Jul 112016
 

Ted Gaines has already bought slate mail cards for his next office. He is going to abandon the State Senate and the voters of SD01 in 2018 should he win election to the Board of Equalization.

Ted Gaines has a problem. He voted for two really bad bills in Committee. Not just in one committee, he did it in TWO committees!

The Senate Appropriations and Senate Transportation and Housing Committees both passed this out with the assistance of Ted Gaines.

SB_1077 is a tax on vehicular miles travelled (a VMT Tax) that is being mislabeled a “fee”, more specifically a “mileage based fee” (MBF).

SB_1298 is a bill that furthers the setting aside of traffic lanes for purpose of christening them “high occupancy toll lanes” (HOT lanes), another form of “road pricing” designed to “nudge” people out of their cars & into public transit.

If you bought a hybrid car trying to save on Gas, Ted Gaines screwed you. If you’re a truck driver, Ted Gaines screwed you. If you commute long distance, Ted Gaines screwed you. If you are a salesman, Ted Gaines screwed you.

If you’re hoping for new lanes on our freeways – better get a blow up doll because YOU won’t be able to use them because of Ted Gaines!

Oh, and leave us not forget about the Beth Gaines office-shopping saga. I’d suggest the peasants with pitchforks go and torch something, but since Gaines has moved so many times I don’t think even HE knows where he lives anymore. But, he’s on the ballot again. (you know, priorities…)

Trainwreck Teddy, coming to yet another election.

P.S. if you think they will get rid of the gas tax and replace it with this mileage tax, you’re smoking crack. This is going to be in addition to. This is what some Republicans just refuse to comprehend about taxes.

May 142016
 

Ted Gaines next office shopping adventure has started with buying the Budget Watchdogs and the California Voter Guide Slate Mail Cards.

If you live in El Dorado County – understand that Beth Gaines will NOT finish her term if elected to be your supervisor. She will run for State Senate in a 2019 special election should Ted get elected to the Board of Equalization.

Please also note that it is clear that the current member of the BOE, George Runner is being awfully friendly to Ted Gaines, joining him for an event in support of Beth Gaines clone Cristi Beckstead-Nelson.

In case you are skeptical of what I am writing – let me spell it out.

Here is Ted Gaines for 2016. You will see clear as day payments to the monster Steve Davey, enough to help Mr. Davey replace his lost income from his ouster. You will also see $70k transfered in to…

Ted Gaines for BOE 2018.Look close and you will see the payments to the two Slate Mail vendors. Cozy.

If you live in El Dorado County – this means that the Gaines are already preparing to leave you with a vacant supervisor seat that JERRY BROWN’s DEM SUCCESSOR gets to appoint! YAY TEAM!

Then there is this – Beth Gaines for State Senate 2020. Please note that this account can indeed be used for a 2019 special election.  Beth Gaines can not win a race in a normal cycle – she needs the name ID advantage and the depressed turnout of a special election to have a chance at victory in 2019.

A key issue in the Gaines operation is Steve Davey. I was told by more than one person in the capitol that the Senate Rules Committee fired Steve Davey. While this is well known within the capitol and the Senate Rules Committee will not talk about this publicly, claiming it is a personnel matter.

Ted Gaines moral bankruptcy is manifest that even after Steve Davey was expelled from the state payroll for repeated violations of the state employee code (ahem, sexual harassment), here is the “Christian Conservative” Gaines with this monster on his payroll. The stories I have been told by capitol staffers and former Gaines staffers are too vile even for this blog.

But note, Ted Gaines allowed Steve Davey to continue to work for him and forced the Senate Rules Committee to fire Steve Davey. I am told this is the first such firing in over 30 years. If Ted Gaines would allow a monster like this to continue hurting people for years – what makes any of us think he gives a damn about anyone else but himself?

Let’s say my story about Steve Davey’s termination is false. Anyone who would be running a “death watch” related to the late Senator Dave Cox (whose seat Gaines infests currently) is enough of a slimeball without his disgusting and psychotic behavior towards women.

