Earlier this week, the Leslie Daigle for the 74th Assembly District campaign issued a press release announcing that her Republican opponent, Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, had only scored 58% on the Orange County Business Council’s (OCBC) “Business Report Card.” That would have been the lowest Business Report Card Grade for any of our Orange County Legislators.
However the OCBC issued a correction of its Legislative Scorecard today, explaining in a press release that the transposition of one vote caused the score for Mansoor to be miscalculated at a lower rate than it should have been. As it turned out, his correct score was only 72% pro-business legislative votes aligned with OCBC’s policy positions.
Now think about that score for a moment. That is a C grade for a guy who is SUPPOSED to be business-friendly. But remember that Mansoor is a one-term Assemblyman who previously served as an O.C. prison guard. He has a two-year community college degree. Before becoming a prison guard he was a security guard at the community college he attended. That is the extinct of his pedigree as a candidate for the State Legislature.
Who scored higher than Mansoor? Well, most of Orange County’s legislators did:
Get this, Mansoor scored only a few percentage points higher than labor favorite Jose Solorio, who came in at 69% to Mansoor’s low 72%. Wow. That is not a good score at all for Mansoor.
According to the OC BC, “the mistaken score has been posted on the OCBC website since last October. The information was recently used by Assembly candidate Leslie Daigle in campaign material, which is when the error was discovered. The error in information lies entirely with OCBC and not Ms. Daigle.”