Huey: Harmeet Dhillon May Be ‘A Hero on Fox, but It’s All a Facade’

Huey: Harmeet Dhillon May Be ‘A Hero on Fox, but It’s All a Facade’

Live from Music Row, Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed California refugee, Craig Huey, to weigh in on the choices for the new chair of the RNC and why Harmeet Dhillon is not the right one.

Leahy: In studio with us, are very good friend, California refugee, Tennessee resident, marketer extraordinaire entrepreneur, and good friend Craig Huey. Craig, it’s always fun to have you in here because I learn something every time you’re in here.

Huey: Michael, it’s always great to be with you.

Leahy: (Laughs) And by the way, the cheeriness that you hear in Craig Huey’s voice, you’ll always see a smile on his face when he’s in the studio. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you not smile. I’m sure there are times when you don’t smile.

Huey: Very few. (Chuckles)

Leahy: But mostly you’re smiling, which is good. We need smiling these days. You’re from California.

Huey: I am!

Leahy: Next week there will be an election for the new Republican Financial Committee chairman. We’ve got three options. None of them are good, in my view. Ronna McDaniel, who’s failed three consecutive times, Harmeet Dhillon, who is an attorney with a few asterisks associated with her, and then Mike Lindell, who makes pillows and is involved in a huge lawsuit.

Those are the three options. And I think maybe only Harmeet and Ronna will be nominated. I don’t know if Mike Lindell is actually even going to be nominated. You got to be nominated to be considered.

Huey: Of course.

Leahy: And we will actually get others to come in and talk about Ronna. But you know Harmeet very well.

Huey: I do.

Leahy: Because you were in California with her.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: You’ve got a piece coming out.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: And you’re going to weigh in on this?

Huey: I am. And, you know, here’s the thing. This is a very important job and I don’t see somebody actually running for this job with, in Republican National Committee, the RNC, that’s capable of turning things around. And we have a presidential election two years away!

What happens with the RNC can make or break it. I want to remind you, Michael, that they have failed year after year in the election, to get out the vote, failed to keep up with the technology, and failed to do the damage.

Leahy: On the get-out-the-vote, they haven’t even identified or understood the problem. The problem is in those states where it’s legal to early vote, early vote folks,  they didn’t recognize that. And that’s right on Ronna’s doorstep.

Huey: Right, totally. For those states where it’s legal to do ballot harvesting, she’s failed to do that. And the data that’s needed for a candidate to win, she’s failed to do that.

Leahy: The other problem with Ronn McDaniel is she’s surrounded by grifters.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: The biggest budget grifters in the United States of America are consultants of the Republican National.

Huey: It’s so sad. They’re totally ineffective. Donald Trump, when he won in 2016, he did it outside of the RNC without even looking at them.

Leahy: We’ve got a piece at The Tennessee Star, come by a friend, Mark Meckler, the co-founder of the Tea Party movement, now the head of the Convention of States. Basically, he says voters can no longer tolerate business as usual. It’s time for Ronn McDaniel to go.

I won’t disagree with it. However, you know, Harmeet Dhillon, the other leading candidate. What do you have to say about Harmeet? Do you recommend her?

Huey: Harmeet is somebody who’s very nice. But let me just tell you. I have been involved in the California Republican Party for about 25, 30 years.

Leahy: You ran for Congress and almost won in a special election.  Was that 2010 or 2000?

Huey: 2011. Special election.

Leahy: You lost by like, five points.

Huey: All we had to do is change about 1200 votes. But here’s the thing, Michael. Through this time, when she moved up into leadership in California, I have seen her fight the conservatives, she has fought change. She has not embraced early voting, she has not embraced ballot harvesting…

Leahy: Whoa, whoa, what? Now wait just a minute. Everything I read from Harmeet Dhillon is she’s now talking about early voting.

Huey: She is. So here’s the thing. She has failed to implement it at all or even be vocal about it in California. Instead, she’s positioned herself with great PR. She’s on Fox all the time.

