Feb 162021
 

So – this is what Team Jessica is doing to try and win the election! (Along with Steve is a racist) When the 1990’s era consultants can’t control the outcome, they cheat and they lie. (The steal part does not come until election day)

I am laying out evidence to prove both assertions. I give you Mark Spannagel’s latest:

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Steve I voted for you to be president of the California Republican Party. I am xxxxxxxxxxxx of chico republicans women. At a central committee meeting an aid to one of our congressman said you were friends with Bob Mullholand of Chico. He is a very notorious dem. Is this true?
There are a string of dubious county parties in the North State that Spannagel, David Stafford Reade and others control. Butte – run by a Nielsen Staffer Saolo Londono (who has a major league anger management issue) is probably one of the most legit in their orbit. However, the fact that Spannagel has to go lie to them in order to keep them in line is telling. Note: Bob Mulholland and his wife live in the area and Spannagel, Saolo and crew ran his wife off the Butte County board of Supervisors a couple of elections ago – so he is a boogie man there.
Lying is not new to Mark Spannagel. Even though the Marysville Appeal Democrat and the Redding Record Searchlight have long since archived the 10-year-old articles… I cut and pasted the Marysville article in to a blog post from years ago to prove the FBI investigation lie.
Note that the Redding Record-Searchlight reporter referenced in the blog is Bruce Ross. Mr. Ross now works for Megan Dahle and is an appointed CRP Delegate from Shasta County. Ross is a good dude and always has been.

Chiefs of staff for two Yuba-Sutter area state legislators have been booted from a conservative grassroots organization over claims they committed membership fraud and were disruptive.

The board of the directors of the California Republican Assembly voted 36-2 in separate motions Saturday to expel Mark Spannagel, chief of staff to state Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, and David Reade, chief of staff to Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber.

Aaron Park, sergeant at arms for the CRA, said Reade manipulated units of the assembly to get the group’s endorsement for Mitt Romney during the 2008 presidential primary. And Reade and Spannagel submitted records of association members who weren’t actually affiliated at all, Park said.

“These instances go back as far as 2007,” said Park, adding Reade is expelled for 10 years and Spannagel for five.

The expulsions do not affect either man’s position with LaMalfa and Nielsen nor their status as registered Republicans, Park said. Reade and Spannagel can appeal their expulsions when the statewide assembly meets for a convention, which could happen in either November or January.

Spannagel said he hadn’t attended the meeting where the expulsion vote happened.

“If that’s the way they want to go, that’s the way they want to go,” he said. He pointed out members of the Placer County Republican Central Committee, including Park, are under investigation by the FBI and state Fair Political Practices Commission.

Reade said he’d also make note of the ongoing investigations.

“The once venerable California Republican Assembly has fallen into disrepute under the current rogue leadership,” he said. “They’ve lost any legitimacy as an organization, and it’s sad.”

Former CRA President Mike Spence and U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock have recently criticized the CRA’s current leadership for infighting and moving to purge some members rather than reform itself.

Once called by Ronald Reagan as the conscience of the Republican Party, the California Republican Assembly bills itself as the largest conservative grassroots group in the state.

It has been 10 years. No FPPC. No FBI. nada. Maybe Spannagel should ask Bob Mulholland about this too.

When I wrote that I know these people, I meant it. I have at least 20 years of history with them and it is mostly bad. These are the people Jessica Patterson is relying on to get Re-Elected.

Feb 152021
 

The end game for the consultants that control the CAGOP.

In 2011, I was in a war on the same side with Steve Frank and others to save the CRA from the consultants and most of the state legislature. Sound familiar? IT should, it is EXACTLY what is going on in 2021. They controlled fake CRA units in Glenn, Tehama, Yuba, Sutter, Yolo, and Siskyiou Counties. They were used to generate delegates to screw legitimate CRA units out of a voice in endorsing conventions – and influenced CRA officer elections. The tensions over this fraud came to a head in 2011. Fortunately for the CRA – they lost and the real activists won.

Just so you get a flavor of what we are dealing with – during that same time period they attacked the Placer CRA and the Placer GOP with accusations of money laundering and fraud (Sound familiar? See also the racism whisper campaign against Steve Frank). The allegations made it in to the front page of the Sacramento Bee quoting then Senators Doug LaMalfa and Ted Gaines repeating the allegations. They had the story pulled later because I had been using it to embarrass them, but I got a copy of the Modesto Bee version for all time. They also accused us of being investigated by the FBI. Some people believe that lie to this day 10 years later. No investigations, no visits, nothing.

