8 Tuesdays to Go: A Facebook Fake News Endorsement for Cathy; Kristen Barrett Preview; Elder to SB
Posted by Jerry Roberts of Newsmakers
This is in right now
Mike Stoker, a former Trump administration official and Santa Barbara’s favorite Republican provocateur, arranged a local campaign appearance this week for Larry Elder, Governor Gavin Newsom’s GOP chief rival in the September 14 recall election.
“Let’s send Larry a message that Santa Barbara is Larry Elder for Governor Country! (Sic),” Stoker wrote in an e-blast invitation to a rally in Sunken Gardens on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., identifying himself as ” Senior Policy Adviser “. for the Elder for Governor Campaign “,
This is, so to speak, “Chief of Staff of Nick Welsh”.
Aside from the fact that Elder is pretty old news (Newsmakers Las Vegas Bureau Chief Nicky (Knuckles) Parmagiana has set the points margin for a Prince Gavin win at 8.5 percent), he has provided significant evidence of this in the past few days alone to deliver that SB may not in fact be elders for the governor’s country.
Amid national outrage over severe new restrictions Texas has placed on abortion, prominent anti-abortion activist Lila Rose tweeted her support for Elder among those who support a woman’s right to vote, along with a laundry list of actions taken by the Pro-life movement to be sought, of which she said he had agreed to take over as governor; when Sacramento Bee reporter Lara Korte later tried to ask him about it, Elder’s security team manly stopped her.
Motormaul’s candidate also presented Newsom with a fundraising bonanza when he promised to appoint a Republican to replace Senator Dianne Feinstein and reverse control of the Senate if elected; Of course, there isn’t a vacant seat yet, but Elder still veiled 88-year-old Feinstein to indicate it would soon be so, claiming she was “in an even worse mental state than Joe Biden” and “had it.” No one seen for weeks “. (Secret Memo to Larry: You now have this thing called “C-Span” that broadcasts committee, floor, and other Senate affairs; Newsmakers sez check it out).
It was also reported over the weekend that Elder had argued in another interview that slave owners should receive redress “because slavery was legal and their property was taken,” while CNN unearthed previous comments claiming that he was sexual Harassment was accused that it couldn’t be true because its accuser was too ugly.
In an article titled “Is Elder Flaring the Recall?” Politico reporters Carla Marinucci and Jeremy White pulled the strings together and sought reaction from several of the original leaders of the recall:
One, former Yolo County Sheriff Sergeant Orrin Heatlie, said, “I turned down his candidacy from the start because he was so open about himself.”
Hey, welcome to Santa Barbara anyway, Larry.
Kristen vs Barrett, Round 1
Lock the kids up, Maude, the first litter between Kristen Sneddon and Barrett Reed will be broadcast live on Wednesday night.
The Santa Barbara City Council District 4 campaign between incumbent Sneddon and challenger Reed features the only one-on-one match in the last local election in 2021 in odd years.
It is the third candidate event jointly sponsored by Newsmakers, SB Talks and TVSB, following forums in the Mayor’s Race and District 6 City Council competition. For more information, visit TVSB’s Facebook page on the live stream at 5:45 p.m.
Eight weeks before the November 2 election, the Sneddon or Reed choice offers some fascinating contrasts (beyond gender: a Reed victory could transform the advice from majority women to majority men).
Kristen is the elected city official who comes closest to the traditional, slow-growing Santa Barbara conservationist at Sheila Lodge, while Barrett is a developer, so it will be fascinating to hear from the rivals about their respective visions of the future Santa Barbara.
Also: the money. Sneddon had a respectable $ 50,000 on her campaign account when she first filed a month ago, while Reed had raised more than $ 160,000, much of it from real estate. As we already reported:
When Kristen Sneddon was elected representative of District 4 four years ago, a total of 6,298 votes were cast for all three candidates in the race, with the incumbent winning the upper hand with 3,237 ballots.
If those numbers are roughly similar this year, developer Reed already has $ 25.64 per voter, or just under $ 50 (that’s $ 49.90 for those who keep the score at home) per voter won collected.
In addition, this will be Sneddon’s first opportunity to respond publicly to a criticism Reed offered a few months ago in an interview in which she alleged serial “inconsistencies” and a controversial and still confidential town hall investigation involving the Traffic manager was held responsible for Rob Dayton, whom Kristen broke after allegedly “attacking Rob Dayton’s religion”.
Plus: homelessness, housing, economic development, State Street, justice, governance, and the general state of the city.
Beast mode on. Gloves up. Champions are made in the ring.
Facebook’s fake Cathy endorsement
Some hands aboard the James Joyce for Mayor Moloch were shocked, then downright annoyed, when they saw a cheerful photo of the incumbent next to Santa Barbara’s former favorite state senator adorned with these words on Cathy Murillo’s Facebook campaign page:
“Thank you for your support, Senator Hannah Beth Jackson,” read above the white script that read, “By Cathy Murillo for Mayor 2021”.
Aware of that shock, and realizing that Jackson had long ago supported James, her longtime advisor and one of Cathy’s main rivals in the race for mayor, Newsmakers immediately launched a far-reaching investigation into which no prisoners will be admitted.
“It’s totally wrong,” Jackson told us when we called to ask for confirmation. “I don’t think I gave her permission to use a photo.”
Armed with this categorical what-believe-you-believe-or-your-lying-eyes-denial, we next asked Cathy to explain this seemingly false advertisement.
And the mayor accused Mark Zuckerberg via email.
“I have a campaign page on FB and I change the name with each new election cycle. It was the page for previous council races, the congregation race, etc.” HBJ has supported me in the past, so the post was from and as such is from a previous election dated.”
Huh? But it’s not dated “as such” – it’s clearly dated, “Cathy Murillo for Mayor 2021,” we wrote back in a state of spiraling confusion on social media.
“It was originally published under a previous election, then I changed the page name to Murillo 2021,” she told us, “the solution is to delete the image so that nobody confuses it with the current election.”
“Deleted,” she emailed a few moments later.
There were no injuries.