According to campaign finance reports, JoAnn and George “extreme political rightwing blogger” Rebane donated a hefty $1,000 to Dan Miller’s Supervisor campaign in District 3 — but don’t even live in that district.
I guess the Rebane’s fear that a Hilary Hodge victory would give progressives a 3-2 majority on the County Board of Supervisors and turn our little hamlet into a Commie State.
Mrs. Rebane also is a member of The Union’s Editorial Board.
Small-town politics are a hoot!
The campaign finance report is here: document-13
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.
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26 thoughts on “The Rebanes donate $1,000 to Dan Miller’s campaign — and don’t even live in his district”
At least Dan’s campaign contributors are from Nevada County residents who will be effected by his votes on the Board. His opponent’s campaign contributions have been coming primarily from San Francisco, Stockton, and Sacramento. How does this outside influence help our resident? You need some full disclosure Jeff and knock it off with the half-truths. Because of your little misleading missive, I sent Dan another $200 to fight the half truths…
You knock it off. Do you still live in Penn Valley? And do you mean “effect” or “affect”?
Here’s what Hodge has to say about your claim:
“The ‘Hodge for Supervisor 2018’ campaign received 235 donations in the first filing period. 202 of those donations were from individuals residing in Nevada County. Of the 33 donations that weren’t local, all of them were individual contributions from California and were from Hilary’s friends and family. The vast majority of our donations, are from Grass Valley, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready etc. We are supported by local volunteers and donors.”
In case you’re afraid to click on the endorsements:
Lars Ortegren, President & CEO of California Solar & Electric
John Paul, Broadband Champion
John Tecklin, Mountain Bounty Farm
Shawn Garvey, The Grant Farm
Tor Erickson, Erickson Woodworking
Alyssa Orellana, Small Business Owner
Vanessa Lambert, Small Business Owner
Rachel Tuck, Small Business Owner
Peter Van Zant, Former Nevada County Supervisor
Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin, Former Nevada County Supervisor
Kevin De Leon, California State Senator
Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner
Fiona Ma, California Board of Equalization
Kimberly Ellis, Former Executive Director of Emerge CA
Steve Hansen, Sacramento City Councilman
Marnie Mendoza, Mayor Pro Tem of Colfax
Joy Sterling, Chair of CDP Rural Caucus
Erin Alders, Small Business Owner
Sabrina Ashjian, Public Defender
Julie Baker, Former ED of Center for the Arts
Cicely Bates Brookover
Fran Cole, Attorney
Spencer Dayton, Chair of YDA Rural Caucus
Barbara Dehart, Co-founder of Indivisible Women
Daniel Elkin, Educator
Jerry Farrell, Reverend of Unity Church
William Faure, Retired Educator
David Franco, CPA
Michael Freedman, Entrepreneur & Retired Educator
Lance Gayhart, Self Employed I.T.
J Regan Gere
David Good, IDEO Administrator
Susan Gouveia, Society of Garden Goddesses
Roma Guy, Activist
Alex Horgan, Electrician
Lani Howard, Clergy
Tom Ivy, Plumber
Cathy Lee Knight, Retired Educator
Robert Landrum, Retired Educator
Deb Le Blanc
Patrice Marshall Mckenzie
Tana McDonald, Retired Clergy
Kyle Mcelroy, Attorney
Peter Minett, Retired Educator
Celine Negrete, Director of The Onyx
Angelica Niblock, Project Manager at Cal Solar
Marilyn Nyborg, Co-founder of Indivisible Women
Elisa Parker, Founder of See Jane Do
Jude Parry Jones
Winslow Rogers, Retired Educator
Susan Rowe, Vice Chair of CDP Rural Caucus
Andrew Rust, Small Business Owner
Meshawn Simmons, School Administrator
Robert Trent, Founder of Sierra Commons
Lynn Wenzel, Former President of Business & Professional Women
Lee Zasloff, Indivisible Gold Country
Nevada County Democrats
Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club
Thank you for your comment Barry. I was considering donating to Ms. Hodge’s campaign and now I’m convinced I should
Please Jeff. Over half of her donations came through Act Blue. ActBlue bills itself as “the online clearinghouse for Democratic action.” As a federally registered political action committee, it serves as a conduit for online contributions to Democratic candidates and committees. What about the Bodines donating nearly $6,000 to buy an office? They don’t live in her district either, but George Rebane’s $1,000 is a huge issue for you. She is a liberal democrat running in a non-partisan race with outside funding and resources. Period. Keep the mudslinging going brother. You are only motivating Dan’s gaggle of supporters including but not limited to both Democrats and Republican Grass Valley city council members who have endorsed Dan. Dan’s opponent had to go to Sacramento to get a city council member to endorse her…
“The lady doth protest too much”! When I was down at Spring Training last month, I figured we’d heard the last of your B.S. because you said nobody read this blog. Now you’re back, apparently sweating political bullets and repeatedly opening your wallet for a candidate who does not even represent the district where you have lived. What a hoot!
Rebane’s $1000 donation is not a “huge” issue for me, but I can’t ever recall he’s opened his wallet so wide for a single candidate — ever. So, yes, it’s worth a headline.
Let’s face it. The fear of a 3-2 “progressive” majority on the Board of Supervisors has whipped you, George, Todd and our other loud, nasty, hard-right political activists into a frenzy. Go read Todd’s blog.