These are the people I call the 1990’s era consultants. Their playbook is the same every time as they are incapable of deviation.

This is nothing new to David Stafford Reade. 10 years earlier when Rico Oller defeated the late Bernie Richter for State Senate – Reade accused Rico Oller and several of his staff of being investigated by the FBI over some bizarre hunting incident. Reade even created a fake newspaper that was used to reveal personal details of a dark period in Rico Oller’s marriage. The Paper, called the North State Business Journal, sent exactly one edition only. David Stafford Reade has 3 DUI’s, one that included marijuana posession and evading the police. I’ve received dozens of reports from terrified activists all over the north state about his temper.

Reade is Kevin Faulconer’s Grassroots Coordinator. He is also Jessica Patterson’s campaign manager, and the campaign appears to be mirroring his personality. You need to know what is being done to you to keep control of the party and who is doing it. David Stafford Reade, Andy Garakhani, Mark Spannagel, Scott Winn, Tom Ross, et al. I’ve written about the unethical tactics of all of them many times. 

Mark Spannagel for his part got hammered by the FEC for violating federal campaign finance law on behalf of now Congressman Doug LaMalfa. He made an attack website against the late Sam Aanestad and tried to make it look like it was paid for by Michael D’Acquisto – an also ran candidate in the same race for Congress. Years prior, I saw Spannagel destroying signs but I could not get a good photo of him with a 2002 era camera. That was 19 years ago. I know these people well.

Your intrepid blogger is one of the very few people that has ever locked horns with David Stafford Reade and come out stronger because of it. He has made sure I am on every blacklist imaginable for political work, yet my part time side job of doing political work has flourished. The crazed grifter Joe Collins, David Stafford Reade, a convicted felon, are all the kinds of people Jessica Patterson has surrounded herself with.

This gets me to Tehama County. There are several county parties in the North State that have been vassals of David Stafford Reade. I wrote about the garbage that went down in Shasta County. Three people filed and the three Republican electeds unified behind the pro-choice liberal Cathy Kneer (The blog linked starts with the Shasta incident before San Bernardnio) and then appointed Doug LaMalfa and Jim Nielsen staffers to fill the 18(!) unfilled slots.

However, in Tehama County they did not even have the same kind of sham meeting like Shasta County.

No one filed for election in Tehama County meaning that the only members of the Tehama GOP were Doug LaMalfa, James Gallagher, and Jim Nielsen. State Law Requires that those three were to have an in person meeting to organize Tehama County as there is no provision for zoom or a conference call in the election code. The odds of that happening are about the same as the Jaguars winning the Super Bowl in 2022.

What I have learned is that the California Republican Party’s Staff are doing minimal follow up on paperwork submitted – except in the case of Modoc County.

I have a now 5 day old request to the CAGOP’s staff to see the paperwork submitted by counties to get extra delegates and the proof. If a county with 15% Republican registration claims to have a precinct operation, I want to see proof that 25% of the precincts in that county were covered. What about the lists of Republican electeds? Are they complete and accurate? What is done to follow up on the “Certification Process”? 

The refusal to follow up on these basic items could account for at least 30-40 dubious convention delegates. Most all will be Jessica Patterson supporters. It is also possible that some of the claimed items are legitimate – but given that people like David Stafford Reade are managing the drill you can never take them at their word. See also dozens of nominees promised help that got none.

Somehow, Tehama organized their committee and have a Chairman and a Treasurer. It is like magic. Carl Brickey, the author of the complaints against Mike Madrid and the other three trump haters that openly campaigned for democrats has filed a formal complaint over Tehama County:

February 15, 2021

Danielle Cullum, Operations Director

California Republican Party

1001 K Street, Fourth Floor

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 448-9496 x225

[email protected]

Ms. Cullum:

Sections 7400 to 7470 of the California Elections Code governs county central committee membership, elections, meetings, and general business. In Tehama County, no candidates filed for the county central committee in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.[1] As there were no elected members, the three ex-officio members were the only county central committee members: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CD1), Sen. Jim Nielsen (SD4), and Asm. James Gallagher (AD3).[2] According to the Elections Code, “At the first meeting, a committee shall organize by selecting a chairperson, a secretary, and any other officers and committees as it deems necessary for carrying on the affairs of this party.”[3]

As the Tehama County Chairman, Michael Holtsclaw was a regular delegate during the last state central committee term.[4] He is again listed as a regular delegate for the current state central committee term.[5] Is Mr. Holtsclaw the current Tehama County Chairman? Is he a regular delegate for another position?  If he is the current Tehama County Chairman, that raises some pertinent questions. These questions also affect the regular delegate status of the Treasurer of that committee as well.

