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Controversy erupts over California GOP chairman's private life
Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/5/10 | Charles Piller

Posted on 02/05/2010 3:22:17 PM PST by SmithL

A long-simmering controversy about the private life of California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring has erupted into a divisive conflict within the party.

This week the San Diego Republican Party executive committee, led by Tony Krvaric, chair of the San Diego party, called a meeting for Feb. 8 to discuss the removal of Michael Crimmins, an ex-officio member of its central committee. The executive committee recommended Crimmins' expulsion, in part for sending an e-mail to state party leaders that raised concerns about behavior by Nehring and Krvaric.

Crimmins, a retired Marine Corps officer and congressional candidate in the 53rd District in San Diego County, referenced allegations, initiated in an anonymous e-mail broadly disseminated to the party and media last fall, that Nehring brutalized a former romantic partner.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; cagop; domesticviolence; goldenstate; nehring
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1 posted on 02/05/2010 3:22:17 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

NTSA

Dems pull these long debunked charges out of the closet just as Ron is at the Tea Party Convention. More smear campaigns.


2 posted on 02/05/2010 3:24:55 PM PST by mnehring
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To: SmithL

Wow, I just realized that it was Republicans pulling this crap. Ron has been courting the Tea Party crowd and befriended Palin so I’m sure the wishy washy California R’s are moving in hoping to take his seat.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 3:26:46 PM PST by mnehring
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To: SmithL

If there’s one thing the GOP airheads can be counted on for, it’s to throw their own under the bus at the drop of a hat.

See also: Circular firing squad.


4 posted on 02/05/2010 3:29:44 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

See also: Vichy Republicans


5 posted on 02/05/2010 3:31:25 PM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: mnehring

Didn’t Nehring hire a guy to be the CA GOP treasurer, and the two of them ran the CA GOP finances into the ground while taking trips worldwide? And the guy he hired as treasurer wasn’t even an American citizen!

Here it is: http://www.calnews.com/archives/contreras337.htm

I don’t see how the CA GOP will ever succeed with that Nehring jerk running the show. We need him like we need a dozen McCains and Abramoffs.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 3:36:45 PM PST by helpfulresearcher (Bipartisanship: The PC Term for Collaboration with the Enemy)
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To: SmithL

California has a GOP? I did not know this.


7 posted on 02/05/2010 3:44:10 PM PST by La Enchiladita ( This must be what it feels like to live in a monarchy when some little kid becomes king ...)
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To: helpfulresearcher

Ron Nehring is a great conservative leader in a state Republican party that contains a lot of moderate/RINO types. My bet is that there’s something more to this story, and Nehring is being smeared.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 3:45:34 PM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Perhaps this is why you had not heard of them. The money has been squandered for years by Nehring and his cronies instead of winning elections or the hearts and minds of the people of California. I would not give them a penny.


9 posted on 02/05/2010 3:46:47 PM PST by helpfulresearcher (Bipartisanship: The PC Term for Collaboration with the Enemy)
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To: helpfulresearcher

I never have. What I have seen that passes for Central Committee, etc. is... well... pathetic.


10 posted on 02/05/2010 3:48:37 PM PST by La Enchiladita ( This must be what it feels like to live in a monarchy when some little kid becomes king ...)
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To: SmithL

Sad to see the party off in the weeds when it could be out supporting solid conservative candidates and winning when the tides are up....


11 posted on 02/05/2010 4:01:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: mnehring

I knew Tony Krvaric several years ago and he seemed like a really good guy.


12 posted on 02/05/2010 4:06:52 PM PST by Hildy
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
...referenced allegations, initiated in an anonymous e-mail broadly disseminated to the party and media last fall, that Nehring brutalized a former romantic partner.
Dirty tricks? Thanks SmithL.
13 posted on 02/05/2010 4:43:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: SmithL

Wow... You will never know how happy I was to read in the last sentence that the abused was a woman. He should step aside until this plays out. I would really like to hear what Tom McClintock has to say about this...


14 posted on 02/05/2010 4:52:13 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: helpfulresearcher

Interesting find you got there!


