I saw a blurb in the Hill (biased as they are) about another GOP candidate in a hopeless Congressional District CA-34 espousing conspiracy theories. While the Hill never reports on the vile disgusting things fringe dems have to say – we got this:
“Doesn’t @BillGates finance research at the Wuhan lab where the Corona virus was being created?” Wright tweeted, earning hundreds of retweets and likes. “Isn’t @georgesoros a good friend of Gates? Isn’t it always when @HillaryClinton tweets that fire and brimstone hits us? Check Gates Foundation and Clinton Foundation for stock sells.”
The day before, responding to a tweet espousing a largely debunked theory on the origins of the virus from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Wright tweeted, “The Corona virus is a man made virus created in a Wuhan laboratory. Ask @BillGates who financed it.”
Let this be a lesson to GOP Groups everywhere. Vet all candidates, ESPECIALLY those in marginal or safe D districts. They seem to be magnets for grifter candidates.
This gets me to Omar Navarro and Deanna Lorraine. Deanna has now slid to 1.8% of the vote in CA-12. She is in danger of dropping to 5th place. Omar Navarro as we reported has just overtaken the equally as crazy Joe Collins in CA-43 by 17 votes for second place. Omar could end up in the runoff while in jail.
Joe Collins (IMO) and his consultant should be prosecuted for fraud. Unfortunately, what they did while unethical is legal.
Sad, sad, sad.
In Congressional District 43, there were three candidates in the race, Maxine Waters, Omar Navarro, and Joe Collins. Based upon the election results right now, it appears that Maxine Waters will be running against Omar Navarro. The media is reporting that Omar Navarro is in prison so that means, the Republicans in the 43rd Congressional District were so uneducated about the race that they voted for someone in prison.
There was another Republican in the race, Joe Collins. I decided to look at Collins campaign reports to see what happened. Joe Collins raised over a million dollars. Yes, you read that right, Joe Collins raised over a million dollars to run against Maxine Waters but was unable to beat a Republican who was in prison to make it into California’s top two.
I had to figure out, what did Joe Collins spend a million dollars on that they could not make it into the top two against a candidate who is in prison.
It appears about $625,000 went to the fundraiser to raise the million and another $215,000 went to the campaign consultants. Over $141,000 went to food and travel (I guess Joe Collins loved staying at the Ritz.)
The total spent on online advertising – $389.01.
The total spent on printing – $1,021.91
The total spent for a web site – $219.
That is it: $1,629.92 out of a million dollars was spent on voter outreach. The rest of the one million plus dollars was spent on consultants, fancy hotels, and nice restaurants.
No slate mailers purchased. Nothing. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what the consultants other than the lawyers who filed the campaign finance reports did to earn their $200,000+ consultant fee.
It is sad that the Republican voters in CD 43 voted for a Republican who was in prison.
It is sad that a Republican candidate raised a million dollars but did not spend any of the money getting his message out.
It is sad that Republican contributors were duped by some fancy fundraising campaign to give their money to a candidate who was not even serious about campaigning.
Then the insanity that was Omar Navarro and Deanna Lorraine comes in to sharper focus. Please note that my experiences with Jason Aula suggest he is as nuts as Omar has proven to be.
Deanna is running around protesting her “innocence” to anyone that will listen. I guess she figures since she spoke at a few Churches that somehow absolves her of the consequences of her behavior.
Let CA-12 (Deanna Lorraine), CA-34 Joanne Wright, CA-43 Joe Collins and Omar Navarro be a lesson to EVERYONE… vet your candidates. Do not endorse for the sake of endorsing.