UPDATED: In the 2.5 months after he entered the race, Matt Harper raised $15,353 and had $7,887 cash on hand (excluding $7,500 in candidate loans), as of the close of 2011. In the first three days after he entered the race, Tyler Diep raised $50,399 and had all of it on hand, with no loans. By the end of 2011, he had raised $137,049 and still had $129,604 cash on hand. He had no candidate loans. (Source: OC Political)
The newly created 72nd Assembly District includes the following cities: Westminster, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, a portion of Huntington Beach, a portion of Santa Ana, and the unincorporated county island of Midway City. The GOP has an 11% voter edge in this district. Continue reading
UPDATE: “In the race for the new 74th District, Assemblyman Allan Mansoor raised more, but Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle has more cash on hand, according to the latest campaign finance filings,” according to the OC Political blog. Mansoor only has $60,875 cash on hand. Daigle transferred $23,250 from her Council account and raised an additional $111,818 in 2011 for her Assembly campaign.
OC GOP Chairman Tom Fuentes is now deathly ill with cancer, but he is still working on behalf of his beloved Republican Party. He summoned GOP Assembly candidates Allan Mansoor and Keith Carlson (Huntington Beach) to his bedside last week, at his home in Lake Forest, according to O.C. Register columnist Frank Mickadeit, and sure enough Fuentes did it again – convincing Carlson to pull out of the race for the 74th Assembly District. That paves the way for Mansoor to go head to head with moderate Republican Leslie Daigle, a popular Newport Beach Councilwoman. Continue reading
Three Republican candidates are having quite a shoot-out already for the new 74th Assembly District, that includes the Cities of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Laguna Beach. None of the candidates is an incumbent although 68th Assembly District respresentative Allan Mansoor and his supporters would like for us to think otherwise. In truth though only 20% of his current constituents are in the 74th.
The other GOP candidates include Keith Carlson, a lawyer and GOP insider former treasurer of the California Republican Party, who hails from Huntington Beach; and Leslie Daigle, a Council Member in Newport Beach. I have issues with both of them – and Mansoor is not much better. Continue reading