Stephen Frank, California Political News and Views, 8/3/20      


Up date on the continuing saga of Pro Biden, Anti-GOP Senators Lincoln Project organizers using their status as California Republican Party delegates—giving them “credibility in their fight against the Republican Party—from the inside, openly and proudly.

Complaints were filed against Mike Madrid and Luis Alvarado—soon a compliant will be filed against Ben Avey.  All are part of the Lincoln Project effort to defeat President Rump and SEVEN Republican U.S. Senators, including folks like Susan Collins –the protect just spent one million on TV ads in Maine against her.

Madrid and Alvarado have been sent by certified mail letters informing them of the charges.  They have thirty days to reply.  At that point the Chair, Jessica Patterson has to appoint a three person panel to investigate.  If she wanted to, she could delay any vote on this till after the November election—or have the vote no later than September 15.  By waiting and stalling, she allows her supporters—all three collected proxies for her in February, 2019—to harm the national Republican Party still using the title CRP delegate.

Please let the CRP Board of Directors know you want this quickly resolved.  The Chair can appoint a Committee today.  They can investigate over the next three weeks.  Then, when the 30 days are up, hold the hearings needed to make a decision.  The Republican Party and President Trump deserve fast action, not slow walking.

If Mike Madrid, Luis Alvarado and Ben Avey were honest, moral ethical people, they would do the right thing and resign.–


  1. We are in money trouble in our races for Assembly and State Senate:


a.Scott Wilk   Kipp Mueller     279,819   369,511

The Democrat has $90,000 MORE than the Republican

b. Ling Ling Chang  Josh Newman  346,973  875,950

Democrat has $529,000 more than the Republican

c.  John Moorlach  Dave Min  425,216  507,796

Democrat has $82,000 more than the Republican

d.  Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh  Abigail Medina  376,078  168,788

The GOP has a $192,000 money lead


  1.  Jordan Cunningham  Dawn Addis  340,876  310,358

GOP Incumbent has only $30,000 more than the Democrat

  •  Phillip Chen  Andrew E. Rodriguez  260,266   315,347

Democrat has $55,000 more than the GOP’er

  • Steven “Steve” Choi  Melissa Fox   160,065   403,598

Democrat has $343,000 more than the Republican

  • Melanie Burkholder* Tasha Boerner Horvath   42,938   506,552

Democrat has $364,000 more than the Republican

  •  Diane Dixon* Cottie Petrie-Norris   328,757   720,155

Democrat has $392,000 More than the Republican

  • June Yang Cutter* Brian Maienschein  161,562  622,687

Democrats has $461,000 more than the Republican.

No wonder GOP Caucus members are upset with time, money and effort spent on the Assembly race in the 38th—both run off candidates are Republican.

  •  San Bernardino Registrar of Voters is pricing our candidates out of ballot statements.  For a congressional candidate:

In 2018 the candidate statement fee was $11,929.00

In 2020 the candidate statement fee is $27,697.00 for 250 words

Has the GOP complained about this?  Have they questioned the more than doubling of the cost.  If this is being done for congressional candidates, are our Assembly and Senate candidates facing the same problem?  Where is the leadership?



 (Periodically the California Political News and Views will publish tidbits of political news, to keep you in the loop of what the pooh bahs know.  The phrase “tom/tom’s” comes from my mentor, Lorelei Kinder who never passed a rumor, just called to tell me what she heard on the “Tom/Tom’s”.  This column is named in her honor.)

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.


  1. Catherine Hart says

    “Mid-year campaign finance reports show the CA Republican Party’s non-federal cycle-to-date fundraising at its lowest since 2012, with the CA Democratic Party outraising them 3:1 ($27.9M to $9.33M) and ending June with a $16.38M to $2.17M cash on hand advantage.”

    source: @rpyers

    • Joan Leone says

      Is Jessica Patterson receiving a $250,000 annual salary? Who has seen her expense accounts? What has she accomplished to increase the Republican registration in California? What has she accomplished, period?

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