(Blogger’s Note: The California Republican Party record of Proxies and Credentials is public record and available to anyone that asks Ann Whitley for it – please click the hyperlink or contact Ann Whitley at the CRP directly for verification of the info posted here)
How Much did Charles Munger offer? I was told by two political insiders that it was $100,000. Neither would go on the record – but the story is that every member of the Assembly and State Senate were offered $100,000 for voter registration inside their district by Charles Munger in exchange for supporting “his platform”. This “offer” was also extended to an unidentified Central Committee as well. (My source would not specify)
The above, if true, suggests why so few electeds were present at the Convention, in addition – I have also been told by many more that Munger’s resources (aka money) have a lot of people scared.
LaMalfa? Almost all of his appointees were tied up in the drill.
Doug LaMalfa’s district director – Lisa Buescher’s Proxy was in the hands of Bay-Area Liberal Republican activist Luis Buhler for this convention. Lisa is an alleged Conservative, Buhler is anything but a Conservative.
Doug LaMalfa’s Chief of Staff – Mark Spannagel had his wife’s Proxy (Emily Jarvinen) in the hands of John D. Longwell of Santa Cruz County – a huge booster of Abel Maldonado and a donor to liberal Republican causes.
Mark Spannagel’s Mother’s Proxy? (Judy Jarvinen) Kevin Krick – the Marin County GOP Chairman, not exactly Jeff Atteberry from Placer. (who, incidentally didn’t have any proxies) Mark Spannagel lives in Placer County – yet two proxies he controls ended up in Marin and Santa Cruz County?
It didn’t stop there.
Phyllis Wing – a Tea Party Patriot and a Conservative Christian from Lincoln told my source that she “Gave my Proxy to Doug LaMalfa”. It is unclear who called Phyllis – but her proxy ended up in the hands of Suzanne Caro from the Alameda Central Committee – not someone from Placer nor someone who believes as Wing does.
Bill and Bonnie Williams? Both are members of the Placer CRA and have been for years. Bonnie is also the president of the Folsom Area RWF. Bonnie told me that she was called by Lisa Buescher and asked for their proxies. Bonnie indicated that she “gave her proxies to Doug LaMalfa” because “she could trust him” to do the right thing. Bill Williams Proxy was given to Peter Ohtaki, Jr from San Mateo County and Bonnie’s was given to Michael Pelzel from Santa Clara County.
Kelly and Casey Lawler gave their proxies to David Reade. (She told me as such) Their proxies ended up in the hands of Morgan Kelly, the CRP Vice-Chairman Bay Area who voted against the conservative platform. So, Glenn County was represented by San Francisco County, Sacramento County by Santa Clara and San Mateo, etc etc etc.
Looks like David Stafford Reade did a CRA redux?
LaMalfa Staff Christine Rydell – Lucy Calder San Mateo GOP Chair.
LaMalfa Staff Kevin Eastman – Harmeet Dhillon, San Francisco GOP Chairman and a leader in the Moderate Movement inside the GOP
LaMalfa Staff Erin Ryan – Tyler Savage, Bay Area GOP Club Officer.
Erin Ryan is supposed to be a leader in the Shasta Tea Party who parlayed that in to a Job in Doug LaMalfa’s office.
Here are the issues:
1. Did Doug LaMalfa know about this? If not, now that he knows, what is he going to do about it now?
2. Mark Spannagel, Lisa Buescher and David Reade all deceived people and in the case of Spannagel/Buescher – they are Conservative Frauds as demonstrated by their actions. (everyone already knew Reade is for sale)
3. At best, this is a major embarrassment for Doug LaMalfa – at worst, this is conclusive proof that LaMalfa is also caught in a fraud trap as it pertains to claiming the canard of a Conservative.
Given the behavior of the above and the fact that they are also driving the bus against the Placer-CRA led Placer GOP Central Committee, I am now more convinced than ever that the attack against Placer is an ideological one.
Don’t forget – David Reade was paid to orchestrate all of the above (according to several political insiders I have spoken to).