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December 23, 2017

2018: The Battle to Save California

reaches the front burner?

Newsweek — November 25, 2017
    Antonio Villaraigosa has a shot at becoming California’s first Latino governor since 1875. But he doesn’t want to hear that.
    “I’m an American, not only a Latino,” Villaraigosa said in a recent interview with Newsweek. “I love this country.”
    With the election still a year away, Villaraigosa, who appeared on the cover of Newsweek after becoming Los Angeles’ first Latino mayor in 2005, already faces a long road to Sacramento. His chief opponent, former mayor of San Francisco and current Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, a so-called “golden boy of California politics,” is out-polling and out-fundraising him.
    ….Last month, his campaign released a 12-minute video created by Mark Putnam, the director behind one of Barack Obama’s famous 30-minute campaign video during the 2008 presidential election. In the video, Villaraigosa celebrates his working-class and Latino background while blasting the Trump administration’s onslaught of anti-immigration policies.

Glenn Spencer — December 23, 2017  
Can President Trump Save California?  
    Antonio Villaraigosa stands a good chance of being elected governor of California. If that happens, America stands a good chance of losing California.
    From 1992 to 2002, I ran a California group, Voice of Citizens Together, that fought against illegal immigration. One of our major achievements was Proposition 187, a ballot measure designed to cut off taxpayer funding for illegal aliens.
    Proposition 187 was passed by California voters overwhelmingly, only to be killed – illegally – by Gray Davis, the Governor of California, and Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker of the California Assembly.
    See: The Big 187 Spin = A Brief History of California’s Proposition 187
    In 1999, my group attempted to place an ad in the Los Angeles Daily News opposing Villaraigosa’s run for Mayor of Los Angeles.
    In a blatant attack on political free speech, the Los Angeles Times threatened the Daily News and it killed the ad. Our attempt to sue the Times ran into a political machine and it went nowhere.
    Our attempt to recall Gov. Davis met the same fate.
    The mainstream media will not tell the true story of how California became a state on the verge of separatism — and Mexican domination.
    I could tell that story, which is exactly why the media work hard to make sure my voice is not heard.
    I couldn’t save California, but President Trump can.
PS: This short clip from my video Conquest of Azlan gives you a taste of who Antonio Villaraigosa really is.

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