I got to see H.L. Richardson speak – wow. At 84 years of age, he is amazing, still. I did not know that Sam Paredes is H.L.’s son-in-law.
The attendance at this dinner was phenomenal and I took note of a Monument that the Knights of Colombus placed on the Church Grounds. The Catholic Church where the event was held was built in 1880, and the multi-use room was built in the 1940’s in my best estimation as Marysville has been repeatedly screwed by building codes, Sacramento budget cuts (all the money goes to LA and welfare) and the economy that the enviros have decimated…
The Monument said “Dedicated to the Children, known only to God, who died from Abortion”.
This is stirring in light of the presence of Doug LaMalfa and Jim Nielsen at this event and their roles in the attempt to decimate the Republican Party Platform.
Doug LaMalfa hung around the fringes of the room and attempted to introduce Bob Williams from Tehama County to people. Williams is a supervisor that Nielsen / LaMalfa recruited to run (along with David Stafford Reade) against Dan Logue to try and bleed him of money in preparation for a battle for LaMalfa’s Senate Seat. Jim Nielsen also stayed on the fringes.
This is only possible if LaMalfa beats Sam Aanestad.
LaMalfa spoke in generic terms, but did fine.
Don Logue was like a rock star as Yuba is his home county.
Jim Nielsen was bizarre at best – he rambled and then sounded like he was a revival preacher quoting scripture and the like. It was hard to sit through.
Of note – Sutter Supervisor James Gallagher was working the room. It is apparent that Team Reade/LaMalfa/Nielsen expect Dan Logue to stomp Bob Williams as they have been warming Gallagher up in the bullpen for a while. Expect that if AD-03 comes open – Gallagher is the heir apparent for that seat.
Of course, they tried that with Herger anointing LaMalfa, we’ll see if Aanestad has something successful to say about it.
The CA-03 Race was the real highlight of the night – the crowd was a decidedly Pro-Charlie Schaupp Crowd. He knew most everyone in the room. The sideshow was reserved for Rick Tubbs and his wife.
Kim Vann was present and did her best to meet a few people – but had to leave early with Dan Logue, Jim Nielsen and Doug LaMalfa for a Police Awards event somewhere in the area.
Kristy Tubbs was entertaining as she worked the room and Rick Tubbs looked like a used-car salesman.
Kim Vann had with her an accordian file of important papers etc. What a contrast in candidates – Vann is on a mission with her campaign in order and Tubbs is out selling cars.
Charlie Schaupp – he is so real, it is astounding. A Marine, in Yuba County…
… to be continued.