CA nominations

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by JJaeger, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. JJaeger

    JJaeger Member

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    As you may know, California is one of the most liberal states in the nation. Luckily, I live in a Republican district. The representative (Calvert) has made it pretty fair, but I'm worried about the senators (Feinstein/Boxer) and VP Biden. Any hints?
     
  2. d.mcknight

    d.mcknight Member

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    Hints about what...?
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Most (if not all) MOCs use citizen nominating panels. As a general rule, your political affiliation or that of your parents makes no difference in whether you get a nom. At the time I applied, my parents were actively working to unseat the MOC who gave me my nom. I got the nom. He lost the election. All were happy.:smile:

    Seriously, it shouldn't matter. Also, there is no need to disclose your political affiliation. The only way they are likely to know is if you are active in Young Republicans. I've NEVER heard of the nominating committees mentioning the political affiliation of the parents or even looking it up.
     
  4. Pima

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    No MOC is ever going to nom based on your political affiliation, it would ruin their careers in a heart beat since they are to represent all of their constituents, not just their party.

    SA Candidates would be in an uproar if they did that, and honestly Breitbart and Fox would be there in nano-seconds to cover the story. Headline Cong Issa only gives academy noms to Republicans!

    What you need to concern yourself about is how competitive CA is, and it is. I believe CA is one of the states that the MOCs "talk" in other words to spread the wealth among the candidates they do not duplicate any MOC's slate. You get one nom if you are lucky.

    Think about how large CA compared to MT, both have 2 Sens., and all Cong. represent the same size of population. There are going to be more applicants for CA than MT Sens. Thus, it is more competitive due to supply and demand.


    The other reason that it is competitive is because they have a lot of military bases, and where there are military bases, you will have military children, statistically the % of military children going into the military is higher than the % of non-military children. They do have the Pres., but they will be like you and apply for every nom available.

    Finally, Biden does not have any impact on who gets the apptmt. You submit to them they submit all of them to the SA and the SA picks that 1 candidate. The VP is like the Presidential, unlimited in the amount of noms, limited to being charge 5 at any given time. Pres is 100 per yr.
     
  5. tallbutshort

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    I have a theory Boxer doesn't actually give nominations...but that's just me :wink:
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    The VP process works a bit differently from Pres. Pres noms are non-competitive -- if you are eligible based on your parent's military service, you get a nom. Thus, it's not uncommon for literally several thousand candidates to get Pres noms (recognize that not all of those candidates will complete their application). The SAs can charge 100/year to the President. Some of those w/only Pres noms will still get appointments, which are generally charged to SecNav.

    VP noms are competitive in that, just b/c you apply, doesn't mean you get the nom. I believe USNA only gives VP noms to fill the slots. Thus, if there is one VP vacancy this year for USNA, USNA will only hand out one nom. If someone turns it down, they will move on to the next person until the slot is filled.

    In theory, they could give "everyone" a VP nom; in practice, they don't.
     

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