It seems to make sense.
Doug Ose knows he is in for a tough run. Doug Ose knows he has high negatives and a terrible record.
Doug Ose has had a history of dirty campaigning – including allegedly trying to bribe Charlie Schaupp.
So why wouldn’t Doug Ose recruit Art Moore?
People will panic. Tea parties will panic. They will stay home in the McClintock district, and deprive Igor Birman of volunteers, right?
It is well-known that Doug Ose will not have the same gigantic warchest that he is used to. Ose has to pull some sort of rabbit out of his hat.
What Doug Ose has accomplished is that Tom McClintock and Igor Birman’s camp will join forces. This means that the total force will be far larger than the sum of the parts.
This means that there will be unprecedented cooperation amongst local Tea parties. Those people will descend on the district like locusts.
Sometimes desperate acts backfire.
We’ve and will continue to Chronicle the horrific voting record that earned Millionaire Liberal Former Congressman Doug Ose a lifetime 48% score from the Eagle Forum, a lifetime 32% from the National Right to Life Committee and a lifetime 55% from the Family Research Council.
Doug Ose was once called the “Real Deal” by the late State Senator Dave Cox.
I wonder if the late senator knew about Ose’s vote against retaining “Under God” in the pledge of Allegiance?
HR 2028, Roll Call #467, Sept 2004 – Pledge Protection Act, Ose Voted No.
I wonder if Ose will get endorsed by Micheal Newdow? Newdow does live in Elk Grove.
I am re-printing an article from the Sacramento Bee in its’ entirety. I have emboldened some of the key lines for emphasis.
Republican James Gallagher has scored two key endorsements that could put him ahead in the open race for California’s 3rd Assembly District.
The sprawling district north of Sacramento is solidly Republican, and with incumbent Dan Logue, R-Marysville, running for Congress, the race appears to be between Gallagher, a Sutter County supervisor from a longstanding farming family, and Ryan Schohr, another Republican with roots in the region’s agricultural community.
The conservative California Republican Assembly backed Gallagher at its convention this past weekend, citing his “core conservative principles.”
He also received an endorsement last week from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. The powerful anti-tax group seldom gets involved in intra-party primary races.
“I am excited to receive the endorsement of such a respected taxpayer organization,” Gallagher said in a statement. “I’m humbled that they have recognized my work on the Board of Supervisors and my commitment to protect taxpayers from government waste and abuse.”
Schohr, a farmer who serves on the Butte County Water Commission, said he is “not a politician or a bureaucrat,” so he has not been seeking out those statewide endorsements.
“I’ve got the support of hundreds of families and farmers and business owners in the district,” he said. “I’ve got a record of fighting taxes and wasteful spending and harmful regulations… I’m happy to work with anybody who has those same conservative ideals.”
Gallagher and Schohr also face Democrat Jim Reed in the June primary.
There is a rule in politics. Every bit of support you can get is good. The sorry attempt at spin by Schohr in this article is people’s exhibit A that Schohr is not ready for prime-time.
Let’s hope the CRA endorsement of Gallagher has the same effect on AD-03 as the threat of a CRA endorsement did to Mark Wyland when he simply dropped out of the race against Diane Harkey.
I am still SMH at this one.
Some told me that they have not seen a CRA Convention like this since the days of John Courtney. (President 1991-1992)
The picture is of me Emceeing the Saturday evening dinner. In that dinner, I got to introduce Igor Birman whose speech received a standing ovation. I also got to introduce Tim Donnelly who ultimately got the CRA endorsement with a unanimous vote on Sunday.
Beyond Tim Donnelly, we had future leaders of the CaGOP like Nathan Miller, CYRF President, Assembly-Member Melissa Melendez, CRA-Endorsed candidates like Phillip Chen, Paul Tanaka and soon-to-be-CRA-endorsed Young Kim.
It was amazing, really to see an old CRA Stalwart like Mike Morrell almost look out of place with the youth and minority movement in the CA GOP.
When you add in Media Personalities like Ann-Marie Murrell, Tea Party legend Sharron Angle and Rafael Cruz, the father of Ted Cruz to the mix you had a diversified mix of speakers and people to relate to all attenders.
This year was the first time we consolidated local endorsing conventions with the state convention as well. Some of the newly gerrymandered districts almost necessitated doing it this way as in some cases units with jurisdiction are 200 miles apart.
6 years ago, I went to a local CRA Convention with 7 units having jurisdiction. 4 of the 7 were populated almost exclusively with staff as delegates. 2 more had staff amongst their delegations. I made a decision then and there that the era of consultant manipulation and endorsement fraud was going to end or I would leave politics altogether.
The effort to purge the fraud and the paper units from the CRA had its’ genesis then. A lot of people have different stories about how it went down – but needless to say, almost all of the fake units are gone now. The epic fight of 2011 and the lesser internal officer elections of 2013 are a distant memory.
When John W. Briscoe made history becoming the first challenger to unseat a sitting CRA President since the 1970′s, it was done with a simple message – “Expect More”.
The CRA has escaped the morass.
CRA membership is up 20%. New Units are coming back together. Existing moribund units have been revitalized with new members. In fact, the SLO CRA went from 2 members to 36 members, the Ventura RA from 3 to over 40 and the old, dead CNRA came back to life as the N San Fernando Valley RA. We have a unit in Pasadena again. We have a new unit in Northern SD County. Kern River Valley and Shasta RA are back, doubling their membership.
You saw that this weekend at the convention with attendance of real CRA members not seen in a generation. The days of tons of college kids showing up as delegates from bogus units are gone now.
Some have been critical of some of the local CRA endorsements. The CRA is a bottom-up organization where the local units decide. The local units made their own call. Political Consultants were relegated to having to do it the old fashioned way – buy advertising and/or sponsorships, sending operatives to work the delegates and candidates showed up in droves.
This is a far cry from that local endorsing convention where staff outnumbered real CRA members. This is a far cry from the 2010 or 2011 conventions where the attack of staff nearly usurped the will of real CRA members.
The personal vision I had set out in 2008 is now a reality. I’d like to thank all those that bought in and took ownership of it as well. It has come at a high price, but the “payoff” is a healthy CRA on the mend and controlled by no one other than the CRA members themselves.
I ran for CRA VP and won. The time was right – I fought wars as the CRA Sgt. I will build CRA and make friends as a CRA VP. For this, I will be accountable.
Social Progressive Former Congressman Doug Ose was on the cutting edge of all the latest cultural marxism that we are seeing today.
Doug Ose voted against the Marriage Protection act HR 3313, Roll Call #410, July 2004. Cut and dried.
His excuse then was that it should be left up to the states. Well, several states defined marriage as between a man and a woman and now the courts are unraveling them all.
It strains credulity that Doug Ose voted in favor of Gay Marriage over state’s rights. Ose supported Gay Marriage out of core conviction. Doug Ose 2.0 is going to have a hard time explaining this.
However, there was a “Chemical” Pre-Cursor to Ose’s Gay Marriage vote:
H. Amdt 310 to HR 2944, Roll Call #352, Sept 2001 – to prohibit all funds from being used to implement the DC Domestic Partnership Act. Ose voted No.
You don’t get a 48% lifetime score from the Eagle Forum and a 55% lifetime score from the Family Research Council simply over a few votes. (Just like you don’t get a “F” from Gun Owners of America for that reason either)
Doug Ose, like Ami Bera has a pattern of hostility to the foundations of society.