If you know anything about politics then you should know that the Tea Party is not affiliated with either the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. Sure, most Tea Party members are Republicans but I know of two local Orange County Democrats who are running for the State Assembly that have been affiliated with the Tea Party. They are Karina Onofre, who is running for the 74th Assembly District, and Albert Ayala, who is running in the 72nd Assembly District.
Ayala ran before, in 2012, and lost. This is Onofre’s first legislative campaign. Scott Martindale, an OC Register reporter, has ignored Ayala but he wrote an article that did Onofre, who recently quit the GOP and returned to the Democratic Party, no favors. Here are a few excerpts from Martindale’s article: Continue reading