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From News 10: May 14, 2013 Sacramento Kings fans are angry but not entirely surprised by the latest twist in the Maloof family's plan to sell the team to Seattle investors. "Time and again they have managed to screw this community," said Sacramento political consultant Doug Elmets. Elmets was reacting to news that broke over the weekend that the Maloofs will not sell the Kings to California-based investors who would keep the team in Sacramento if the NBA blocks the proposed move to Seattle. The Maloofs are reportedly threatening to retain control of the Kings in partnership with the Seattle investors while the team would continue to play, at least temporarily, in Sacramento. Elmets believes the Maloofs first showed their lack of committment to Sacramento in September 2006, when Joe Maloof shocked city leaders by publicly torpedoing a campaign to build a new downt Elmets, the political consultant who felt betrayed by the Maloofs in the 2006 sales tax campaign, showed his disdain a month later by hosting a Halloween costume party and dressing up as Joe Maloof. Elmets' costume lampooned Joe Maloof for appearing in a Carl's Jr. commercial with his brothers that boasted about their wealth. The costume party brought a rare response to public criticism from a Maloof family member. Elmets said after the party was mentioned in the Sacramento Bee, he received an angry phone call from the family matriarch. "Colleen Maloof called me and asked me how I could insult her family and her son by dressing up as him for Halloween," Elmets recalled. "And I said, of course, it was all meant in jest, Mrs. Maloof. The next thing I heard was a 'click.' She hung up on me."
This morning on 96.9 The Eagle, Walt Gray announced his list of "Most Influential Local Media" - naming Doug Elmets as one of five local leaders. Elliot Troshinsky, General Manager of KCRA-TV, Cheryl Dell, Sacramento Bee Publisher, Marcos Breton, Sacramento Bee Columnist, and Jeff Von Kaenel, Publisher of Sacramento News & Review were among the influential mentions.
Political analyst Doug Elmets former President Reagan staff member reflects back to the times he met Margaret Thatcher while working at the White House.
At their time in history -- they were arguably the two most powerful leaders in the world. President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. They respected each other; shared the same conservative ideology and worked together to end the Cold War.
Yesterday, Doug Elmets filled in for the Phil Cowan Show on AM 1380 KTKZ during the 7 o'clock and 8 o'clock hours. Click the links below to listen to his show.
Listen to Doug's interview on KFBK as he weighs in on reports of Lance Armstrong's confession to doping during his extraordinary cycling career. Can he recover from this? Can he somehow regain his reputation?
Political analyst Doug Elmets discusses the election results and possible Republican candidates for 2016.
Political analyst Doug Elmets weighs in on what the debate means for each candidate.
Political analyst Doug Elmets says the vice-presidential debate was full of substance.
Doug was on KCRA Channel 3 yesterday morning to preview President Obama and Governor Romney's first presidential debate.
We are proud to announce that Governor Brown signed a bill, sponsored by Elmets Communications, that authorizes the construction of a Ronald Reagan statue inside California's State Capitol.
Political analyst Doug Elmets says both parties will try to appeal to a younger generation of voters at the Republican National Convention.
KCRA: Lawmaker wants Reagan statue in the Capitol