I warned weeks ago that the battle against Assemblyman Chad Mayes would grow increasingly personal and bitter as irate activists took this battle to his doorstep. I encouraged him to just walk away from his leadership position.
I made it very clear that by stepping away he would protect those closest to him as well as other political allies because it would siphon off much of the hostile energy many of us feel for him.Continue reading
It is time to now pivot and start focusing some energy on Stanislaus County Supervisor Kristin Olsen. Olsen is also currently the Vice-Chair of the California Republican Party and is supposedly Chairman Jim Brulte's handpicked replacement to succeed him one he steps down from leadership.Continue reading
This week we broke the news story about how California GOP Assembly Leader Chad Mayes was having an affair with former GOP Assembly Leader Kristin Olsen. We came into possession of a letter sent by Olsen's estranged husband to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon's office requesting an investigation to see if state funds or resources were used by the paramours to carry out their trysts.
We have been asking several questions about this affair. But most importantly, was there a quid pro quo arrangement of any kind between Speaker Rendon's office and either Chad Mayes or Kristin Olsen.Continue reading
Yesterday was a disaster for Assemblyman Chad Mayes.
First, we exposed his affair with former GOP Assembly Leader Kristin Olsen. Then he betrayed his party and constituents by supporting the cap and trade bill. Then he yucked it up on the couch with "Moonbeam" Jerry Brown and anchor baby Kevin de Leon laughing about how they just stuck it to working class Californians.Continue reading
This morning American Children First sent out a press release calling for the ouster of Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) from his leadership position. This comes on the heels of yesterday's exclusive report by our organization about the affair.
Though there had been many rumors circulating for many, many months, we were the first to confirm that Olsen's husband, Rod, had sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon's office requesting an investigation.
Additionally, I called the offices of Chad Mayes and Rendon seeking comment and status updates on the investigation into this affair, if any.
Here are the audio clips from those calls:Continue reading