This is a no-brainer. Republicans who have a chance of flipping blue seats to red, such as retired Lt. Col Buzz Patterson in CA-07, need the support of congressional leadership. Patterson is currently up in most polls in the purple district in Sacramento that had a Republican in the seat as recently as 2012. But he is getting little to no support from people like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy who is essentially the gatekeeper of congressional donations. Patterson isn’t bitter, though. He’s ready to not only work with McCarthy but to endorse him for Speaker of the House should Republicans retake control of the lower chamber. In the latest episode of NOQ Report, I was able to sit down (virtually) with the Sacramento Republican and find out what it’s going to take for him to defeat his opponent, Ami Bera. Despite the great news in the polls, Patterson is not sitting back in his hammock hoping for a win. He’s out there talking to people, knocking on doors, and making commitments he intends to keep with the people of Sacramento. But he needs our help and he needs the help of congressional leaders like McCarthy in order to bring the seat back to the GOP. Bera has been embroiled in controversies every since winning the seat. He has survived politically, barely winning some of his previous elections with the help of ballot harvesting. But this year, he’s facing a challenger who knows how to fight and knows how to win. Patterson’s career, which included a stint in the White House carrying the “nuclear football” for President Clinton, has always been filled with success. If the GOP is going to take back control of the House, it’s incumbent on Kevin McCarthy to step up and help people like Buzz Patterson, who is in a very tight race. Otherwise, we’ll be stuck with at least two more years of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.