Jan 232020

Why am I not surprised to see Sex Robot Shawn (aka Shawn Gordon or Our Town Videos) on Toll Road Billy’s reports? He got $1750 and the crazed Art Sanchez got $3500. More on Art Sanchez soon – but, suffice to say this slimebag has an obsession with attacking the spouses of candidates. He is a perfect fit for William “Bill” Brough.

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Note- I am focusing on items since 7-1-2019 as I have written about his past abuses in graphic detail. If you have any information about Bill Brough – you can email me at [email protected] YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS. Now is the time to come forward.

Did you know that Bill Brough’s Donors Sent him to Ireland (again), Hawaii and to a 49er’s Game? Yup, Toll Road Billy dropped $12,500 on the most evil decrepit team in NFL Football for some sort of “Campaign Event”. I am sure it went just as well as his Spring Training disaster.

49ers: $12,500
Levi Stadium $896.92
Irish Caucus Junket: $6,866.12 + $3,000 (that we can easily discern)
Hawaii Junket – at least $5,000 for the “Independent Voter Conference” – Notations include Makena Beach Golf Club, Fairmont Hotel

Toll Road Billy spent $4,000 on Legal Fees. (Your intrepid blogger has seen some of the work of his attorney in public records I obtained from the FPPC regarding the complaints I filed against him) He’d better get ready for a lot more in legal fees given what is coming down.

It looks like Billy spent $43,000 on Landslide’s Slates, about $15,000 on two of Tim Carey’s Slates, $4,500 for the RINO Revolution Slate, $2,200 on Campaign Signs and $20,000 on a Maryland Based Consultant. There are also thousands spent on other consultants, a fundraiser and a notation for $3,196.03 to Jim Bieber.

Bill Brough sent a bizarre email touting that he raised $223,000 since last year. The part missing from his email is that he raised $125. That’s it – only $125 from 1-1-2020 thru 1-18-2020 while being hotly contested for re-election. Consultants appear to have gotten $80,000 of that $223,000 Toll Road Billy bragged about.

Since 7-1-2019 – Bill Brough CONTINUED to abuse his donor’s money. 

Notations for $537.29 and $354.91 to BevMo. These are alongside two $200 notations to Drug Abuse is Life Abuse. (Alcohol is a drug too, Billy…)

11(!) Notations to Brassiere Capitale – One “Event” for about $1400 and 10 Strategy / Campaign Meetings.

13(!) Notations to Brio Tuscany Grille – in addition to the dozens we’ve detailed already. There are 11 Campaign / Strategy Meetings and two “Events” totaling some $7,000.

It is the opinion of this blogger that Brough is running up a bar tab and then paying for it under the guise of an event.

On 9-28-2019 Bill Brough’s campaign paid $908.98 to the Disney Grand Californian Hotel. Last I checked, Dana Point is an hour or so from Disneyland?

3 Trips to Target.
8 Notations to Lyft
7 Notations to Chevron
3 Notations to Elite Black Car – totaling over $600.

The following is a batch of “strategy meetings / campaign meetings”: Dana Kai Sushi x1, Frank Fats x1, Good Choice Sushi x2, Shady Lady Saloon x2, Sol Agave x1, Simon’s Cafe x2, Tony’s Deli x3, Turk’s Dana Warf x2.

It must be nice to spend thousands on dining using your campaign account.

Then – we add another 7 Notations to Verizon Wireless. 200.37, 204.85, 562.52, 207.21, 207.21, 207.21, 207.21 bringing the total to Verizon Wireless from his campaign to nearly $20,000 lifetime. (the 7 newest notations total $1796.58)

Please note – I requested an update on Public Records since the previous update I got in October. The FPPC indicated they had no additional records to send me as the case is ongoing and open. I will posit theories as to what that means later – but Bill Brough is in serious trouble

#1 He has lost all the critical endorsements in Orange County, The Party Itself, the Lincoln Club, the New Majority and dozens of local officeholders
#2 He has only raised $125 since 1-1-2020
#3 He only has $49K net left in his account
#4 He has two active investigations against him – the Sexual Misconduct investigation by the Assembly Working Committee and a large list of FPPC campaign finance issues
#5 The local media is using him as a punching bag

And he dropped over $13K on the Niners. That alone should be grounds for federal prison.

