… now what?
Your intrepid blogger has intercepted a confidential message from the entity claiming to be the Placer GOP. I had almost forgotten that the Placer GOP existed, but an exhaustive investigation yielded fruit.
The message yielded some shocking information that needs to be day-lighted to the faithful readers of this blog who wonder if the GOP waves that hit the rest of the country will ever come to California.
The confidential message contained a lot of messaging about transparency. I guess the transparent confidentiality is what confounded my search for the Placer GOP.
I learned that in 2013, the Placer GOP hosted the “largest ever” salute to local electeds. A look at financial records shows they made little if anything as the records are extremely difficult to analyze (there are no standard ledger columns, only transparent non-specific summaries), perhaps they gave out a few too many free tickets?
I learned that there was a volunteer effort in 2014. I was involved in campaigns from Loomis, to Granite Bay to Roseville and never encountered any. Perhaps they were in Auburn? But, then, the man listed as the “First Vice Chair” of the Placer GOP was defeated in his election campaign.
I saw notes about the effort against democrats all over Placer County. Were the volunteers in Lincoln? But, Lincoln was not in the list of successes despite one of the closest margins a democrat had in the county… democrat Christine Colvin, supported by every major democrat group in Placer County missed election by under 200 votes in Lincoln City Council.
I saw a note about Rene Aguilera who was the subject of several media stories, none of whom quoted the Placer GOP. The same Aguilera was attacked by a non-partisan group called the league of Placer County Taxpayers and was defeated in his bid for a City Council Seat. Was there some sort of secret effort on behalf of Republicans in Roseville?
Has the transparency of the Placer GOP made it invisible?
The Placer Democrats recruited candidates all over the county. The democrat candidate in Nevada Irrigation District Candidate Robert Vizzard lost in a landslide, but missed mention in the confidental commuinque from the Placer GOP. Could it be that the Placer GOP was unaware and unprepared for the onslaught of democrat candidates?
The documents reveal that there was some sort of inclusive endorsing convention, that I’d assume was as transparent as the confidential memo or the financial records.
The documents indicate that the Placer GOP sent out a mailer – could this be what several candidates told me they had to pay $300-$600 a piece for? Our search of campaign finance records show that the Placer County Democrat Party DONATED money to their candidates versus the Placer GOP that charged candidates money.
This transparency is all very confusing.
Sources tell this blogger that the Placer GOP endorsed against Placer County Measure B without a hearing or allowing those supporting the measure a chance to make their case. I am sure that endorsement that was done outside of the inclusive, transparent endorsing convention was equally as transparent.
Then Measure B passed with 62.62% of the vote – the basis of my theory that the Placer GOP was dead and thus started my search for its’ relevancy.
Further investigation reveals that while volunteers for the Placer GOP were nowhere to be found in Rocklin, Roseville, Loomis, Granite Bay, Lincoln or parts elsewhere, we did see some home-made “No To Measure B” signs. Is it possible that the volunteers from the Placer GOP were fully occupied on the No on B campaign?
The document has certainly left the Right On Daily Blog with more questions than it has answered.
What we do know is that Placer County GOP Chairman Dennis Revell was married to Maureen Reagan many years ago. That, we are certain of… the quest for answers will continue.