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Subject: RE: 2 questions
From: Whitney Cheshire <whitney@allenweh2010.com>
To: 'Rick Abraham' <rick_abraham@rickabraham.com>
CC: 'Ryan Cangiolosi' <rmkcang@yahoo.com> Rick, I am sorry that your point of view prevents you from behaving rationally at this point. There are too many inaccuracies listed in your email for me to mess with right now but needless to say, if you ever threaten a member of my staff again, either verbally or physically, we won't just threaten to call the police, we will in fact file a criminal complaint against you. I would suggest, however, that for the next few days, you and ALL PARTIES WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN VERBAL ALTERCATIONS take a deep breath and back off. We are tired of being abused by you and the staff on other campaigns and remind you that all of those attacks occurred in public as well. While the call reads that there are no refunds for pre-convention registration, that assumes that the person was unable to attend based on their own issues as opposed to being turned away by your organization's failure to accommodate them. I will refer all calls for refunds directly to you until we decide how we will proceed. Whitney -----Original Message---­ From: Rick Abraham [mailto:rick_abraham@rickabraham.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11 :59 AM To: Whitney Cheshire; chairman@bcgop.org Cc: 'Ryan Cangiolosi' Subject: Re: 2 questions Whitney: You are not in position to demand anything. There are no refunds which were clearly stated in the call, online and verbally. My volunteers and I remained in the lobby until every person checked in even when it cost us our own vote casting. A two hour wait was not uncommon at any convention in the state. Our registration rate was 7 sec/person whereas the other counties experienced 36 sec/person. I told you that there would be special cases even if they preregistered because of new voter registrations or we were unable to verify them. As far as the preregistrations your staff turned in, you failed to put them into a spreadsheet as requested. My volunteers worked late into the night trying to input all of the candidates supporters, but your submission was by far the worse. We did the best we could do in the amount of time given. In fact, I personally let you submit additional people after closing hours. It was obviously unappreciated. My officers were available to help process these problem registrations when they showed up at the convention. Your candidate physically attacked one of my staff members in front of many witnesses and others, including myself, received verbal attacks from your staff. If your supporters left because they didn't want to wait, you should have set their expectations properly. You failed to do so.

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Now, about another serious issue; My volunteers, staff and/or officers are tired of your "bully­ style" tactics. We will no longer tolerate anymore verbal or physical abuse by your campaign or
candidate and we will notify the authorities if this abuse continues occur. Diego Espinoza is no
longer welcomed at the County Party office headquarters as you found out last night.
You will get any information I am REQUIRED TO give you when I am REQUIRED TO give it.
I have been fair, tolerant and accomodating to you and your staff and have been treated poorly
and abusively. Since you are not big enough to apologize and want confrontation with me, I am
going to do ONLY what I am required to do for you, nothing more!

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As far as your allegations that I singled out Weh supporters, you obviously didn't talk to the
other campaigns. Every campaign experienced the same issues you have. The difference is
how they handled it.
Whitney, I advise you, your staff and candidate to exercise better manners and respect my
officers, staff and volunteers. You could accomplish much more with better attitudes.
Consequently, if you dont, you will hurt your candidate, other candidates and the party as well.
My obligations are not to you but to the 125,000 Republicans in my county. It is my
understanding from the people I represent that we are of tired of the same old representation.
Regards,
Rick Abraham

Whitney Cheshire <whitney@allenweh2010.com> wrote:
>Rick, we need to determine ASAP Who needs to have their convention money
>refunded. I cannot do this without know who was able to participate and who
>was not. I sent you an email yesterday but have heard nothing from you. I
>called your cell phone and the voice mail is full.

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>Could I please get copies of all the Ward Sign In Sheets (the white ones
>that everybody had to fill out to participate) no later than noon tomorrow
>so that we can cross check them with our pre-paid list?

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>1 will pick them up when you confirm a time.

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>Also, I have heard that there is a meeting tonight on the challenge from
>Ward 31. I expect that someone from our campaign should be there but nobody
>has notified us. Please call me ASAP regarding this.

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>Thank you, Whitney
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>Whitney Cheshire
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