Feb 122018
 

A key point – Travis Allen’s rally only drew a few hundred people.

A second key point – Travis Allen is dead last in fundraising

Then the remainder of the article was about Travis Allen, Gavin Newsome and Antonio Villariagosa’s #METOO issues.

If you watch the video clip with an open mind, there is no way you could ask for worse coverage. The TV station gave Travis Allen far more than soundbytes in their coverage, making it pretty difficult to claim that it was edited down too far. The quote from a Travis Allen supporter, though she was trying to help only re-emphasized the documented sexual harassment issues he has.

Then there was another story on another channel that focused on Travis Allen’s contributions to democrats:

Cox is also blasting Allen for previously supporting Democrats “with a long history of giving contributions and supporting Democrats like Gavin Newsom, Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown,” said Tim Rosales, Cox’s campaign manager.

Allen admitted to contributing money to California Democrats.

“Actually, this is very true,” he said. “When I was a business owner — and I still am, I own an investment advisory firm and I’ve been running my company since 2001 — I went to a number of events at the request of clients and friends. And this is what started my political career because I listened to those Democrats.”

Got it? All it took was his Uncle, former OC Dem Party Chair Frank Barbaro to get him to write out fat checks to democrats. The rest is a spin fail.

Lastly, both stories make clear reference that Travis Allen is claiming the bi-partisan investigation in to his sexual harassment issues was all some sort of democrat smear campaign. Not a good optic for the California electorate.

Somehow, Travis Allen took what should have been a positive and let it get completely turned around on him! #EPICFAIL.

(P.S. I guess this event didn’t work out so well for Mr. Allen who is dead last in fundraising)

Feb 022018
 

Travis Allen’s nascent campaign for Governor was mortally wounded today.

Added to the laundry list of issues is the fatal wound – Travis Allen stands alone on the #METOO list as the only Republican Member of the Assembly to qualify for the honor.

Cases released to the news media on Friday, more than three months after requests for the public records, were for instances in which discipline was imposed or allegations against elected officials or their employees was deemed well-founded.

▪ In 2013, a staff member complained that Allen had seemed to “make a practice of being unnecessarily close to her” and it made her uncomfortable. She described a briefing where they sat next to each other and he slid his foot over to touch hers, and an another incident in which he came up behind her in the cafeteria and squeezed her shoulders. She said she heard from another woman in the office that when she shook hands with Allen, he held onto her hand and “petted it.”

Jon Waldie, former chief administrator of the Assembly, spoke to Allen after the complaint was filed and “reminded him to be very conscious of his conduct.” He said Allen “could not recall a time when he might have been too familiar with staff,” but did remember two women being overly friendly with him at an event outside of work.

Got it – Travis Allen’s response? It was their fault. Travis Allen is going to have way too much explaining to do to all but the most unreachable. It is probably too large a list off issues to have to explain in order to save his campaign that is $207,000 in the hole.

Let’s be overly friendly with the list of issues Travis Allen has.

Two verified sexual misconduct complaints

Two Assembly Campaigns in the hole a combined $88,000

A Governor Campaign in the hole $207,000

$42,000 in tax liens

A nice list of donations to democrats:

His donations started in August 2010, when he gave $100 to Newsom’s campaign for lieutenant governor. Newsom is now one of his rivals in the 2018 governor’s race. Allen, who lives in Huntington Beach, also gave $250 to the Democratic Party of Orange County’s federal political action committee.

In October 2010, Allen gave $250 to California Sen. Barbara Boxer, $250 to the state Democratic Party and $1,000 to Brown. The donation to Brown was made in the name of the financial planning firm Allen owns, Wealth Strategies Group. All of the other contributions to Democrats were made in his own name.

Allen also gave $250 to “4 for Senate Victory,” a committee that supported Democratic U.S. senators and Senate candidates, in October 2010 — although it’s unclear whether that was a separate donation from the $250 he gave to Boxer. The committee bankrolled candidates like Boxer, Michael Bennet of Colorado and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

Finally, in June 2011, Allen donated $500 to the campaign of Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, who made headlines this year for becoming the first member of Congress to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump.

In addition, Travis Allen has missed over 500 votes in the State Legislature, including skipping voting on the lead ammo ban and subsequent accolades from the Humane Society.

Lastly, Travis Allen is getting hammered almost daily by the California Pro-Life Council over his Pro-Choice record as a legislator.

Some Conservative.

Travis Allen has issued some weak responses including explaining away his financial largess to democrats as “Buying Event Tickets” and being “Before he was in office”. Well, the sexual misconduct explanation is outrageous and the behavior happened once he was in office, just like the tax liens. Now his governor campaign is running on fumes and those fumes just caught fire. It is time for Travis Allen to go home for the good of California.

