Travis Allen: Too Squishy for the Assembly
Posted by OC Insider on July 23, 2012
Allen’s explanation to Kopetman is that he has “some friends on the other side of the aisle and a family member on the other side of the aisle” who twisted his arm into going to fundraisers for Democrats. The family member he references is his uncle, Frank Barbaro, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Barbaro told the OC Register’s Frank Mickadeit that he convinced Allen to make donations to Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown.
The question Republicans voters should be asking is, “If Travis Allen’s arm can be twisted to donate money to liberal Democrats, can his arm be twisted to vote for tax increases, higher spending, more business regulations, anti-gun laws, pro-illegal immigration policies, and high-speed rail?”
If his friends and uncle tell him to vote for liberal policies, will he fold like he has before?
In case anyone forgot, here’s the list of Allen’s donations to Democrats:
- $100 to ACT Blue
- $100 to Gavin Newsom for Lieutenant Governor
- $250 to Democratic Party of Orange County
- $250 to California Democratic Party
- $250 to 4 Senate Victory Fund – Al Franken
- $250 to Barbara Boxer for Senate
- $500 to Brad Sherman for Congress
- $1,000 to Jerry Brown for Governor
If Travis Allen can be persuaded to give thousands of his own dollars to Democrats, will it be that hard for him to give away taxpayer dollars to liberal spending programs?