For those of you not aware, I am working for pay as Stephen Frank’s campaign manager. The story of Steve Frank and I reconciling and reconnecting to the point of this arrangement is a book unto itself. It is exceedingly rare in politics.
What is not rare are 70 year old Women’s Fed members being yelled at and intimidated by a man half her age demanding her proxy. What is not rare are county chairs of dubious counties appointing delegates and then collecting all of their proxies for service to the empire – while the Republican voters of that county are left with a paper shell of a county party.
This is the end game for the control agents within the CAGOP. Mortgaging the party to Kevin Faulconer in order to keep fat consulting gigs flowing.
Meet the players: David Stafford Reade – Reade was Senator Jim Nielsen’s Cheif of Staff until recently. He “retired” but is still knee-deep in things political. He is my opposite number, he is Jessica Patterson’s Campaign manager. He is also Kevin Faulconer’s Grassroots coordinator – kind of like asking Gordon Ramsey to be a grief counselor.
Andy Garakhani – aka Andy Gimmecandy. Gimmecandy has quite a reputation within the CAGOP for bullying people, anger outbursts and of course slopping at the trough. Gimmecandy got his start in politics from one Darrell Issa. (Issa recently has been attacking people on behalf of Jessica Patterson)
Mark Spannagel – Doug LaMalfa’s Cheif of Staff. He meddles a lot in Northern California Politics and is said to be the catalist behind the shredding of the Modoc GOP’s delegates. (More on that very soon) Spanngel was hired in to the LaMalfa / Kevin McCarthy orbit by David Stafford Reade
Jessica Patterson – the “Chairwoman” of the CAGOP. I have to put CAGOP leaders in quotation marks because leader / chair is the wrong word to identify them. She is a career campaign operative who has worked for most of the other people on this list at one time or another.
Um, Kevin on her watch half the county parties collapsed and we lost 1,300,000 net voter registrations.
Deborah Wilder – the hostile, angry, far-left future “Chairwoman” of the CAGOP. She is currently the embattled Northern Region Vice Chair and the swamp is being forced to pull out the stops to re-elect her. Part of the internal machinations of the CAGOP and their Staff have been aimed at warding off the legitimate challenge to her re-eletion by Laurie Wallace. (This includes the execution of Modoc County)
Tom Ross, Howard Hakes, Steve Presson, Jeff Randle, Mitch Zak, et al – political consultants / donors / people that hide behind the curtain rigging conventions and trying to control election outcomes.
Molly Parnell – The Main fundraiser for the CAGOP, she along with Tom Ross have been doing Jessica Patterson’s job for her as Patterson is well known for not participating in fundraising meetings. Parnell is also the Main fundraiser for Kevin Faulconer for Governor! Cozy.
Matt Klemin, Sarah Nelson, Danielle Cullum, et al… staffers. Klemin is a bully that I have had multiple reports about his rage outbursts on people and he has been out trying to pressure people to support Jessica Patterson. Nelson came up in the Kevin Faulconer operation in San Diego before becoming the interim executive director of the CAGOP (cozy). Cullum was hired in to the Capitol Resource Institute by… (drumroll)… David Stafford Reade! He later helped her get hired by the CAGOP.
Sarah Nelson and Danielle Cullum handled the execution of the Modoc GOP. (Remember 10 committees have completely collapsed and another 10 had 6 or less file for election, including Modoc who they killed at the behest of Mark Spannagel)
Here is the ballgame folks – Jessica Patterson herself when lying about the $37 Million “she” raised, does let the cat out of the bag for why the consultants are resorting to the same slimy tactics I have seen from these guys for 20 years. Even a 15% commission (but most of these guys usually rake in 25% after they charge ghastly retainers and load other expenses in to the campaigns) is $6 Million. That is a lot of money. However Molly Parnell, Rebecca Luby and Tom Ross raised the money and initiative campaigns passed through the rest of it to the party.
Kevin Faulconer is their latest cash cow. However, since Faulconer is not wealthy, he has to have the party apparatus underneath him or he will not be able to compete financially. This is why I have listed the entanglements of many of the above. They have already handed Faulconer the CAGOP donor list (which he used for his first $1MM) and they need to be able to cede total control of the CAGOP to him a la 2010 when they did the same for Meg Whitman. (BTW, Ross, Randle, Reade, Zak, Patterson and others leeched ghastly salaries off of the $150 million disaster. What has Whitman done since? Endorse democrats and raise money for them)
Jessica Patterson has been a disaster as chair. A lot of people endorsing her are doing so out of fear or because they perceive their next campaign will depend in part on kissing the ring. However some of those folks, like Diane Dixon, Andrew Kotyuk and Melanie Burkholder who were already abandoned in 2020 and somehow think the broken promises of 2020 are not going to repeat in 2022!
In addition to lying to people (aka making empty promises), they have been threatening people. I am aware of at least 4 candidates / nominees that have been threatened with blocking funding, threats of personal destruction and the like.
As Patterson’s election has become closer – the bullying, threats, intimidation and coercion have intensified.
One such attack has been to call Steve Frank a racist. This has been repeated by people inside Jessica Patterson’s campaign and by major political consultants. I know who they all are and at a time of my choosing I will reveal them all to exact maximum damage on their reputation regardles of weather Steve Frank wins or Loses. This is how you deal with dishonest scum. I’ve known Steve Frank for 20 years and have seen him promote dozens of candidates of color. You can say a lot of things about Steve Frank – but repeating the hysterical rants of Aja Smith or Joe Collins – who made national headlines for being a con artist and a grifter is a clear hallmark of a group of amoral people whose God is money / power and control.
Similar to being chemically dependent on the corrupt proxy system, Jessica Patterson is also dependent on surrogates carrying out untrue attacks. This is where her 90’s era consultants (similar to the Lincoln Project Crew) go when they feel threatened.
The strength of Steve’s campaign have been nominees who were shown the back of the party’s hand, while others were lynched without a hearing – similar to gutting the Modoc GOP without a hearing or a vote. Another strength of Steve’s campaign have been true activist party chairs that care about winning elections and building the GOP.
Under Patterson’s watch half the county parties have collapsed as less than half their slots were filled by election.
Similar to when David Stafford Reade, Mark Spannagel and others controlled a string of fake CRA units all over the North State to rig CRA endorsements – they control a sting of fake county parties, or at best robotic county parties filled with staff or hand-picked cronies who do what they are told.
If you are reading this, you need to know what is being done to you, why they are doing it to you and who is doing it to you – so you understand why the CAGOP is a disaster.
But hey! 624,000 New Republicans registered to vote (ignore the 50K that bailed on the GOP since the 2020 election and the 1,900,000 new dems in the same time period)…
The establishment is waking up to dozens of delegates they never knew were Steve Frank supporters coming out of the woodwork – and despite rigging the delegate selection process – the panic is setting in as the true numbers are manifesting.
Marie Waldron, Randy Voepel, Janet Nguyen and Richard Sherman for example sterilized their delegations of activists. Other members of the legislature reneged on promises with local activists (I warned them all this would happen, by the way as my negative views of most incumbent politicians are well grounded), and at the same time talk about building the party.
We will continue naming names and specific instances as Right On Daily is using the last week leading up to the CAGOP convention to explain to everyone what has been done to them, who is doing it to them and why it is being done to them.
To be continued…