Jan 222023
 

No matter how frustrated I get with things CAGOP, I just can’t seem to help myself but to get involved in it. As such, here I go again…

Yep, that is your intrepid blogger talking to Mark Spannagel at the Spring 2022 CRP Convention in Orange County

Northern Region Vice Chair:

Despite the frustrations of many, I refuse to disavow my friendship and relationship with the Dahle family. They are good people and I am proud to have helped Brian all those years ago beat Charles Munger, David Stafford Reade and company. The Dahle’s have always had a complex relationship with the CAGOP.

I Helped elect Laurie Wallace in 2021, I have known her for a long time as a conservative stalwart. She and the Dahle’s are at odds with each other. While I disagree with how Laurie has attacked them publicly in CAGOP meetings, this is about the only issue I have had with her first term as the Northern Vice Chair. Laurie has worked to legitimize and rehabilitate several county parties in the North of California. This is more than I had seen any Northern Region Vice Chair do in the 20+ years I have been around CAGOP Politics.

Were it not for the open warfare with the Dahle’s, this endorsement would have been simple and out months ago. With the Dahle’s appearing to have withdrawn from things CAGOP in the 2023 convention, this endorsement became simple again. Laurie has worked to build the CAGOP in the North of California, this is what a Regional Vice Chair is supposed to do. My hope is that Wallace will stay focused on building the CAGOP and will leave the disputes out of that job.

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It is possible to be friends with both sides of a political dispute. Note that Erik Brahms stuck a Dahle sticker on me, even as I was wearing a nametag for the Jenny Rae Le Roux campaign! (LOL)

This photo was taken after I spent about 45 minutes talking to Mrs. Dahle and their daughter over a cup of coffee at the Spring 2022 CAGOP Convention. 

Central Region Vice Chair:

I have known Craig DeLuz for 20+ years. It was so long ago that one of his children was not in school yet. They are now both grown and fine human beings. So are Craig and Sobna. While time and distance and the divergence of our lives has seen us take different paths, I still remember when Craig and I were the anchors of the “Western Alliance of Bloggers”. This was a group started in 2002 when Blogging was in its’ infancy. Some of you may know and remember Andy Nevis, he was part of our group as well as Katy Grimes. (Yes THAT Katy Grimes)

I am surprised that in his mid 50’s that Craig is taking his first stab at party office, he could have and should have done this years ago. Craig is now best known for his work on the second amendment and for his video work on behalf of the California Republican Assembly. (CRA)

I am not sure why Craig is being opposed, as he has a real track record on behalf of the party and conservative causes that goes back as far as your intrepid blogger. However, in the world of consultants and control, an activist heritage is the worst thing possible.

The single most important attribute Craig has is that he is a voice of unity. The Conservative movement needs more like Craig and so does the California Republican Party.

California Republican Assembly Endorsements:

Chair: Mike Cargile. Others running: George Yang, Rob Bernosky and the incumbent Jessica Patterson

Vice Chair: Mark Wright Others running: Corrin Rankin

Secretary: NO ENDORSEMENT Candidates: Randy Berholtz (inc) and another guy from down south

Treasurer: NO ENDORSEMENT(!) Candidate: Greg Gandrud (inc) and no one else

County Chair Association Chair (aka CCA Chair) NO ENDORSEMENT Candidates: Anna Kramer, Michelle Guerra, John Dennis, Dwight Williams

North Coast Vice Chair: No Endorsement Candidate: Bryan Pritchard and some other guy that ran for congress

Northern Vice Chair: Laurie Wallace. Other Candidates: None

Central Vice Chair: Craig DeLuz. Other Candidates: Former Central Vice Chair Lisa Moreno

One final word about Shasta County that makes the story even worse. After appointing 5 delegates to serve her consultant masters, Cathy Kneer resigned off of the committee entirely, not just as Chair.

Somewhere in the middle of all this, we are supposed to win elections, have some sort of political party, turn voters out, register voters, etc?

See ya soon folks!

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  4 Responses to “CAGOP Asylum Update Part 2: CRA Endorsements and Some More From Your Intrepid Blogger”

  1. I think you meant CAGOP endorsements not CRA, unless Jessica wants to have all the power in both organizations.

  2. Sandra- these were CRA endorsements for CAGOP office.

  3. Anna has been wonderful as SMGOP chair, she has solid accomplishments in this role and previously in her work career. Her skill is mentoring others to lead, not only volunteer. It is remarkable to experience our committee now compared to many years going way back. She received 18 CRA votes vs Michelle’s 10.

  4. Anna has been wonderful as SMGOP chair, she has solid accomplishments in this role and previously in her work career. Her skill is mentoring others to lead, not only volunteer. It is remarkable to experience our committee now compared to many years going way back. She received 18 CRA votes vs Michelle’s 10.

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