Thursday, January 26, 2006

What do Endorsements Mean or Primary Press Release Nonsense?

I received the following email today and thought I would throw it out there and see if anyone knows about this race. We are going to be receiving more and more of these and I will share them with you.

Assembly Members Jay LaSuer and
Doug LaMalfa Endorse Jim Ayres for Assembly

(San Jacinto) – Today, Assemblymen Jay LaSuer and Doug LaMalfa announced their support for Jim Ayres in his campaign for the open 65th Assembly District, joining Ray Haynes and Mark Wyland, among a host of other GOP elected officials.

“We need Jim’s drive, values, and tenacity here in Sacramento,” said Assemblyman LaMalfa. “He will be a solid vote to curb the out of control spending and bureaucratic waste that has plagued California’s government for so long.”

“I have no doubt that once elected, Jim Ayres will be a solid Conservative vote in the State Assembly,” added Jay LaSuer. “The people of the 65th District will be well served having Jim Ayres as their Assemblyman.”

Assemblymen LaSuer and LaMalfa join a growing list of Ayres supporters, including over thirty local elected Mayors, council members, Supervisors and other GOP elected officials.

In May of 2003, Jim Ayres retired with the rank of Master Sergeant after twenty-one years of service in the United State’s Air Force – service that included tours of duty in both Operation Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Decisive Endeavor, providing support for the no-fly zone over Bosnia.

A member of the San Jacinto City Council since 1999, Jim Ayres is also immediate past Chairman of the Riverside Transit Agency – an agency with the second largest service area in the United States and a $40 million dollar operational budget.

For the period ending December 31, 2005, Jim Ayres had already raised over $400,000 in campaign funds with $309,000 in available cash on hand.