Jan 252011
 

Every endorsement every candidate takes comes with baggage. Some endorsements have far more positives than baggage.

Karen England is baggage.

Karen supported Roger Niello over Ted Gaines for State Senate – but I guess that was then, this is now. She also accused the CRA’s endorsement of  Ted Gaines being bought for $4,000 – but that was then, this is now.

Then Karen England, in violation of CRA and CRP by-laws launched a campaign against Abel Maldonado, the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor (ostensibly for voting for the same tax increases as Roger Niello?). She was removed from both bodies as a result.

Now? Karen England has spoken to the local media about an FBI investigation of the local Republican Central Committee – but when asked for info on the “agents” involved, she refused to give us the contact info so we could call them and offer cooperation. She also backpedaled afterward – what conclusion is one to draw?

She has taken money from several candidates she has supported – Such as $3K from Ted Gaines for Assembly and $27,500 from Doug LaMalfa. However, she self-righteously attacks others for doing basically the same thing (whether they actually got paid or not), while refusing to disclose her own financial interests related to people she supported.

As a Conservative leader – she stood up for Pro-Choice, No on 8 Moderates for Placer County Republican Party offices over their CRA-Aligned Conservative opponents.

The point here? This is not about Beth Gaines, rather…

…Any candidate needs to evaluate the perceived mental health of an endorser and the trail they are leaving behind themselves. Any candidate should look in the local media to see what legacy an endorser has – in Karen’s case, it has been attacking the Conservatives of the Placer GOP, attacking the CRA, supporting Pro-Choice Moderates and taking money while claiming to be a volunteer.

This is why the “Bad Endorsement Alert” has been issued.

Jan 242011
 

As of 5PM today – filing is closed.

Rob Matthews – the Husband of the owner of Waikiki Dental in Roseville
Michael O’Connor – the retired military guy from Lincoln
Cheryl Bly-Chester – the angry anti-conservative Republican
Beth Gaines – the Wife of State Senator Ted Gaines
Dennis Campanelle – the left-wing Labor Union moonbat

and

John Allard – the next Assemblyman from AD-04 filed.

Matt Williams is the only person who pulled in ElDorado County – he filed as well.

AD-04 Update: Cheryl Bly Chester’s Wild Accusations are Nothing New – Leaves Voicemail Accusing Placer GOP of Voter Fraud in May 2010

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Jan 242011
 

BREAKING – Coming soon to www.rightondaily.com the 132 page document, recently obtained, that shows all of Cheryl’s evidence of rampant corruption in the Placer GOP.

Cheryl Bly-Chester is known as a firey activist.

The same passion that got her 7,000 votes for Governor in 2003 was on display in May of 2010.

Cheryl Bly-Chester took on “Voter Fraud” right here in Placer County. (When she wasn’t busy talking to the local media, assassinating the character of Local Conservative Activists…)

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The Placer GOP webmaster screwed up and mistakenly posted Placer CRA endorsements on the Placer GOP website. The above voicemail is how she decided to let the leadership of the Placer GOP know there was a problem.

In Cheryl’s mind, that calls for an investigation of Voter Fraud by the world criminal court in the Hague.

If you were not at the meeting in January – Cheryl was accusing George Park and Tom Hudson of embezzlement, Fraud and Extortion. Then, after being on the losing end of several votes that evening – she and Karen England ran to the local media to get Jim Ruffalo and Ed Fletcher to write negative stories against the Central Committee.

.. and Cheryl wants to be taken seriously as an Assembly Candidate?

Jan 232011
 

UPDATE: Karen England started backtracking from her “FBI Investigation” comments after being called out via email. She refused to provide any contact info or names of FBI agents despite her claims of having such info. She even went as far as to say she didn’t know who or what was being investigated – despite talking to the media and publicly stating as such at the 1/12/2011 Central Committee meeting. Her credibility is in serious question.

UPDATE 2: alleging an FBI investigation is the perfect political attack. IF someone says you’re lying, all you have to do is go file a complaint. Whether or not it has merit – you’ll get an investigation. Again, in a lengthy email exchange as of the time of this post, Karen refused to provide substantial details about her claim.

