Tea party-influenced PAC gives $1,500 to campaign banning local outdoor marijuana grows

The tea-party influenced “Americans for Good Government” PAC has given $1,500 to the “Yes on W” marijuana ballot initiative, according to the latest campaign finance reports.

Measure W, which would ban outdoor marijuana grows and limit indoor grows to 12 plants, will appear on the June ballot.

“Americans for Good Government” has identified itself as: “we are conservative grassroots organizations, such as tea party groups and other independent groups, who are willing to work with political operatives to recruit candidates for positions in local government.”

More about the Americans for Good Government PAC from YubaNet  — noting that it has been managed by tea party members — is herehere and here. The PAC’s donors also include prominent local tea party members and leaders.

The tea party, with its extremist views, has been one of the most polarizing elements of local politics in recent years.

The latest campaign filings also show the “HOPE Committee Against Measure W” has raised $12,612. Hometown Hydroponics in Grass Valley donated $5,000, the reports show. A group “Hope for Silas” loaned $5,000. The filing is here: Against Measure W

The Union is a financial beneficiary of this group’s campaigning, among others. The group spent $1,170 for two full-page ads in the “Nevada County Cannibus” newspaper that The Union now publishes. For background, “Can pot ads save newspapers”? is here.



Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

4 thoughts on “Tea party-influenced PAC gives $1,500 to campaign banning local outdoor marijuana grows”

  1. Despite all the doublespeak about his stance on MM regs, it is becomingly abundantly clear that Duane’s sponsorship by the Tea Party affiliate is an attempt to load the Board with another good old boy (his ties go back 4 generations) who will oppose citizen freedoms and keep us chained to a lifestyle of his choosing. Time to clean house and get some fresh blood and a new perspective.

    1. This guy Bessee is a real loser. Here’s a typical comment on Rebane’s blog:
      “Jons, jons, and the ‘jon’. They all sound alike. Someone flush the ‘jon’. Posted by: Don Bessee | 01 May 2016 at 08:13 PM”

      In fact, the Sheriff Keith Royal ought to flush Bessee as the anti-MJ spokesman for our county. He’s a loser — on his resume and as a spokesperson on this important issue. Come on Keith, you can do better!

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