UPDATE: Andrew Galvin is back from his exile. He wrote an article today about how much money has been spent on independent expenditures benefiting Tom Daly’s and Julio Perez’ campaigns for the 69th Assembly District.
Andrew Galvin, Orange County Register political reporter and Santa Ana Register blogger has been noticeably absent in recent weeks. And some of my readers are beginning to wonder what happened to him.
Last we heard of Galvin, he was defending ultra-liberal Julio Perez, one of several Democratic candidate for the 69th Assembly District. Perez’s residency problems had been noted by a fellow Register reporter, Brian Joseph. Joseph had provided public documentation in support of that story.
Galvin, a Huntington Beach resident (renter) was quickly dispatched to Perez’s alleged residence. Galvin provided absolute proof that Perez lived in the 1200 square foot home across from the car wash, in the form of a toothpaste tube and some cosmetic items Perez was able to identify. Galvin however came away with NO DRIVERS LICENSE – NO GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID WHATSOEVER. In other words he utterly failed to prove that Perez wasn’t a carpetbagger.
Andrew’s “Journalism” was defended and even praised by liberal bloggers OUTSIDE the district. But Perez’ residency was in fact never proved. It was instead widely discredited.
So this brings us to the question? What happened to Galvin?
He scrubbed his Facebook Page and changed his home and cell phone number. He has not written for the OC Register since May 18. He is listed as a contributor to the Total Buzz blog but in the middle of the first historic California Open Primary he has contributed nothing in weeks. His voice mail has had him “out of the office until May 30.”
Was Galvin suspended or punished for supporting a union hack Democrat?
Was his “relationship” with the Liberal OC Blog and the Voice of OC a conflict and did it cause concern with editors?
Why has Perez NEVER answered the residency question?
With Galvin back home now, is he ever going to write anything again, in the O.C. Register, before Tuesday’s election?