But your narrative falls flat on its face, just like it did when you ran for clerk-recorder and lost in every precinct! Unlike you, Hilary Hodge has run an exemplary campaign: She has “gone high” (as Michelle Obama would put it), won community wide, grass roots support (pointing out that “the vast majority of our donations, are from Grass Valley, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready etc. We are supported by local volunteers and donors).”
So let the chips fall where they may in June. You,with your rants here on a blog that “no one reads,” are starting to sound like the loser, however! ROFLOL.
Pruett is yammering on. But at least he’s doing it on Todd’s blog.
Poor fellow. He must be in a grouchy mood because of the ongoing woes of his alma mater, the Valparaiso Law School. Ouch!
Small towns are a hoot!
Now Barry and Todd are conversing on Todd’s blog with Tim Gore. Is this the same Tim Gore: https://www.theunion.com/news/crime/couple-facing-multiple-animal-cruelty-charges/
If so, he must be a real sick puppy.
Oh look, this local idiot Tim Gore just started following my blog. Lucky me!
“ctgorectgore just started following you at http://sierrafoothillsreport.com. They will receive an email every time you publish a post. Congratulations. You might want to go see what they’re up to! Perhaps you will like their blog as much as they liked yours!”
Is this the same person? https://www.theunion.com/news/crime/couple-in-animal-neglect-case-gets-30-days-community-service/
Small towns are a hoot!
Oh, look, Gregory Goodnight finally woke up and is tapping away. And “scenes” is joining him. Ihavenolife.com.
But wait, there’s more! Barry’s journalism hero is Jeff Ackerman. If Valparaiso Law School goes under, what will Pruett put on his resume? ROFLOL. The clowns in small towns; you can’t make this stuff up!
I don’t think that one sat too well with Pruett! ROFLOL.
Let them yammer away. It seems that’s all they have in life. Their comments here only encourage me to vote for whomever is running against their buddies.
I noticed an expenditure on Miller’s documents that I have a question about. It shows a payment of $240 to the “Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce” for “Chamber of Commerce member fees.” Can political campaigns join the Chamber of Commerce? I always thought it was for businesses.
Jeff, I don’t get it. What’s the point? So they don’t live in the district. I don’t live in Nevada County, but still contribute funds to Bill Smethers for sheriff. It’s still a free country, is it not?
Yes, it’s a free country. But it’s also telling. As for you stating “I don’t get it,” that’s no surprise. You were one of the biggest blowhards that Jeff Ackerman ever introduced me to. I cringed at our lunch meetings, which he pre-arranged like a wedding in India. (Though I would have preferred the latter experience). LOL.
Speaking of Jeff Ackerman disciples, I wonder if Todd Juvinall made the deadline for property taxes this week? ROFLOL.
Sherman is in good company! Other donors to Smethers’ campaign include Fran Freedle, Elaine Meckler, JoAnn Rebane, Jack Moorhead (a former publisher of The Union). https://public.netfile.com/Pub2/AllFilingsByCandidate.aspx?id=166083972&candidate=Smethers%2c+Bill
Glad I’m not voting with them
Barry Pruett and Todd Juvinall are crowing about The Union’s recent journalism awards (against papers in places like Marysville, Eureka and Santa Maria). For Barry that is a real achievement. He grew up in Harvey, Il., and went to law school at Valparaiso University Law School. The law school “has stopped accepting students and may wind down.” (https://abovethelaw.com/2017/11/valparaiso-law-school-will-close-its-doors-thanks-to-low-enrollment/). Todd’s academic achievement — although unconfirmed — is a community college degree. When you went to Cal, Northwestern, worked at The Chronicle and helped launch the newsroom at CNET as it went public (and later was sold to CBS for $2 billion), the bar is a little higher. And it’s not just me: A regular reader on this blog was venting to me this morning about an oversight in the newspaper. Having said that, I’m glad The Union, Barry and Todd are proud of all their achievements. It’s what make small towns, well, small.
At the same time Juvinall was praising The Union for its recent honors, he posted this on George Rebane’s blog: “I asked the Union if they knew if the woman that killed our two boys in the DUI was a citizen. I got a response from some babe named Thai who called me a racist for asking the question. You cannot make this stuff up.” Todd is a product of a small town. Go figure!
Congratulations to The Chronicle! https://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2018/04/15/local-news-blackout-the-chronicle-wins-26-california-journalism-awards-including-best-large-newspaper-for-the-third-straight-year/
Still no word from Pruett acknowledging that The Chronicle won 26 awards, including best large newspaper for three years in a row — an even greater accomplishment than The Union. Of course, Pruett was the one who mocked “San Francisco values” when he ran for clerk recorder and lost every precinct. Meanwhile, is this the same Todd with the big dragon breathe (sic) in the right-wing blogosphere listed here? Or not. https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/5971 Todd, maybe you can clear this up. Go figure!
Pruett writes on Todd’s blog: “Some of Pelline’s regulars are my clients.” But the last time Pruett tried to comment here, he said nobody reads my blog. Which is it Barry? You’re getting tangled up in your own stream of bull. ROFLOL.
This poor fellow is running off at the mouth again this morning. I wonder what the local judges think of him? Go Valpo Crusaders! ROFLOL.
Todd Juvinall continues to run off at the mouth as well. Memo to Todd Juvinall: We always have paid our Nevada County property taxes on time. Have you? If not, you’ve got a lot of hubris. I’d be crawling under a rock if that were me — certainly not running off at the mouth in the local blogosphere. Go figure! ROFLOL.