I don't know who The Last Federalist is, I've never heard of the blog before. But this is one of the most epic takedowns of a campaign I have ever seen. Whoever this blogger is, he was a big supporter of Chris Perkins and then proceeds to waylay his campaign and has endorsed Ken Vaughn. This might be my favorite part:
What is even more disconcerting is the lack of a ground game by the Perkins campaign. Whether it is their voter identification program or the lack of signs in the median, the Perkins campaign has been unable to prove that they have the organization and campaign strategy necessary to win in November. The fact that there is a growing concern that Ken Vaughn might actually win on June 12th, shows how weak and inept the Perkins campaign strategy is and how the senior management of their campaign has failed to put a structure together that sufficiently demonstrates his operation has what it takes to succeed. "Team Perkins" has many failings chiefly among them is he has not hired a campaign manager, Chris has decided to give the keys to his campaign over to a corrupt consultant with a track record of running dirty campaigns. See this press report about his previous track record. This consultant named Tyler Harber has not only taken Chris a new comer to the political world to the proverbial woodshed and suckered him for all the money that he is worth they haven't developed a winning strategy. Looking at the FEC reports Prosper Group Tyler’s company and there contractors have been paid $97,850 from the Perkins Campaign. This is and unheard of amount to spend on Consulting in a primary! AND the best part is that’s only through April so since Tyler is averaging 11K a month from this candidate so I can’t wait to see what the next FEC reports show us.
There is a big problem in our local party about certain types entering party leadership who double as consultants and lobbyists. They use their positions inside the party to steer business to their friends, and often take advantage of newcomer candidates. These new-to-politics candidates generally don't know what they are getting into and end up getting ripped off. It is why the grassroots conservative activists must continue to fight and be vigilant in the local party and refuse to surrender it to the professional Republican apparatchiks out there.