For voters in the 43rd Assembly District on this Saturday morning, lets start this post by taking a moment to consider the heavy loads that your neighborhood postal person will be dragging around in the next couple of days.
Campaign fliers, most likely printed in union shops, will attempt to sway you in considering the positives of the democratic choices to replace Paul Krekorian in Sacramento.
But those positive accolades will also be matched by negative hit pieces which have become the hallmark of the democratic slug fest, as the respective consultants (Parke Skelton and Eric Hacopian) duel it out on the behalf of their respective clients.
But with less than 72 hours remaining to when polling places open, the positive, inclusive message of Republican Candidate Sunder Ramani, is growing in support and garnering attention to a possible "Senator Scott Brown" like result in the 43rd Assembly District.
As we have noted in our previous posts regarding the 43rd Assembly District Special Election, the hard-edge campaigning by the democratic candidates only makes the positive message of Republican Sunder Ramani more appealing to voters.
Now for the sake of clarification, I am using the "Republican" only because of his designation via the Cal Access website at the Secretary of State Office in Sacramento, but Ramani is invoking an inclusive message that crosses partisan lines and is resulting in support from Democrats and Independents, in addition to Republicans.
But what will Ramani need in the next few days in order to replace Paul Krekorian? here are some quick bits on that.
** Second, assemble a campaign team that engenders support and gets out the message
. This team is being led by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich Campaign Consultant John Thomas, who crafted the resounding victory over Jack Weiss. One should note here that Ramani is front and center in promoting his campaign team, compare to the other candidates who keep their campaign teams in the shadows.
** Fourth, get out the neighborhood walkers. Ramani strong community ties are his best asset. Venture out and use your prestige within the community to get out the vote. Ramani's life story is one that needs to be shared with all.
In addition, the Los Angeles County Republican Party under the leadership of Jane Barnett, needs to bring in the activists to pound out a victory in Barnett's home district. This is the first major test of the county party team under Barnett's leadership. A victory for Ramani would go a long way in helping the LA County GOP heal from its recent internal tumult. **
(BTW, the LA County Republicans should have a link to the Ramani's Campaign Website on their homepage)
** Fifth, run against the status quo. Californians have become constricted by an overbearing political culture in Sacramento. Laws like AB 32 and a looming $500 billion unfunded pension time bomb, are an impediments to revitalizing our "local main streets" and their assorted small businesses. Ramani with his self-made business background and common sense solutions, are what is needed in Sacramento.
In retrospect, the voters in the 43rd Assembly District can send a message to Sacramento on Tuesday if they support Sunder Ramani, but what is disappointing at this late moment in the campaign, is the absence of positive dialog among the democratic candidates, this lack of positive message and exchange of ideas, may send political shock waves in the direction of Sacramento on Tuesday.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
** Reports from the 43rd, are that many volunteers are walking the neighborhoods for Ramani today.
Labels: 43rd Assembly District Special Election, Jane Barnett, LA County GOP, Sunder Ramani