A couple weeks ago, I unloaded on Jessica Patterson. As I type this follow-up blog I am painfully aware that political insiders that include David Stafford Reade, Andy Garakhani, Tom Ross, Luis Buhler and Kevin McCarthy are hard at work trying to control the outcome of the 2021 CAGOP Convention.
If you are a political type, you’ve probably heard ad-nauseum about the Chairwoman taking credit for the gains in congress. We know that Young Kim and Michelle Steel re-took two seats in congress that were lost in 2018. It looks like David Valadao, who was ignored in CAGOP communications until September, is on track to hold a 2,500 vote lead to re-capture CA-21.
I’d lay odds that her emails crowing about the accomplishments were missing a few facts: If you look at the results of CA-45 Greg Raths and CA-49 Bryan Maryott, you’d realize that both men lost their races by a small enough margin that had they received help, they could have also re-taken those districts. Were Raths and Maryott victims of the biased candidate recruiting we’ve written about?
Maybe someone should ask Kevin McCarthy about his decision to ignore two winnable Congressional races and the execution without a hearing of yet another viable candidate Ted Howze in CA-10. I often think it is because Howze, Raths and Maryott are all white males – but then there is Tamika Hamilton who (despite being completely ignored) got within 9% of John Garamendi in a D+11 district – and despite Garamendi outspending her 7-1. Someone had to know that Hamilton was viable! (Note that the consultant Scott Winn, who orchestrated the execution of Ted Howze has been paid for years to influence the outcomes of CAGOP elections along with the others named in this blog. He is also close to Kevin McCarthy)
That is 4 winnable seats in Congress that these people ignored! It appears that the dem majority in Congress is going to be cut to just 4 seats. That is a colossal failure! That margin was left behind in California on the watch of Jessica Patterson.
Don’t forget that McCarthy and Patterson screwed Congressman Mike Garcia (CA-25) in the primary, defying the Ventura and LA GOP refusing to even hold a hearing to endorse Mike Garcia at the state level. With Garcia clinging to a 400ish vote lead (with 300,000+ in), how huge would it have been for Garcia (think of the money he spent in the primary) had those two not flaunted the CAGOP’s own by-laws and denied the pre-primary support he had earned?
What about Diane Dixon in AD-74? She is losing by less than 3,000 votes. She was abandoned by Jessica Patterson and crew. I am pretty sure you won’t see that discussed when she declares for re-coronation. Perhaps people need to ask the above coven of consultants whose brilliant decision it was to not even give Dixon $100K? Stephen Choi, Phillip Chen and Janet Nguyen all won handily – why did Dixon get abandoned?
Then there is the fluke in AD-38. 5 Democrats ran. Suzette Martinez and Lucie Volotzky ran on the R side. It was the perfect storm and had nothing to do with the brilliance of her majesty or the consultants. We ended up with a Suzette vs Volotzky runoff that got more attention from the CAGOP than the winnable AD-74 race did!!!
When AD-74 needed a decision, they failed. Diane Dixon should be an assembly-member.
Don’t forget that two of Jessica Patterson’s all star recruits from her days running California Trailblazers (Trailfailures), AD-42 Chad Mayes and AD-77 Brian Maienschein bolted the GOP.
Ask Ling Ling Chang and John Moorlach how they feel about the decisions and leadership of the CAGOP? I am sure you won’t see anything about their defeat in fundraising and campaign emails.
What if I told you that 8 of the 58 counties have no elected members to their county party? Eight!!! Alpine and Sierra you can expect because both are less than 1,000 people. However Mono (think Mammoth mountain) and Plumas (think Lassen National Park) are not insignificant counties. Then there are Colusa and Tehama, both literally on I-5 north of Sacramento! Have you heard of the Calaveras Jumping Frogs of Mark Twain fame? No one filed there. Then there is Tuolumne county as well, a major tourist area on the way to Yosemite.
This means, you can visit three small cities of around 15,000 people: Red Bluff, Sonora and Angel’s Camp and there is no Republican Party Committee there. All are R-leaning counties!!! They have collapsed on Jessica Patterson’s watch. Perhaps this is the way Jessica and Kevin want it?
The tale of the tape does not stop with 8 collapsed County Parties. 8 of 58 is 13.7%
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