Polls were taken in California (links above) comparing Senator
Feinstein with potential Republican rivals for her next race. She
easily eclipsed any rival, but Chuck Quackenbush beat all contenders
by 2 to 1. If Feinstein was out of the picture, Democrats could lose
the Senate seat to Republican, Chuck Quackenbush.
The second poll compared all Republican and Democratic rivals for state
offices. The results of these polls showed that Chuck Quackenbush had
double or more name recognition compared to all potential candidates
for US Senate or Governor.
In the Gore Campaign for President, Vice-Presidential candidates were
being selected and Senator Feinstein and Governor Davis were high on
the list. Democrats realized that Chuck Quackenbush would be nearly
impossible for them to beat based on those polls. These two emails
given to us by Democrats who didn't like what they knew was happening,
show how they planned to get rid of him and why.
From: Mitchell, Anne
sent: Tuesday, March 23,1999 12:12 PM
To: Steffen, Richard (SENA11)
Subject RE: help
1. DONíT WRITE A LETTER TO QUACKENBUSH ON ANYTHING. we have to
set him up first, which should be fairly easy. you are too quick to
get in someoneís face on things I had this problem with you last
year.....and he is very adept at warding off controversy if we do
not completely ambush him he will slide out of it.
2. who told you about the budget language? I canít find a discount
reporting requirement per se although there is other language that may
be touted as such. and reporting the legal settlements could be
anywhere. are you sure about the budget item number?
3. what committee is this bill going through in your house? we
would like a member over here to have an opportunity on this. someone
should hold up our report and point at wilson. maybe cavala can steer
it to a good committee here.
4. cavala thinks that davis will be as disinterested in reporting
settlements as wilson was. it makes his agencies look bad. bill put in
a call to tim gage to ask if there is some tracking mechanism in place
right now (maybe he knows about any budget language from last year).
what about the idea of reporting to the AG as weIl?
5. I am going to walk over and pick up a copy of last yearís
budget bill. what are you doing for lunch? actually, lemon grass
sounds good to me if you have time.
6. DONíT WRITE A LETTER TO QUACKENBUSH ON ANYTHING.
Sent Tuesday, March 23. 1999 11:04 AM
To: Mitchell, Anne
Apparently the 1998 state budget adopted the provisions of SB 794i.e
the Task Force reports. Can you find the following provision for me:
Item 1760-001-0001 of the 1998 budget
this section required a report on prompt payment
discounts...however, DGS, did not release the report because
It was so poorly done...líd like to see the control language.
Last yearís budget requires agencies to report all legal
settlements...l havenít see any reports, however...
finally, a very hot tip. ..Quackenbush is keeping settlement
agreements so secretive that DCI attornies who worked on the
cases donít know the outcomes. The AG was not involved in the
Life Insurance settlement which was for $900,000. Iíll
draft a letter/ the first salvo, to Quacker on this issue.
Your thoughts ~
Chris: Forwarded yours to Assemblymember Washingtonís Chief and thought
I would copy you with his response It is a dirty game this
politics, however I trust all will work out in the end. Got a call
from Weekley yesterday and SMUD has placed him on administrative leave
pending the outcome of this matter. Recall that their General Manager,
Jan Shori, was one of those adament Urban League Board members who did
not want Chuck on the Board. Perhaps she should be reminded that her
General Counsel, Ms. Appling, was a guest at the DOI table the night
Chuck served as Keynote.
Friday, May 12, 2000 America Online: RQuack4i3l
From: Roberson, Bruce [SMTP Bruce. (Assemblyman Washingtonís staff)
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 3:51 PM
Subject: RE: news- Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush
líve had a chance to read the article, and I must admit that there are
elements of truth in what was written. The goal is to marginalize the
last two standing Republicans, Bill Jones and Chuck. If successful,
thereís good money to say that Dems may take over the state completely.
Itís part of the grand scheme to get Gore in the White House, Feinstein
as VP, and ultimately have all of the state offices for ourselves.
According to strategy, Chuckís in the way. Believe me when I tell you
that it is nothing "personalí, although I know it seems that way.
However, I do hope that he comes out of this unscathed, however that
still remains to be seen.I really donít like "dirty pool", but right
now they are really after him.Talked to Phyllis Marshall yesterday and
faxed over CWís bio.Mike, thanks for your assistance. Also, I got your
> Original Message
> From: Michael Keeley [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 3:32 PM
> To: Bruce.roberson~asm.ca.goV
> Subject: FW: news- Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush
Bruce: Thought I would forward this from Chuckís wife, Chris.
You should know by now that Chuck is my boy, and his family I consider
friends. Want to keep you and Carl in the loop so that you guys take
into account allfactors when issues surface regarding the DOI and his