Sep 292022

As your intrepid blogger is known to do, we trolled the California Secretary of State Website looking for candidate filings.

We pulled the recent reports for Kathryn Sanchez and Matt Rahn. Kate’s disaster is linked here. Matt Rahn’s report is linked here.

What a groundswell of support for Kate Sanchez!

So let’s summarize the numbers for the readers of this blog:

Rahn’s YTD total: $319K, Kate $66K. (A 5-1 advantage for Rahn)

For the period of 7-1 to 9-24-2022: Rahn Raised $72k and Kate 12k – that is a 6-1 thrashing.

Kate has a net $21,500 in the bank and Rahn, a net $44k in the bank. HOWEVER, Rahn has spent 93,000 on campaign advertisements since 7-1, Kate? $17,000. (a 5.5-1 Advantage)

It gets better, Kate Sanchez disclosed 35 donors on her report. 19 of the 35 are repeat donors. So only 45% of her reported donors are new.

A few hot takes from your intrepid blogger (and I will have more to say about this later):

The Orange County Republican Party appears to be a paper tiger. They are not delivering the goods for Kate Sanchez.

Were it not for Kate’s boyfriend and family, she’d have raised $40K, and take out Bob Kowell and she is at 30K.

My guess is that the weakness displayed by this report is going to cause two things to happen – Kate’s already anemic fundraising will slow even more (which appears to be why she had her Sunday fundraiser before this report came out) and an outside group will be emboldened to come in and finish her off.

Now about Matt Rahn’s fundraiser last night (9-28-2022):

Matt Rahn raised more in this event than Kate Sanchez did in her 7-1 to 9-24 report. According to information your intrepid blogger has obtained, Rahn has already raised another $42,900 since the 9-24-2022 cutoff of the filing period. As of right now, we have seen one check for $2450 reported by Sanchez from her event.

She’s MIA in multiple ways…

Tick Tock, Kate. Judgement Day Awaits.

Sep 282022

Sometimes you find stuff and you ask yourself, “Self, does that crap write itself!?” Apparently, with Kate Sanchez, the internet is replete with her repeating lies time and time again. I also have this article in a PDF in case the group that posted the interview takes it down.


Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) is featuring stories from mothers seeking or serving in public office to celebrate Mother’s Day. WPLN’s Director of Strategic Impact, Mercedes Blackwood, interviewed Kate Sanchez, former Executive Director of WPLN’s state partner, California Women’s Leadership Association. Check out the conversation to hear about her experience balancing service to her family and community!

Kate Sanchez is a businesswoman, taxpayer advocate, mother, and candidate for California’s State Assembly District 71. Kate has an extensive career in government and public service. Currently, she serves as a national board member with Maverick PAC and the state finance director with the California Young Republican Federation. Kate is a current California Women’s Leadership Association member and former Executive Director. She has worked for lawmakers and as the Development Associate for the California Policy Center.

Blogger’s Notes: Kate Sanchez lost a lawsuit regarding the Secretary of State over her claim on the ballot to be a taxpayer advocate. Kate was the “interim executive director” of CWLA, and the deception and embellishing was repeated in this article. Similarly, the embellishments of her junior staffer status for legislators are repeated in this introduction. If working for a combined total of 3 1/2 years is extensive, then what is my 25 years in the political field called?

[WPLN]: Tell us a little bit about your decision to run. What motivated you, and what did you hope to accomplish in office?

[Kate Sanchez]: As a working mother of a 9-year-old son, the personal really is political. We are undoubtedly our child’s biggest advocate, so when letters to local officials, calls, and rallies went unanswered during the Coronavirus pandemic, I said, “enough. We need a new, unapologetic voice in the state capitol that will fight for the personal freedoms of all people in the district, especially our children.”

I have spent my entire career working with impactful lawmakers and purpose-driven non-profits focused on introducing policy solutions that make government more efficient and reflective of the communities in California.

Now more than ever mothers from all walks of life are running for office bringing the whole of their experiences to the campaign trail. Which is why, I will be a fierce champion for smaller government, modern job growth, constitutional liberties, and greater opportunity.

