The stories are legion. I first met Adam Willoughby in late 2007ish when Ted Gaines had betrayed Congressman John Doolittle by filing an exploratory committee against him. Gaines had basically been ushered in to office by a massive effort of local and retiring partisan electeds. Ted Gaines was a protege of John Doolittle and his actions in 2007 showed us all that his pattern of deceit, betrayal and personal fraud was set in long before he took public office.
Ted Gaines and Beth Gaines betrayed many people in the course of their office shopping, and the list of people is legion. Basically, look at the endorsement list of Bill Halldin and pretty much everyone on it from Placer County has been negatively affected by the Gaines.
While Adam was angry with me at the time for lambasting Ted Gaines, He would live an almost 5 year nightmare working in the Gaines operation that culminated in us meeting in 2012.
We had lunch one day in early 2012 when Andy Pugno was challenging Beth Gaines for Assembly and I had recently also signed on the dotted line with Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh who Challenged Ted Gaines for State Senate.
Ted Gaines had betrayed John Allard in 2011, after verbally endorsing him and instead got his wife Beth to run for Assembly ostensibly to get a second paycheck in to the family.
I have written ad naseum about the bizarre happenstance surrounding the Gaines finances, etc that have ensued since.
As it relates to Adam, he was purged out of the Gaines operation in 2011 along with everyone who helped get Ted Gaines elected to the State Senate including now CRP field director David Creager and Joe Sturgis who now works for Don Wagner. (Ted Gaines ran for an won the seat vacated by the death of Statesman Dave Cox).
I saw how badly all three of those men were affected personally and financially by what was done to them by Steve Davey with Ted Gaines’ approval. It was a personally difficult time controlling my anger over seeing good people getting hurt en masse by the Gaines operation.
Having already been enraged by the growing list of people that Ted Gaines and Beth Gaines had hurt, and their unbelievable behavior, I thought I was prepared for what Adam was going to tell me.
I wasn’t. Adam and I will probably take half of the information he shared to our graves, as it is so vile and disgusting that even an “attack dog” like me can not put it in to words.
Adam is a very even-keeled man and is not demonstrative. As he shared his experiences with me, he was visibly shaken as if it was the first time he had been telling his story.
As I wrote last week about the psychotic rampage of Steve Davey while Ted Gaines did nothing, it was the first time I had ever revealed details of that meeting publicly. I held that inside me for almost four years.
Adam left the following comment on that post that he signed his name to:
I always wanted to try to like Steve and Ted, and push aside those negative things people told me. The cumulative effect of things like Steve “ordering” me to move his ball closer to the pin so he could win a putter, and the two of them handicapping the date of the late Senator Cox’s demise with glee and laughter whilst in their capitol office was but one of many nails in the coffin that eventually convinced me that it is indeed true what people say about Steve Davey and Ted Gaines. And the stuff about Steve harassing fellow female employees is all too true. I saw it, many times. How’s about that for trusting in elected officials!
I applaud Adam for his courage in standing up publicly. I pay a price often for the blogs I write. There are some in politics that probably have voodoo dolls of me in their closet (where they are hiding their true essence). Just understand that everything I write, I believe to be true and with reason. The RightonDaily Blog was founded in order to expose fraud within the Republican Party. Until we have a generation of leaders that are true to their conservative values, the GOP will continue to slide in to irrelevance in California. This is something the Gaines care nothing about as long as they get paid.
All that said, Team Gaines is spinning Steve Davey’s dismissal as Ted Gaines’ Chief of Staff as him taking over to run Beth Gaines’ supervisor campaign. I believe that to be a lie, however at this time I can not prove what I know to be true versus what they are saying.
Let’s say that I am wrong and the termination of Steve Davey by someone other than Ted Gaines is not true… then the people of El Dorado County need to be concerned and perhaps Steve Davey should have a police escort around him so he can’t act out on the women of El Dorado Hills in the same manner as he has in the legislative office or at CRP Conventions. El Dorado County has a ton of problems in its’ local government – recalls and alleged DA corruption notwithstanding.
So everyone should step back and ask yourself as a voter of El Dorado County if you want that kind of filth in the County Supervisor’s office.
P.S. Ted Gaines has an opponent for re-election. Maybe people should take a long look at that guy, Steven Baird as well.
Please note: AD06 Candidate Cristi Nelson wrote Ted Gaines for State Senate a $2500 check out of her official Assembly account on 10/6, was this payment for services rendered? In case you’re not connecting the dots, click here to see the announcement of the endorsement on 10/13, 7 days after the check was written. Now we know the price tag. Business as Usual for Team Gaines.