Dec 302019

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:

AD: 73 News : The New Majority Endorses Laurie Davies for Assembly
Davies momentum continues to build as the Republican Party
coalesces around her candidacy
For Immediate Release
Contact: Peter Towey, [email protected]
Laguna Niguel, CA – Last week, the New Majority endorsed Mayor Laurie Davies’ campaign for State Assembly District 73. This is another endorsement that shows how the Republican Party has coalesced around the Davies campaign and distanced itself from the scandal-ridden incumbent Bill Brough. In the past few weeks, the California Republican Party, the Lincoln Club of Orange County, and the Republican Party of Orange County have all endorsed Mayor Davies.
“The people of South County deserve to have a representative in Sacramento that has a proven conservative record and serving both honorably and guided by the highest moral standard. I am humbled to have the support of the New Majority, and I look forward to taking my message to the voters in the coming weeks, As people learn about my record I am confident we will be successful and South County will again have the representation they deserve,” said Laurie Davies.
“Laurie stands out in this race,” said Richard Reisman, New Majority Political Affairs Co-Chair. “She has dedicated nearly 20 years of her life to serving her community. As Mayor and two-term City Council Member, she has a deep understanding of the issues we face here in Orange County and will represent us well in Sacramento.”
“The New Majority is pleased to join the groundswell of support for Laurie,” said Steve Prough, New Majority Political Affairs Co-Chair. “She is motivated to work hard for the needs of our community.”
Timeline of Bill Brough’s troubled time in office
About the 73rd
The 73rd State Assembly District covers South Orange County – including the cities and communities of Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Wagon Wheel, and Trabuco.
Laurie’s List of Endorsers (partial)
U.S. Representative Mimi Walters, ret.
State Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey, ret.
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, ret.
Mayor John Mark Jennings, City of Laguna Niguel
Councilmember Fred Minagar, City of Laguna Niguel
Councilmember Elaine Gennawey, City of Laguna Niguel
Councilmember Robert Ming, City of Laguna Niguel, ret.
Councilmember Linda Lindholm, City of Laguna Niguel, ret.
Mayor Diane Dixon, City of Newport Beach
Mayor Mike Munzig, City of Aliso Viejo
Councilmember Jamey Federico, City of Dana Point
Councilmember Barbara Krogerman, City of Laguna Hills, ret.
Councilmember Anne Figueroa, City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Mayor Pro Tem Tony Beall, City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Councilmember Mike Vaughn, City of Rancho Santa Margarita, ret.
Mayor Christina Shea, City of Irvine
Councilmember John Taylor, City of San Juan Capistrano
Mayor Mike Posey, City of Huntington Beach
Councilmember Barbara Delgleize, City of Huntington Beach
Mayor Chuck Puckett, City of Tustin
Councilmember Scott Voigts, City of Lake Forest
Mayor Tara Campbell, City of Yorba Linda
Mayor Pro Tem Beth Haney, City of Yorba Linda
Councilmember Craig Young, City of Yorba Linda, ret.
Board Member Jim Reardon, Capistrano Unified School District
Mayor Pro Tem Anthony Kuo, City of Irvine
California Republican Party
Lincoln Club of Orange County
Republican Party of Orange County

To be continued…

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  2 Responses to “AD-73 William “Bill” Brough Update: The Swamp Rises Up to Protect Their Investment.”

  1. You have been saying for over 6 months that you have more information but you keep showing the same old information. Please release the rest so we know what is going on and then we can support Ed Sachs.

    Suzanne – I have legal documents and documents from rules committee complaints. They will be published when I am given permission to by the sources. I also have three other sources with additional info that are still requesting anonymity for fear of retaliation it is what it is.

    Blogger’s Note – I’ve been informed that Suzanne Singh is a former President of a local chamber of commerce that left town after being implicated in a financial scandal, thus it is likely these comments are fake.

  2. If you have documents from those committees then they are public records now, so release them. It isn’t going to do any good if you hold on to them, people can start voting in a month.

    How can your sources be afraid of retaliation at this point with other accusers out there and on the record, clearly they would be covered. It doesn’t do any good to keep saying you have information and not release it, it just makes it look like you are making it up to be sensational, you need to actually have something.

    Blogger’s Note: The sexual misconduct report has been completed. When it gets released is up to the dem leadership. Regarding the campaign finance stuff – I filed about 200 counts in the complaint(s) and have received official notice they are investigating. If you made 100% of your income from politics, you’d 100% understand the culture of retaliation.

    Blogger’s Note – I’ve been informed that Suzanne Singh is a former President of a local chamber of commerce that left town after being implicated in a financial scandal, thus it is likely these comments are fake.

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