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?
Julio Perez, the ultra-left labor consultant Democrat, and Anaheim resident, who is running for the 69th Assembly District, has only raised just over $22,000, according to the California Secretary of State. Click here to see his campaign finance report in Microsoft Excel.
That is a pretty dismally low figure. The other three Democrats running have not filed their campaign finance forms yet. Here are a few fun facts from Perez’ report: Continue reading
Just when we thought the Occupy movement in Orange County was dead, or at least on its way out, it is back. Apparently there is going to me a national protest at over 200 courthouses on Jan. 20 (the press release is below), including Santa Ana, the Orange County seat, which has federal and state courts, as well as a federal appeal court.
Occupy’s main beef this time is a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down those provisions of the McCain–Feingold Act that prohibited all corporations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, and unions from broadcasting “electioneering communications. Continue reading
Santa Ana resident Francisco J. Barragan is finally getting the chance to avenge his pal Alfredo Amezcua’s brutal loss to Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido in 2010. Barragan announced yesterday at the Orange County Young Democrats meeting that he is “entering the 69th Assembly District race,” according to the Liberal OC blog.
“After seeing the other candidates I think I have something unique to offer,” Barragan told the Liberal OC. “I wanted to have all the pieces of my campaign in place before announcing, but this meeting pushed up my announcement.” Continue reading
Assemblyman Jose Solorio is a nice guy but he has been a disaster as a state legislator. This year was worse than usual. His failed Assembly Bill 350, which thankfully was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown, would have forced companies that provide building security, maintenance, window cleaning or food services to retain the employees of the previous service contractor for 90 days and then offer those employees continued employment unless their performance is unsatisfactory, according to CalWatchdog.
Solorio terms out this year and he is not going to run for any other office. Some say he intends to run for State Senator Lou Correa’s seat when it comes available in 2014, but by then Solorio will be a dim memory. But some may remember that Solorio may have doomed Orange County to yet another bankruptcy. A vote he cast last year has now cost the County of Orange $48 million in revenue – and we aren’t getting that back, according to the New Santa Ana blog. Continue reading