sugar daddy!

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    2. She doesn't have a lot to stake her claim with, and she's not exactly a public speaker of depth. I'm not a huge Dave Roberts fan, but he gets the nod with me over Barbie....

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  2. Be careful campaigning on El Cajon Blvd, Wonder Woman.

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    1. That's outside of the district, which is mostly north county with a little northern SD city.

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    2. El Cajon Blvd. isn't the only bad place. Many, many more, but Wonder Woman will bring her body guard. She'll need it.

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    3. Naw. NO ONE messes with Wonder Woman. Or any woman in a Star Trek uniform. The from the nicest to the worst of the worst, they just want a selfie with her.

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    5. I don't use the word asshole much. But when I do, its for 2:36.

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    7. Lopsided, lopsided, lopsided. Ha ha ha. People already read it and have seen the Star Trek costume. The proof is in the picture and can not be denied. Sorry EU, you can not delete the picture.

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  3. Peter Principle Gone Wild.

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  4. Better than Abed.

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  5. How many times will she thank county workers for doing a great job during the campaign???

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  6. Right now she is better than Kranz, Shaffer, and Blakespear.

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    1. Have to agree, and I didn't vote for her.

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    2. 7:08 Sorry you will miss her, but most of us won't.

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    3. 8:46 PM
      And you just loooove Kranz, Shaffer, and Blakespear.

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  7. I agree…. kranz wasted $13 million in DEBT on a $4 million dollar property and a stinking lifeguard tower that should not be located in the beach sand area anyway.

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  8. Leech will be back in the council race, maybe even for mayor if Gspar really does move on.

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  9. He will lose. just like Dalager

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  10. I wouldn't discount Lerchbacker so quickly. Although he has not been seen at city council meetings or other city meetings, with possible open seats he could squeak in if he runs, and Shaffer doesn't run, and Gaspar runs for county supervisor instead of city mayor. If Kranz runs for mayor, that could mean two vacant council seats.

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  11. Why don't 2 people who know so much run? How hard can it be? All you have to do is take shit from a lot of people; show up 3 Weds. evenings a month and stay for God knows how long; read stuff because staff doesn't; let Sabine give you bad advice; get the City sued; I could go on. Who wants the job? What's the payoff?

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    1. No education required.

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  12. Gaspar could run in the primary for County Supervisor. If she wins 50+ percent, there will be no general. If she comes first or second with no one getting 50%, she will run the in general. It's a pretty safe proposition for Gaspar to run in the primary. If she loses, she can still run for mayor.

    The Republican establishment knows all it takes is money to win seats in Encinitas. Leerch need not be involved to win a seat or the mayorship (Gaspar never was). He came very close last time with a very late campaign effort. They can find another 2-3 candidates to run as a slate.

    On the other side will be a moderate establishment and the crazies. They will fight among each other and the developers will win.

    This is the way it's been most of the time since incorporation.

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    1. Accurate assessment....glossy mailers and signs - that's all it takes to win local elections.
      Developers will continue to pave over Encinitas.

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    2. Translation: my candidates never win, and I cannot fathom a world where rational people disagree with me.

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    3. Rational?? Sounds more like conditioned.

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  13. My guess for her running is she needs more money so she can be treated in her accustomed manner. Must be hard paying all those physical therapist employees and her and her husband's salary. By the end of the day, it will not be worth any amount of money. Her lack of politics will be noticed quickly.

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    1. Competence doesn't appear to be a factor in politics anymore - all she needs is a sound bytes person.

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