Please Join the Placer CRA 6/25 for our Picnic!

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Jun 092011

Join the Placer County Republican Assembly

For Our Summer 2011 Picnic

Date: Saturday June 25th (Please note the date change)

Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Whitney Park, 1801 Whitney Ranch Parkway Rocklin, CA

Cost: $20 per person/ $35 per couple/ $10 Child

Online Payment Link

This event is sponsored by long time PCRA member and former Rocklin Mayor Kathy Lund

Many special guests have been invited to attend

For more info call PCRA President Aaron Park @ 916-316-9570 or email him @ [email protected]

We look forward to launching the 2011-2012 election cycle with you on June 25th. See you there

Placer GOP Cent Com Update

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Jun 082011

Dave Patterson was elected to fill a vacancy left by the 5 absences of Ken Campbell (if you count tonight’s meeting as an absence).

Last month, there was a 14-7 vote to resolve the headquarters partnership issue.

Almost on Queue, Senator Doug LaMalfa – for reasons I am still unsure of – decided to weigh in on the issue.

As featured in the Jim Ruffalo column of last week – there was an email signed by LaMalfa urging the Headquarters Partnership to prove itself innocent.

Apparently one of the 7 vote super-minority decided that they could not abide the decision of the committee and decided to get Doug LaMalfa involved.

The email was sent from DSR Enterprises – the Consulting Firm run by David Stafford Reade. (LaMalfa’s former Chief of Staff).

The Committee voted down the attempt to re-open the issue 8-15-1abs.

I called Jim Ruffalo on the way home to tell him what happened – first I told him that this re-escalation was un-necessary on a resolved issue. (he asked why the committee “ignored” a request from LaMalfa)

I also explained to him that Placer is one of the most successful committees out there and we will do our job next year and do it well.

A key point is that despite co-signing with LaMalfa – both Gaines were not represented nor present at the meeting tonight.

Do I think the issue will go away? no. There are a couple people that are obsessed with trying to “get” their political enemies – this is how these things go.

In addition, based on their behavior – I am of the opinion that Cheryl Bly-Chester and Karen England want to destroy the Central Committee and its’ ability to be effective – so they will continue to bang their drum.

If they decide to stop and become a part of the team – I’ll gladly retract the above statement.

Suffice to say – there are 18 members of the committee that are ready to work to get Republicans elected. (and 77 members of the Placer CRA)

Jun 082011

In honor of recent attempts by people desperate to keep life in the non-issues surrounding the Central Committee – it looks like the “FBI” is now E-mailing George. It is almost on Queue with the latest attempts at political revenge…

From: Federal Bureau of Investigations. <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2011 5:29 AM
Subject: 2011 NOTICE REPORT!.


Frustrating – the .zip file just would not open. I was wondering if the FBI was helping George and I with our “payoffs” now…

I should have gone to work for a non-profit instead of opening my own business…



Jun 042011

Update: I have been told that there will be lawsuits over the lines based on the voting rights act. In a nutshell, that act mandates that counties with percentages of Black or Latino population over a certain amount have to have the ability to elect a Black or Latino representative under some sort of formula. I am over-simplifying, but it sounds like another anti-discrimination law that achieves its’ end with further discrimination. Heaven only knows what a judge will do – I mention this is Kings and Yuba County are subject to that law and are being talked about.

Right now, 6. Soon, 7 – at least that’s what the “visualization” maps being handed out last week show.

For purposes of the Placer County GOP Central Committee – this means 7 ex-officio appointees instead of 6. Wally Herger would become the newest member of the Placer delegation.

How does this work? It looks like the committee is taking the communities of interest thing seriously as they are looking to carve out all of the Tahoe Basin in to the far-northern districts.

If I am Herger – I am not liking trading in Yuba/Sutter for Nevada County + Lake Tahoe. That Congressional District is far more competitive as Herger as not done much to work his district in recent years and Butte / Nevada County turned Blue in 2008.

If I am Doug LaMalfa – I still get to mess with things in Placer County – but only as a representative of 1/2 of the Placer 5th Supervisorial District. This will allow LaMalfa to maintain the appointment of a Pro-Choice, No-on-Prop 8 Moderate to the Placer GOP Central Committee.

The rest of LaMalfa’s Senate District gets quite a bit different as well – and I think it gets less Republican, but only by a few points. It would have everything from Nevada County North to the Border over to the I-5 Counties. That district would also have the Tahoe Basin only from ElDorado and Placer County. Finally, it would pick up half of Yolo County.

This district will become far more competitive for Dan Logue if he ends up running against Jim Nielsen for State Senate – if LaMalfa moves up for the expected retirement of Wally Herger. The interesting thing is that I can’t tell if the Senate District would pick up the part of Yolo that Nielsen actually lives in or not…

If I am Ted Gaines – my district has not been finished yet. Since Sssssteve Davey (couldn’t help myself Steve…) is working on Re-Districting for the GOP side I am sure they have it in tow. My best guess is that 30-40% of the district still resides in Sac County. Ted Keeps Placer minus Tahoe and ElDo minus Tahoe – and Amador/Calaveras/Alpine. From there, I don’t know if they will creep it down in to Toulomne, Mariposa, Mono county, etc.

If I am Beth Gaines – I have a lot of fence-mending and working to do. Beth will end up with a very compact, very compact Assembly District. All maps show her without her security blanket in ElDorado County. The most plausible scenario is that Beth will have a district centered around Roseville.

Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Orangevale, Antelope, NW Folsom and parts in between on the map is what it looks like Beth Gaines will be served up for the new lines. Beth Gaines did not do well in Placer County and with this district could draw one hell of a Democrat Challenge. (Maybe Big Daddy Jack Duran? – who I’d enjoy whaling the tar out of)

McClintock – big winner. Gets all of Placer minus Tahoe, all of ElDorado minus Tahoe and gets Calaveras, Amador, Toulumne, Mariposa, Madera, Rural Fresno County for a District over 50% GOP Registration. He can enjoy 10 more years in Congress at least.

The third Assembly District that gets some of Placer? Not sure whose it will be. It looks like Auburn – the boundary of the Tahoe Basin will be combined with ElDorado minus ElDorado Hills and Tahoe and counties south to form an Assembly District in the mountains.

I have heard that in Southern California that the number of assembly districts in LA County goes from 28 down to 21 – the carefully crafted Dem Assembly / Senate and Loretta Sanchez Congressional District in Orange County just got eviscerated.

Expect Lawsuits – it seems to be what people do when they don’t get their way in Politics… from the CRA all the way to Legislative Districts.


Republican Placer County Supervisor gets honored by the Sierra Club?

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Jun 032011

Jennifer Montgomery is a left-wing haight-ashbury disciple.

Jack Duran is a moonbat product of the Labor Unions.

Jim Holmes is the nice-guy Democrat-Turned-Republican with donors and friends that read like a whos who of Placer County Liberals. (and a few of us Conservatives thrown in there for good measure)

None of the above got the award. Robert Weygant did.

I like Robert on an inter-personal level. He is approachable and clearly explains where he is coming from… I agree with the concept of his Placer County Conservation Plan, but not with the wads of open space he has led the county to spend its’ scarce resources on.

I had to do a double-take when I saw this. I have long heard the criticism that Robert is too “Green”. I tend to agree with that criticism after seeing this.

The article itself from the Sierra Club is pretty innocent and devoid of the usual nature worship that they engage in… but it still gave me pause.