Jan 222020

This is what I like to see. GOP Groups taking out the trash.

Let’s start with Tyler Diep – who in the opinion of this blogger will Bolt the GOP after the March Primary. Note – Prop 14 does NOT require the top two candidates to runoff with the party preference they took in the primary. The individual is the nominee, and has nothing to do with the political parties. To think, every time a resolution to oppose Prop 14 has been brought up, the party apparatus has killed it. Tyler Diep will join the Chad Mayes Party in March, perhaps he waits until November if he survives both halves of the election. (But my money is on March for him to Diep in to the ranks of NPP)

Similar to how the Orange County Realtors continue to support William “Bill” Brough in defiance of the facts – they are also pouring money in to the corrupt Tyler Diep because they believe it will buy influence with him. (That is the only conclusion I can draw for why a local group would continue investing in such people of low character)

Of note – Matt Fleming who is a paid consultant of the CAGOP wrote an op ed defending Tyler Diep a day before former OCGOP Chair Scott Baugh tore him apart.

Secondly, the CAGOP’s BY-Laws indicate that for a candidate to have a CAGOP endorsement, they must have at least 80% of the underlying counties. Tyler Diep now has 0% of the underlying counties. Will the CAGOP follow its’ own by-laws and yank the endorsement? (If Matt Fleming has anything to say, nothing will happen)

Live action shot of Bill Brough on the 241 Freeway

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Hon. Fred M. Whitaker, Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, released the following statement regarding the endorsement of Assemblyman Tyler Diep:

Yesterday evening Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee met in Executive Session to discuss the Petition of Assemblyman Matthew Harper to rescind the endorsement of Assemblyman Tyler Diep.

The petition was based on a series of votes incongruent with the Republican platform. After a comprehensive discussion and debate, the endorsement of Assemblyman Diep was rescinded by a majority vote, as required by our bylaws.

Chairman Whitaker stated – “This is a sad day when an incumbent Republican member of the legislature loses the local party endorsement, but the party felt there had to be accountability for voting patterns. There are two Republicans running in the primary for the 72nd Assembly District, and the voters can decide which one best represents their district without a recommendation from the local party.”

Assemblyman Diep is still endorsed by the California Republican Party.

And, then there is the curious case of the raging alcoholic Bill Brough. The booze must have been talking in his last email:

Brough has built a vast organization for his March 3 re-election. The resources allow Brough to get his message out and counter the negative, dishonest attacks by his opponents. Comparing fundraising numbers, electoral and a proven conservative record, it is clear that Brough is in the best position to win in March.

Everyone whines about attacks being dishonest which is why your intrepid blogger cites sources, uses photos and provides links to articles and documents. I’d encourage Brough to put the bottle of Popov down and have a look at the dozens of media articles and thousands of pages of public records related to him. Perhaps this is the vast organization he was referring to?

Two other “Vast Organizations” lit him up good: (But in Brough’s mind intoxication it is all about his sudden opposition to the 241 Toll Road expansion…)


Two Orange County Republican leaders today demanded the immediate resignation of Assemblyman Bill Brough from office (R – Assembly District 73).

At least four women have publicly accused Brough of unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate touching. Brough is currently under investigation by the California Assembly for some of the accusations.

“It’s time for Bill Brough to step aside, resign, and open the door for a candidate who can represent South County without degrading the name of the Republican Party,” said John Warner, President of The Lincoln Club of Orange County.

Steve Craig, Chairman of The New Majority joined in the demand. The Lincoln Club of Orange County is the oldest conservative donor group in California. The New Majority is a powerful right-leaning political action organization.