Meanwhile – Ted Gaines continues to receive donations despite himself. The joke will be on El Dorado County if they elect Beth Gaines according to the Gaines’ plan to keep their government checks flowing.

May 072016
 

GainesRunnerIt looks like Ted Gaines has recruited George Runner in to his next office shopping bid.

See the fundraiser flyer for Cristi Beckstead-Nelson to the side.

You will note that George Runner is hosting the reception along with Ted Gaines.

For those of you that read this blog that have been unaware of my tracking the carpetbagging and office-shopping of the Gaines, Beth Gaines is running for El Dorado County Supervisor after vetting runs against Kirk Uhler and Roberta MacGlashan.

I have been tracking fundraising reports and have been seeing PAC money flowing in to the TED GAINES FOR BOE 2018 account. Mr. Gaines is not termed out until 2020.

This means that Ted Gaines intends to bail out of the State Senate in 2018. He gets a free pass if he runs for BOE in 2018, so if he loses, he is still in office. If he wins, then the Senate Seat opens up for another Gaines to run on name ID in early 2019 in a special election.

Beth Gaines is NOT serious nor committed to being an El Dorado County Supervisor. She would be a guaranteed candidate for a 2019 State Senate Special Election to succeed her husband (again like in 2011 when Ted jumped in to the Senate and she ran for Assembly).

If you don’t believe me – consider this: I have seen PAC money going in to the Beth Gaines for State Senate 2020 account (that could be used on a 2019 special election). She has 38K in this account and more money still in her Assembly account that can be used for a future run.

I have also seen PAC Money going in to the Ted Gaines for Board of Equalization 2018 Account.

George Runner? He is the incumbent. His appearance with Ted Gaines indicates that he is suggests he is supporting Ted’s run to succeed him. If not – Gaines is pulling another BS visibility drill that he is famous for.

Mean time – Cristi Beckstead-Nelson? Oh yeah, this reception is supposed to be a fundraiser or something.

If you live in El Dorado County you need to straight up ask Beth Gaines if she is going to finish her term if elected El Dorado County Supervisor.

Apr 022016
 

All over the State of California incumbents are running scared.

It is clear from a flurry of insider activity unlike anything I have seen in a long time, that a lot of people are worried. The fealty to the status quo is under assault.

I was told by multiple sources that one such occurrence was at the Nevada County GOP Cent Com this week.

I have been clear in my disdain for both Doug LaMalfa and Ted Gaines for a long time. David Stafford Reade, Karen England and others ran brainwashing drills on local Tea Parties on their behalf back in the 2009-2012 period. It appears that the Tea Party 5-6 years later have figured out that they were lied to on multiple accounts.

David Stafford Reade has also lost control of several Cent Coms in the North State as well.

The Nevada GOP situation is the latest evidence that the “establishment”, Reade and others are having to triage the hemorrhaging in the North State.

Doug LaMalfa and Ted Gaines both requested that the Nevada GOP NOT ENDORSE in their challenged races. Now, why is that?

There is no way that Ted Gaines and Doug LaMalfa request that the Nevada GOP sit out unless it was clear that they both lacked the 2/3 to get endorsed. The talk about “Party Unity” was a fraudulent smokescreen. Neither of them care about the health and welfare GOP and never have, except for token efforts when it is convenient.

If you don’t agree with my take on this – consider also that with the Nevada GOP electing to decline to endorse in SD01 and CA01, it still leaves in tact a potential State Party Endorsement because of the way the State Party rules are written. Cozy.

Incumbents will still be protected at all costs. The leadership is still either missing it completely or they are fighting the will of the little people, or both.

Feb 072016
 

The stories are legion. I first met Adam Willoughby in late 2007ish when Ted Gaines had betrayed Congressman John Doolittle by filing an exploratory committee against him. Gaines had basically been ushered in to office by a massive effort of local and retiring partisan electeds. Ted Gaines was a protege of John Doolittle and his actions in 2007 showed us all that his pattern of deceit, betrayal and personal fraud was set in long before he took public office.

Ted Gaines and Beth Gaines betrayed many people in the course of their office shopping, and the list of people is legion. Basically, look at the endorsement list of Bill Halldin and pretty much everyone on it from Placer County has been negatively affected by the Gaines.