 

  1. Was an organizational meeting held? If so, when and where was the meeting convened? Note there is no provision in election law for anything other than an in-person meeting, which would have still been possible in that part of the state.

 

  1. Was the organizational meeting noticed to all members? Is there a date and time stamped record of the notice such as an email or stamped mail that proves there was notice?

 

  1. Were bylaws adopted? If so, were the officers of the county central committee selected in accordance with the bylaws?

 

  1. Are there minutes of the organizational meeting?

 

These questions and proof are germane to determining if the Organizational meeting was correct or defective. There is also no time to cure a defective organizational meeting before this convention as well.

It is my goal and purpose to make sure all central committees are being held to the same standards and I am sure you will agree. Thank you for your assistance in answering these questions. If you have any questions for me, I can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at (916) 806-XXXX.

Respectfully Submitted,

Carl Brickey

Appointed Delegate, California Republican Party (2021-2022)

Executive Vice President, California Republican Assembly

[1] County of Tehama, Statement of All Votes Cast for the Consolidated Presidential Primary Election, March 3, 2020, accessed February 13, 2021, http://www.co.tehama.ca.us/images/stories/elections/20200303SOV.pdf.

[2] Cal. Elec. Code § 7404.

[3] Cal. Elec. Code § 7441.

[4] CRP Delegate List, accessed June 12, 2020.

[5] CRP Delegate List, accessed February 8, 2021.

Remember, Danielle Cullum got her first job in Politics from David Stafford Reade. He also helped get her hired by the CAGOP. It should be interesting to see how they attempt to ignore or discard this complaint.

When I talk about cheating and rigging the election – the examples of staff playing games, refusing to verify paperwork and fake county parties are all items I present as evidence… in addition to the bullying, buying off candidates with empty promises and the deceptive proxy harvesting practices.

To Be Continued…

Feb 132021
 

Deborah Wilder is a Democrat. Even if you could convict her of being a Republican, she is far to the left of the Northern California Region she represents. Aided and abetted by Doug LaMalfa, David Reade, Jim Nielsen and James Gallagher – she was elected to the CAGOP Platform Committee in Assembly District One.

Deborah Wilder voted to rip the pro-life plank from the CAGOP Platform amongst other things while on the platform committee.

Deborah Wilder aggressively argued to the point of being boorish and abusive in the CAGOP Board meeting against censuring Chad Mayes over the Cap and Trade disaster.

Wilder has also talked loudly, agressively and boorishly (which is her style) about de-chartering the California Republican Assembly. The CRA is the oldest Conservative Group in the California GOP.

Deborah Wilder also opposes dealing with Lincoln Project founder Mike Madrid who has been on a rampage to defeat Republicans at all levels of government. In her own words (taken from an email forwarded to me):

As to the Joe Biden thing- Here is the real story on that issue.  A delegate named Mike Madrid worked on the Liberty project to endorse Biden. Our Bylaws say that if a delegate endorses the other candidate they can be removed as a delegate.  This was brought to the board and we have been working through that process. It is not just a vote of the board. It requires notice to the delegate, a hearing, etc.. There were not going to be any delegate votes before the election.  The board members could have spend many hours going through the process to oust this delegate or spend their time electing Republicans. We chose to focus on electing Republicans. We will likely vote to oust the delegate at our meeting in January and will ban him from returning to the party as a delegate. Mike Garcia won his congressional seat by less than 500 votes- As a board, should we have have spent hours going through this procedural process and lost the Mike Garcia seat?  I say no.  Mike Madrid will be ousted as a delegate, but spending our time doing that when we had critical republican races to win was counterproductive.

Wilder lied. Her rationale even if what she wrote was true is equally as absurd as she sat idly by while the CAGOP Board ignored Mike Garcia in the Primary – despite Garcia having 100% of the underlying county endorsements. In the process of writing this groosly deceptive email (see also lie) – she did set fire to Jessica Patterson by indicating, “there were not going to be any delegate votes before the election.” This 100% validates Steve Frank’s assertion that Jessica Patterson was protecting Mike Madrid. BTW – it does not take hours to oust a delegate, and the CAGOP Board has not been working through that process as they have done nothing and there has never been a discussion of it. You’d think a trial lawyer like Wilder would know better than to lie.

