Dante Acosta: The correct story about Acosta is that he opposed Cap and Trade because he believed the deal was not in the best interest of his district. This was told to me by his Chief of Staff. It was easy to draw other conclusions because his staff and others around him have been fiercely critical of Trump, the people upset over cap and trade and most are reputed moderate/liberal Republicans.
Frank Bigelow: I had written that Bigelow was a fake no vote on Cap and Trade. The evidence was him liking and re-tweeting stuff from liberal democrats lauding the “deal” as well as his Chief of Staff being all for it. I had an offline chat with a lobbyist friend who told me that no matter how hard they tried, Bigelow would not cross the line and vote for it.
David Stafford Reade: For years I have told the story about the “North State Business Journal”. It was a fake newspaper created for the specific purpose of launching a base, vile personal attack against Former State Senator Rico Oller. The paper was used to expose a story about Rico’s Daughter. Years later, I learned through the campaign consultant of the late Bernie Richter that David Reade was not responsible for the North State Business Journal and had actually advised against doing that hit. It appears then that the actual source was someone from El Dorado County by the name of George Osborne.
Ventura County Executive Director: The point we were making was the withdrawal of Charles Munger’s money, yet the post may have given some people the impression the Ventrua GOP had no other sources of funding. Their now ex-ED contacted me to tell me about his new gig which he voluntarily left the Ventura GOP for. The Ventura GOP apparently has significant money in the bank with which to operate. There is no word on a replacement ED being hired yet.