First off – the North State Farm and Business PAC is unloading $115,000 against CRA-endorsed Brian Dahle in AD-01. Instead of spending money to take target seats, they are attacking a Conservative in favor of an apparent Moderate in AD-01.
The North State Farm and Business PAC is controlled by – Curt Josiassen who is (drumroll) Doug LaMalfa’s cousin! (Cozy)
My sources have told me that seed the money for this IE came from LaMalfa / Jim Nielsen with the major part coming from the California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee and the Dental PAC. The driving force behind this is Stan Statham that many regard as a moderate in the Dick Dickerson mold.
The Realtors and the Dental PAC are the main fighting arms of the Cal Trailblazers. Cal Trailblazers was and is the brainchild of Kevin McCarthy modeled after the NRCC’s young guns program. It is an operation engineered to recruit Republican who will be loyal to leadership, no more, no less. Charles Munger’s money goes in there and the IE’s get funded.
I had wondered about the interesting insider activity – including renewed attacks against me personally and now I know. The standard Liberal Republican tactic of personal destruction is at play again they need to clear the battlefield.
In AD-05 – another safe Republican District, again – instead of trying to clip a Democrat, McCarthy and Munger are attempting to boost Frank Bigelow. Bigelow appears to be much more moderate than Rico Oller. Bigelow opposed the initiative that made fees a 2/3 vote, supported high-speed rail and apparently has made several statements in public about supporting open borders.
Have a look at the $200,000 that Kevin McCarthy, Charles Munger, et. al. are spending against CRA-Endorsed Rico Oller.
Let’s stop for a second and say that maybe there isn’t some sort of RINO conspiracy – logic would dictate the obvious question, Why is over $300k geting spent in safe Republican districts?
I do believe that the answer is that it is all about power and control which is why the Republican establishment would rather spend its’ meager resources defending indefensible incumbents and why the RINO’s want to take out Conservatives in safe districts. While Bigelow and Bossetti are not necessarily RINO’s – they were selected over Prototypical CRA Conservatives like Dahle and Oller.
I certainly appears that “They” are all re-arranging the deck chairs on the titanic while some king-maker somewhere is preparing himself to have a stable of electeds that all owe him political favors.
The bizarre insider activity is making much more sense now that I am seeing where the money is going. They are fighting for control of large parts of the Republican Party and similar to when they ran the drill against the Placer GOP Cent Com – they are at it again. Who cares about the California Republican Party, we just need “flexible” Republicans in office so we can cut the deals to keep the donors happy.
Bend over California.
P.S. IF you have forgotten who Charles Munger is – his money gave us Prop 14. He was also the money behind the attempt to decimate the California Republican Party platform.