Get to know these names: Jessica Patterson CAGOP Empress. David Stafford Reade: Jessica’s Campaign Manager / Faulconer Grassroots Director. Jeff Randle: Consultant and Power Broker. Tom Ross: Team California Director. Howard Hakes: New Majority Director. Andy Garakhani / Gimmecandy: Consultant, Swamp Dweller, Faulconer Staffer
These are just some of the luminaries I refer to in the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure. They are all fully invested in Kevin Faulconer and controlling the CAGOP.
So – let me take the latest email from the CAGOP and add the critical details and edits:
The California Republican Party’s focus on recalling Governor Newsom (and electing Kevin Faulconer) is stronger than ever. As I’m sure you’re aware, our bylaws currently do not outline how we can endorse a candidate in a recall election for a statewide office. A bylaw proposal was recently submitted that recommends a process for endorsement in a recall election. I believe it is important to consider this proposal as soon as possible so that we, as California Republicans, can support a candidate for Governor in the September 14 recall election and continue our work to defeat the Democrats and Gavin Newsom.
We have received questions about the process of considering this bylaw proposal, so I want to outline the details and encourage your support and involvement.
The bylaw proposal regarding an endorsement for a statewide office in a recall election was received on June 11, 2021, and is currently available for your review HERE. A meeting of the Executive Committee has been called in order to take action on the potential recommendation to be made by the Rules Committee.
The Rules Committee will meet via Zoom on Friday, July 23, at 12:00 PM.
The Rules Committee will discuss the four bylaw proposals received by the deadline of at least 40 days prior to the meeting or Convention of the Committee. The Rules Committee will produce recommendations via their Rules Report, which will be taken up at the Executive Committee meeting. Delegates are welcome to view the meeting of the Rules Committee. You can register to attend the Zoom webinar of the Rules Committee at this link.
Executive Committee Meeting:
The CAGOP bylaws grant the Executive Committee all powers and duties of the committee as provided by law. Typically, bylaw changes are voted on by delegates and made at our conventions. Since our next Convention is September 24 – 26, this is too late to take action on a bylaw change that would allow us to endorse a candidate before the September 14 recall election. I decided to call a meeting of the Executive Committee for this reason.
The Executive Committee will only act on the recommendation of the Rules Committee regarding the bylaw proposal. The Executive Committee will NOT endorse a candidate. It is critical that all delegates have the opportunity to endorse whichever candidate they choose.
The Executive Committee will meet in person on Saturday, July 24 at 12:00 PM at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. Delegates are welcome to attend in person or view the meeting via Zoom webinar. To attend in person, please email email@example.com to RSVP. If you would like to attend the Zoom webinar, you can register at this link.
Endorsement – What happens next? (Aka how we jam down the endorsement of Kevin Faulconer)
If the Rules Committee makes a recommendation to adopt the bylaw proposal to endorse a candidate in the recall election of a statewide office and the Executive Committee then votes to adopt the bylaw proposal, it will then be time for the Gubernatorial candidates to get to work on earning your endorsement. A procedure for endorsement will be provided to the candidates and delegates, and a special meeting of the delegates will take place on August 7, 2021 at 10:00AM. This meeting will be held via Zoom, and voting will be conducted electronically. Information on how to register for this meeting will be available soon. The only item on the agenda of this meeting is whether or not the Committee shall endorse a candidate to replace Gavin Newsom as Governor in the September 14, 2021 recall election.
- If this special endorsement meeting occurs, it does not replace our Fall 2021 Convention (September 24 – 26 in San Diego).
- Only delegates who have paid their CAGOP delegate dues for the 2021/2022 term will be eligible to vote at the endorsement meeting.
- Fred Whitaker’s By-Law Amendment also requires the would be endorsee to gather 200 delegate signatures to even be eligible for the endorsement! Given that there are only 1416 delegates and no more than 1150 participate in any given convention, the consultant class would eliminate almost every candidate from contention making it easier for us to endorse Kevin Faulconer!
I hope this
I look forward to seeing you at these upcoming meetings!
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