I will be live blogging on this post tonight as the results come in.
11 pm Update: Joe Dovinh has pulled ahead of Long Pham to secure the second spot in the 72nd A.D. primary. It is still a very close race and somehow Albert Ayala, the 82 year old Tea Party Democrat, got over 5,000 votes!
In the race for the 69th A.D., Tom Daly is still ahead and Joe Moreno still has the second spot., but Julio Perez is now one vote behind Michele Martinez. However this is a “Top Two” primary so even if Perez beats Martinez, he is finished.
Over in Area One of the O.C. Board of Education, gay basher Robert Hammond has pulled ahead of Ken Nguyen, but not by much. It is still too close to call.
And in the 74th A.D., it is over. Knuckle-dragging Mexican basher Allan Mansoor is the clear winner and the people of the 74th are the clear losers. Newly minted Democrat Robert Rush will get to lose again to Mansoor in November.
THE FIRST RESULTS ARE IN! These are most likely the first of the absentee ballots. Highlights:
- The Fullerton Recall is winning and all of Tony Bushala’s allies are ahead of the pack to replace the ousted RINO Council Members! Note that the Democratic Council candidate that liberal blogger Greg Diamond endorsed, Paula Williams, is in dead last in the race to replace Don Bankhead. Diamond’s endorsement is the kiss of death!
- The 69th Assembly District – Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent by labor – but their candidate, Julio Perez, is in third place, with 1,763 votes. The top two are Democrat Tom Daly, with 4,815 votes, and my friend Jose “Joe” Moreno, a Republican, with 2,437 votes. However Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez, who I also endorsed, is right behind with 2,000 votes.
- The 74th Assembly District – Not good. Allan Mansoor has just over 14,000 votes. The guy who just became a Democrat this year, Robert Rush, has just under 11,500 votes. Newport Council Member Leslie Daigle has 7,623 votes.
- 72nd Assembly District – Looks like it will be Republicans Troy Edgar and Long Pham facing off in November, if the early trends continue. But Democrat Joe Dovinh is right behind Pham. Travis Allen and Albert Ayala are far behind the pack.
- 46th Congressional: Loretta Sanchez leads with over 11,000 votes. The rest of the candidates have less than 9,500 votes, combined. The early leader among them is Jerry Hayden, an unkown Republican, with just over 6,000 votes.
- O.C. Board of Education, Area One – The most liberal candidate, Eleazar Elizondo, is in dead last with 1,258 votes. Ken Nguyen, a Santa Ana Parks and Rec Commissioner, is leading the pack with 7,141 votes. Republican Robert Hammond is behind him with 6,013 votes. I am in third with 4,566 votes, but considering that I spent no money on my campaign, that is pretty good.
- 48th Congressional District: Gary DeLong is leading with 4,134 votes, but Alan Lowenthal is right behind him.
- First Supervisorial District – Over 5,000 voters refused to back the incumbent, Janet Nguyen, voting instead for her opponent, Steve Rocco. But Nguyen has 76% of the vote. Bummer!
- 29th State Senate District – Greg Diamond, perhaps the most unctious if not boring liberal blogger in the O.C., is way behind the Republican incumbent, Bob Huff, who has over 21 thousand votes to Diamond’s 12,000. They are the only candidates and will advance to the general election where Diamond will get to lose again.
- 65th Assembly District – The Republican incumbent, Chris Norby, is leading the Democratic challenger, Sharon Quirk-Silva, by 12,000 to 9,000 votes.
- 3rd Supervisorial District – No surprise here. Todd Spitzer has 67% of the vote against Deborah Pauly.
- Orange County Republican Central Committe, 69th Assembly District – Glen Stroud is in dead last. ROFLMAO!