New Link – Robyn Nordell’s Election Recommendations Website

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May 182014

I do not agree with all of her picks – however, she does a ton of research and there is information for all over the state in this link: Robyn Nordell’s Election Picks.


Spirit of Democracy PAC Update as of 5-17-2014, picking winners all over the state

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May 172014

Welcome CREPAC (the Realtors), the Dentists PAC, JobsPAC (The Cal Chamber), the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and another $950k from Mr. Munger to the dance.

They join the Charter Schools Association and Fair Pac – who donated earlier.

This puts the total at $2.1 million – with about $1.9 million coming from Charles himself.

There have been token expenditures in several Safe D seats:

AD4, AD7, AD9… these appear aimed at keeping a republican out of the November runoff as there are two republicans on the ballot.

AD04 Dustin Call is purportedly pro-choice and supports SSM. He recently was hired by Jim Nielsen. AD07 Oliver Ponce is perceived as a moderate as well.

If no GOP candidate makes the runoff – the one with the most votes is the convention delegate.

The most significant spend of the above three has been on AD09 candidate Tim GORSULOWSKY – this is ironic as the critics of Munger think he only helps liberals. Gorzo is pretty Conservative. AD09 is a dem district and this appears to be an indirect way to help Jim Cooper, locked in a knock-down drag out primary with an extreme leftist. The idea is by boosting Gorzo, it puts him in the runoff ensuring the more moderate Dem Cooper of a victory in November. I know Cooper, he is not a moderate – so his opponent must be insane.

There has been a significant spend on behalf of Jonathan Madison in AD22. There are two reps on the ballot in that tilt. Not sure why – this is a district on the peninsula in San Mateo County. My supposition is that Madison may be more to the liking of leadership out there.

5/18/2014 Update : The second Republican, Mark Gilham has run before, is known in the area and is also a pastor at a small church in San Mateo County. Jonathan Madison is 25 years old and no one knows much about his background except that he worked in Congress somewhere.

In AD24 Diane Gabl is one of two Republicans on the Ballot. Unlike with Madison – the spend here has been for slate cards only. This looks purely like picking the nominee.

There is massive money going in to Catherine Baker – the only Republican on the ballot in the winnable AD16. This is a righteous spend and I wish all of Munger’s largesse in Politics was spent like this. Baker has broad support across the GOP spectrum.

AD44 – at least $300k is going in to Mario DeLa Piedra. This is also a righteous spend. Yes, there is a much more conservative opponent in the race – who has no endorsements, no money and has never really run a serious campaign. This seat is an absolute must hold for the GOP as the incumbent, Jeff Gorrell is running for Congress. Please note, DeLa Piedra is not a liberal, either.

5/18/2014 Update: Rob McCoy the other candidate is a Pastor, as listed in his ballot designation. This could be significant  as the candidate opposed in AD22 is also a pastor and I will be tracking to see if this is a pattern or a coincidence.

SD28 – it looks like nearly $400k at this point in to Bonnie Garcia. I am conflicted on this race as Garcia is as liberal as Abel Maldonado by record. Some tell me she voted her district when she was in the assembly as it was always about 10 points underwater. The opponent, Jeff Stone has serious ethics issues that the dems could exploit if he was the nominee. True to form in a safe GOP race, there is a quixotic third leg that has no chance at all.

AD73- Anna Bryson. She is the most liberal of the four republicans running. As of this post, Munger has produced two pieces of mail and $37k worth of polling. This explains a lot of the pings I was getting from the district. Bryson’s husband and Charles are college buddies and it was widely expected that Munger was going to intervene here.

There are wild conspiracy theories about what is going on. Above represents my best guesses as to the nexus of the IE’s in these races.

Here is what I believe is the case

1. There is a bias toward minority candidates with this PAC. Mr. Munger is also a prime funder of GrowElect. This is a Republican organization centered around electing latino Republicans. It stands to reason that Munger would lean that way.

2. The AD16 race makes perfect sense, this is Munger’s backyard. As does his support of Mr. Madison, whose name is familiar to me within GOP circles.

3. Frustrating as it is, the AD73 race makes sense as well because of the connection to Anna Bryson’s husband.

We will see what happens next…

El Dorado Confidential: The Dead Fish Society Will Attempt to Run Nutting Off the Board of Supes

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May 162014

I had written previously that I am a fan of Tim Palmer for Supervisor. I hope he does well and makes it in to November.