Leahy: She’s on Tucker Carlson. She’s on Laura Ingraham. She went to Dartmouth with Laura Ingraham. They were classmates.

Huey: She’s become a hero on Fox, but it’s all facade.

Leahy: Hold on. This is what Craig Huey’s saying about Harmeet Dhillon.

Huey: That’s right.

Leahy: She’s become a hero on Fox.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: That’s a significant statement.

Huey: I’m telling you the truth because I’ve seen her in action. And the fact is, she’s making millions by positioning herself as a religious and civil rights attorney.

Her law firm is making millions taking on case after case after case, and she’s got a great business model, she’s got great PR, and this is only propelling her even higher. And the fact is, she is saying some of the right things, but she has no track record, plus she doesn’t know how to implement it.

Leahy: To use a Texas phrase to describe a California attorney, would it be fair to say, when it comes to early voting and political operations, she’s all hat and no cattle? (Laughter)

Huey: Yes, that’s very good. It’s Texas, not Tennessee, but it works.

Leahy: If you’re out there and you support Harmeet Dhillon, we’re happy to talk about it. They’re going to select they’re going to go out to Dana Point, California, I think next week.

Huey: Beautiful. Right on the ocean.

Leahy: Ronna, she keeps making mistakes. There’s a challenge. Our radio partner in Virginia, Georgia, and Pennsylvania is John Fredericks, who also has a program on Real America’s Voice where Steve Bannon has his WarRoom.

Both Real America’s Voice and John Fredericks are hosting a public debate. Harmeet has accepted and Michael Lindell has accepted. Ronna McDaniel has not accepted. I think that’s a mistake on her part.

Huey: A total mistake. But you know what? She feels she’s got it. She feels that she’s too vulnerable if there is a debate. So I can kind of understand her backing out. It looks bad, but I’m not sure what’s going to affect the problem if the Republican National Committee is controlled by Republican consultants.

Leahy: The grifter club. (Laughs)

Huey: It’s controlled by the crypto class. It’s controlled by the people who are doing marketing. And I come as somebody who’s won 107 awards in marketing. They’re 20 years behind.

Leahy: All they’re doing is TV ads and taking 15 percent or 10 percent off the top. Who cares.

Huey: A money-making machine for the consultants and a failure for the candidates. The candidates lose election after election when they could win, and they don’t know why. It’s because they don’t know how to get out the vote.

Leahy: So just to summarize, you don’t think Harmeet Dhillon is the right person to run the Republican National Committee?

Huey: I know she’s not.

Leahy: Ronna McDaniel has proven she’s failed.

Huey: And I know she’s failed.

Leahy: And Mike Lindell is a good guy making pillows.

Huey: And he doesn’t know he’s doing.

Leahy: But those are the only options out there.

Huey: Unless somebody comes forward.

Leahy: Are you going to volunteer?

Huey: I don’t think they would even listen to me. (Laughter)

Leahy: It’s those three. When we talk 2024, don’t pin your hopes on the Republican National Committee.

Huey: Exactly.

Leahy: Develop independent capabilities in these key states.

Huey: Not only Trump, but that’s what Obama did, too. He did it outside the political class.

Leahy: Craig, we’ve identified the problem. We haven’t solved it.

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California Refugee Craig Huey Describes His Return from Oppressed California to the Freedom and Liberty of Middle Tennessee

California Refugee Craig Huey Describes His Return from Oppressed California to the Freedom and Liberty of Middle Tennessee

Live from Music Row, Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed marketing guru, Craig Huey of The Huey Report in studio to describe his recent trip to California where he witnessed the overwhelming homeless condition and vibes of oppression.

Leahy: In studio, our very good friend, a recent California refugee, a very successful businessman with a database marketing company, Mr. Craig Huey. Good morning, Craig.

Huey: Good morning, Michael. How are you?

Leahy: Craig, I have failed the test of being a good host in previous times here when the coffee that I’ve made for you and the container in which it’s been held have not been top-rated.

