You have to know the Gaines to understand why they behave the way they do. If someone thinks having a complete disaster of a human being like Sssssteve Davey as an advisor is a mistake, think again. Officeholders typically surround themselves with people who reflect who they are.
Beth Gaines, on the heels of her humiliating drubbing has some leftover money to spend. She spent money out of her 2014 officeholder account on some Name-ID boosting mail in anticipation of her 2019 run for State Senate after Ted Gaines wins his BOE race. Please note – we will be supporting (fill in the name of Republican Candidate Here) over Ted Gaines in that race.
The entire state of California is turning blue. El Dorado County’s 1st Sup District is already an area that is purple and a democrat, John Hidahl blew Beth Gaines out. The plan was for Beth Gaines to get a paycheck from El Dorado County for a few years. IN the meantime, her Husband, Ted Gaines is already spending money and raising money for a 2018 Run for Board of Equalization. The Gaines have moved 3 times and are going to have a tough decision to make as Roseville is NOT in the State Senate Seat currently infested by Mr. Gaines.
Thanks to the heroic campaign and service to California of John Hidahl – that plan has been scuttled. Now, Beth Gaines will be forced out of AD06 in favor of the talented Kevin Kiley by term limits.
In addition to having an AssemblyMember that can complete a sentence on the floor of the Assembly, AD06 will actually have an Assemblymember that gives a rip.
Should Ted Gaines win his BOE race, the logical choice was for Beth Gaines to run in a 2019 Special Election for Ted Gaines State Senate Seat. In 2011, the Gaines Dynasty was born when Ted Gaines and Steve Davey thought it would be a great idea to betray dozens of long-term relationships and install Beth in to the Assembly.
Because the feckless CA Establishment would rather be tortured by ISIS than deal with lousy incumbents – they invested $1.5 million on Gaines in 2012 to help her fend off a challenge from Andy Pugno. Once that was done, they also spent money on revenge against Pugno’s supporters. But – Beth Gaines never won a competitive race on her own. John Hidahl proved that.
This is why the 2019 Special Election set up for the next sequence of state paychecks was necessary.
It is pretty clear – it is a mailer about transportation issues – a la Measure M… but it focuses along Hwy 50. 2/3 of the population of AD06 is affected by I-80. One thing I have learned about the Gaines, they are dumb as bricks. Another thing I have learned about the Gaines, they are of above average intelligence at getting even with people. In this case, the recipients of the revenge are the people in the Placer County portion of AD06 who were responsible for running Beth Gaines out to El Dorado County to unsuccessfully seek her next office.
We are not rid of the Gaines cancer yet. Ted Gaines will be on the ballot in 2018, and remember, if he wins that race you will see Beth Gaines on your ballot. Meanwhile, Donald Trump lost California by 4.1 million votes and the GOP is now below 1/3 in both houses of the State Legislature. Neither Gaines care how few Republicans end up in office, as long as THEY are one of them.