Quick Note: This blogger is 100% under the opinion that Barbara Alby is running as well. Alby is a Conservative former Assemblymember from the 5th Assembly District (the one sought by Pugno that Niello is vacating).
Ted Gaines got a piece of mail out this past weekend.
It does not say which office he is running for – why?
Gaines is on the ballot twice in some areas — Re-Election to Assembly (AD-04) and running for SD-01.
Remember Gaines’ slogan, “Commitment we Trust, Values we Share” – which occurs on the reverse of the insert.
Also included was a letter telling us that Ted Gaines is the only tax-fighter (which is expected) and how he needs signatures in lieu of a filing fee.
Of particular note is the P.S. at the very end – highlighting the endorsement of Tom McClintock.
Why did Gaines’ bury that endorsement?
All in all, a good piece…but I think the real angle is Ted trying to dissuade Alby from running.
If Barbara Alby runs – that will split the Conservative vote. Both Gaines and Alby have recently discovered the Tea Party meetings – will one of them inherit that monicre – or will the Tea Party file candidate number 4?
Remember – Ted Gaines: “Commitment we Trust, Values we Share”