This is what Donald Trump ran against. The Swamp. They are the donors, lobbyists and consultants that have gotten rich off of corruption. Let’s call it what it is – corruption. In the case of California’s 73rd Assembly District – we’ve gotten a front row seat to weak GOP leadership and once that was overcome the next layer are the institutions in Sacramento.
With Brough under serious scrutiny for campaign finance issues that may well be felonies and several documented and valid incidences of sexual misconduct – your intrepid blogger has uncovered that the legislative democrats may well be playing games with the Assembly Rules Committee report that was completed earlier in December.
Read the article carefully and cross-reference it with what I have been told from several political insiders: The Bill Brough investigation will be completed sometime around mid December (now) and sent to the joint committee. What they do with the information and investigation is up to the leadership (as in the dem majority) of the Assembly. I’ve been told that Anthony Rendon and the other Democrat leaders fancying a complete wipe-out of Republicans in Orange County will be forestalling the release of the report.
It is apparent that the lobbyists, consultants, PAC donors and other associated swamp creatures know that the report is going to be delayed (or at least they are acting like it). This means in their mind that William Bill Brough may well survive the primary. Add to this, the fact that Ed Sachs filed, thusly diluting GOP votes. This makes Laurie Davies’ job more difficult getting in to the top two with a crowded field. Click here to see the campaign finance reporting of Brough’s recent donations.
Enter the Building and Trades Council. This group opposed Prop 6 because they do a lot of government projects (they of course were immediately screwed by Newsom who redirected prop 6 money), they have dumped in $9300 of beer money to William “Bill” Brough. This will pay a couple bar tabs at Brio and some of the retainers his high-priced staff are charging. Note that $4700 of the money can not be used until the general election.
Brough also got $2000 from UPS. You’d think a firm that is centered around driving would think twice before donating to a man who is reputed to be a frequent drunk driver, but I digress.
The United Auburn Rancheria donated $4700. Their Consultant, Doug Elmets spoke at the DNC convention in 2016 attacking Trump. Elmets thought he mattered because he once worked as a low level staffer in the Reagan Administration.
So Cal Edison donated $4700 to the scandal-marred Bill Brough. Given their public image at the moment, you’d think they would use more discretion in their political dealings.
Lastly, Zuffa LLC donated $1500. They are a UFC promoter and have a lot of gigs in the new taxpayer-funded Arena in Downtown Sacramento.
The bottom line is this proves my point about the swamp and incumbents. Bill Brough is one of the lowest form of political scum I have dealt with on the GOP side, and yet he can still raise $22,200 from a few PAC Donors. These people either don’t care about the scandals or the donations are coming with an expectation of performance from the vulnerable and thus susceptible to backroom deals Bill Brough. The good news is that this is a pathetic haul for an incumbent.
IRONY: Bill Brough was at one time whining about “the Swamp” coming after him. Now they are literally trying to keep him in office. (or at least paying his bar tabs)
The new Majority in Orange County did indeed tell the Sacramento Swamp they are not playing anymore:
To be continued…
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