“The allegations against Mr. Brough are serious, and we take them seriously. Every one of Mr. Brough’s constituents should too,” said Craig. “South County deserves a representative who isn’t dogged by allegations of the worst kind of behavior toward women.”

The Republican Party of Orange County in September called on Brough to not seek reelection and to retire at the end of his current term.

Several accusers have made their stories public through press reports: One said that, after almost two years of sexual comments and advances, Brough pressed himself against her at a Sacramento hotel in 2015 and propositioned her for sex. In 2011, according to another accuser, Brough grabbed her by the shoulders from behind, propositioned her, and refused to let her go. A third said that in 2018 Brough put his hand on a wall behind her, blocked her from moving, and began touching her face and neck. She says he told her, “We should get out of here… You look like the kind of girl who would like to have fun.”

“Accusations about Brough’s conduct have been made by women who knew Mr. Brough and worked with or around him, including an elected Orange County Supervisor,” said Mr. Craig. “Several of them told friends shortly after Mr. Brough approached them and have filed formal complaints against him. They’ve taken risks by coming forward.”

Brough is the County’s only incumbent elected official who hasn’t been endorsed by the Orange County Republican Party or the California Republican Party. Because of the accusations, The Lincoln Club of Orange County and The New Majority rescinded their endorsements of Brough in September.

Brough was also warned by the California Fair Political Practices Commission about the misuse of campaign funds for a week-long trip to Paris in July of 2016. That commission is also said to be investigating a complaint alleging that Brough spent roughly $200,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses over four years including meals, cigars, a custom liquor cabinet, cell phone bills, and family vacations.

Brough is the Assemblyman for California’s 73rd Assembly District, which includes Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, San Clemente and other South Orange County cities and county areas.

Good for these groups.

Tyler Diep

Jan 162020

Bill Brough knows personally how the democrats in Washington DC must feel. He keeps moving the goalposts and losing.

There are a lot of consequences to alcohol abuse.

Losing. Like seeing AB1273 get trashed in committee in the State Legislature.

State legislators have killed a bill that would have blocked Orange County’s toll road agencies from building new roads.

The California Assembly Committee on Local Government on Wednesday, Jan. 15, voted against a bill from Assemblyman Bill Brough that would have kept the Transportation Corridor Agencies from building any new bridges or toll roads after Jan. 1, 2020, and from issuing new bonds to finance projects.

Ouch, Billy. The spiritual basis for your 2020 campaign was just flushed. Now, it is back to distilled spirits…

He had put a pause on the bill until this year, saying he wanted to see an external audit and more transparency from the agencies.

The TCA recently released an external audit of a communications and outreach contract with Venture Strategic, saying it “found no malfeasance.”

But saying the audit wasn’t comprehensive, Brough said he still wanted to see his bill move forward.

4 Audits later is the detail that William “Bill” Brough and the OC Register neglected to mention. The OC Register could not bring itself to come right out and say the audit cleared everyone as that would require them to contradict / retract a previous story where they practically parroted Harvey Englander’s talking points. The OC Register can read more here in the interest of Journalism.

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) released the results of an external audit of their communications and outreach contract with Venture Strategic, Inc. (VSI). Flatly contradicting false statements made by politically motivated actors and reported in certain news articles, the audit found no malfeasance, a 99.88% billing accuracy rate, a net underbilling to the TCA of $5,761, and a satisfactory review of assigned task orders and corresponding deliverables and work product.

When you have to move the goalposts to support your position – you are losing. Bill Brough has a lot in common with the National Democrats playing the “Get Trump” game. It sucks to be Bill Brough, but remember he did it to himself.

Jan 132020

I’ve been told by anonymous sources that Harvey Englander has made a ton of money from the City of San Clemente. It does not show up as a line item in the budget – so if true, it means that Englander has been getting paid by one of the city’s other contractors. This may be the attorney they are using to constantly sue the TCA? (Speaking of audits, it might be a good idea to rip open the books of San Clemente)

Speaking of a taxpayer funded agitation campaign: (From the local paper that is in the bag for Bill Brough)

The city of San Clemente is again asking local residents to submit letters to state lawmakers, expressing support for legislation that would strip the authority of the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA).