I am not sure if Mr. Palmer had any idea about the Dead Fish Society in El Dorado County before he ran. It is fodder for a crime novel with a twist of deliverance (including the Ned Beatty Scene).

One member of the Dead Fish Society, Ken Steers was pickled herring one night. Fortunately for justice, the Sheriff of El Dorado County is not part of the Dead Fish Society. It appears that Steers received some sort of penalty for his DUI from looking at follow-up records. However, had it been someone outside the dead fish society or on their enemies list… you can bet they would have been filleted.

One big piece of news is that the deputy DA is also a lackey member of the dead fish society. Mr. Deputy Deadfish, Psycho himself and the Father of ElDorado County’s Abuse policies are going to take a run at Ray Nutting on Tuesday at the board of Sups meeting.

You see, the dead fish society has members on the board of sups as well. It remains to be seen if they are as gutless as the nimrod running against Joe Harn who was afraid of his own shadow and hired a carnival sideshow to run his campaign versus Cris Alarcon or Dan Dellinger. Maybe they are as big of a trainwreck as the “opponent” to Vern Pierson who folded like a cheap lawnchair at the first sign of trouble.

Why am I wondering if some of El Dorado’s Supervisors are gutless? You see, the Dead Fish Society have to cover up their humiliation.

Nutting was found guilty of asking for help for the absurd bail one of Vern Pierson’s buddies set for him when the staged arrest occurred. (Yes – I am exercising my first amendment right to call BS on the Judge. Most Judges are so stupid and feckless I wouldn’t trust them to hold my jock let alone make important decisions)

In addition, you’d have to be a complete idiot to see the prosecution of Ray Nutting for anything other than Psychotic Vern Pierson’s personal rampage.

Like many gutless lawyers, Pierson hides behind his desk and position to make up for what he lacks as a man (including a handshake), like a gutless bully, Joe Harn lives his life through intimidation.

How dare Ray Nutting stand up to them.

Nutting is as detail challenged as anyone I have ever met in office and Vern Pierson took advantage of it. By the way – the FPPC lit Vern Pierson up for screwing up his own paperwork.

… now back to what Vern has to cover up. Ray Nutting beat the rap. This is embarrassing for their whole crew.

In order to save face – the Dead Fish Society, which is Vern Pierson, Joe Harn and the Deputy DA that prosecuted Ray Nutting… will be showing up to the Tuesday board of sups meeting to try to get them to vote to remove Ray Nutting.

Mind you. The Misdemeanor convictions are because Ray Nutting asked people for help with his bail money.

When the doodoo hits the fan on Tuesday – will the Allies of the Dead Fish Society vote to remove or will they wuss out?

You read it here first…

Join Placer County Republican Assembly, Tom McClintock and Assm. Brian Dahle 6/7 in Rocklin!

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May 162014

JUNE 7, 2014
4 – 6 pm
Margaret Azevedo Park
1900 Wildcat Blvd., Rocklin

Join CRA Members from all over
Northern California

Special Guests:
Congressman Tom McClintock
Assemblyman Brian Dahle


(Click the link and sign up now)


After June 1st and at the event:
$15 per person
$35 per family
A Special One of a Kind,Signed and Framed McClintock Tee Shirt will be auctioned off at the event (picture to follow soon)
Please bring book donations for local Charter Schools. The books should be related to American History or Conservatism.  “Rush Revere” books recommended (available at


May 152014

We’ve written a few posts her about psychotic El Dorado County DA Vern Pierson who has been prosecuting political enemies. If you’ve ever met Pierson in person, his dead fish handshake should leave a permanent memory.

Ray Nutting yesterday was found not guilty on all Felony charges brought against him over botched paperwork.

Yes, the jury hung on one count on a 5-7 vote and the rest were shot down. This is a humiliating defeat for Vern Pierson.

Note that Nutting did get convicted of Misdemeanor counts related to asking for help for bail money – which would have never happened had Pierson not gone on a psychotic rampage. Any of us would have asked for help – but apparently, a county supervisor can’t ask county employees or people with business at the county for help.

It is too bad that Vern’s opponent for DA is a loser.

We had blogged here that the prosecution of Nutting may well have been tainted by a tainted grand jury. The grand jury recommendation was the excuse Vern Pierson used to prosecute two other political opponents.

The man is out of control and it is too bad the judge could not torch him for this malicious prosecution.