What’s next? Taking a gun onto an airplane? #NOTMAGA #EPICFAIL

Feb 012018
 

Travis Allen would have you believe he is the premier conservative in the race for governor. We’ve seen that he does not pay his bills, garnering some $42,000+ in Tax Liens.

Travis Allen is carrying debt from his 2012 Assembly run, still, 6 years later. Try $13,091 in debt. Who is still waiting on payment? <<< Click the hyperlink for the Secretary of State’s Report

Travis Allen is carrying massive debt from his 2018 Assembly Campaign account – showing $82,520 in debt against a meager $7400 in cash, a deficit of $75K

He starts $88,000 in the hole unless he has no intention of paying his bills.

Then we have this gem from the Los Angeles Times:

Cox’s cash on hand puts him far ahead of GOP rival Travis Allen, who entered 2018 more than $200,000 in debt. The other top Republican in the race, former Rep. Doug Ose, won’t have to disclose finances until the spring because he entered the contest only this month.

He reported raising $518,446 in 2017, on top of the $3 million the Rancho Santa Fe businessman donated to his campaign.

Travis Allen used his failed gas tax measure to raise $368K, not bad until you look at his report. Since many of his supporters think the LA Times made the numbers up, similar to the above links to data straight off of the actual filings, here we are again with a copy of the actual report. WHOOPS. 135,585 in cash, and 342,850 in the hole. For those of you scoring at home that pretty close to $207,000 in the hole.

What is $207K + 95k? 302K. This is called a financial train-wreck and anyone working for him or doing business with him should take serious pause.

The reality is that Mr. Allen has left the two old accounts open, one for 6 years as he has neglected or intended to not pay back the debts in either of them. The fact that his governor account is in the hole $200K when Mr. Cox is sitting on $2MM begs the obvious question – is facebook the only place Travis Allen will be campaigning? Will he get invited to future debates where he can try to earn media by fighting with the moderator? That’s it, Facebook and making bombastic moves at pubic forums appear to the the Travis Allen strategy as it does not appear he can afford the slate mail cards he alleges to have put deposits in on.

When you add to this that Travis Allen has a horrific attendance record to the legislature, missing large numbers of important votes over the years – the tax liens, the campaign debt and the lackadaisical attendance to the job he got elected to and paid for suggest a man who is neither a conservative by life choices nor ready for the Governor’s office.

 

Jan 152018
 

When you are out of creative ideas and your ego is personally bruised, you send emails demanding your opponent drop out of the race. When you have excellent ideas, energy and resources, you respond with stuff like this.

Travis Allen will probably be better served going back to blocking people on social media.

Worse, he may need to tell his crew that the illuminati did not make up my screenshot of being blocked. (It is going to be an entertaining 5 months for sure…)

Now back to the order of the day:

(The issue is – what happened to the money…)

Request for Autopsy Report

Office of the Political Coroner 

January 14, 2018

To whom it may concern,

On January 8, 2018, the Join Travis Allen to Repeal the Gas Tax Ballot Measure Committee passed away of lethal lack of momentum in Huntington Beach, California as noted in the obituary published two days ago.

At yesterday’s USC gubernatorial debate, Travis Allen remarkably criticized Mr. John Cox for contributing $250,000 into the real effort to repeal the gas tax, while Travis Allen only siphoned $87,188 out of donors and didn’t submit a single signature by the January 8, 2018 deadline.

The purpose of this letter is to formally request the official autopsy report. As you know, these reports are essential in the completion of a thorough and accurate cause of death investigation and confirm there was no foul play.

In comments to the The San Jose Mercury News, Travis Allen promised to give the money collected to the real campaign led by a coalition including John Cox, Carl DeMaio and several others. While the chance of that occurring may be zero, voters request to know how Travis Allen spent that money, how much is left, how many signatures were ever collected and when it will be transferred to the successful effort to repeal the gas tax.

Just nine days before Travis Allen failed to submit a single signature he sent out the following  misleading fundraising email:


Voters deserve to know the truth and donors deserve to know what Travis Allen did with their money.

For reference, death certificates can be found here:
U.S. News and World Report: California Gas-Tax Initiative Fails but Another Gains Steam
The Sacramento Bee:Gas tax repeal appears headed for failure – but voters may get another shot
The San Jose Mercury News:Gas tax repeal sponsored by Assemblyman Travis Allen fails to qualify, but another effort could reach the ballot
The Los Angeles Times:Assemblyman Travis Allen fails to qualify initiative to repeal gas tax, will support campaign for similar measure
The Daily Democrat:Effort to repeal gas tax runs out of steam
The Miami Herald:California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
The Seattle Times: California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
KQED: California Gas Tax Initiative Fails but Another Gains Steam
CBS 8: California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
Fox 40:California Gas-Tax Initiative Fails but Another Gains Steam
The San Mateo Daily Journal: California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam
The Porterville Recorder:California gas-tax initiative fails but another gains steam

Man, it sucks to be Travis Allen.

