Political Fix (17 March, 2016)

Falling Asleep on the Job Republican Assembly Member Devon Mathis was not a happy camper when he heard that fellow Republican Woodlake Mayor Rudy Mendoza filed to challenge him for State Assembly District 26. Mr. Mathis’ response when interviewed by The Fresno Bee was, “resources that the Republican caucus would use to help Fresno Republican […]

Political Fix (3 March, 2016)

The Last Brokered Convention The last brokered Republican convention was in Philadelphia in 1948. It took Governor Thomas E. Dewey three ballots to beat out several formidable rivals to get a majority of the votes. My grandmother, Florence Doe, was one of those delegates, and late in life she pined for those days when conventions […]

Political Fix (17 December, 2015)

Hair on Fire The Visalia Times-Delta printed an op-ed on December 10 written by Tulare County Supervisor Phil Cox that set Visalia’s staff and city council’s hair on fire. Mayor Steve Nelsen said, “I take exception to his op-ed,” which was one of the more tame comments. The lingering message Mr. Cox wanted the reader […]