From Wayne Nader – a businessman from Auburn and long-time political insider in Placer County:
What I have heard is that the CDP is hoping that Beth is the top vote getter. Since there is only one democrat running and so many Republicans, there is a strong likelihood that the democrat will come in second. The CDP sees Beth as a very weak candidate and if she wins they will pour in money and resources to try and put this seat in the D column. Could Ahmanson be helping in this effort?
This doevtails very well with the info from Speaker John Perez’ office from three weeks ago that said the very same thing.
Meantime – Activists from Southern California are speaking out against the meddling in a Northern California race by a rich guy from Orange County:
The latest twist just came in the last 48 hours was a surprising $75,000 donation from Orange County Democrat Howard Ahmanson, Jr. to the “California Taxpayers Advocate”, which is an Independent Expenditure Committee based in San Diego controlled by Catherine Anderson and Nancy Haley….
… What does Mr. Ahmanson gain from this campaign contribution to an Independent Expenditure Committee?
Beth Gaines claims to be a “Conservative Republican”, but forgets that she is using her “political equity” by using the last name to have a seat in the State Assembly.