Huey: Well, that’s true. But, Michael, you have really achieved a great accomplishment, this coffee is great. What is this coffee?

Leahy: (Laughs) It’s called liberal tears.

Huey: Perfect.

Leahy: By Black Rifle Coffee. And you can get it at

Huey: That’s awesome.

Leahy: It’s important to me that when guests come in studio, they have a pleasant experience, and I’m a good host.

Huey: Or a little energy.

Leahy: A little energy. And so the coffee is good today. You like it? Drinking it as we speak. (Huey chuckles) So now, Craig, you’re always so much fun to talk with. I lived in California for a period of time, but I got smart earlier. (Laughter) I left 31 years ago.

Huey: Yes. Which was probably a good time.

Leahy: And you left, what, two years ago?

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: But you have a hugely successful database and marketing company here now, based in Nashville.

Huey: In Nashville. And no regrets.

Leahy: How could anybody regret living in state income tax-free Tennessee? But you do a lot of traveling.

Huey: Oh, yeah. And occasionally you give us the reports from your travels, particularly back to California.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: How bad is it getting there?

Huey: Worse.

Leahy: It’s even worse.

Huey: It’s even worse. (Leahy chuckles) You know, I am so astonished by instead of seeing improvements, I see declines. I got to tell you, I was traveling through Los Angeles just recently.

You’re talking about a week ago. I made a trip to Arizona and made a trip to California. And in that time, I was so beyond discouraged, really discouraged, because I love California.

Leahy: It’s beautiful. There is no more beautiful place in the world.

Huey: Or weather.

Leahy: Or weather than California. But they’re ruining it.

Huey: The politics have ruined the state of California. I had to leave California from a business perspective because of its anti-business policies. I left as a personal matter because of the crime, the homelessness, and the high taxes in a state that you cannot live in or retire in, you cannot build a business in anymore.

Leahy: And now there are people, the Silicon Valley oligarch billionaire types, they can live there. And the Hollywood types, who are worth over $10 million or so, can live there. But what did you experience in Los Angeles last week that was an indication of the further decline of California?

Huey: I was around an area called Griffith Park, and it’s a beautiful area, except the homeless control the Griffith Park area. The homeless are just encamping there with their tents, and it’s become like many cities with nobody doing anything about it. And then I watch the news.

I take a look at what’s going on in the local area and it’s one attack by a homeless person against somebody walking down the street, threatening somebody at a school or church, intimidated because these people are all around harassing the people trying to come into the church. It is a nightmare for people living there.

Leahy: It really is. For like an average, an everyday person who’s trying to basically just make a living and take care of their family.

Huey: Oh, it broke my heart as a business owner to see all these retail stores. I told my wife, I looked at my wife, Shelley, I said, Shelley, can you imagine walking to one of these retail stores with all these homeless camped out in front? It wouldn’t be safe for you.

Leahy: Not exactly what you call a pleasant shopping experience, is it?

Huey: No. Not at all.

Leahy: And then you come back to God’s country, Middle Tennessee beautiful and the people are nice and no state income tax. I don’t know if I mentioned that.

Huey: I talk about the fact that there’s oppression. There’s a feeling of oppression.

Leahy: Oh, yeah, in California. And there’s a feeling of freedom and liberty in Tennessee.

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Elections on the Horizon: Tennessee Voter Guide Creator Craig Huey Explains How to Use It, and Highlights Top Picks

Elections on the Horizon: Tennessee Voter Guide Creator Craig Huey Explains How to Use It, and Highlights Top Picks

Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed California refugee and the creator of, Craig Huey, in-studio to explain how the guide works and give his top picks for candidates in the even-numbered districts running for election.

Leahy: We are delighted to welcome to our microphones our very good friend, Mr. Craig Huey, who is the author of The Tennessee Voter Guide. Good morning, Craig.

Huey: Michael, it’s great to be here.

