Did you know that Mike Cargile has forced Norma Torres to spend $500,000 on her re-election campaign in a D+25 district? Could you imagine how much better off competitive Republican Races would be had Jessica Patterson and others actually been serious about recruiting candidates for dem districts? We had more democrats running unopposed than at anytime in the 20 years I have been active in CAGOP politics.
I was recently in CA-35 – specifically Chino and Pomona. Chino does not look like a democrat city and probably should not be if the GOP was serious about outreach and voter registration. Mr. Cargile had signs everywhere in that district. I literally saw at least 100 of them at dozens of intersections.
I also saw Mike himself at a Trump Table shaking people’s hands and handing out literature at the intersection of Grand and Pipeline which is the eastern boundary of Chino Hills. Grand turns in to Edison Ave in Chino. So, literally Cargile was 30 yards outside of his district where I saw him.
Of note – I did not see any signs or signs of precinct activity for Norma Torres. I did not see anything for Torres in Pomona, in obvious democrat stronghold.
It is also clear that Norma Torres has been deeply wounded by Cargile’s campaign as she has attacked him at least 7 times that I am aware of. Meantime, Jessica Patterson, Scott Winn and the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure lynched him out of a GOP Endorsement without a hearing. It appears that their own rhetoric of recruiting candidates for dem districts and taking the fight to the democrats was a sick joke designed to deceive delegates in to allowing them to keep control of the party.
Mike Cargile has put on a clinic on Running for Office in a democrat district and his campaign should be used as a template for how Republicans running in Heavy Dem Districts can do some damage. With modest expenditures, he has forced Norma Torres to become completely spun and unhinged. How sweet it is.
Too bad that the CAGOP’s leadership completely missed the boat on this because of a jilted consultant and their own phobias of phobias.
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