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
Ruh roh! It looks like uber-liberal union hack Julio Perez DID NOT get the California Democratic Party endorsement after all. Here is a press release from the California Democratic Party explaining why Perez FAILED:
To: Interested Parties
From: Chris Myers and Dennis Raj
Re: Assembly District 69 Pre-‐Endorsement Conference Results
Date: January 27,2012
Preliminary results: Continue reading
U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez lost her campaign money in the Kinde Durkee scandal – but it may not matter. Her new 46th congressional district “encompasses most of Santa Ana, parts of Garden Grove, Anaheim, Westminster and Fullerton. Previous drafts of the maps gave the area, which is home to Disneyland and a heavy population of immigrants, a slight Republican edge,” according to the L.A. Times. The district is 45 percent Democrat and 32 percent Republican, according to the O.C. Register.
And the “latest maps, keep the Latino voting population nearly the same as in her current district, but edge out some of the Asian American voters by splitting Little Saigon.” Not to worry if you are a Vietnamese American voter in the O.C. I hear that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is going to retire in a couple of years. His new district includes a big chunk of Little Saigon. It is quite possible that the seat will end up being represented by a Vietnamese American some years down the road. Continue reading
Moderation isn’t working anymore for Orange County’s labor leaders, according to the Voice of OC. When has this far-left bunch ever been moderate? It is true however that this year they have seemingly lost their minds – lining up behind union consultant Julio Perez for the 69th Assembly District, behind the crazed rantings of labor boss Teferi Gebre, who describes his political views, on Facebook, as “very liberal.” LOL! Gebre lives in Carlsbad – a city with an $85K median income. How 1% of him!
Backing Perez is such a bad idea that both Assemblyman Jose Solorio and State Senator Lou Correa, as well as DPOC Chairman Frank Barbaro, have had to remind local Democrats that the 69th is a moderate district. Of course when the Democrats hold their meetings at a union hall, you can’t expect much in the way of moderation. And so Perez is now bragging that he won a strong majority of support from Democratic Party Delegates during a Pre-Primary Endorsement Conference held this weekend. Of course he did! Would you expect much else from these liberal nuts?
Norberto Santana wrote a truly ridiculous p0st today over at the Voice of OC, which is primarily funded by O.C. Labor. He pontificated that the race for the 69th Assembly District is going to be settled by the unions – and of course he praised labor’s handpicked candidate – the unknown, and socialist, Julio Perez. But when was the last time OC Labor won anything?