I have written before that I think young Mr. Kiley has potential. That time is not now as his youthful lack of discipline and campaign integrity are overshadowing his talent.
in 2016, Kevin Kiley was not a Deputy District Attorney, he is a former Deputy District Attorney. He is no longer on the state Payroll. This is deceptive. He is unemployed and his job is running for office, this is not a good place for a candidate to be in.
Kevin Kiley is 31 and 4 years removed from law school. This suggests that he is inexperienced in life, let alone business.
Kevin Kiley had left the AD04/AD06 area for 12 years. He returned on or around May 14th 2015, and declared his candidacy on or about May 27, 2015. This suggests he moved back from the Bay Area specifically to run. In fact, he is still renting the house he lives in in 2019. This came up at a recent candidate forum.
Kevin Kiley has been overheard saying conflicting things depending on the group he is in. This is a classic case of either dishonesty or an undisciplined candidate. (A common failing of a first time candidate) Your intrepid blogger has multiple accounts of Kiley double-speaking on several controversial issues or simply trying to evade being cornered on an issue.
This seems to jive with his reticence to endorse anyone and the game he played at the CAGOP Convention, not endorsing anyone but allowing his proxies to end up in the machine of Jessica Patterson.
Kevin Kiley is a social liberal. He is anti-prop 8 and has criticized its’ author (andy Pugno) for writing and defending it.
Mr. Kevin Kiley said in a Sacramento Bee Interview that the issues of Legalizing Weed, the Delta Tunnels and High Speed Rail are very unimportant to him. This suggests the influence of his Bay Area donors, where the Tunnels are a non issue, but legalizing Weed and HSR are popular. This is called trying to split the baby.
Kevin Kiley was funded in 2016 by Bay Area Liberals. His donors include a who’s who of Obama bundlers and donors to the Democrat Party. In 2019, there are still some present, but not near the amount of 2016.
Kevin Kiley now has some support from inside #AD06. One of his tricks in 2016 was that his mail has implied an endorsement of former Sheriff John McGuinness who has given quotes and photo opportunities to at least 3 of his opponents. At least McGuinness is endorsing for real this time.
At one time Kevin Kiley claimed that more than half his donors were from inside #AD06. This is deceptive again as 77% of his money had come from outside the district, with the overwhelming majority of that from the above-mentioned Bay Area Liberals. (This did not include the furious late $500k independent expenditure.
The story from the Sacramento Bee that was replete with Young Mr Kiley’s non answers to several questions should have been a harbinger to us all.
It is clear that he created a “Cattle Company” because he rightly recognized he got hammered for claiming the deputy district attorney moniker. Like his time as a DA, when he prosecuted no cases, I would like to have a camera crew present for his first sale of cattle. I am 48, so it is conceivable it may happen in my lifetime.
Who is Kevin Kiley? What does he believe? He ain’t a l.awyer. He ain’t a cattle barron. He seems to be a young politician with potomac fever.
His record as an assemblymember seems to match the narrative. Who’s Kevin Kiley? Really?