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CA Unions Lose Big in East Bay Special Election

California’s powerful unions lost a key special election this week in an all-Democrat race for State Senate in the East Bay that pitted a reformist candidate, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer, against a reliable Big Labor vote, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla. The race took place on what was nominally Republican turf, after State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier resigned. Heavy spending by independent groups on both sides–and the state’s new “jungle” primary–helped Glazer win 55%-45%.

Lawmaker Protective Order

Stripper’s Case Tossed Out of Court, Texas State Senator Vindicated

After years of odd, troubling, and threatening behavior by an Oklahoma stripper, she claimed that a Texas State Senator was stalking her, even though he had not been in Oklahoma during the relevant period. On Tuesday, the judge assigned to the case dismissed her request for a protective order, but that happened after several days of media speculation by a press all-too-willing to believe salacious accusations against a conservative Republican.

Tim Donnelly (source: Breitbart News)

Tim Donnelly Says He Won’t Run for State Senate

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate and outgoing California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly announced in his personal blog this week that he will not be seeking election for U.S. Rep.-elect Steve Knight’s soon-to-be vacated seat in California’s 21st Senate District. The special