Leahy: And it’s always a delight because you always bring a lot of verve and energy. You like that?

Huey: I do like that.

Leahy: Verve and energy at 6:00 in the morning, we need verve and energy.

Huey: And for an election, you’ve got to have it because this election is really important.

Leahy: Now, you and I both live in Williamson County, and we’ve decided that the best way to do this is to take some time and talk about very specific elements. And so in this segment and in the next segment, you’re in-studio to talk about, I guess it’s what, six school board races?

Huey: Oh, yeah.

Leahy: In Williamson County. There are 12 school board districts, 12 board members representing 12 districts. And this year is the event, districts 2,4,6,8 and 10 and 12, where there are elections in two years, it will be the odd districts elected to four-year terms.

You’re going to go through each of these districts and you’re going to talk about who you endorse. Tell us about the Tennessee Voter Guide and the process by which you identify candidates.

Huey: So the Tennessee Voter Guide is something to help people have an understanding of how to vote for, not against, their values. Michael, people got in the mail their ballot information. They get five, six different sheets that are just filled with candidates. Who are these people?

They look around and they see lawn signs everywhere. You can’t vote based upon lawn signs. You get these direct mail pieces that are hit pieces and nasty, dirty little pieces. How can you tell who these candidates really are?

Leahy: This guy beats his mother.

Huey: That’s mild. And so here’s the thing. How do you tell who’s a good candidate? Judges really hide behind this judicial concept that you don’t even tell people who they are and what they believe.

And yet the judiciary is out of control, legislating from the bench. And we’ve got these judicial activists right here in Tennessee, and we have people in Tennessee that are Republicans in name only.

We have Democrats running as Independents, we have conservative Republicans running as Independents. How do you tell the difference?

Leahy: It’s very confusing. Now we both live in Williamson County. I think you got a sample ballot. It’s confusing.

Huey: It’s so confusing. It is terrible. You get this sheet trying to talk about early voting. Unless you know what they’re talking about, you can’t interpret it.

Then you get to the next page, you get a Republican ballot, it’s just this massive list of candidates. And then also you get a Democratic ballot and a massive list of candidates.

Then you get all these local elections, and who in the world are these guys and what are these races? And what’s this board regulating? And what’s this person trying to text me on? You just don’t know.

Leahy: So you are here to enlighten our listening audience.

Huey: Oh, my gosh.

Leahy: Now you can click on Williamson County. And when we come back, we’ll go through these 12 races. I actually live in the 2nd district, and I see that you’ve got – we’ll talk about who you’re recommending.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: In this race. Speaking of, the incumbent Republican is Dan Cash.

Huey: Correct.

Leahy: And when we come back, we’ll talk about the race between Dan Cash and Tiffany Echols, an Independent.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: And I want to see who you’re endorsing in that way because my vote will be informed by your recommendation.

Huey: You’ve got to vote your values.

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Craig Huey Outlines Merrick Garland’s War on States, Individuals, and Election Integrity

Craig Huey Outlines Merrick Garland’s War on States, Individuals, and Election Integrity


Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed creator of the Huey Report and direct mail expert, Craig Huey, in-studio to explain ballot harvesting and the threat facing states and individuals in defense of election integrity.

Leahy: In studio, digital marketing expert, California refugee now living in state income tax-free Tennessee. Brought your businesses. Doing great here. Craig Huey.

You know Craig, Clay, Travis, and Buck Sexton have their show on here now from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have been great in promoting The Tennessee Star Report. We really appreciate that.

Huey: Awesome.

Leahy: You’re talking about the possibility of voter fraud in the California recall election.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: I’ve got a story for you kind of related to it. Since you were last here. You can’t stay away from us for too long, Craig, (Huey chuckles) because we’re opening up state-based conservative newspapers.

Huey: I’m so excited about that. That’s great.

Leahy: At a rapid pace. We launched The Arizona Sun Times on June 24.

Huey: Perfect.

