I still remember being a target of the Meg Whitman for Governor crew. They really did not like me hammering her on the redcountyblog system (it is long since defunct as it’s founder was a complete fraud and ended up in a ton of legal trouble). A couple of media stories later, your intrepid blogger discovered that the Meg Whitman team paid Red County $30K for advertising 4 days before I was thrown off the platform. After I was expelled from the platform, Right On Daily was born. It is my own site and is beholden to no one, I bet they wish they would have left me alone.
Getting attacked by Jeff Randle and David Reade publicly in the form of planted media articles from 2010-2011 launched my career as an opposition political operative. Many other victims of them have not been so lucky. I write these posts as a warning about who these people are, they are as lethal as you think your intrepid blogger is. Make sure you are prepared when you deal with them and know that eveyone in politics has an agenda and connections of their own.
For those of you newer to the CAGOP political game, let’s take a look at the $150 Million Train Wreck Meg Whitman for Governor. She spoke at the DNC Convention, and also endorsed Clinton in 2016. Her staff and consultants? Just wait – the names are all familiar and once you know the who and why, you will understand why Jessica Patterson and the oligarchy of controlled failure have been tagged as trump-haters by your intrepid blogger.
If you click on the link – just notice the blurry array of consultants on the Whitman Payroll.
Luis Alvarado – currently working with the Lincoln Project, currently subject of a Complaint for being a CAGOP Delegate openly campaigning for Biden. This connection to Jessica Patterson and others suggests a reason why the complaint is being stuffed.
Hector Barajas – a career staffer and current/former CRP Employee.
Frances Barraza – a Trump-Hater and staffer for Mayor Kevin Faulconer (in our opinion the CAGOP leadership and consultants are lining everything up for a governor run for Faulconer in 2022)
Russ Bogh – Albeit a small reimbursement, his Cousin’s Wife Rocilicie Ochoa-Bogh is the $3Million Dollar Woman in SD-23 (small world, isn’t it?) Bogh was an assembyman then and helped Meg Whitman nail down a lot of endorsements and money early.
Richard Costigan – Trump Hater, Lincoln Project Participant and Meg’s connection to Team Arnold.
Todd Cranney – is careful about his public profile, but was one of meg’s main hatchet people and a total insider. His Bio includes Romney and Bush.. Also there is this:
Note the date of the tweet
Duane Dichara (Then known as Revolvis Consulting) and DSR Enterprises. DSR is David Stafford Reade – I mention them both as they are the exceptions in this list of Trump-Haters. Dichara was an original Trumper and Reade, who worked with Meg and most of her crew on team Marco Rubio – is now working as a bundler for President Trump. (But, both are working to set things up for Faulconer 2022)
If you take the time to look up several of the consultants, you will be amazed to see how many mainline GOP Consultants there are that got some of Meg Whitman’s Money.
Green Faucet LLC, my favorite – the entity that owned the Red County Blog system. LOL
Kristen Hueter – made over $100K on the report. Worked with Grow Elect since its’ 2013 founding. (small world, huh?)
Latino Political Consulting, LLC (Think Grow Elect)
Jessica Patterson herself
Sarah Pompeii – Whitman and Romney and former CAGOP
Randle Communications – at the Center of Most everything CAGOP for 20 years. This is Jeff Randle and Mitch Zak’s Firm. Randle himself was paid $25K a month by Whitman separate from his firm.
Megan Range – long time CAGOP Staffer
Michael Saragosa – now a Placerville Councilmember, but part of the list of consultants associated with Grow Elect, etc. Has several anti-trump tweets still showing.
Lindsey Stetson – a current CAGOP Board member. Also reputed to be a never-trumper
Rob Stutzman – another Lincoln Project Booster. Stutz once ran Prop 22 the original defense of marriage amendment and since worked for McCain, Romney, Whitman, Arnold, etc.
Kathy Tavoularis – a complicated figure, but she was defeated by two votes by Greg Gandrud for CAGOP Treasurer in 2019. It was believed that Jessica’s Crew were helping her, and this is the reason why. Kathy is not a liberal nor a never trumper however. She makes the list as it demonstrates how small the political world is. Do enough research and you will connect everybody eventually.
Mitch Zak – also received $15,000 a month from Whitman.
As I googled several of the consultants – it is a who’s who of Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney and John McCain type of people. I even saw one of the lead consultants for the trump-hating Larry Hogan (Governor of MD).
So this is the reason for this post –
#1 Given the pedigree of this crew should we be surprised at all by what we are seeing? (candidate lynchings, racism against White Male Candidates, etc)
#2 Should anyone donate to much less have confidence in the CAGOP given that their staffers and consultants have a clear history of losing and antipathy towards the current President?
#3 Should anyone trust these people to do the right thing?
#4 Given these connections – is anyone surprised about the origin of groups like California Trailblazers and Grow Elect? (aka paychecks for insiders)
#5 It explains the current circumstances within the Party leadership – Ignoring County Chairs, Lynching nominees, trying to control delegates, forcing out the grassroots, loyalty tests and the like.
Given that Meg Whitman was on a national stage (TWICE) opposing President and Candidate Trump – you can easily draw the conclusion that did not happen in a vacuum and without support. Jessica Patterson, Jeff Randle and others have done nothing to disavow the actions of Whitman and others they are so closely tied to. How could they? Their employees and consultants and mostly like minded trump-haters!
No wonder why Jordan Cunnigham (AD-35) is receiving zero pushback for his open hostility towards the president and the local grassroots!
Bonus: Lynn Vakay was also on the payroll of Meg Whitman. Lynn would later become Lynn Haueter. Bob was a top operative in the Bill Thomas, later Kevin McCarthy crew. Bob Haueter, then the Chief of Staff for CA-25 Congressman Buck McKeon helped me run several drills within CRA. The point here is that Jessica Patterson has a relationship with AD-38 candidate Martinez-Valladares going back years and is yet another explanation for her disproportionate interest in AD-38 to the exclusion of others.
Politics is an extremely small world. When you sneeze 100 people catch a cold. (which would probably be called COVID now in order for a hospital to get stimulus money sigh)