15 posted on 02/05/2010 4:56:08 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I remember when they had lots of Republicans, and elected Ronald Reagan. One can always hope for a return of sanity, but do not hold your breath.


16 posted on 02/05/2010 5:04:57 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: helpfulresearcher

Great post...


17 posted on 02/05/2010 5:12:56 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: SmithL

I’m sure the press conference will be well attended.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 5:25:25 PM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: SunStar
Ron Nehring is a great conservative leader

Simply one of the most ignorant statements I've seen published on the California Topic. Do the home work before making a fool of yourself.

Nehring barely meets the definition of a Republican, let alone a conservative. Nehring is, like many in the CAGOP, first a political whore and then a partisan. Nehring has courted conservatives, for the sake of the big tent and the party coffers, but has never pretended to be a conservative.

19 posted on 02/05/2010 5:33:20 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Hildy

“I knew Tony Krvaric several years ago and he seemed like a really good guy.”

Maybe reading a little more about Tony will change your mind:

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/San_Diego_GOP_chairman_cofounded_international_0425.html

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2008/San_Diego_GOP_chairman_Part_2_0430.html

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/08/27/gop-politico-raw-outed-as-pirate-now-facing-abuse-of-power-probe/

Also keep an eye on the Sacramento Bee over the next few days and weeks for much, much more on Ron Nehring and Tony Krvaric...


20 posted on 02/05/2010 6:16:26 PM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: rhinoslapper

wow


21 posted on 02/05/2010 6:49:38 PM PST by Hildy
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To: SmithL

Interesting to see how big the news of the Democrat guy in Illinois brutalizing his prostitute gets treated....


22 posted on 02/05/2010 6:49:45 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: SmithL

Sac Bee hits tomorrow: part 1 of 5


23 posted on 02/05/2010 8:22:12 PM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: SmithL

Controversy over leader roils California GOP (Part 1)

http://www.sacbee.com/topstories/story/2517427-p2.html


24 posted on 02/06/2010 7:03:05 AM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: SmithL

Sorry, I forgot the link to page 1 on my previous post!

Controversy over leader roils California GOP (part 1)

http://www.sacbee.com/topstories/story/2517427.html

http://www.sacbee.com/topstories/story/2517427-p2.html


25 posted on 02/06/2010 7:49:10 AM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: Amerigomag
Simply one of the most ignorant statements I've seen published on the California Topic. Do the home work before making a fool of yourself.

Name calling doesn't further your argument. Ron Nehring is a good party leader dedicated to republicanism and conservatism. He offers party leadership that inspires and challenges others to strive towards excellence. Yes, as the chairman of the California GOP, he must endorse and support moderate Republican candidates as well. (He does also like to win elections, after all.) But to say that he isn't a conservative (or a good leader) is just not true. He consistently quotes conservative principles of limited government, lower taxes, and a strong national defense, and cites conservative leaders such as Ronald Reagan a his great influences.

So, don't tell me I need to "do my homework" in some infantile attempt to marginalize my comments. Have a nice day.

26 posted on 02/06/2010 10:40:59 AM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: Amerigomag
By the way, Ron Nehring addressed the Tea Party Convention yesterday, unlike some other weak-kneed Republican "leaders".

Here's his tweet from last night...
"Great day speaking to Tea Party activists at their convention in Nashville. True patriots."
Not conservative? What gives with you infighters? He's being attacked at this time to divide the Republican party in California at a time when we need strong leadership and unity going into the November elections, IMHO.
27 posted on 02/06/2010 10:57:19 AM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: SunStar
Ron Nehring is a well documented political whore. My guess is that the source is shilling for the CAGOP.

The Sunstar account's basic dilemma is that FR is not partisan. It's principled. It is also frequented by many who are at the top of their class in knowledge of California political speak and speakers.

Might suggest that the dog and pony show be taken to DU were it may well be better tolerated. Keep the vitriolic nonsense off this forum. It helps no one.

28 posted on 02/06/2010 10:58:43 AM PST by Amerigomag
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To: rhinoslapper; mnehring

Is there seriously going to be 5 parts to this?

mnehring: Any relation?


29 posted on 02/06/2010 12:16:44 PM PST by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: diotima

No relation, my last name really isn’t Nehring.