Leahy: Headline by Rachel Alexander, our state house reporter in Phoenix. Twitter Bans Official Arizona Audit Account and Other Audit Accounts.

Huey: Not shocked. Not shocked.

Leahy: Do you have a story to tell us?

Huey: I do. Because what has happened is this, the Democrats are running scared because voter fraud is going to be recognized because of the audit in Arizona and hopefully in other states.

Leahy: Various levels of audits are currently undergoing. There is the Fulton County, Georgia audits with absentee ballots going on now.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: And the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Joe Biden was certified the winner in Arizona by less than 11,000 votes out of 3 million cast. Certified the winner in Georgia by less than 12,000 votes out of 5 million cast. Fulton County – there’s so many problems there.

It looks like you can’t rely upon Fulton County results. Arizona, they’re doing this audit. The Arizona State Senate has the authority to subpoena county records because in our constitutional government of the United States of America, we have two entities that have sovereignty. The national federal government and the state government.

Huey: Correct. Federalism.

Leahy: The state government, the state legislature have sovereignty over the counties which have been created by the state government.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: So they started this audit of the Maricopa County election results. Maricopa County, two million votes cast in Maricopa County, as Phoenix. It’s the biggest county in the state. Three million total cast.

They started the audit on April 23. Everything you see in the establishment media and Democrats since even before that has been nonstop criticism of the audit for spurious reasons. They don’t want the results to come out.

And you’ve got a little story to tell us about how far the Democrats and basically the highly partisan U.S. “Department of Justice.” I say that in quotes with Merrick Garland and Joe Biden. It’s the Department of Injustice as far as I can tell.

So tell us what’s going on there. Let’s put the big picture first. The Democrats’ number one thing is to be able to have mail-in ballots and be able to have ballot harvesting so that they can do voter fraud.

Leahy: Remember that 2005 bipartisan commission I talked about, it was headed up by Jimmy Carter, the Democratic President in 1977-1989, and by former Secretary of State James Baker in the George H.W. Bush administration. That bipartisan commission said, don’t do mail-in ballots because it’s prone to fraud.

Huey: That’s correct. Here in Tennessee, Secretary of State Tre Hargett has said, we’re not going to do any of that stuff. And our elections are pretty solid.

Huey: They’re pretty solid. So here’s the thing. You’ve got 19 states who have outlawed ballot harvesting, and you’ve got 28 states that allow it.

Leahy: Briefly describe ballot harvesting for our listeners.

Huey: Ballot harvesting is not voter fraud, but it leads the voter fraud. Ballot harvesting, usually for the Democrats and the unions is a paid person, can get data of who their voters are and go to that door multiple times until they find the person at home.

Talk to them about getting their ballot. They hand them the ballot. They give them a voter guide as to who to fill out. And then they take that ballot from them and take it to the poll. Now, they can do this to 100, 500, a 1000 different homes.

One person can bring those ballots in, and there’s no audit trail. There’s nothing to say who brought those ballots in. That person can throw away Republican ballots and nobody would know it.

That person can alter the ballot and nobody would know it. And get this, Michael, they can go to a nursing home, what’s called granny farming, go bed to bed, pick up the ballots, fill them out and nobody would know the difference.

If you’ve been to an apartment complex, people when they get their ballots by mail, if they do not want that ballot, they just leave it there. People can pick it up.

Leahy: It’s just prone to fraud all over the place.

Huey: Everywhere. I could go on and on about this. SB1 and HR1 is the first bill in Congress that the Democrats had that they thought they could have passed, which would have nationalized ballot harvesting. And basically, the Republicans could never win ever again.

Huey: And they failed in that attempt, though they’re still trying. They failed in that attempt. In Arizona, they outlawed ballot harvesting. The Democrats did what the Democrats do. They took the Republicans to court to try to overthrow that bill. It went up to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court just a couple of months ago said Arizona has the right to outlaw ballot harvesting. Democrats lost a major, major court case that affects everything in the United States.