Jan 142018
 

Travis Allen has had a bad week. His garbage Gas Tax initiative failed to even return a single signature.

In a face-saving move, Mr. Allen has attempted to indicate that he is “Joining” the Carl DiMaio / Howard Jarvis effort to overturn the Gas Tax.

While Travis is claiming to have “Won” the USC Debate on Saturday, the truth is he was booed more frequently than a bad act at the $1.98 beauty show.

Travis Allen got owned bad and since then has been on tilt using democrat talking points to attack John Cox. Just how bad did Travis Allen get owned?

. goes after other Republican in the CA Governor race “I want to give my young and immature compatriot a little lesson here.”

Man, it sucks to be Travis Allen. Daddy took him out behind the woodshed.

Not to be outdone, the John Cox campaign has trolled the youngster (who wears Jeans and no Tie when all others are in a suit for a debate) with an epic campaign email:

Obituary
The Join Travis Allen to Repeal the Gas Tax Ballot MeasureCommittee passed away quietly in its sleep at 11:59 p.m. on January 8, 2018 after submitting zeroof the required 365,880 signatures.

Born on May 4, 2017, the “effort” was primarily used to justify Assemblyman Travis Allen’s smoke-and-mirrors campaign for Governor. It will be best remembered for deceptively collecting $87,188 from innocent, well-intended donors that just wanted a more affordable California, but Travis Allen just made it cost more of their hard-earned money.

Its passing generated the attention of news outlets throughout California.

The Sacramento Bee:Gas tax repeal appears headed for failure – but voters may get another shot
The San Jose Mercury News:Gas tax repeal sponsored by Assemblyman Travis Allen fails to qualify, but another effort could reach the ballot
The Los Angeles Times:Assemblyman Travis Allen fails to qualify initiative to repeal gas tax, will support campaign for similar measure

Travis Allen’s “effort” is survived by the Stop The Car Tax initiative, which is chaired by John Cox and supported by Carl Demaio, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and most members of the California Republican Congressional Delegation. The legitimate effort chaired by John Cox has already collected over 400,000 signatures and has until May 21, 2018 to submit the minimum 585,000.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to StopTheCarTax.org if you want to contribute to a real effort to repeal California’s regressive gas and car tax.

Carl DiMaio got in to the act, excoriating the Sacramento Bee – and highlighting how Allen’s self-serving effort hurt all Californians. While Allen was siphoning off much-needed resources from the real effort to overturn the Gas Tax (and volunteers), his duplicate and competing effort was causing confusion. DiMaio did not mince words for Travis Allen either:

Aaron-

I have heard from some of our supporters that they are disturbed about a very confusing story in the Sacramento Bee today with a grossly-flawed headline “Gas Tax Repeal Initiative Fails.” THIS HEADLINE IS DEAD WRONG. The SacBee supports the gas tax hike, and we believe they ran an intentionally misleading headline to dupe voters into not returning the signatures they may still have.   

If you read the story, you realize that they are not even talking about our Gas Tax Repeal Initiative. The story is all about Travis Allen’s fake gas tax petition and how he failed to submit even a single signature for his effort. Let me be clear: Travis Allen’s failed effort has had nothing to do with our broad-based coalition.

The REAL Gas Tax Repeal Initiative has collected over 400k signatures in record time, and we are well on our way to the 584k signatures we need! We are collecting signatures at a record-breaking pace.

Please continue to do the AMAZING work you are doing to get and return signatures on this petition. Even as the article concedes, we are well on our way to winning this thing!

Help us SUCCEED with qualifying and passing the REAL Gas Tax Repeal Initiative by contributing today

-Carl

Carl DeMaio
Chairman
Reform California – Gas Tax Repeal Initiative

But wait – there’s more! Travis Allen’s crew created a page to highlight all their trolls that had been blocked off of John Cox social media. Embedded in this post, you will see that Mr. Allen’s glass jaw got the best of him 5 months before election day and I was blocked. If Travis Allen can’t handle Aaron F Park, how can he handle governing California? Perhaps he should tell his crew that having an I’ve been blocked by page up while they are blocking people makes them look ridiculous.

It really sucks to be Travis Allen. He should call Tyler Diep and tell him he is running for re-election to AD72. Tyler Diep should tell Travis Allen to retire. Heck, I might shake young Tyler’s hand if he did that…