30 posted on 02/06/2010 12:50:15 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Thanks, didn’t mean that provocatively or anything, just curious.

I really want to know if this is going to go on for 5 more days.....


31 posted on 02/06/2010 1:04:45 PM PST by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: Amerigomag
Nothing I said was vitriolic. You're the one using words like "whore" to refer to a state Republican party leader who's being smeared by the Sacramento Bee.

And why bring DU into this? I've been here 10 years and am solidly against the Democrats. What's the story with you? You attack a solid Republican state party chairman who's being viciously attacked with no evidence, and then call his defender a vitriolic Democrat? That's some twisted logic.
32 posted on 02/07/2010 8:50:57 PM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: diotima

I have been told that there would be 5 parts to this story from more than one source. I’m starting to question the credibility that there will be 5 parts to this story at this point in time.

I guess we will just have to wait and see if anything else comes out.


33 posted on 02/08/2010 8:05:08 AM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: Tzimisce

“Interesting to see how big the news of the Democrat guy in Illinois brutalizing his prostitute gets treated....”

Ex-girlfriend: Cohen not fit to hold public office

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2010/02/exgirlfriend-cohen-not-fit-to-hold-public-office.html

They should all be treated equally...and removed from office.


34 posted on 02/08/2010 8:09:28 AM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: rhinoslapper

It’s the media. GOP is always a scandal, Dems are always working on their problems.


35 posted on 02/08/2010 8:31:26 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: SunStar
I've been here 10 years

Please go away.

I'am solidly against the Democrats.

This isn't the California chapter of FreeRepublican.

I don't care if the chairman of the CAGOP is Democrat or Republican. I don't care if he's a gentleman or schmuck. A dynamic leader or a hooligan. I care about his political principles. Is he principled or is he a ubiquitous, political whore? Does he have the same core values that he did 10 years ago? Is he a conservative, a moderate or a liberal?

36 posted on 02/08/2010 3:12:13 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Amerigomag
I don't care if the chairman of the CAGOP is Democrat or Republican. I don't care if he's a gentleman or schmuck. A dynamic leader or a hooligan. I care about his political principles. Is he principled or is he a ubiquitous, political whore? Does he have the same core values that he did 10 years ago? Is he a conservative, a moderate or a liberal?

I contend that Ron Nehring is a politically-principled leader, and a conservative one at that who addressed the Tea Party convention last week. He is known for advancing conservative principles and ideas such as limited government, states rights, lower taxes, etc. Oh, and he is also a Republican who likes to win elections... Sorry if that is some sort of negative trait!

Do you have any evidence to support your comments as to Ron Nehring, other than Sac Bee articles or unknown blog hit pieces that are short on substance?

As to your other remarks - I find you to be a contemptible jerk. Am I wrong about that too?

37 posted on 02/08/2010 4:06:44 PM PST by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: SmithL

Read this article and the comments afterward. What a set-up!

http://sdrostra.com/?p=3030#comments

Looks like the work of the... “MASTER BAITERS” themselves!


38 posted on 02/08/2010 8:22:18 PM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: rhinoslapper

I didn’t see any press conference tonight. Maybe I missed it.


39 posted on 02/08/2010 8:40:14 PM PST by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: SmithL

Monday, 2/8/2010, an out-of–control Republican Party Of San Diego County Central Committee with 2 Chairmen (Krvaric and Nehring – although Nehring stayed away Krvaric doesn’t breath without consulting Nehring first) abused their power by going forward, despite By-law and State Election Code violations, and with a total disregard for due process, took a vote and removed Ex-officio Member, Michael Crimmins. They then summoned hotel security and escorted him out. He was leaving anyway and did not warrant such despicable treatment. Again demonstrating Tony Krvaric’s thug tactics to show the rest of the Committee Members what happens if you cross him.

Here is Crimmins’ response:
“Right off, I’m more than a little bit surprised at this intended proceeding fellow Republicans!

Here we are bringing Gitmo detainees into our country along with the Christmas Day airplane bomber, reading them their Miranda rights and extending them due process, lawyers, and all the rights we enjoy as citizens of this great nation.

