On this You Tube video from the April 10th Real Orange program (PBS SOCal, KOCE Channel 50), Panelists
Mark Petracca (pictured), Rick Reiff, Michael Capaldi and Chris Mears discuss the ongoing FBI investigation of OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen‘s campaign fundraising.
Petracca, a UC Irvine Professor, also raises the very pertinent question of why the Orange County District Attorney has been less than aggressive about investigating OC politicos — versus the FBI. He also suggests that the investigation is excellent fodder for anyone planning to run against the Supervisor next year as she’s already planning her campaign for the 34th State Senate District next year to be vacated by Democrat Lou Correa. Nguyen is termed off the Board of Supervisors in 2016.
Real Orange previous covered the FBI investigation as a news story here. The union-funded Voice of OC covered it here. We discussed it last month as well, with an especially damning anecdote about Nguyen’s political maneuvering and a pay-to-play strategy.
The Supervisor’s burned a number of bridges in her five years on the BOS dais. She’ll have plenty of competition next year as well, and the run for Sacramento will NOT be easy.