Well – there goes the purity canard for Travis Allen. He is being used as a foil by the Billionaire Boys Club. The Billionaires are attacking John Cox in an attempt to knock him down and bleed votes off to Antonio Villariagosa in an attempt to get Villariagosa in to the runoff.
Travis Allen for his part is attacking other Republicans and has turned loose a cadre of minions to savage anyone that supports John Cox or does not buy his brand of televangelism.
Here is a link to the campaign finance report of the SuperPac. Have a look at the donors: Michael Bloomberg (yes that Michael Bloomberg), Robert Day, William Obrendorf, Arthur Rock and Eli Broad. Three of the four are Billionaires many times over and all are activist liberals.
This PAC is called the VILLARAIGOSA FOR GOVERNOR 2018, SPONSORED BY CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION ADVOCATES; FAMILIES & TEACHERS FOR ANTONIO according to the California Secretary of State’s Website. Several Travis Allen supporters have proudly posted pictures of the mail they are sending attacking John Cox on one side and boosting Travis Allen on the other.
The goal is to cut down John Cox and Boost Travis Allen. They are also spending 15-20 Million Dollars on Antonio Villariagosa . They know that two Republicans on the ballot present an opportunity to dilute the vote in order to lower the bar for Villiariagosa.
Public Polls have shown John Cox at 19 and 22% recently with Travis Allen at 11%. Villiariagosa was at 14% and 15% in the same polls. So you can see the math.
Here is a list of what I have found so far:
05/15/2018 JPM&M, INC. INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE SUPPORTING/OPPOSING OTHERS LIT; OPPOSE; JOHN COX; GOVERNOR $231,269.33
05/17/2018 JPM&M, INC. INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE SUPPORTING/OPPOSING OTHERS LIT; OPPOSE; JOHN COX; GOVERNOR $228,360.56
05/07/2018 CANAL PARTNERS MEDIA LLC INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE SUPPORTING/OPPOSING OTHERS TEL; OPPOSE; JOHN COX; GOVERNOR $292,325.000
5/16/2018 CANAL PARTNERS MEDIA LLC INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE SUPPORTING/OPPOSING OTHERS TEL; OPPOSE; JOHN COX; GOVERNOR $37,597.00
http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/PDFGen/pdfgen.prg?filingid=2252025&amendid=0 <<< shows $210K in support of Travis Allen
http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/PDFGen/pdfgen.prg?filingid=2252026&amendid=0 <<< shows $210K opposing John Cox
http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/PDFGen/pdfgen.prg?filingid=2252912&amendid=0 <<< shows $37,000 supporting Travis Allen
http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/PDFGen/pdfgen.prg?filingid=2252911&amendid=0 <<< shows $175k opposing John Cox
http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/PDFGen/pdfgen.prg?filingid=2255393&amendid=0 <<< shows $195K opposing John Cox
This is now a total of 1,687,500 or so against Cox by this pac.
They are just getting started trying to boost 4th or 5th place candidate Travis Allen in an attempt to pull John Cox down as the initial reports show 247K on his behalf by Antonio’s Superpac.
Rumors spread to your intrepid blogger suggest at least 2 million, maybe 3 million more getting poured in to this operation by these rich guys who want antonio in the runoff by hook or crook or in this case a willing Travis Allen who wants to burn it all down because he cant have it.