Liberal Republican Cristi (Beckstead)-Nelson has been making feeble attempts to keep up in the endorsement war with Leading Candidate and Well-Respected Real Business Owner Bill Halldin. She has sent out some interesting “I have to keep up with Bill emails”.
Beckstead-Nelson, whose Resume is embellished at best and despite having nearly a year head start on the rest of the field has failed to distinguish herself. She has been left to trading campaign donations to at least one Gaines (I am sure she covered her tracks on the second Gaines) for an endorsement. It does, however make sense that the candidate with the embellished resume would be the preferred client of the Assembly Member with an (ahem) embellished resume herself.
Young Mr. Kiley, Ms. Beckstead-Nelson (at least that is the name she used for years before deciding to run for AD06), recent entrant Andrew Pugno and Suzanne Jones are all lawyers. One of these has not passed the Bar, despite attempts to buttress her resume otherwise. Drat. I just gave it away.
Beckstead-Nelson (she is still registered to vote under that name and her legal records still bear that name) is a resident of Newcastle, yet she’d have you believe she lives in Granite Bay. Perhaps there is an infectious disease in Placer County partisan politics where one’s residency is optional or negotiable?
Non-lawyer and real long-time resident of AD06 Bill Halldin just added two key community leaders: the extremely popular Roseville Vice-Mayor Susan Rohan and Well-Known Community Icon Roseville C0uncilmember Pauline Rocucci. This gives Halldin unanimous support in Roseville and Rocklin – the heart of AD06.
Not to be outdone – recent AD06 Resident Kevin Hanley who registered in AD06 in May of 2015 (as did Kiley) was introduced to the voters of El Dorado County by the El Dorado Mountain Democrat. See the photo.
Oops. Auburn is in AD05. Kevin Hanley’s #1 endorsement is a Congressman who has never lived in his district. After the Gaines, who are remiss to live in one place for very long until their next run for something – perhaps Hanley caught the same disease?
There are 11 people on the ballot for AD06. I think the memo got out that this was an exhibition for the 2024 GOP Presidential nomination.
11? Yes, 11. A man named Z’berg filed without a candidate statement as a democrat despite the democrat party endorsing Brian Caples. Apparently, the dems have the same discipline problems within their ranks as the GOP does.
There is also an NPP candidate who has run for US Senate, Governor and yes, ran for SD01 in 2012. “Bo” as I affectionately call him, publicly rails Ted Gaines – that may end up being his only contribution before he gets his 2% and exits until he files for something else in 2018.
The 11th candidate is the fourth lawyer in the race, Andy Pugno. He appears to have hired a consultant in name only as his past pattern has been to run his own show. It remains to be seen if Pugno will have significant resources with which to mount a campaign. I also wonder if anyone knows who he is as no one has seen him in four years. (since the last time he ran for AD06)
For you political nerds out there, grab some popcorn. This thing is 82 days away and it is going to be insane.