Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement after the California State Controller canceled a $35 million contract to a public affairs firm with strong Democrat political ties. California’s Secretary of State awarded the multi-million dollar contract to SKD Knickerbocker which boasted strong connections to ‘Team Biden.’ The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) recently delivered a letter to the Secretary of State demanding that he stop further payments of the illegal multi-million dollar contract and recover funds that have already been paid out. Click here to read the HJTA letter.
“After more than a month of excuses and contradictions by Alex Padilla, California’s election chief, I am thankful the State Controller agreed with us and stepped in to reject this partisan, get-out-the-vote contract with a ‘Team Biden’ PR firm.
“Handing 35 million taxpayer dollars to a PR firm with a history of working on high-profile Democrat races in California was a reckless and unacceptable action. The integrity of our election system should have never been in doubt, especially by the state election’s chief,” said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.
This article was released by the California State Senate Republican Caucus.