• 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 October 2 and 9, 2020


My presentation to Majority Leader McConnell’s chief legal counsel and her assistant went well.  I laid out our efforts in 2021 to go “Portugal” and who might support it on the R side.  This was a heads up and a courtesy to their office and position of authority.

Since stories are few and far between these days, I will put in one per week from long ago.

 Stories from the week of October 2, 2009

­So easy, anyone could do it:   On Friday I had a fairly average day of six presentations.  One 30 minute chat was with the legislative director of a major, Republican office set the tone for the day.   Right from the start, he said he agreed with the COP position.  We agreed that marijuana was a no-brainer to start the changes.    We spent the bulk of the time brain-storming on how to persuade Members to vote for change.    ( wasted money was the consensus for R Members)

NOTE:  the previous aide for this Member on the issue was an absolutely intractable, mean and nasty person.  This made the meeting all the sweeter.

Ughh:  The Senate criminal justice aides became pre-occupied/busy, since Trump nominated Barrett to SCOTUS…So I am switching to the House next week.


Activity this week – October 2 & 9, 2020:

3357 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 05 this week

COP stats since inception: August 2009

205 interviews and reports in minor media

90 Radio Interviews… 0 this week
327 personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0 this week
397 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.: 0 this week –
107 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week
44 published interviews/foto in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 0 this week
Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribute, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters
31 major conferences attended – (UN drug conference, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week
Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders. Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

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