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Tim Donnelly gets radio show in ‘socialist republic of California’

Staring intently, Tim Donnelly aimed a gun at a paper target bearing the picture of a zombie dressed as a British Red Coat at a gun range in Riverdale, Calif. on Feb. 6, 2014.
Staring intently, Tim Donnelly aimed a gun at a paper target bearing the picture of a zombie dressed as a British Red Coat at a gun range in Riverdale, Calif. on Feb. 6, 2014. Los Angeles Times

Tim Donnelly, the former assemblyman and tea party stalwart who ran unsuccessfully for governor last year, is turning to talk radio.

“The Tim Donnelly Show” will debut in Southern California’s high desert region on April 15, tax day.

According to a promo, Donnelly will be “broadcasting from deep behind enemy lines in the occupied territory of the socialist republic of California.”

Donnelly, a Republican from Twin Peaks, fell in last year’s primary election to a more moderate Republican, Neel Kashkari, who went on to lose to Gov. Jerry Brown.

Talk 960, a radio station in Victorville, said on its website that “The Tim Donnelly Show” will air weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Donnelly said in a text message Sunday that he is launching the radio show “to create a place for those of us who no longer have anyone to represent us, and are sick and tired of the Gov’t stealing more and more of our hard-earned money, and encroaching our freedom so it can fund never-ending handouts to Gov’t unions, illegals and elitists, while putting our economy, schools and communities at risk.”

Donnelly, 48, elected not to challenge Sharon Runner in the special election this month to fill a state Senate seat left open when Steve Knight moved to Congress. He is a potential future candidate for office in one of the more conservative areas of the state.

Call David Siders, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1215. Follow him on Twitter @davidsiders.

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