And yet, someone who has actually fought and bled for this country to guarantee you those very same rights, you want to deny them their day in court. Help me understand that one please.

Just who are our leaders that are making those decisions leading us down that path and what is their agenda? Really. There’s something far more sinister going on here than meets the eye. And it is not politics.

To allow this to even remotely to get on the agenda demonstrates to me some among us need a serious refresher course in Civics 101. They embarrass themselves, you, and our party. It appears to me and maybe to you also a few among us certainly do not recognize the difference between a thugocracy and a democracy. And this is the party of Lincoln and Ronald Reagan? Give me a break! Time to wake up and smarten up! Their actions are patently un-American.

First: The Executive Committee violated the Bylaws by not providing me prior notification of the meeting.

Second: The Executive Committee did not solicit supporting evidence prior to the meeting for review, as required by the Bylaws.

Third: They are trying to remove me from the Committee. However, CA State Election Law Code, Section 7400 does not allow them to do so. Yet they are intentionally misleading the Central Committee that they can. I’ve consulted with Nielson Merksamer, the top political law firm in the state to affirm such. We have also consulted with the RNC General Counsel’s office and they are flabbergasted and greatly concerned to hear that a State and County Chairman would violate the state’s election laws and party bylaws to directly oppose and harass a candidate for Congress, much less one who was the 2008 nominee and the 2010 front runner. They are reviewing several present Bylaw violations, unprofessional conduct, and the Sacramento Bee’s article on Ron Nehring’s behavior with plans to act quickly to halt all of this stupidity. But even they agree that this is absurd and they are greatly concerned about Tony Krvaric and Ron Nehring’s shenanigans.

Fourth: The email sent out by Michael Rosen with the agenda of Tony Krvaric has been to directly hinder and oppose my campaign for Congress. Conduct which is unbecoming of a Republican Chairman, and also a clear violation of the Party Bylaws. The Bylaws do not allow for this motion to occur.

Fifth: These are all libelous and malicious claims. As I noted in my response, Mason Weaver and I spoke on January 17th at the Marriott and talked about this rumor that had been spread about some dumb racist thing. We both noted how in fact it was not as it was said. I’m greatly disturbed that someone who always talks about being anti-racism would all of a sudden fabricate something like this after having equally agreed that is was not true. Just as Tom Sudberry can verify that I was not undermining the party, just answering his own questions. I am a candidate and you cannot censure me for legitimate campaigning and answering the questions of a community leader. Everything I said was true.

Sixth: As Nathan Fletcher told Tony Krvaric, he ought to be more concerned trying to get rid of Democrats, than of Republicans. You should all be more concerned with the fact that Tony thinks he can harass, slander and remove a candidate for his own personal vendetta, despite whatever laws he may break. He has called and harassed my donors, supporters and endorsements and that type of activity is not only absurd, but illegal and a violation of our Bylaws and should it continue I’ll be forced to seek other remedies.

How ironic that the very Bylaws he quotes also allows for his removal as Party Chairman.

Sir Winston Churchill said, “With integrity nothing else counts, without integrity nothing else counts.”

The truth does not fear the light nor the dark!”

Well said Michael!


40 posted on 02/09/2010 8:27:10 AM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: SmithL

The story seems to have been removed from the link. So here is a copy:

Controversy over leader roils California GOP
cpiller@sacbee.com
Published Saturday, Feb. 06, 2010

A long-simmering controversy about the private life of California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring has erupted into a divisive public conflict within the political organization.

This week the San Diego Republican Party executive committee, led by Tony Krvaric, chair of that county’s party, called a meeting Monday to discuss removing Michael Crimmins, an ex-officio member of its central committee. The executive committee recommended Crimmins’ expulsion, in part for sending an e-mail to state party leaders raising concerns about behavior by Nehring and Krvaric.

The controversy follows other concerns raised by some party activists about Nehring’s leadership during a critical midterm election year.

Crimmins, a retired Marine Corps officer and congressional candidate in the 53rd District in San Diego County, referenced allegations, initiated in an anonymous e-mail broadly disseminated to the party and media last fall, that Nehring physically abused a former romantic partner.

