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Ima Voter

Grand Terrace, CA

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#26
Oct 16, 2010
 

Voted For Richard S. Bronstein

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Jones and Villines are career politicians. Bronstein lives insurance. He's best qualified.
LAGOPGUY

Woodland Hills, CA

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#27
Oct 16, 2010
 

Voted For Dave Jones

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Dave Jones is honest and hardworking. Villines is a crook and a liar.
SBCLP Treasurer

Los Angeles, CA

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#28
Oct 16, 2010
 

Voted For Richard S. Bronstein

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Rick Bronstein knows insurance and knows California. Vote in someone with common sense!
Isaac Hofnar

Pahrump, NV

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#29
Oct 16, 2010
 

Voted For Richard S. Bronstein

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A very able man
Beau Cain

Los Angeles, CA

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#30
Oct 17, 2010
 

Voted For Richard S. Bronstein

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Bronstein's an experienced insurance pro who knows how to make insurance affordable for all without government mandates. California needs libertarian leaders and citizens.
Erick Byarushengo

Lancaster, CA

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#31
Oct 17, 2010
 

Voted For Dave Jones

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I feel like I need to look more into this one. But I feel like Dave is the right person for it.
No insurance sellouts

El Cajon, CA

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#32
Oct 18, 2010
 

Voted For Dave Jones

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Villines' TV commercials are funded by the insurance industry, which funneled money to the Chamber days before those ads ran. He also moved insurance donations from his Assembly campaign fund into this race. Jones by contrast introduced bills to stop abuse by insurance companies and protect patients and consumers. Why would anybody trust Villines when he's on the take from the insurance industry he's supposed to regulate?
Lou Delgado

Cerritos, CA

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#33
Oct 18, 2010
 

Voted For Dave Jones

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Dave Jones is super pro consumer on steroids.
Tori

San Bernardino, CA

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#36
Oct 21, 2010
 
YESon24 NOon23 wrote:
<quoted text> Damn straight. I do remember that filthy thieving creep Quackenbush. He needed to get out and stay out. If he did what he did as a Demo the Repubs would still be reminding us. John Garmendi was the best we ever had as our commish. He gave us a break on rates and made companies comly with consumer protection laws. I wish he could have stayed on the job another 20 years. Im for Dave Jones in this race.
Dave Jones got my vote! No way will I vote for Villines after his lies about "No new taxes." That fool sold us out! Anyone but Villines!! Same goes for Maldonado, he screwed the taxpayers, of California, as well!! I'm a conservative, Maldonado and Villines are NOT!
Dana

Oxnard, CA

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#37
Oct 22, 2010
 
I oppose almost everything that the Green party stands for. But their candidate is winning the poll and deserves to be featured on the front of the poll.
Jeff

Hemet, CA

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#38
Oct 23, 2010
 
the Injured Worker consultant. Dina Josephine Padilla gets my vote.

-I despise mandatory insurance. It's the biggest infection of socialism in our Nation today.

We should be free to choose to buy insurance, or choose to not buy insurance. When they force us to buy it, we lose every time. Forced insurance is akin to slavery. Liberal's can't seem to comprehend that as a slavery, they actually think they get something in return for their money -other than a desk clerk and a happy shareholder.
ContraCostaResid ent

Richmond, CA

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#39
Oct 23, 2010
 
Bob Richard wrote:
The problem is capitalism. Socialism is the solution. Vote for socialist candidates.
Been there, done that, no way I want to go through that nightmare again!
In this case you better have "Escape" plan. Making reservation for air tickets will help. The only problem you will be left with is "Where to go".
Jeff

Hemet, CA

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#40
Oct 23, 2010
 
Insurance companies control every aspect of our lives. It is the biggest infection of socialist philosophies in America today, and it will utterly destroy all liberty on our Country.

did you know through mandatory health insurance you lose liberty of diet? They have stripped us of our personal liberty under the pretense of caring for us. They're so crooked it's sickening. Literally, disgusting nauseating.

