In an election that had plenty of shockers the best news was that Young Kim got more votes than the Democratic incumbent, Sharon Quirk-Silva in the 65th Assembly District. That also happened a few years back when Chris Norby got more votes in the Primary only to get trounced in the General. Get ready for dirty tricks by the Democrats in November!
The worst news was that Lake Forest carpetbagger Sherry Walker made it to the November runoff over Ceci Iglesias in the 69th Assembly District. Tom Daly, the Democrat incumbent, will run her over in the General Election. Iglesias did not send any mail, Walker did and that was that.
Over in the 73rd Assembly District, Anna Bryson stayed in last place, which was amazing given how much was spent on her behalf, while Bill Brough made the runoff against the Democrat, Wendy Gabriella. You have to figure Brough will trounce her in November.
In the 74th Assembly District we can all thank Karina Onofre for dragging the other Democrat, Anila Ali, down. The runoff will feature RINO Keith Curry against Matt Harper. For the first time ever I will be backing Harper in November as that race is a no-brainer. Emanuel Patrascu came in dead last which was not what I had hoped for.
Phillip Chen failed to make the run-of in the 55th Assembly District as Ling-Ling Chang advanced and will face off against a Democrat, Gregg Fritchle, in November. Chang should easily beat him in the General Election.
Over in the 34th State Senate District the surprise was how poorly the Democrat, Jose Solorio, fared. He ended up with 32% of the vote while the eternally corrupt Janet Nguyen rolled with 52% of the vote. Long Pham got 15% of the vote. He didn’t send any mail and barely ran much of a campaign.
Another Lake Forest carpetbagger, Adam Nick, made the runoff against Loretta Sanchez in the 46th Congressional District. I won’t be voting for him.
And our endorsed candidate in the 46th Congressional District, Greg Raths, just missed the runoff which will feature carpetbagger Mimi Walters against Democrat Drew Leavens.
In the race for District 5 on the OC Board of Supervisors Robert Ming was the top vote-getter with Lisa Bartlett right behind him. We can all celebrate Frank Ury’s loss!
Allan Mansoor will face off against carpetbagger Michelle Steel in the 2nd District in November.
The Tea Partiers picked up the 5th District on the OC Board of Education as Linda Lindholm prevailed over Elizabeth Parker with 56% of the vote but David Boyd beat Tom Politt in the 2nd District with 57% of the vote.
I was thrilled to see Ira Glasky trump the Agranista candidate, Carolyn Inmon, in the race for the Irvine Unified School District’s Board of Education.
Webster Guillory will apparently be in a runoff in November for the OC Assessor’s office against Claude Parrish as Guillory got less than half the vote but Hugh Nguyen got 60% of the vote in the OC Clerk-Recorder’s office so he is the winner as is Eric Woolery in the OC Auditor-Controller’s race.
In statewide results I was very pleased to see nutbag Tim Donnelly lose. The November race will put Gov. Jerry Brown against Neel Kashkari and I predict that Donnelly’s bitter supporters will either vote for Brown or not vote at all.
Gavin Newsom got less than half the votes in the race for Lt. Governor and will face off against Ron Nehring in November.
There will be a runoff in the Secretary of State race too with Alex Padilla advancing against Pete Petersen.
And Ashley Swearengin will run against the liberal John Perez in the Controller’s race in November.