In a memo mailed this week to its central committee members, the executive committee called Crimmins’ claims “malicious rumors and false charges.” No criminal complaint or legal actions have been filed by the alleged victim.

A separate, anonymous response was distributed via e-mail Thursday among party activists and the press, announcing a news conference of San Diego party leaders after the Monday meeting that purportedly would call for the removal of Krvaric and Nehring from their posts. One justification, the e-mail stated, was that the two men allegedly harassed Nehring’s girlfriend when she considered bringing her allegations to the attention of legal authorities.

In a statement sent by the party office, Nehring called the allegations false and the situation “witch-hunt politics.”

“Truth is always the best defense and there is absolutely no truth to any of this,” he said. “I have never assaulted anyone in my life and I deeply resent these libelous allegations.”

Krvaric, in another statement issued by the state Republican Party, said that Crimmins has been accused of several transgressions, including veiled threats to other party members, “inappropriate and harassing” actions, and “remarks with a racial meaning.”

Those accusations are “malicious” and “patently false,” Crimmins said.

In his Sept. 25 e-mail, Crimmins accused Krvaric and Nehring of actions “atrociously abusive of their power.” This referred to Krvaric’s alleged pressure on Sycuan Resort near San Diego, to end the employment of Nehring’s former girlfriend, Michaelene Mansour. Mansour left her job as a resort manager late last year.

A Sycuan representative said the resort would not comment on personnel matters.

E-mails, text messages

A Sacramento Bee investigation of Mansour’s allegations included a review of thousands of e-mails and text messages Mansour said were exchanged with Nehring, and photos showing bruises allegedly associated with the abuse. The Bee interviewed Mansour, several women who said they’d had relationships with Nehring, and Republican activists.

None of the other women alleged Nehring physically abused them. Sheriff’s Department and police records in San Diego County and the city of El Cajon, where both Nehring and Mansour live, turned up no charges.

One woman who spoke on the record was Elizabeth Blackney, a political writer in Oregon who formerly was active in California Republican political affairs. She said she’d had a brief romantic relationship with Nehring in 2006.

“Ron was 100 percent a gentleman with me,” Blackney said.

Blackney cautioned that Nehring’s critics might include women who pursue powerful men in order to advance their careers but also said young or insecure women might easily regard him as emotionally abusive.

“Ron is an extremely intense person on his best days,” Blackney said. “He can be very intimidating.”

In interviews, Mansour detailed an episode that involved Nehring allegedly throwing her against a wall, shoving her to the floor and dragging her out of his home east of San Diego in May 2008. In lengthy online exchanges, provided by Mansour, Nehring appears to acknowledge only that she was thrown out of the house.

An e-mail from ron@ronnehring. com, dated Nov. 9, 2008, criticizes Mansour for “relentless calling, emails, text messages, etc.,” adding “This is the kind of extreme behavior that reminds me of what you did when I had to force you out of my house.”

Then, in a nearly four-hour instant message exchange dated Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, that begins with Mansour’s greeting: “You are loved!,” “NehringRon” implores her to stop overloading him with messages.

“This is the same kind of behavior that led you to refuse to leave my house…”

Later, he continues, “I have listened to ZERO of your voice mail messages for MONTHS because they go ON AND ON AND ON.”

She responds: “You are hurtng(sic) me.”

“TOUGH SH—,” he responds. “What the f-— do you think you did to ME when I had to DRAG you out of my f-—ing house?”

Long history in politics

Nehring, who is unmarried, is a protégé of the influential anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. He has been a political volunteer and leader going back to his college days at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

After serving as party chair, Nehring worked his way up to vice state chair and has been elected twice as statewide party chair, with his final term to end next winter. Last year he was appointed chair of the national Republican Party’s State Party Chairmen Committee.

Mansour, also single, is a longtime Republican activist in the San Diego area, but she said she never met Nehring until they found each other on Match.com. She worked as a hotel manager at Sycuan and volunteers on campaigns. She’s currently unemployed.

Mansour and Nehring met in 2006. They quickly became involved romantically, Mansour said, and early in the relationship, he talked about marriage and children.