Blogger’s Notes: Her entire career is 3 1/2 years of working. She has been unemployed for twice as long as she was actually employed. When Kate Sanchez was referring to local officials ignoring everyone, her Assembly-Member was Laurie Davies. This looks like the latest example of Laurie Davies “thoroughly vetting” a candidate she endorsed – perhaps Kate was correct to attack Davies for doing nothing during the COVID lockdowns as Davies appears to have done nothing before endorsing Sanchez.

The comments about being a fierce champion of job growth are delusional given her personal history. 

What was that conversation like with your family as you were making this decision?

I come from an incredibly supportive, hardworking family and as the granddaughter of two military service members so being involved in the community is second nature. In California, our children, families, and small businesses need an advocate to fight for them today- not tomorrow, or 10 years from now. So, the conversation and decision to run for state assembly has been focused on how to navigate raising a child with a demanding career. Which requires creativity, flexibility, patience, humor, and grace.

Blogger’s Note: Describing her family as incredibly supportive may be the most truthful thing in this interview. Her father’s bank account got levied and her mother’s wages got garnished as a result of things Kate did. It is clear from an investigation of her work history, being in the assembly would be the best job Kate Sanchez has ever had and Sanchez has zero experience working in a demanding job anywhere when she actually did work. Her characterization of herself is indeed creative, I will grant her that. 

Were there any difficult situations that you had to overcome in regards to balancing your public service and family life?

I come from a long line of strong working women. My grandmother was one of the first women to receive a master’s degree from Avila University in Kansas, served on the city council while she ran a family-owned business, and raised eleven school-aged children. My mother is a registered nurse and businesswoman. Therefore, I’ve learned how important time management and organization are while still being flexible to life demands. So, for all those moms out there, we know every day brings a new set of challenges, and yet we find the fortitude to get it done. When we surround ourselves with the right team, anything is possible.

Blogger’s Note: It is clear Kate has a team of enablers in her life including the Orange County Republican Party. However, her definition of time management and organization includes getting sued for not paying her bills TWICE. Also not included is her marriage annulment where she said under penalty of perjury that she was of unsound mind, is that her definition of fortitude?

What advice would you give, or a piece of wisdom you wish you’d known?

The piece of advice I would give would be, “Find your why and show up authentic.” As well as, “focus on being part of the solution, not the noise.”

Blogger’s note: “Pay your bills. Tell the truth. Be of Sound Mind.”

To be continued…

Sep 282022

Well well well. It looks like Ken Cooley is sweating a lot. He has had to unload a ton of TV ads against Josh Hoover, including an ad torching “extreme far-right politicians” that have endorsed Josh Hoover. Please note, Jay Obernolte is pro-choice up to 15 weeks as is Mimi Walters. This is the first time I have seen either of them referred to as extreme far-right, and I’d like to welcome them both in to my world… the water is fine.

I got this absolute NUKE in my email box that was so awesome I had to re-post it on Right on Daily! I added underlining for emphasis on the absolute Nuclear Political Ordinance that was included at the end of this release.

Press Release
September 28, 2022
Contact: Natalie Blanning

Ken Cooley worked closely and coauthored over 1,000 Bills with three legislators he calls “extreme far-right politicians” in new campaign ad

FOLSOM, CA — Assemblyman Ken Cooley recently launched an attack ad against his opponent, Josh Hoover, where he smears Hoover and labels three legislators that Hoover worked with as “extreme far-right politicians”.
What Cooley is not telling you is that he worked closely with all three Legislators. In fact, Ken Cooley coauthored 471 measures with Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, 614 measures with Assemblyman Kevin Kiley and 7 measures with Assemblywoman Mimi Walters. A total of 1092 measures were coauthored with the three so-called “extreme far-right politicians” legislators. In addition, Cooley signed on as a coauthor for 15 more bills where the primary author of the legislation was one of the legislators Cooley labeled as extreme far-right politicians.
It turns out Cooley’s so-called standards are not so high when it comes to who he works for.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Cooley worked for Senator Ron Calderon, who was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for taking $120,000 in bribes, and for Assemblyman Lou Papan, who used his position as Rules Committee Chairman to demand sex from lobbyists. Cooley’s ad does not mention that experience.


Paid For By Hoover For Assembly 2022 FPPC ID# 1442521

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Sep 272022

Your intrepid blogger has determined that the SBGOP are run by squishes and supports a bunch of squishes. Are they crooks? Can’t prove that at all.