Leahy: And that’s a very important case. I wrote a story about it at a Breitbart, Brnovich, the attorney general, the Democratic National Committee. In that six to three decision, Justice Samuel Alito wrote the following.

He wrote that states have the right to limit fraud in their states and simply by limiting fraud according to their own rules, they are not violating Section Two of the Voting Rights Act, which is the entire basis of the Department of Justice’s attack on the state of Georgia.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: The Merrick Garland highly partisan Department of Injustice.

Huey: You’re being too nice.

Leahy: I know. I’m being too nice.

Huey: Michael, what we have right now is a war on election integrity. Right now we have Merrick Garland, the attorney general, directing an army of ideological left-wing Democrats who have unlimited time, unlimited money, and unlimited resources.

They have an army of people going after to intimidate any state that questions the last election and that will try to put into place voter ID or anything to protect the ballots.

Leahy: Not just any state but any private individual who participates in that. You’ve got some stories on that.

Huey: I do. So what happened is about three weeks ago, the attorney general made the announcement that they were going to investigate the states like Arizona.

Leahy: By the way, mercifully, I don’t always say many things about Mitch McConnell, the current Senate minority leader. But when he was a majority leader and in the last year of the Obama administration, they nominated – when Justice Scalia passed away, they nominated Merrick Garland to be on the Supreme Court. And Mitch McConnell because he knows the rules and said, I’m not doing it. I’m not going to hold the hearing. Mercifully.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: Mercifully, instead we got Neil Gorsuch.

Huey: That’s exactly right. And going back to that Arizona decision that upheld the outlawing about harvesting, if Garland was on the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court would have decided against Arizona.

Leahy: So you know what would have happened? Let me tell you. See, if you see this is the case. So Garland would have voted against Arizona.

Huey: Correct.

Leahy: That would have been five four before they announced the decision.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: You know what I’m going to say next.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: In their conferences, the Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, because Crom was in here yesterday talking about a Kimberley Strassel article who said, basically, Justice Thomas, Chief Justice Thomas is fretting about Democrats attacked on the legitimacy of the court.

He’s making political decisions and has for some time since the 2012 NFIB Sebelius decision that allowed Congress to unconstitutionally pass Obamacare tax versus no tax. In that conference committee, old fretting Chief Justice Roberts would have flipped his vote.

Huey: That’s right.

Leahy: Do you agree with that?

Huey: I totally agree with that.

Leahy: So, by the way, thank you, Senator Mitch McConnell, thank you.

Huey: I can’t believe you are saying that.

Leahy: You give everyone their due.

Huey: – Everyone their due. But going back to Garland here he has unleashed an army against election integrity. It’s a war on these states and individuals. And here’s the thing in Arizona, they’re going to prove fraud. There are so many ballots that are questionable. So what they have done is they have written threatening a lawsuit, but not only a lawsuit, Michael, one year in jail.

And they had threatened a thousand dollar fines to the people who basically are like you and me. We don’t have lawyers to back us up and to intimidate them. And they’re saying, you are violating the Voters Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act and intimidating the voters by checking on the last election and ballot integrity. So the opinion of the Department of Justice is the stop the audits in Arizona, Georgia, any other state.

Leahy: Contravene justice.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: This is Orwellian. War is peace, peace is war.

Huey: Authoritarian. I can’t believe it. And not only this, the individuals who are involved in the audit have received a letter from the Department of Justice.

Leahy: Arizona.

Huey: Yes, Arizona. If you get a letter from an attorney, man, you get scared.

Leahy: What if it comes from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Huey: You’re doubly scared cause, you know, you can’t fight them.

Leahy: Well, you can, asterisk. Okay, what does it take to fight them?

Huey: Money?

Leahy: Huge amounts of money.

Huey: And here’s what they’ve asked. Get this. This makes me so upset. I think it’s going to make you upset, Michael. They have written to them and saying, were you part of the January sixth insurrection? Were you at the capital? Are you part of any domestic terrorist groups? Are you affiliated with any voter fraud?