Photographs of the couple, provided to The Bee by Mansour, show the two broadly smiling while vacationing in San Francisco and the Middle East.

But Mansour claimed Nehring became incensed when she quizzed him about suspected infidelities. Several women contacted independently by The Bee said that they also had been involved with Nehring during the time he was seeing Mansour.

After the alleged abuse, Mansour said, she considered legal action, but never followed through. Mansour acknowledged that she continued to hope that the relationship could be repaired.

Rumors of Nehring’s alleged abuse of Mansour were widely circulated last fall in anonymous e-mails and mailings to party and elected officials, and to reporters.

When members of the San Diego party moved against Crimmins this week, they in the process circulated the allegations of physical abuse to a much wider circle.

Party problems

Some of Nehring’s colleagues found claims that he would abuse a woman implausible.

“I’ve been with Ron in both official and social situations, and I’ve never seen him act once in a way that is inappropriate or reproachable,” said Thaddeus Taylor, Inyo County Republican Party chairman. “From my own personal knowledge of the man, it’s impossible.”

Mike Vallante, former chief operating officer of the state party, said the allegations follow other internal concerns about his performance as party leader.

“If this was just something that came out of the blue, people might say, ‘Forget it, it’s crazy.’ The problem is that there have been missteps all along the way,” said Vallante, who served as an executive for the Republican national convention in 2008.

In 2007, Nehring was widely criticized for hiring Michael Kamburowski, an Australian immigrant, as chief operating officer after Vallante left. Kamburowski resigned after it came to light that years earlier he had been involved in an immigration issue that resulted in his brief jailing and subsequent lawsuit against the government.

Nehring also caused consternation in the party after he hired a Canadian, Christopher Matthews, as his political director. Matthews left the job after it was reported that he had visa complications.

Last year, a complaint and affidavits about Krvaric and Nehring were filed by local San Diego party activists. Their concerns are now under investigation by the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Among the allegations, they claim that Nehring overused his expense account and that Krvaric ignored parliamentary procedures in an effort to control the central committee.

Under Nehring’s leadership, fundraising problems have radically shrunk the state party’s staff – a concern for some supporters in an important election year.

Some in the party worry the recent personal allegations could become a further distraction, Vallante said.

“Right now the focus should be on how do we raise the right kind of money,” he said, “that is going to help all of our candidates in 2010.”


41 posted on 02/09/2010 8:40:58 AM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: rhinoslapper

Was there a press conference or what? I didn’t see it.

I don’t see any media reports other than a short blurb in the UT and virtually verbatim article in the NC times that suggests there was a press conference after the meeting last night. Why wasn’t there a press conference.

Also do you have a link to the article you posted above about the meeting violations?


42 posted on 02/09/2010 9:34:41 AM PST by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: diotima

Michael Crimmins’ statement is not in an article, it’s directly from him.

As far as a press conference goes, I agree with Crimmins’ statement on:

http://sdrostra.com/?p=3030#comments

Michael Crimmins says:
February 8, 2010 at 11:55 pm

“My view is this purported press conference from the very outset, when I and others first received it last Thursday on February 4th, looked very much like a hoax or part of a planned misinformation program. Why? There was no specific Point of Contact info whatsoever to be found in it. Plus the meeting was over at 8PM not 8:30PM as indicated in it along with the fact the business meeting was scheduled to end at 7PM. And having seen many press releases, this one didn’t even look like one. Checking with the Town & Country, they didn’t even have a location scheduled for it either. You would think the press would check these things out prior to showing up. You would think.”

I believe the press conference was a setup to ruin the credibility of Crimmins and anyone who disagrees with the process, Nehring, and Krvaric. The blogging about the press conference suggests that if no one shows up, all credibility of their critics is lost. The following is another quote from their blog to further illustrate my point:

“Rostra Administrator (Thor’s Assistant) says:
February 8, 2010 at 9:23 pm

In a word, anticlimactic. No press conference, no evidence, no explanation. Media were there, but no one showed up for the anonymously promised press conference. Nothing. Cowards.”

Like I said in a previous post:

“Read this article and the comments afterward. What a set-up!

http://sdrostra.com/?p=3030#comments

Looks like the work of the... “MASTER BAITERS” themselves!”