I sent Wilder’s email to the delegate that filed a couple of the complaints (against Mike Madrid and Luis Alvarado):

According to the email that I received from CRP Interim Director Sarah Nelson regarding the status of my complaint, “Notification letters of your complaint were sent to Michael Madrid and Luis Alvarado on July 31, 2020. No formal response was received within 30 days from the accused delegates.”  Madrid and Alvarado had the opportunity to respond but chose to provide “no formal response”. The complaints were well- documented and provided sufficient evidence for a hearing to reach a quick determination.  A hearing would have only required the time and talent of a few members who were committed to protecting our Grand Old Party from a fifth column effort within our own state central committee.  Deborah Wilder’s assertion that a hearing would have required a significant commitment of party resources is a farce. Any party officer who is unwilling to defend our party is unworthy to be a party officer.

Update from the 1-11-2021 CRP Board Meeting: “Deborah Wilder asked about the status of the complaints against Luis Alvarado and Mike Madrid.  I believe Jonathan Madison is doing the investigation. Not sure when it will be done.  They are trying to follow the bylaws.  Alvarado and Madrid have not replied.”

Deborah Wilder Ran for AD-21 in 2000. Ran for CA-12 in 1994. Both times, her delegates and support came from the left of the party.

She Argued on the floor of the CAGOP convention multiple times in favor of Prop 14 – including castigating party faithful that think the “Top Two” system is a disaster.
Wilder also argued on the floor of the CAGOP convention opposing proxy reform, proxies are what keep people like Wilder in control of parts of the California GOP. Staffers and Donors are appointed as delegates and their proxies are collected by people and used to keep control of things. 259 of Jessica Patterson’s 548 Votes came via proxy in 2019… a staggering 44%.
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Speaking of 44% look at this:
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Tehama have no elected members. That’s correct, 8 of the 18 counties or 44% of Wilder’s region are dead and stripped of representation to the state party. Perhaps Wilder wanted this as these are all conservative counties and this makes the party easier to control if they are moribund and non-functional. A minimal level of follow-up would have saved some of these county parties from collapsing. I guess defending Mike Madrid and trying to shred the party platform were higher on the list.
Shasta had only three elected members and in a coup at their organizational meeting they filled 18 slots with donors and staffers when Wilder’s people intervened. Is this the kind of party organization we want?
Yuba County has one elected member – the father of a David Stafford Reade employee. You can make bank that will be 7 delegates for Deborah Wilder and Jessica Patterson. This is basically fraud, abusing the rules of the party. This is Wilder’s legacy as Northern Region Vice-Chair.
Sutter County, Siskiyou County, Glenn and Modoc County had around the same as the paltry three elected members that Shasta Had. Wilder participated and benefitted from stripping Modoc County of their delegates because of a legal technicality that I will explain in my next post while ignoring other outright fraud in her region. However other moribund counties were not scrutinized because they are in the orbit of David Stafford Reade and Deborah Wilder. Reade is Kevin Faulconer’s grassroots coordinator, Jessica Patterson and Deborah Wilder’s campaign manager. It is a small world indeed.
Of the counties in Deborah Wilder’s Region – only Butte, Nevada, Placer and El Dorado County are healthy and vibrant. Just 4 of the 18.
Wilder supports fake proxy voting while presiding over the collapse or near collapse of 14 of the 18 County Parties in her region. Draw the correlation – she supports a small group controlling the party and actively participates in shrinking the California Republican Party. Add to this, she is militanty pro-choice, gay marriage, open borders, (on occasion) likes bonds and taxes, always likes Prop 14, proxies and is a defender of Chad Mayes and Mike Madrid – you have the total package.
Laurie Wallace is none of the above. She has been a long-time CRA Member, County Party Member and activist who cares about Republican Values and engaging County Parties. I first met her when she lived in San Joaquin County and I know her passion for the values of the GOP. She is also an activist without future ambition for higher office. This makes her a servant leader for the California GOP, but also a conservative servant leader. This is everything Deborah Wilder isn’t.
Feb 132021
 

For those of you not aware, I am working for pay as Stephen Frank’s campaign manager. The  story of Steve Frank and I reconciling and reconnecting to the point of this arrangement is a book unto itself. It is exceedingly rare in politics.