Leahy: When did you stop beating your wife? Are you a Communist? This is McCarthyism.

Huey: Yes. They’re asking for text, telephone numbers, voicemails, emails, and every correspondence from these individuals.

Leahy: It’s none of their business.

Huey: No.

Leahy: They’re using this as an excuse.

Huey: Yes.

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Marketing Expert Craig Huey Discusses a Potential Gavin Newsom Loss and How to Beat Him

Marketing Expert Craig Huey Discusses a Potential Gavin Newsom Loss and How to Beat Him


Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed creator of the Huey Report and direct mail expert, Craig Huey, in-studio to discuss the California recall efforts, Gavin Newsom’s strategy, a Larry Elder win, and how to do it.

Leahy: You know, just because we go on commercial doesn’t mean that we stop talking to each other, because you almost caught us, folks, midstream talking about cool stuff. I’m here with Craig Huey, the digital marketing expert, the California refugee, and our good friend who’s finally come back in studio after about a month’s absence.

We were talking about California and the latest polls on the recall. Let’s focus on who of those possible replacements for Gavin Newsom, who’s doing well in the polls, and then whether or not he’s going to be recalled. The other question. So Caitlyn Jenner: Four percent.

Huey: Yes

Leahy: The guy in the bear suit.

Huey: 10 percent. And then the liberal former mayor of San Diego, he has 10 percent. And then there is Larry Elder.

Leahy: And where is he?

Huey: He’s around 20, 25 percent.

Leahy: Are you kidding me?

Huey: Yes. He is miles ahead of everybody else. And really without an organization, without a lot of money. His name recognition has just put him at the top. And here’s the thing, Michael. This is what’s great about this election. Gavin Newsom, there are two ballots on the ballot.

Leahy: You walk in?

Huey: No you don’t walk in. It’s all mail-in.

Leahy: 100 percent mail-in.

Huey: 100 percent mail-in.

Leahy: Not good. Not good.

Huey: We can talk about that. We should talk about that.

Leahy: All mail-in.

Huey: It’s all mail-in.

Leahy: This means the opportunity for fraud is greater, according to the 2005 bipartisan commission.

Huey: Michael, what it means is two things: Greater fraud possibility. So they have to be on alert. And then number two, they have to out-mobilize Gavin Newsom and the unions. Here’s what’s on the ballot. Do you want to see Gavin Newsom recalled or not? Yes or no.

Leahy: Yes or no.

Huey: And so if 50 plus one vote, say yes …

Leahy: 50 percent plus one vote.

Huey: Yes, then he’s out, completely out.

Leahy: Let’s say he gets 50 percent to say you should stay. Fifty point one percent say you should go. He’s gone.

Huey: He’s gone.

Leahy: The vote is September 15?

Huey: It’s September 15, which he made. It was supposed to be somewhere near November.

Leahy: He accelerated it.

Huey: Because he didn’t want his opposition to mobilize and raise funds.

Leahy: Yeah, well, okay. Because he had the advantage, to begin with.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: If 50.1 percent or more of California and two votes are counted, say you’re out, on what date does he leave the governor’s mansion? Is it the following day?

Huey: It’s like the following day. He’s totally out. That’s it. Gone forever!

Leahy: Bye-bye, Gavin.

Huey: But we’ve gotta get rid because he wants to be president. (Leahy sighs) But that’s another story. So here’s what happens. Question number two, and about who do you want to have as governor? Gavin Newsom is not on that ballot. And there are a couple of Democrats.

There are 40 candidates running. Porn stars and all kinds of things. There are some really good candidates from a policy standpoint, but they have no money. They have no campaign put together. It’s a hope and a wish.

Leahy: Hope and a wish don’t work well.

Huey: It doesn’t work well. It’s a disaster. And I know these candidates and some of them are really good, but they aren’t going to make it. The California Republican Party is filled with liberal Republicans.

