Hughson Business Owner's Open Letter To Jeff Denhan
The Fresno Bee political notebook (click here) details a rift between the owner of Duarte Nurseries and State Senator Jeff Denham.
I've pasted the entire letter to Denham below:
AN OPEN LETTER TO JEFF DENHAM:
A recent Fresno Bee article stated that your campaign claims recent
radio promotions of our Friend's Day open house at Duarte Nursery to
be in violation of campaign law. This is ridiculous as you yourself
enjoyed the same opportunity and event promotion in 2006. All that
has changed is that now we are supporting your congressional primary
opponent, Congressional Chairman Richard Pombo.
Obviously we cannot simply agree to disagree as to whom should be the
Republican candidate for the 19th California Congressional district.
Your recent attack on my family and Duarte Nursery regarding the
legality of our Friend's Day radio promotions on KMJ 580AM radio shows
severe lacks of depth in your character, your loyalty, your intellect
and your most basic capacities of simple recollection.
From the top:
Character - In political desperation you draw a long time Republican
supporter into your fray with another primary candidate to distract
from unrelated allegations. Is this your best answer? Be thankful
that the Pombo camp is at least making specific allegations against
you. You don't offer them the same as you repeat unfounded and vague
claims of the activist left - the same groups that have devastated
many of our Central valley communities that you represent.
Loyalty - The Duarte family supported you from your very start in the
State Senate primary. In 2006 you were our lunchtime speaker at our
open house to support your fight against a recall from the Democratic
left. For this current primary we depart to favor another,
significantly more senior, candidate. Now you throw this garbage at
Intellect - You thought that this would be helpful to your overall goal?
Who is advising you - Yosemite Sam?
Capacities of simple recollection - see below. This is the radio
script that we ran prior to your appearance at our 2006 Friend's Day.
This will become more memorable than you may wish.
Withdraw the claims publicly if you wish. Apologize if you wish.
Better yet, just go away.
Please return all funds from Duarte family member and Duarte Nursery
contributed towards your abandoned state campaigns immediately. (This
is recommended to all who have contributed to Denham's state office
John Duarte, President
Duarte Nursery, Inc.
THE RADIO SCRIPT FOR DENHAM RUN IN 2006:
DUARTE NURSERY "FRIENDS DAY PROMO' 1-:30 4-25-06
HI, THIS IS FARM DIRECTOR ROY ISOM. JOIN ME THIS FRIDAY FROM TEN TO
TWO FOR FRIENDS DAY AT DUARTE NURSERY IN HUGHSON.
THERE'LL BE A TRADE SHOW, WINE TASTING, AND TOURS. CURT HEMBRY OF THE
UNIVERSTIY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS WILL SPEAK ON THE WEED CHALLENGES AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS.
STEVE BORRA JR. IS GENERAL MANAGER OF LODI NORTH COAST
IRRIGATION AND HE'LL TALK ON CROP MONITORNING SYSTEM. THE LUNCH
SPEAKER WILL BE SENATOR JEFF DENHAM. DUARTE NURSERY
IS ON THE CORNER OF BALDWIN AND HATCH ROAD IN HUGHSON. TAKE HATCH ROAD
EAST FIVE MILES FROM HIWAY 99.
THE FRESNO BEE ARTICLE THAT JEFF DENHAM DENIES CONTRIBUTING TO:
AND THE DENIALS:
On Wednesday May 19, 2010 Jeff Denham personally called me and denied
outright several times (no there wasn't room for confusion here) that
his campaign initiated this story.
FINALLY THE TRUTH:
Today, May 20, 2010 Fresno Bee reporter John Ellis reaffirmed, as his
above story states, that he did receive the story from the Denham
PLEASE CONSIDER CAREFULLY WHO WILL REPRESENT US IN CONGRESS.
Lincoln Club of Fresno County
- PO Box 28906
Fresno, CA 93729-8906