Joe Collins in Maxine Watters’ district CA-43 is in a class by himself, he has become the new Omar Navarro. Navarro is facing 5 Felonies related to stalking CA-12 Candidate Deanna Lorraine Tesoriero who appears to have still been texting him after the restraining order was issued. Joe Collins has raised $400K and had $3k in the bank as of the last filing.
Deanna Lorraine Tesoriero is a different story. Your intrepid blogger believes that we have had a severe impact on her plans to cash in on anti-pelosi sentiments.
Meaningful. No Hookups
Meaningful. No Hookups. (As seen August 2019 higher than a U2 in Florida) Deanna is the woman in the photo without the rose
Despite her claims that she is close to $100K raised, Deanna reported around 72K raised. She spent $61K of it and had $10K left as of the most recent report.
She paid $1300 in rent, unethical but legal. She actually lives in Southern California, hundreds of miles away from CA-12.
Other fun stuff:
$1770.93 to Uber with a list of some 30+ entries
$29,580 for Consultants and Staff (HALF OF THE MONEY SPENT)
$14,805 in Fundraising and Bank Fees. (A QUARTER OF THE MONEY SPENT)
$4,359.25 in Airfaire – such as the trip to Florida depicted in the above shot?
This, ladies and gentlemen is the anatomy of a grifter. (Not to mention the dichotomy between her history and who she says she is today)
My personal favorite was the episode about Japanese Rope Bondage. (I still don’t know what that is)
Then we have the curious case of Sean Feucht who seems to be back east more than he is in Redding (Shasta County, some 120 miles fro the population center of CA-03). IT appears that Sean Feucht was parachuted in to CA-03 by Bethel Church, it is the only logical explanation.
Feucht’s money is coming from out of state and from some very expensive paid fundraising.
$32,000 worth of Staff
$5,000 on a website!?
$45,000 in consultants (some may be fundraising costs too)
$20,000 in clearly discernible fundraising costs.
A whole bunch of trips back east for photo opportunities
Perhaps this is why some of his remaining money was spent on a couple pieces of low budget mail:
Imagine being a 55+ GOP Voter and seeing this in your mailbox. Note the Virginia Address too
Both are using religious manipulation. Deanna appears to be outright lying in her campaign.
Sean Feucht’s videos with his wife remind me of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker – this is probably why I have not awarded the grifter of the year award to Deanna outright.
The most disturbing thing about Sean’s campaign is the seeming fanaticism of the handful of diehard supporters he does have, this suggests that my instincts about Mr. Feucht and the religious manipulation may well have basis in fact. People that have been affected by a cult get really fanatical, really quick. A hallmark of religious manipulation (which is a form of a scam) is playing to people’s egos cloaked in Jesus Speak. I am seeing signs of that.
It appears both Feucht and Ms. Make Love Great again have financed travel and personal expenses with their campaigns as well. This is yet another key element in the qualifications for grifter status.
Like it or not – the “Outsider” in the White House has given legitimacy to the fringes who feel empowered to run for office. This is not dissimilar to the Tea Party of 2010 /2012 that kept fielding and supporting idiots who cost us several winnable senate seats keeping Harry Reid in power until 2014. A more recent example is Roy Moore in Alabama where Doug Jones was able to rip off a US Senate Seat for a few years.
I write this as someone who fully supports the President and is to the right of most Tea Partiers, but this is the reality and why I have to spend time torching so-called conservative charlatan candidates…
To be continued.
One of my personal favorite memes.