This liberal progressive socialist philosophy in our government is the source of most of our problems. This is kids $#(^, basic elementary education. But then I guess that's what happens when we let liberal socialists control our kids' education.

They'll either divide us by race, or by wealth, and then try and put one against the other- divide and conquer. Right now they got liberals hating the "rich", and pushing class welfare socialism as a solution.

kids $#(^

Nathan

San Diego, CA

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#41
Oct 23, 2010
 

Voted For Clay Pedersen

He is a person with common sense and cannot be bought
Mike

Los Angeles, CA

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#42
Oct 25, 2010
 

Voted For Mike Villines

Better choice!!!
DW

Richgrove, CA

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#43
Oct 26, 2010
 

Voted For Clay Pedersen

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curt

Los Angeles, CA

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Oct 27, 2010
 

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Dave Jones is the Democratic candidate for Insurance Commissioner.

Dave Jones is running around California telling anyone who will listen that he is not taking campaign contributions from the insurance industry.

But whenever you hear a politician make a virtue out of who they are not taking campaign contributions from you should look at who they are taking contributions from.

And in the case of Mr. Jones the ones he is taking contributions from are the trial lawyers. You know the ones who make a living out of suing insurance companies.

It is not surprising that Mr. Jones is being heavily supported by the members of the plaintiff's bar since Democrats in the Legislature like Jones have for years passed laws and regulations that provide fertile ground for lawsuits. For the trial lawyers the Legislature has been great at developing new markets for them to reap rewards at the expense of California businesses while driving up prices for consumers.

Here in California Jones has received close to a quarter of a million dollars from trial lawyers and one firm Cotchett, Pitre and McCarthy has donated almost $75,000 all by its lonesome. On their website they list as one of their practice areas "Insurance". Nothing wrong with that but it would seem they would have a vested interest in who is the next Insurance Commissioner just as much if not more than an insurance company.

But in addition to California's trial lawyers, there is a whole different group of lawyers who are the antithesis of trial lawyers supporting Jones. They held fundraising events for him in the Chicago area just a couple of weeks ago.

That would be The Goldwater Taplin Group. They have 12 offices nationwide but none in California. But this bunch of lawyers doesn't sue insurance companies they represent them!

According to their website, "The Goldwater Taplin portfolio of services meets a broad range of legal, regulatory, and business needs across all sectors of the insurance industry." And when it comes to taking the prize for brazen influence peddling they have no peer.

The bio for Goldwater Taplin CEO Norman Taplin reads in part, "Mr. Taplin is President of Taplin & Associates and Co-Founder of The Goldwater Taplin Group. He utilizes his 30 years experience as an insurance regulatory attorney to give his clients privileged access to the country's insurance/regulatory decision-makers."

If Dave Jones is elected what kind of "privileged access" will Goldwater Taplin enjoy? Will they get an "all access pass" to the Insurance Commissioner's office like those all access passes groupies covet at a rock concert?

My question is what is the difference between not taking money from insurance companies but taking money from their lawyers and advisors? Apparently none in Mr. Jones mind.

It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep and it looks to me that old wily Dave Jones is playing both sides of the legal street in his quest for higher office. It is comforting to know that if elected Jones will be an "equal access" Insurance Commissioner. I wonder if he has told his pals in the plaintiff's bar that he is cozying up to their potential opponents?

But at least he is not taking money from insurance companies…
Moderate Democrat

Somersworth, NH

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#45
Oct 28, 2010
 

Voted For Mike Villines

Who pays for the gagillions of dollars trial lawyers will win if Dave Jones is elected? Short term answer: Insurance companies. Long term answer: policyholders.

If you want an ambulance chaser, vote Jones. If you want someone who has proven to be able to balance both sides of issues (increased taxes, which everyone now understands needed to be done), vote Villines.

It is as simple as this. Short-term = Jones. Long-term = Villines.

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#46
Oct 28, 2010
 

Voted For Mike Villines

SAY NO TO THE DEMOS
Rick

Oceanside, CA

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#47
Oct 30, 2010
 

Voted For Dave Jones

ins companys have too much control already

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