How pathetic is the Republican Party of Orange County? Well, they have only one Hispanic candidate running for the Central Committee, in the 69th Assembly District, which is an overwhelmingly Latino district. And that Hispanic candidate is a Minuteman who loathes her own people. Here are the candidates: Continue reading
Extension of Candidate Filing Period for the Presidential Primary Election
by Neal Kelley on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:55am ·
SANTA ANA, CA – March 10, 2012 – The Registrar of Voters announced today that the nomination period has been extended until March 14, 2012, 5:00 p.m. for the offices listed below because the incumbent failed to file Nomination Papers by the March 9, 2012 deadline. Any qualified person, other than the incumbent, can now file the Nomination Papers until March 14, 2012, 5:00 p.m., in the office of the Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, California. Continue reading
As reported in an earlier post today, Republican Robert Hammond has withdrawn from the race for the 69th Assembly District, according to the OC Political Blog. He is running instead for the Orange County Board of Education, in the First Area, which is being vacated by the incumbent, Long Pham.
Hammond is an extremist social conservative. He is anti-immigrant and anti-gay. He would be very much like former O.C. BOE Trustee Alexandria Coronado, who got the boot the last time she ran, after she made anti-gay comments. Continue reading
Republican Robert Hammond, a resident of Santa Ana, has withdrawn from the race for the 69th Assembly District, according to the OC Political blog. There are now four Democrats vying in the open primary, but only two of them have a shot at winning in June.
Santa Ana Couincil Member Michele Martinez has 13% of the vote, according to a poll conducted by the other leading Democratic candidate, Tom Daly, who currently is the O.C. Clerk-Recorder. Daly has a quarter of the vote, according to his poll. Continue reading
We broke the news yesterday that Huntington Beach businessman Travis Allen, one of several Republican candidates for the 72nd Assembly District, apparently donated to various Democrats over the past few years, including this year. But it turns out he is not the only shaky Republican candidate in this race. Los Alamitos Councilman Troy Edgar, as it turns out, is a Republican now, but from 2002 to 2006 he was a registered Democrat, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
Allen may have contributed to Democratic campaigns, but he has been a Republican since at least 2002. (The O.C. Voter Registrar does not post candidates’ registration records prior to 2002). Continue reading
The race for the 72nd Assembly District has narrowed, with the exits of Matt Harper and Tyler Diep – but the entry of Huntington Beach resident, and businessman,Travis Allen and Los Alamitos Council Member Troy Edgar has kept things interesting. Allen and Edgar have the resources to make the open June primary a very expensive endeavor. So does Vietnamese businessman, and fellow Republican Long Pham, who has also invested six figures into his campaign.
But Allen’s fellow Republicans might be a bit shocked to find out that Allen has apparently donated to Democrats before, according to the website Campaign Money. He reportedly donated in 2010 to: Continue reading