43 posted on 02/09/2010 11:22:09 AM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: diotima

Who are you going to believe? A combat war veteran marine (Crimmins) or the co-founder, Strider a.k.a. Tony Krvaric, of an international piracy ring called Fairlight?

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/San_Diego_GOP_chairman_cofounded_international_0425.html

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2008/San_Diego_GOP_chairman_Part_2_0430.html

http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/08/27/gop-politico-raw-outed-as-pirate-now-facing-abuse-of-power-probe/


44 posted on 02/09/2010 11:25:51 AM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: SunStar
Do you have any evidence to support your comments as to Ron Nehring,

Here's a sampling. Not so much the content of the article but rather the comments.

Then there's this pearl from a fellow partisan about "conservative" choices. This was Feb, months before the primaries were concluded.

45 posted on 02/09/2010 12:56:21 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Amerigomag

Let’s not forget a couple more great moments:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/15/california-tea-party-to-california-gop-smackdown/

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,579879,00.html

• April 15, 2009

Ron Nehring: I want all these people to be registered Republicans and to vote in our primaries and to chose the people…

Cavuto: I just said they don’t like Republicans either.

Nehring: Well, they are the biggest of the Republican Party…

Cavuto: They’re, they’re off your base.

Nehring: Well we need to make sure that everyone knows.

Cavuto: How do you do that?

Nehring: Number one is by going on the Fox News Channel and by going on Fox Business and by coming on your show.

Cavuto: Yeah but they told me on Fox News Channel they hate what’s going on.

Nehring: We can’t raise taxes in California

Cavuto: You just did!


46 posted on 02/09/2010 1:46:01 PM PST by rhinoslapper
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To: rhinoslapper

I know that Crimmins got voted out 44-1 last night. He had no support.

Is everyone on the central committee corrupt but Crimmins?


47 posted on 02/09/2010 2:42:04 PM PST by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: rhinoslapper

I don’t know Crimmins.

I *do* know people on the central committee not to mention both Krvaric and Nehring.

You can’t possibly think that Ron and Tony should be removed on unsubstantiated allegations; there is no actual evidence on this harassment/battery claim, is it guilty until proven innocent nowadays? The woman did not file any charges so this is a bunch of drama and comes off as some kind of spurned lover, girlish, jealous nonsense. WHY NO CHARGES FILED?

If there is evidence of wrong doing than bring it out. Apparently the central committee didn’t think so.


48 posted on 02/09/2010 3:02:09 PM PST by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: rhinoslapper

I don’t know Crimmins.

I *do* know people on the central committee not to mention both Krvaric and Nehring.

You can’t possibly think that Ron and Tony should be removed on unsubstantiated allegations; there is no actual evidence on this harassment/battery claim, is it guilty until proven innocent nowadays? The woman did not file any charges so this is a bunch of drama and comes off as some kind of spurned lover, girlish, jealous nonsense. WHY NO CHARGES FILED?

If there is evidence of wrong doing than bring it out. Apparently the central committee didn’t think so.


49 posted on 02/09/2010 3:02:28 PM PST by diotima (Eat, Sleep, Shoot.)
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To: diotima

The Central Committee doesn’t think. They are bought and paid for by Tony Krvaric and Ron Nehring:

http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2009-08-25/news/politics-city-county-government/state-investigates-alleged-san-diego-republican-corruption

“Two party members allege Krvaric conspired with candidates for the Republican Central Committee to stack slate mailers with people he considered “team players,” and excluded other party members from the mailers. Slate mailers are the primary means candidates use to get their names out to voters.”

Read the entire article.

The FPPC complaint number is: #08/0799 and there is an ongoing investigation by the FPPC, contrary to what Tony Krvaric and the Republican Party of San Diego County are telling the Committee members and donors. Tony Krvaric and others keep showing everyone a letter from the FPPC that states the case was closed and not accepted for investigation. That letter has an earlier date than the one for case #08/0799, which is still open for investigation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2325034/posts


50 posted on 02/09/2010 3:33:59 PM PST by rhinoslapper
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