See the fundraiser flyer for Cristi Beckstead-Nelson to the side.
You will note that George Runner is hosting the reception along with Ted Gaines.
For those of you that read this blog that have been unaware of my tracking the carpetbagging and office-shopping of the Gaines, Beth Gaines is running for El Dorado County Supervisor after vetting runs against Kirk Uhler and Roberta MacGlashan.
I have been tracking fundraising reports and have been seeing PAC money flowing in to the TED GAINES FOR BOE 2018 account. Mr. Gaines is not termed out until 2020.
This means that Ted Gaines intends to bail out of the State Senate in 2018. He gets a free pass if he runs for BOE in 2018, so if he loses, he is still in office. If he wins, then the Senate Seat opens up for another Gaines to run on name ID in early 2019 in a special election.
Beth Gaines is NOT serious nor committed to being an El Dorado County Supervisor. She would be a guaranteed candidate for a 2019 State Senate Special Election to succeed her husband (again like in 2011 when Ted jumped in to the Senate and she ran for Assembly).
If you don’t believe me – consider this: I have seen PAC money going in to the Beth Gaines for State Senate 2020 account (that could be used on a 2019 special election). She has 38K in this account and more money still in her Assembly account that can be used for a future run.
I have also seen PAC Money going in to the Ted Gaines for Board of Equalization 2018 Account.
George Runner? He is the incumbent. His appearance with Ted Gaines indicates that he is suggests he is supporting Ted’s run to succeed him. If not – Gaines is pulling another BS visibility drill that he is famous for.
Mean time – Cristi Beckstead-Nelson? Oh yeah, this reception is supposed to be a fundraiser or something.
If you live in El Dorado County you need to straight up ask Beth Gaines if she is going to finish her term if elected El Dorado County Supervisor.