What is not rare are 70 year old Women’s Fed members being yelled at and intimidated by a man half her age demanding her proxy. What is not rare are county chairs of dubious counties appointing delegates and then collecting all of their proxies for service to the empire – while the Republican voters of that county are left with a paper shell of a county party.

This is the end game for the control agents within the CAGOP. Mortgaging the party to Kevin Faulconer in order to keep fat consulting gigs flowing.

Meet the players: David Stafford Reade – Reade was Senator Jim Nielsen’s Cheif of Staff until recently. He “retired” but is still knee-deep in things political. He is my opposite number, he is Jessica Patterson’s Campaign manager. He is also Kevin Faulconer’s Grassroots coordinator – kind of like asking Gordon Ramsey to be a grief counselor.

Andy Garakhani – aka Andy Gimmecandy. Gimmecandy has quite a reputation within the CAGOP for bullying people, anger outbursts and of course slopping at the trough. Gimmecandy got his start in politics from one Darrell Issa. (Issa recently has been attacking people on behalf of Jessica Patterson)

Mark Spannagel – Doug LaMalfa’s Cheif of Staff. He meddles a lot in Northern California Politics and is said to be the catalist behind the shredding of the Modoc GOP’s delegates. (More on that very soon) Spanngel was hired in to the LaMalfa / Kevin McCarthy orbit by David Stafford Reade

Jessica Patterson – the “Chairwoman” of the CAGOP. I have to put CAGOP leaders in quotation marks because leader / chair is the wrong word to identify them. She is a career campaign operative who has worked for most of the other people on this list at one time or another.

Um, Kevin on her watch half the county parties collapsed and we lost 1,300,000 net voter registrations.

Deborah Wilder – the hostile, angry, far-left future “Chairwoman” of the CAGOP. She is currently the embattled Northern Region Vice Chair and the swamp is being forced to pull out the stops to re-elect her. Part of the internal machinations of the CAGOP and their Staff have been aimed at warding off the legitimate challenge to her re-eletion by Laurie Wallace. (This includes the execution of Modoc County)

Tom Ross, Howard Hakes, Steve Presson, Jeff Randle, Mitch Zak, et al – political consultants / donors / people that hide behind the curtain rigging conventions and trying to control election outcomes.

Molly Parnell – The Main fundraiser for the CAGOP, she along with Tom Ross have been doing Jessica Patterson’s job for her as Patterson is well known for not participating in fundraising meetings. Parnell is also the Main fundraiser for Kevin Faulconer for Governor! Cozy.

Matt Klemin, Sarah Nelson, Danielle Cullum, et al… staffers. Klemin is a bully that I have had multiple reports about his rage outbursts on people and he has been out trying to pressure people to support Jessica Patterson. Nelson came up in the Kevin Faulconer operation in San Diego before becoming the interim executive director of the CAGOP (cozy). Cullum was hired in to the Capitol Resource Institute by… (drumroll)… David Stafford Reade! He later helped her get hired by the CAGOP.

Sarah Nelson and Danielle Cullum handled the execution of the Modoc GOP. (Remember 10 committees have completely collapsed and another 10 had 6 or less file for election, including Modoc who they killed at the behest of Mark Spannagel)

Here is the ballgame folks – Jessica Patterson herself when lying about the $37 Million “she” raised, does let the cat out of the bag for why the consultants are resorting to the same slimy tactics I have seen from these guys for 20 years. Even a 15% commission (but most of these guys usually rake in 25% after they charge ghastly retainers and load other expenses in to the campaigns) is $6 Million. That is a lot of money. However Molly Parnell, Rebecca Luby and Tom Ross raised the money and initiative campaigns passed through the rest of it to the party.

Kevin Faulconer is their latest cash cow. However, since Faulconer is not wealthy, he has to have the party apparatus underneath him or he will not be able to compete financially. This is why I have listed the entanglements of many of the above. They have already handed Faulconer the CAGOP donor list (which he used for his first $1MM) and they need to be able to cede total control of the CAGOP to him a la 2010 when they did the same for Meg Whitman. (BTW, Ross, Randle, Reade, Zak, Patterson and others leeched ghastly salaries off of the $150 million disaster. What has Whitman done since? Endorse democrats and raise money for them)

Jessica Patterson has been a disaster as chair. A lot of people endorsing her are doing so out of fear or because they perceive their next campaign will depend in part on kissing the ring. However some of those folks, like Diane Dixon, Andrew Kotyuk and Melanie Burkholder who were already abandoned in 2020 and somehow think the broken promises of 2020 are not going to repeat in 2022!

