Republican Party Figure in California Attacks Republican Candidate, Backs Independent

In the Top Two Primary system in California, there is no party primary, only a Louisiana-style “jungle primary” in which all candidates compete for votes and the top two vote getters move on to the general election, regardless of political affiliation. Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman from California is facing a re-election fight, not against a Republican Party candidate, but against an Independent.

What’s unique about this election is that there is a Republican candidate in the race, but he is not being supported by the Republican Party of California. In fact, he’s being actively attacked by the Republican Party of California, which is endorsing the Independent candidate in the race, Bill Bloomfield Jr., who is the CEO of Baron Real Estate and who is largely believed to be capable of self-funding.

18 thoughts on “Republican Party Figure in California Attacks Republican Candidate, Backs Independent

  1. Richard Winger

    This is good reporting. However, the title of this post ought to be changed. One ex-state chair of the party is not the same as the party itself.

  2. Richard Winger

    I went to Christopher David’s web page. He says in a video that someone from another campaign is telephoning voters in the district, claiming to be from his campaign, and making racist remarks, so as to insult that voter.

    The independent was a registered Republican until a few months ago and is one of the 25 founders of “No Labels”.

  3. Gene Berkman

    Christopher David is an active supporter of Ron Paul’s campaign for President, and he has been endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus.

    David’s campaign site is http://christopherdavid2012.com/

    More important, Steve Collett is running as a Libertarian for Congress in the 33rd District. The repudiation of Christopher David by the Republican Party might help Steve Collett make it into the run-off.

    Steve Collett’s campaign site is http://electcollett.com/

    Send a contribution to Steve Collett’s campaign now, & he might beat the Republican on June 5.

  4. RedPhillips

    “Christopher David is an active supporter of Ron Paul’s campaign for President, and he has been endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus.”

    I figured there was some other reason the GOP Establishment was opposing him.

  5. Gene Berkman

    I just looked the website for Bill Bloomfield (Ind) and he is probably better than most candidates that Mr Sundheim and John McCain have backed.

    He says that military spending needs to be cut:
    “Our defense budget makes up 43% of the world’s expenditure on defense, while we make up 23% of the world’s GNP. We need to scale that back. The Pentagon needs a “COO” in charge of transforming the way it does business.”

    see http://bloomfieldforcongress.com/solutions-to-americas-problems/eliminating-1-trillion-budget-deficits/

  6. Richard Winger

    The independent candidate, Bill Bloomfield, has a campaign war chest of $400,000. Also this district has a Democratic candidate who is also running against marijuana prohibition. He is Bruce Margolin, who ballot-listed occupation is “Marijuana Legalization Attorney.”

  7. paulie

    More important, Steve Collett is running as a Libertarian for Congress in the 33rd District. The repudiation of Christopher David by the Republican Party might help Steve Collett make it into the run-off.

    That would be awesome. May be a tad optimistic, but let’s hope there’s at least a chance.

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