It’s filled with what we call the consultant class. The consultant class is people who are caught 25 years, and they are not conservative. They are not libertarian. They’re just part of the RINO group and the Republicans.

Leahy: You know all of this well because back in 2011 you ran in a special election for Congress in a district in Los Angeles county. Long Beach area?

Huey: South Bay. Santa Monica and down to San Pedro.

Leahy: And you almost won the special election.

Huey: A couple of thousand votes and I would have won in an 18 plus Democrats.

Leahy: We are selfishly glad that you didn’t win because otherwise you probably wouldn’t be here in Tennessee.

Huey: Probably not.

Leahy: You’d probably still be representing – think – that area in California.

Huey: Probably so.

Leahy: But you’d be in the minority in the House of Representatives being fined if you didn’t wear a mask.

Huey: They’d probably throw me in jail.

Leahy: And you would probably not be as happy as you are today in the income-tax-free state, Tennessee.

Huey: That’s right. So there’s drama in California. What they have done is that the consultant class, the liberal Republicans, are trying to have the California Republican Party endorse Kevin Faulconer, the former mayor of San Diego, who’s a liberal.

Leahy: He’s a liberal.

Huey: And if the Republican Party endorses Kevin Faulconer, that could give him the ability to catch up or exceed.

Leahy: And he’s at 10 percent right now.

Huey: Right. He’s at 10 percent.

Leahy: Why not back a very intelligent 68-year-old native of South Central Los Angeles, black conservative, a well-known great guy, Larry Elder. Wouldn’t that be the smart thing for them to do?

Huey: It seems like it’d be the only thing that they could do. But that’s not what they’re trying to do because they do not want to have a conservative represent the Republican Party.

Leahy: Well, we’ll see how that plays out. We are now on July 29. So we’ve got six weeks until the election.

Huey: That’s correct.

Leahy: To me, I think the six weeks right now plays to Larry Elder’s advantage.

Huey: It does.

Leahy: Would you agree?

Huey: I totally agree.

Leahy: Because he’s got the name ID.

Huey: That’s right. That’s why they tried to keep him off the ballot. They knew that this could happen. And it has happened right now. Gavin Newsom on the yes versus no vote, it’s 50-50.

Leahy: Ahhh.

Huey: And remember this, it’s in the margin of error. And remember this. In California 25 percent of the registered voters are Republican. About 26-27 percent are independent. And then you’ve got the Democrats who dominate. And with likely voters, it’s like 50-50. That’s why it could actually happen.

Leahy: Let’s put on our dreaming caps for the moment. Let’s say it’s September 16.

Huey: Yes.

Leahy: And I think we need to have you in studio on September 16. I don’t know what day that is. Probably a Wednesday, but we’ll have you in studio. And let’s just say I say to you, Craig, guess what?

Gavin Newsom is out as governor. He didn’t get 50 percent of the vote. And guess what? Larry Elder tomorrow is going to be inaugurated governor.

Huey: It will be a tsunami. This is why across the United States the Democrats are mobilizing, sending in volunteers, sending in paid workers to California. They cannot allow Gavin Newsom to lose. Here’s how corrupt everything is, Michael. All the candidates, Larry Elder, John Cox, Caitlin, all have a financial limit of how much people can give.

About $5,000 an individual. Gavin Newsom on the yes or no vote has no limits. So unions are writing him checks for $5 million, $3 million, $2 million. And he is getting this money now. He has about $40 million, and he’s probably going to end up with $100 million. But here’s the thing.

Any of these candidates can beat Gavin Newsom on the money because it’s not so much about policy. People hate Gavin Newsom, his egotism, and his elitism. His socialism in California has failed policies of crime and homelessness. It’s terrific.

He can be defeated. But it comes back to this. Who is better to get the data of who their voter is and then get them out to vote. That person will be the winner. And you don’t have to have more money to do that.

Leahy: This is a consistent theme from the data marketing expert Craig Huey.

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