Minuteman Assembly Candidate Leads By 40 Votes
|Tim Donnelly basks in the glory of Sheriff Joe|
Donnelly, seen here with immigrant-busting Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is running to replace Anthony Adams in a district that stretches from the San Gabriel Valley to the High Desert. Adams was hounded out of office after voting last year for temporary tax increases.
Donnelly, who lives in Twin Peaks, is a former leader of the Minuteman movement. He credits his strong showing to Tea Party activists.
Donnelly's most detailed policy proposal is a prisoner exchange with Mexico, whereby California would ship its illegal immigrant prisoners to Mexico in exchange for U.S. citizens serving time there. Somehow this ends up saving us money.
This race is a bright spot for immigration restrictionists in California. Elsewhere, Arpaio-endorsed candidates went down in flames. Of course, there was Steve Poizner. But there were also two Sheriff candidates in San Diego and Orange counties, neither of whom were able to force the establishment-backed incumbents into a runoff.