Well I left a Boy Scout event early tonight and voted – turning in my wife’s and daughter’s absentee ballots as well. Now it is time to start talking about the results of today’s 2014 Open Primary Election.
In the Governor’s race Neel Kashkari is leading Tim Donnelly with 16.8% of the vote versus 13.6%, according to the Secretary of State’s gubernatorial election results. Here in Orange County Kashkari has 28% of the vote versus 18.3% for Donnelly according to the OC Voter Registrar’s election results.
The Lt. Governor’s race is over already with the incumbent, Gavin Newsom, garnering 52.6% of the vote versus 22.2% for the top Republican candidate, Ron Nehring, according to the Secretary of State’s election results.
I am quite disappointed by the Secretary of State race where my preferred candidate, independent Dan Schnur, only has 9.2% of the vote, while Democratic candidate Alex Padilla has 30.4% of the vote, according to the Secretary of State’s election results. BTW, how the Hell did Leland Yee get over 137K votes already?
In the race for the 4th District of the State Board of Equalization, Democrat Nader Shahatit is winning with 35.3% of the vote while Republican Diane Harkey is just behind with 33.8% of the vote, according to the California Secretary of State’s election results. Van Tran has only 8.8% of the vote.
Now let’s look at the Orange County races – I am not pleased to see Lake Forest carpetbagging candidate Sherry Walker leading Cecilia Iglesias in the 69th Assembly District. The Democratic incumbent, Tom Daly, has 57.3% of the vote so far. The good news for Iglesias is that these are the early absentee votes. Latino voters vote later and I doubt many will be fooled by Walker. Update at 11 pm – Ceci is still losing with 2,297 votes to Walker’s 2,802 votes. But I expect Ceci to do better by tomorrow. It should be noted though that Walker dropped a couple mailers and Ceci didn’t. It would be a shame if Ceci failed to advance because her party dropped the ball, allowing a terrible carpetbagger to make it to November’s General Election instead.
But perhaps more interesting is the lead that Young Kim has over the incumbent Democrat, Sharon Quirk-Silva, over in northern Orange County’s 65th Assembly District. Kim has 53.8% of the vote to Quirk-Silva’s 46.2%. I truly believe that Quirk-Silva blew it since being elected by voting far too liberal. She is paying the price for that now. Update at 11 pm – Kim is still in the lead, by about 1,500 votes. Wow. She will face off against Quirk-Silva again in November, but talk about a momentum enhancer!
Over in the 55th Assembly District, which includes part of north Orange County as well, Diamond Bar Councilwoman Ling Ling Chang is clinging to the lead and if the results hold she will advance to the November General Election against Democratic candidate Gregg Fritchle. Our endorsed candidate, Phillip Chen, is in third place but he trails Chang by only 400 votes or so.
There is a shocking upset developing over in the 73rd Assembly District where Democrat Wendy Gabriella has 29.1% of the vote and is leading the pack. Republican Bill Brough is at 21% with our endorsed candidate, Jesse Petrilla, trailing with 18.6% of the vote. The shocker is that Anna Bryson, who was the beneficiary of a ton of mailers paid for by Charles Munger and his PACS, is in dead last with 10% of the vote. Even Paul Glaab, who withdrew from the race late in the game and endorsed Bryson, has more votes with 15% of the vote.
Bad news in the 74th Assembly District where RINO Keith Curry is leading with 28.9% of the vote. Our endorsed candidate, Emanuel Patrascu, is in dead last place with 11% of the vote. The good news is that Karina Onofre dragged the other Democrat, Anila Ali, down. Matt Harper is in second place currently, a surprise, with 24.3% of the vote.
Bad news for Democrat Jose Solorio, over in the 34th State Senate District. He is in second place with 31% of the vote while eternally corrupt Janet Nguyen is leading with 54.1% of the vote. Long Pham is in third with 14.7% of the vote.
Now let’s look at the congressional races. Mimi Walters, a carpetbagger, is running away with it in the 45th Congressional District, so far, with 45.7% of the vote. We are pulling for our endorsed candidate, Greg Raths, who is behind the Democrat, in third place, with 22% of the vote.
In the 46th Congressional District the incumbent, Loretta Sanchez, has 53.5% of the vote and Lake Forest carpetbagger Adam Nick has 19.1% of the vote. If they are the top two I will vote for Sanchez over Nick.
In the Orange County races, our friend Hugh Nguyen is winning handily in the OC Clerk-Recorder’s race with 60% of the vote with his top challenger, Monica Maddox, flailing along with 19% of the vote.
OC GOP insider Eric Woolery is also running away with the OC Auditor-Controller’s race with 56.2% of the vote. Frank Davies is in second place with 17% of the vote.
In another shocker Dana Point Councilwoman Lisa Bartlett has 31% of the vote in the race for the 5th District on the OC Board of Supervisors. Laguna Niguel Councilman Robert Ming is trailing with 26.7% of the vote. That means he can still pull ahead. Thankfully awful RINO candidate Frank Ury is in third place in that race.
Very disappointing results in the race for the 2nd Supervisorial District where carpetbagger Michelle Steel has 47.5% of the vote with Allan Mansoor trailing with 23% of the vote. The Democrat in that race, Jim Moreno, is in third place with 21% of the vote.
And as we expected, liberal blogger Greg Diamond got trounced by OCDA Tony Rackauckas by a margin of 72% to 27%. Being a liberal is still an overwhelming negative in Orange County as a whole.
In the races for the Orange County Board of Education our endorsed candidate, David Boyd, is trouncing Tea Partier Tom Pollitt by 63% of the vote versus 37% of the vote, in the 2nd District, while conservative candidate Linda Lindholm is winning in the 5th District over incumbent Elizabeth Parker by a slim margin of 53% vs. 46% of the vote.