• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill:   Stories from the week of March 3, 2023

Two weeks ago I spent the week in Phoenix, supporting my fiancé and her ladies group


CPAC 2023 was Trump Über Alles:


Four great days, filled with interviews, one – on – one chats with attendees and assorted mostly fun encounters (I came within 5 feet of Mr. Pillow, Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene!!).  The last interview was 30 minutes with the New York Times, half on Trump and half on the Drug Issues!  I was thrilled.

I know that face and voice!  or 90% of success is showing up- it was 5ish on Friday and my dogs were telling me it was quitting time (yes, I was in my cowboy boots)!  I was headed to the hotel bar and just before I entered, 4 gentlemen were in the corridor and I knew 3 of them.  Paul was a  senior Trump advisor on domestic policy, Manny was Trump’s Hispanic outreach guy (and an RNC member) and Andrew is a journalist.  The 4th guy was totally familiar and his voice also…after a minute i said to him, ‘I have seen you a bunch of times on TV, but where?’  Univision, he replied.  We (Alfonso Aguilar) and I  ended up in a 2 person, 5 minute chat on drug war en Español.  We will keep in touch!

It was my most productive CPAC ever in terms of my enjoyment, citizen to citizen contact and media interviews.   The motel, entry fee and food and parking cost about $1,200 and worth every penny.  Thanks to all my contributors who make this possible.

  1. Under full disclosure, I was only able to stay for half of Trump’s nearly two-hour rambling speech. That was all I could handle.

Weekly Activities:

3948 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 0 this week…

356 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 01 this week….  CMan Keith Self (R-

438 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc   01 this week

215 interviews and reports in minor media …06 this week – 4 other minor media interviews, two in camera with high school reporters

51 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 07 this week – New York Times, German TV, Hungarian TV, Finnish TV, Comedy Central, Showtime’s The Circus with Mark McKinnon in camera, Rolling Stone

in the past – Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, OAN, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

33 major conferences attended – CPAC 2023, (UN drug conference in Vienna, Austria),  LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 01 this week

COP stats since inception: August 2009

96 Radio Interviews:  0 this week;

107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week

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