The measure, Assembly Bill 1273, which Assemblymember Bill Brough introduced last spring, proposes to restrict the joint powers authority from creating new toll roads while requiring the agencies to pay down the debt incurred from building its roads.

OF course William “Bill” Brough in his drunken stupor thinks this Bill is the cause of his demise. (Ignore the dozen or so women and the hundreds of campaign finance violations) It must be nice as a city to empty the treasury to engage in public policy…

The TCA has strongly opposed the legislation, calling it “an assault on local control.” In a letter Michael Kraman, the TCA’s chief executive, wrote to the chair of the Assembly committee, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, he stated that the bill would be a job killer, circumvents the California Environmental Quality Act process and “will lead to dirtier air in Orange County,” among other things.

“This bill was introduced as part of broader tactics by the City of San Clemente to discredit the TCA and disrupt the environmental review process for the South County Traffic Relief Effort,” Kraman wrote.

The TCA is currently working with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) on the Relief Effort—the series of proposed routes meant to “improve north-south mobility in South Orange County and accommodate regional travel demand.”

The issue is that Bill Brough lied to a bunch of people about this, not even telling his own staff he was going to run this bill. But, of course Brough lied to me when I asked him via staff in 2018 about his sexual misconduct and weather or not he have been investigated for it.

Speaking of lies – the City of San Clemente and Harvey Englander are now 0-4 on audits. Unfortunately for them, Jeff Corless and Venture Strategic did their job correctly.

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) released the results of an external audit of their communications and outreach contract with Venture Strategic, Inc. (VSI). Flatly contradicting false statements made by politically motivated actors and reported in certain news articles, the audit found no malfeasance, a 99.88% billing accuracy rate, a net underbilling to the TCA of $5,761, and a satisfactory review of assigned task orders and corresponding deliverables and work product.

The audit was conducted by Crowe LLP, which, in the course of the audit, reviewed VSI’s compliance with the contract, billing records and invoices, and work product in comparison to required deliverables.

The audit noted that the complex billing process required under the TCA contract, which involved 12,000 individual lines of billing entries over a four-year period, was susceptible to clerical and input errors.  Nonetheless, VSI’s transparent and accountable internal procedures resulted in only a 0.12% error rate and a net underbilling of $5,761, which cut in the favor of TCA.  These results were consistent with the findings of two previous TCA internal audits and an additional external audit.

TCA awarded VSI the contract in October 2015 following a competitive procurement process, that was open, transparent, vetted by multiple committees, and unanimously approved by the F/ETCA Board of Directors in public.  All tasks, billing rates, and billing procedures were stipulated by, and received regular oversight from, TCA management and board members. It has been reported that the false accusations contained in the above-referenced news articles were precipitated by a VSI competitor who had unsuccessfully bid on the contract.

Contrary to those false claims, and due to VSI’s outstanding work, the TCA Board of Directors voluntarily extended the contract on three separate occasions over the course of a nearly four-year period.  Near the conclusion of the contract on April 4th, 2019, the TCA sent a letter to VSI that stated the following:

“We appreciate your service to the Agencies over the last few years, working with us to implement a robust and innovative communications, media and outreach effort; this effort has made it possible to engage many members of the public in Orange County, especially Southern Orange County, to be involved in the effort to explore traffic congestion relief solutions.”

Venture Strategic spokesperson Tim Lineberger commented: “We are extremely proud of our entire team’s work on the TCA project and are pleased that the internal and external audits completely vindicate us from the baseless political attacks and wrongful insinuations made by self-interested actors throughout the past year. We will consider any further statements that intentionally or recklessly run counter to the facts reported in these audits as defamatory.”