While Adam was angry with me at the time for lambasting Ted Gaines, He would live an almost 5 year nightmare working in the Gaines operation that culminated in us meeting in 2012.

We had lunch one day in early 2012 when Andy Pugno was challenging Beth Gaines for Assembly and I had recently also signed on the dotted line with Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh who Challenged Ted Gaines for State Senate.

Ted Gaines had betrayed John Allard in 2011, after verbally endorsing him and instead got his wife Beth to run for Assembly ostensibly to get a second paycheck in to the family.

I have written ad naseum about the bizarre happenstance surrounding the Gaines finances, etc that have ensued since.

As it relates to Adam, he was purged out of the Gaines operation in 2011 along with everyone who helped get Ted Gaines elected to the State Senate including now CRP field director David Creager and Joe Sturgis who now works for Don Wagner. (Ted Gaines ran for an won the seat vacated by the death of Statesman Dave Cox).

I saw how badly all three of those men were affected personally and financially by what was done to them by Steve Davey with Ted Gaines’ approval. It was a personally difficult time controlling my anger over seeing good people getting hurt en masse by the Gaines operation.

Having already been enraged by the growing list of people that Ted Gaines and Beth Gaines had hurt, and their unbelievable behavior, I thought I was prepared for what Adam was going to tell me.

I wasn’t. Adam and I will probably take half of the information he shared to our graves, as it is so vile and disgusting that even an “attack dog” like me can not put it in to words.

Adam is a very even-keeled man and is not demonstrative. As he shared his experiences with me, he was visibly shaken as if it was the first time he had been telling his story.

As I wrote last week about the psychotic rampage of Steve Davey while Ted Gaines did nothing, it was the first time I had ever revealed details of that meeting publicly. I held that inside me for almost four years.

Adam left the following comment on that post that he signed his name to:

I always wanted to try to like Steve and Ted, and push aside those negative things people told me. The cumulative effect of things like Steve “ordering” me to move his ball closer to the pin so he could win a putter, and the two of them handicapping the date of the late Senator Cox’s demise with glee and laughter whilst in their capitol office was but one of many nails in the coffin that eventually convinced me that it is indeed true what people say about Steve Davey and Ted Gaines. And the stuff about Steve harassing fellow female employees is all too true. I saw it, many times. How’s about that for trusting in elected officials!

I applaud Adam for his courage in standing up publicly. I pay a price often for the blogs I write. There are some in politics that probably have voodoo dolls of me in their closet (where they are hiding their true essence). Just understand that everything I write, I believe to be true and with reason. The RightonDaily Blog was founded in order to expose fraud within the Republican Party. Until we have a generation of leaders that are true to their conservative values, the GOP will continue to slide in to irrelevance in California. This is something the Gaines care nothing about as long as they get paid.

All that said, Team Gaines is spinning Steve Davey’s dismissal as Ted Gaines’ Chief of Staff as him taking over to run Beth Gaines’ supervisor campaign. I believe that to be a lie, however at this time I can not prove what I know to be true versus what they are saying.

Let’s say that I am wrong and the termination of Steve Davey by someone other than Ted Gaines is not true… then the people of El Dorado County need to be concerned and perhaps Steve Davey should have a police escort around him so he can’t act out on the women of El Dorado Hills in the same manner as he has in the legislative office or at CRP Conventions. El Dorado County has a ton of problems in its’ local government – recalls and alleged DA corruption notwithstanding.

So everyone should step back and ask yourself as a voter of El Dorado County if you want that kind of filth in the County Supervisor’s office.

P.S. Ted Gaines has an opponent for re-election. Maybe people should take a long look at that guy, Steven Baird as well.

Please note: AD06 Candidate Cristi Nelson wrote Ted Gaines for State Senate a $2500 check out of her official Assembly account on 10/6, was this payment for services rendered? In case you’re not connecting the dots, click here to see the announcement of the endorsement on 10/13, 7 days after the check was written. Now we know the price tag. Business as Usual for Team Gaines.