Jim Nielsen has a fan club.
Don Bird is a 76-year old retired marine whose life mission has been to get Gentleman Jim thrown in state prison for living in Woodland outside the soon to be old 2nd Assembly District while running for office there. (That is illegal as there are different rules for state office versus congress)
Barry Clausen is another who has been a constant pain in Gentleman Jim Nielsen’s tail.
On one hand, I understand how it feels to have a psychotic, obsessed maniac that will stop at nothing to get me or my family thrown in prison over a political disagreement – however, Don Bird and Barry Clausen are not psycho nor are they lying about Gentleman Jim’s residency – in addition, to my knowledge, they have never said Jim Nielsen is getting investigated by the FBI over it, either.
Barry Clausen wrote an op-ed about Jim Nielsen’s mental state. It appears that the constant harassment over his double-wide in Gerber (where Nielsen is supposed to be living, versus the $750K home in a Woodland gated community) is indeed getting to Gentleman Jim.
I got multiple accounts of a public appearance Jim Nielsen made on behalf of Liberal Republican Colusa Supervisor Kim Dolbow-Vann in Lake County where the majority of his comments were about being stalked by a 76-year old man.
There was also talk about a vacuum cleaner salesman (who was visiting trailer homes in Gerber!?) and Jim Nielsen recounting a story about saluting Ronald Reagan… it all seems bizarre. Politics is bizarre 24/7, let me tell you.