In addition to lying to people (aka making empty promises), they have been threatening people. I am aware of at least 4 candidates / nominees that have been threatened with blocking funding, threats of personal destruction and the like.

As Patterson’s election has become closer – the bullying, threats, intimidation and coercion have intensified.

One such attack has been to call Steve Frank a racist. This has been repeated by people inside Jessica Patterson’s campaign and by major political consultants. I know who they all are and at a time of my choosing I will reveal them all to exact maximum damage on their reputation regardles of weather Steve Frank wins or Loses. This is how you deal with dishonest scum. I’ve known Steve Frank for 20 years and have seen him promote dozens of candidates of color. You can say a lot of things about Steve Frank – but repeating the hysterical rants of Aja Smith or Joe Collins – who made national headlines for being a con artist and a grifter is a clear hallmark of a group of amoral people whose God is money / power and control.

Similar to being chemically dependent on the corrupt proxy system, Jessica Patterson is also dependent on surrogates carrying out untrue attacks. This is where her 90’s era consultants (similar to the Lincoln Project Crew) go when they feel threatened.

The strength of Steve’s campaign have been nominees who were shown the back of the party’s hand, while others were lynched without a hearing – similar to gutting the Modoc GOP without a hearing or a vote. Another strength of Steve’s campaign have been true activist party chairs that care about winning elections and building the GOP.

Under Patterson’s watch half the county parties have collapsed as less than half their slots were filled by election.

Similar to when David Stafford Reade, Mark Spannagel and others controlled a string of fake CRA units all over the North State to rig CRA endorsements – they control a sting of fake county parties, or at best robotic county parties filled with staff or hand-picked cronies who do what they are told.

If you are reading this, you need to know what is being done to you, why they are doing it to you and who is doing it to you – so you understand why the CAGOP is a disaster.

But hey! 624,000 New Republicans registered to vote (ignore the 50K that bailed on the GOP since the 2020 election and the 1,900,000 new dems in the same time period)…

The establishment is waking up to dozens of delegates they never knew were Steve Frank supporters coming out of the woodwork – and despite rigging the delegate selection process – the panic is setting in as the true numbers are manifesting.

Marie Waldron, Randy Voepel, Janet Nguyen and Richard Sherman for example sterilized their delegations of activists. Other members of the legislature reneged on promises with local activists (I warned them all this would happen, by the way as my negative views of most incumbent politicians are well grounded), and at the same time talk about building the party.

We will continue naming names and specific instances as Right On Daily is using the last week leading up to the CAGOP convention to explain to everyone what has been done to them, who is doing it to them and why it is being done to them.

To be continued…

Oct 272017
 

Dante Acosta: The correct story about Acosta is that he opposed Cap and Trade because he believed the deal was not in the best interest of his district. This was told to me by his Chief of Staff. It was easy to draw other conclusions because his staff and others around him have been fiercely critical of Trump, the people upset over cap and trade and most are reputed moderate/liberal Republicans.

Frank Bigelow: I had written that Bigelow was a fake no vote on Cap and Trade. The evidence was him liking and re-tweeting stuff from liberal democrats lauding the “deal” as well as his Chief of Staff being all for it. I had an offline chat with a lobbyist friend who told me that no matter how hard they tried, Bigelow would not cross the line and vote for it.

David Stafford Reade: For years I have told the story about the “North State Business Journal”. It was a fake newspaper created for the specific purpose of launching a base, vile personal attack against Former State Senator Rico Oller. The paper was used to expose a story about Rico’s Daughter. Years later, I learned through the campaign consultant of the late Bernie Richter that David Reade was not responsible for the North State Business Journal and had actually advised against doing that hit. It appears then that the actual source was someone from El Dorado County by the name of George Osborne.

Ventura County Executive Director: The point we were making was the withdrawal of Charles Munger’s money, yet the post may have given some people the impression the Ventrua GOP had no other sources of funding. Their now ex-ED contacted me to tell me about his new gig which he voluntarily left the Ventura GOP for. The Ventura GOP apparently has significant money in the bank with which to operate. There is no word on a replacement ED being hired yet.