When we put our first post up about the SBGOP, its’ Chair Phil Cothran and others… the nexus for your intrepid blogger was simple. I took issue with the way Phil Cothran got elected, it was an establishment jam down at the expense of conservatives. Not once did I allege they did something illegal.

I have been tracking the SBGOP ever since.

I also have a HUGE pet peeve when Republican Groups in California spend time and effort on R vs R races. This is the second thing that annoyed me and motivated me to write the post.

SO let’s set the record straight. Your intrepid blogger was right about Jesse Almendarez being a squish, however Jesse has been a Republican his entire life. His people dispute his ties to the pot lobby as well. I even had one insider personally vouch for the man’s character based on years of friendship while confirming he is politically moderate.

Much of the explanation over the decision to spend $70K on Almendarez and $50K (Note the higher amount) on Smitty Smith over Tom Lackey involved a bunch of complicated insider garbage, but suffice to say the SBGOP was able to leverage those races to get a lot of donations. It was also put to me that the overwhelming majority of the committee agreed with both spending decisions.

They get to choose what the money is spent on. I’d have opposed the decisions.

I was told that Luis Cetina – the opponent to Almaendarez ran for LA City Council in the 1990’s as a democrat. No one gave me an answer about the allegations of intimidation, but one fascinating angle is Connie Leyva, a flaming leftist appears to be helping Cetina borne out of some issues she has with others in the area. This seems to be a constant in politics everywhere.

It was further confirmed that the Light Rail is being built in to Rancho Cucamonga. That part is done and is happening. It was explained to me that the RC City Council have been irresponsibly spending tons of money and they have nearly run out of land. With the Prop 13 property tax cap, RC can’t raise property taxes fast enough to satisfy their desire for more money. No one knew about the attempt to extort higher ticket prices by RC however.

There is indeed a “Team Fontana” but it was described to me as something informal that was coined back in the days when Fontana was “Fontucky” and not the emerging destination it is now.

What was most peculiar is that no one seemed to know a thing about a plan to extend the light rail in to Fontana. All are aware that there is indeed a federal contract and some funding that was put through to build tracks all the way to Las Vegas.

Lastly, not one person attempted to defend Acquanetta Warren – that tells me everything about her as well.

This will be continued as there are more shoes to drop…

Sep 272022

This weekend, your intrepid blogger talked to several political insiders. They were universal in their disdain for Kate Sanchez. Most politely explained her lack of capability and they all commented on the expose your intrepid blogger has been crafting.

Yesterday, your intrepid blogger was altered to a Realtor / Business Community Forum that Kate Sanchez skipped. It looks like every other invited candidate attended.

And for a closer view of the empty chair…


The Orange County arrogance continues as they continue to shun the unwashed from the Desert…

But wait, there’s MORE! Kate also skipped a HISPANIC Forum too:


Every one of the insiders I spoke to mentioned Kate skipping public events being of zero surprise to them based on their interpersonal experiences with her.

Kate Sanchez’ Sunday fundraiser appears to have been a flop. Only $2450 has been reported from that event so far. (That was one check, fyi…)

By contrast, let’s have a look at a real fundraiser – which also features James Gallagher from Sutter County, the GOP Minority Leader and two of Riverside’s finest Jeff and Lori Stone. (Although Jeff is now a resident of my home state of Nevada now) Jeff Stone served in the California State Senate from Riverside County and is remembered as a stalwart conservative.

Professional Campaign vs Impostor Campaign.

For those of you just now tuning in to the Kate Sanchez experience, see below for all of the fun stuff we have learned so far:

Kate Sanchez admits to Marriage FraudThen she admitted she was of unsound mind to get the marriage annulled.

Kate Sanchez gets beat down by CA SOS for fraudulent ballot title.

Kate Sanchez Divorced Husband Two, Fired the First Attorney, Bounced a Check to the Second, Got Sued, Lost and Stuck Mom With The Bill!

Kate Sanchez lost a lawsuit and caused her father to get bank levied and mother to get wages garnished!

Court filings reveal that Kate Sanchez was living off of her second husband’s family.

A review of voter registration records reveals that Kate Sanchez has no income and no home.

A Review of financial disclosures confirms Kate Sanchez has no income and no home.

Kate Sanchez got sued for bailing on her Bank of America Credit Card.