Jan 122022
 

Yesterday, I got an article sent to me.

It was the announcement for a guy who got some notoriety for starting a re-open schools group. I did not know who he was as in the time I spent helping clear out the Teacher’s Union Moonbats from three School Boards in Placer County, I never heard his name.

Therein lies the rub. For so many years, I have seen people come out of nowhere and break in to the political scene.

One signature belongs to Jonathan Zachreson, a parent of three near Sacramento, who would often find his children asleep during their online school classes.

He said he voted for Newsom in 2018, but he’s since launched a 12,000-member Facebook group advocating for the return of schools and is an active member in the original 4,000-member Let Them Play group on Facebook, both of which have evolved into pro-recall groups.

Red Flag Number one. A democrat as of 2018. Unless he has a lifetime A Rating from California Pro-Life and a lifetime A+ rating from the NRA as a democrat (or NPP) while registered in another party, I have a rule that it takes at least 10 years to be credible as a Republican for a major office.

So often these boutique candidates overshoot the target. My guess is this guy thinks he is going to abuse the recall gavin lists and the lists he created from his facebook group with which to mount a campaign for Assembly.

Anyone that participated with this guy should have a bad taste in their mouth as it is clear that he always had an agenda the whole time he was engaged in the reopen schools effort.

Did he walk precincts for the Roseville High School Board Members? No.

Rocklin? No.

Roseville City School District? No.

Western Placer Unified? No.

Has he ever held office? No.

Has he ever done anything to advance the GOP? Help elect others? No.

Central Committee? Member of a GOP Club? No.

So now the fact that he voted for Newsom in 2018 becomes a much bigger deal. It is also made worse that if elected, he will be serving with Newsom (for whom he voted).

My guess is that as I look in to this guy, I am going to discover a stalking horse candidate. We shall see. AD05 looks like just another Republican Primary where 15 candidates will jump in as always.

CA AD-05 Update: Frank Bigelow, Country Club Liberal?

 5th Assembly District Race, CA AD-05 Race, Frank Bigelow, Rico Oller  Comments Off on CA AD-05 Update: Frank Bigelow, Country Club Liberal?
Feb 022012
 

Frank Bigelow. Have you heard of him?

He is a moderate Republican supervisor from the very conservative county of Madera. Madera is one of the top 5 most Republican Counties in California.

Bigelow is a tax-and-spend liberal who is in love with High Speed Rail. Public records show that love affair lasted for several years and numerous votes – now that the whole world knows that High Speed Rail is a train wreck, Bigelow now stands courageously opposed to it.

Bigelow’s morally flexible stands on taxation also include his very public opposition to Prop 26. Prop 26 was put on the ballot to prevent the loopholes the money-addicted leaders in the state legislature were using to raise taxes under other names. Prop 26 prevents “Fees” aka taxes by other names from being raised without a 2/3 vote of the State Legislature.

Maybe it is more appropriate to call Frank Bigelow a liberal?

It doesn’t stop there. Bigelow has a bizarre notion of history and some special comments on illegal immigration. In October at Mt. Brow Vineyard (in Sonora), in the presence of some 100 guests, a newspaper and a radio reporter – Bigelow asked “Who will pick these grapes?” in response to a question about illegal immigration.

Bigelow’s moral flexibility continued as he boldly stated, “You can’t build a fence to keep people out. Remember what Reagan said to Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

I’ve never heard Ronald Reagan invoked to rationalize illegal immigration, ever.

Frank Bigelow has distinguished himself in the annals of candidates I have seen over the 15 years I have been in this game… as a service to Bigelow, I’d like to remind him that the Berlin wall was built by communists to entrap the people of East Germany. A border fence is built to ensure that people enter the USA legally versus the Berlin Wall which was built to imprison the people of East Germany.

Frank Bigelow is just not ready for Prime-Time – let’s put him on a train to nowhere.

Ray Nutting (AD-05 Prospect) Gets Some Ink in Local Media

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Aug 242011
 

The article from the Mountain Democrat is here.

Ray Nutting is the 2011 chairman of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. He spends 80 to 90 percent of his work week on county business. Mountain Democrat photographer Pat Dollins remarked on the way back from a visit to Nutting’s South County ranch, “That guy needs about a 72 hour day — and he’d probably have it filled.”

Nutting, unfettered by suit and tie, is a whirlwind of energy, physical, mental and emotional. He lives on a nearly 700 acre ranch off Happy Valley Road in the South County. The property was homesteaded by his great-great-grandparents who migrated from Pennsylvania in the 1850s.

Now this is the stuff candidates are made of, I remember Ted Gaines and his family that traces back to the 1850’s in Roseville.

Typically, articles like this start to surface when Candidates are organizing campaigns… I am sure more will follow.

Placer County Republican Assembly Members Make an Impact in SD-04 and AD-05!

 4th Senate District Race, 5th Assembly District Race, Andy Pugno, Rick Keene  Comments Off on Placer County Republican Assembly Members Make an Impact in SD-04 and AD-05!
Jun 102010
 

Grassroots activism is still alive.

Even though the State CRA did not endorse in either the AD-05 race or the SD-04 race, it did not stop our members from making an impact for the club’s favorites.

By now, insiders are done buzzing over the 16.4% blowout loss by Rick Keene – losing to Doug LaMalfa in SD04.

The post-mortems and recriminations will go on for a while, but what is known is this:

Rick Keene won Placer County by 3.74% vs losing by 16.4% district-wide.

Andy Pugno won Placer County by 46.58% vs 43.50% in Sacramento County.

Members of the Placer CRA walked precincts (including this blogger) in the portions of each district that overlapped Placer County.

Apr 202010
 

The significance is in the title.

The further significance is that big donors will start coming over and this is especially important since Andy has over 5,000 small donors. Andy will need those $3900 checks to be the antidote for the wealthy far-left candidate the no-on-8 crowd is bringing to the dance.

There are 5 customers on the Republican side of the primary ballot.

Folsom – The Pugno for Assembly campaign announced today the endorsement of popular Sacramento Sheriff John  McGinness.

“Andy came and spoke to me about running for the Assembly late last year. I was impressed with his knowledge of the issues, his depth as a candidate, and his willingness to work for the people of Sacramento County,” said Sheriff McGinness. “I fully support Andy and will be working to see him elected to the Assembly in June and November.”

The McGinness endorsement is significant for the Pugno campaign as leaders throughout the Sacramento area are lining up to support Pugno’s vision for a more business friendly California.

Sheriff McGinness joins Assemblyman Ted Gaines, Assemblyman Dan Logue, former Assemblywoman Barbara Alby, former Assemblyman Anthony Pescetti, and former Folsom Mayor Eric King in supporting Pugno.

“Sheriff McGinness has been a public safety leader in Sacramento for decades,” said Pugno. “I am proud to have his endorsement.”

Pugno is an honors graduate of UC Davis and McGeorge School of Law. He lives in Folsom with his wife Colleen and their three children. He is active at St. Mel’s Catholic Church in Fair Oaks.