Folks – I’ve served in volunteer capacities in the Placer GOP for years to help people get elected.
 
What we have right now is out of control.

Members of our committee spoke with the local media – one of whom, Karen England even made phone calls to several political insiders in an attempt to “get” George and Tom Hudson.

Does this crap register voters? Does this recruit candidates? Does this help Cheryl’s own Assembly Campaign?

I’ve had offline conversations with several members of the committee trying to work thorugh this crap – but the story by the Bee and now this by the AJ indicate that there are some who crave war. There is a consistent, obsessive attempt to assassinate Tom and George’s character by a disgruntled minority on the committee.

Ruffalo’s column was replete with gross inaccuracies I left a comment of my own on the hit piece.

http://auburnjournal.com/detail/169840.html?comment_result=posted#comments-post

Nice hit peice Jim – once again, you did not call anyone for comment.
 
You were wrong on several accounts. Jeff Allen – not James Allen, was still registered in Placer on that Wednesday. Your sources told you there was a conspiracy and you ran with it. Conservatives in Placer have come to expect this from the AJ.

Ken Campbell – whose comments appear above is still angry about being the former chairman of the Central Committee. He also left the meeting early as has been his pattern for the last several years. (In fact, he did not attend the last four meetings of 2010) It was actually six, but I wrote four in the comment section.
 
Tom Hudson is not on the executive board was not voted onto the executive board, and Jeff Allen (note his name) did sign a letter appointing Tom Hudson. Had you called – we’d have sent you a copy of it.
 
Yes, Karen did talk about the FBI, the FPPC and maybe the World Criminal Court from the Hague coming out to her house, but refused to answer my question about whether they were driving Lincoln Town Cars or Hummers.
 
The one thing you did get right was the spelling of George’s Name. I guess two out of six regarding your other facts would be a passing score in California’s education system.
 
You can engage in self-righteous indignation and re-register all you want with half a deck and groosly innacurate facts, or you can pick up the phone and balance yourself.

One other thing I’ll note – Ruffalo was whining because George lost election in 2010 to Cent Com and did not deserve appointment by Dan Logue as a result.
 
Following that logic – We should oppose any effort to appoint Carole
Valliancourt to the Central Committee – quoting Ruffalo:
 
In case you don’t know, Park was completely repudiated by Republican voters in June, finishing sixth in a four-seat race. But just as rust needs oxidation to do its dirty work, Park had help in getting reborn.

In this case Ruffalo just devastated the case of his sources of information who want Carole appointed onto the Central Committee to replace Jeff Allen. Carole “was completely repudiated by Republican voters in June” and does not deserve a seat on the Committee if you follow Ruffalo.
 
How far does everyone want to go to get even? Anyone? When do we say enough is enough and bury it?

 Meantime – the left is enjoying this.

Jan 202011
 

The Sacramento Bee columnist suggests that Beth Gaines is running for Assembly for the $95,000 paycheck.

Given that about a dozen guys got paid $180,000 a year by Meg Whitman to work for her disaster (aka campaign) – I am having a hard time thinking that being a speedbump (aka Republican) in the state assembly is worth $95,000.

Dan Morain of the Bee took his usual cheap shots at Republicans, but the points he made deserve a long look:

He talks about Bill Leonard’s pension of $142,000 a year. (Not far from Robert Tomasini’s)

He talks about the insane salaries people who work in the Board of Equalization appeals board. $7500 a month!?

Then he explains his cheap shots at a litany of Republicans:

Democrat Doris Matsui replaced her husband as Sacramento’s representative in Congress. Democratic brothers Ron, Charles and Tom Calderon have represented the Montebello area in the Assembly and Senate. But Democrats don’t portray themselves as anti-tax purists who are single-minded in their desire to reduce the size of government.

Like lemmings, Gaines, Gaines, Runner, Runner and virtually all other Republicans sign pledges promising that they will “oppose and vote against and all efforts to increase taxes.” There is, alas, no pledge in which they promise not to belly up to the public trough.

Now that is painful, and impossible for a “tax-fighting” Republican to explain.

I’d remind the readers that another “Conservative” Senator Doug LaMalfa has taken $4Million Plus in federal farm subsidies and counting.