Tim Lineberger 714.676.4317

But hey, San Clemente has Gene James on their City Council now. The drama is far from over. The spiritual basis (not distilled spirits) of AB1273 was the alleged debt and corruption of the TCA. The Venture Strategic Contract was gaslighted as one of the top issues. Bill Brough’s bill was lied about and born from a lie, seems consistent with his background, his character and his life. To be continued…

Jan 072020

Apparently, PAC donors love paying for Bill Brough’s Bar Tabs

As we detailed last week – a handful of PAC Donors have donated to William “Bill” Brough in defiance of local Orange County Political leaders.

It appears that high-priced Fundraiser Anne Dunsmore may well be yielding some results. Brough got $1000 from Google and $2500 from an indian tribe on 12-31 in addition to the $22,200 I detailed in a previous post.

Perhaps UPS and Google need to hear from people about the monster they donated to? So Cal Edison? This is the exact swamp that President Trump railed against.

Listed in the Daily Reports is $4700 from the Building Industry Association. (BIA) They and the Orange County Realtors have told people they are going to stick with Bill Brough. Jeff Montejano (sp?) who is a honcho at the Orange County BIA was Bill Brough’s Chief of Staff during the time period within which two of the known complaints against Brough were said to have occurred. In fact, Mr. Montejano was Brough’s roommate in Sacramento. (at the place I refer to as Brough’s Rager Pad)

It is the opinion of this blogger that the poor decision by the BIA PAC and the Orange County Realtors (one of whose members is a publicly known victim of Bill Brough – woman #4) was done at the behest of Montejano. Perhaps the Orange County Realtors should explain to their female members their rationale for trying to keep this monster in office – I’ll wait.

This is how the swamp works and this is also a reason why it took super-human efforts to move Republican “Leaders” off of Bill Brough despite the scandals.

The Swamp is protecting their investment

Did you know that Republican Assembly “Leader” Marie Waldron has done nothing to Bill Brough, even though she is allegedly no longer supporting him?

Bill Brough still has his ‘party office’ in the Capitol that has a nice patio. It is alleged that Brough and crew crack open the Bourbon Barrel (bought with donor money) and party down in that office. Sean Doherty and Bill Brough were reputed to be drinking buddies and close – until Doherty was terminated by the Assembly Rules Committee for his outrageous and criminal behavior (my opinion of Doherty).

Marie Waldron has done nothing. Brough has the same office and the same access – there has been no sanction.

Bill Brough is also still on the GAO Committee. This is the number one Committee for fundraising – called a “Juice Committee”. In fact, Brough’s top two committees are the ones you’d want to be on if you were a Republican Incumbent.

Does this mean that Waldron is actually undermining the CAGOP, the OCGOP, the OC Lincoln Club, the New Majority and other prominent local leaders? Does this mean that Marie Waldron is STILL protecting a leadership vote? (meaning that Bill Brough is one of the 18 remaining GOP members that will vote to keep Waldron as Assembly Permanent Minority Leader)

I’ve had political insiders tell me straight out that the reason Waldron, and others were blocking and tackling for Brough until recently was 100% because of his support for Waldron as leader. (and they are also seat-mates)

I have been told reliably that CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson is indeed engaged in trying to assist Laurie Davies. This is a split and is an example of Jessica Patterson doing her job as CAGOP Chair.

Do not forget the Assembly Rules Committee Complaints from at least 5 known victims and as many as 12 that we believe the democrat leadership are stifling in order to gain political advantage in AD73.

In related news, Your intrepid blogger is being told of a potential purge in the State Senate side of things. We’ll follow up as events warrant.

In the mean time – Right On Daily will continue documenting the disgusting actions of the political world that seeks to protect the guilty. To be continued…

P.S. When I can get corroboration, your intrepid blogger may be setting fire to a PROMINENT local Republican Elected who is helping Bill Brough out behind the scenes purely out of spite. (Hint, this elected is in local level office, not partisan office) It is alleged that this elected may well have aided Brough with one or two of his swamp PAC donations..

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