It is turning out to be an awful night for the Democrats as the execrable Hillary Clinton appears to be losing to her Republican challenger, Donald Trump. Meanwhile here in Orange County the early results are in and top Democratic challengers Sharon Quirk-Silva and Josh Newman appear to be losing in their respective legislative races. Here is a rundown of the top early results thus far: Continue reading
Remember Curt Pringle? The former Mayor of Anaheim has been very busy at his lobbying firm, Curt Pringle & Associates. As they have been reluctant to release their full client list (maybe it’s too much work?) Sean Paden has decided to help them out. Below is a list of every client that Paden could confirm from an internet search and the source. The list may not be complete but it is a darn good effort
Some of these clients are high profile, others are below the radar: Vulcan Industries, for example is apparently the largest supplier of gravel in Southern California (so if a construction project gets built there’s a good chance they’ll make money on it); Mobilite/ Mobilite of Newport Beach is a cell phone tower company, Jamboree Housing recently obtained bond funding from the City of Fullerton for a $5 million low income housing project (approved on March 18, 2014). Continue reading
I had a chance to meet with Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott a couple weeks ago. She is running for the 46th Congressional District, which is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who is running for the U.S. Senate.
Schott, a Republican, grew up in Santa Ana, where her father was a barber with a shop in downtown Santa Ana. Her mom still lives in Santa Ana. And Schott got her education in Santa Ana while also getting her first job, at a travel agency in downtown Santa Ana. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: December 18, 2015
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348, Shallman Communications
LOU CORREA LEADS BY HUGE MARGIN IN NEW POLL
Correa leads closest Democrat by nearly 30 points
SANTA ANA, CA—Today, the Lou Correa campaign for Congress released a poll memo showing Correa leading his nearest Democratic opponent, Bao Nguyen, by nearly 30 points.
The poll, conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, is fresh out of the field, and was conducted from December 13th through December 16th. The initial results show Correa with a decisive lead over all other candidates: Continue reading
Days after Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman betrayed his fellow Democrats and Anaheim’s Latino residents by abandoning the effort to develop City Council districts in his city he has dropped his campaign for the 46th Congressional District, according to the O.C. Register.
Brandman was recently reprimanded by the Democratic Party of Orange County when he joined in a 3-2 November Anaheim City Council vote to put the district with a majority of voting age Latino citizens on the ballot in 2018 instead of 2016.
Brandman was one of several Democrats vying to replace U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who is running for the U.S. Senate and is vacating her House seat. Continue reading
It was not a good night for Anaheim Councilman Jordan Brandman, who is also running to replace Loretta Sanchez in the 46th Congressional District. You see Brandman has run afoul of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
Why? Because Brandman did something completely unforgivable when he voted to delay Anaheim’s Third District residents from holding an election until 2018 – an action that disenfranchised Anaheim’s Latino voters.
Jeff LeTourneau led the charge against Brandman at tonight’s Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee meeting. And his effort succeeded as his party passed a resolution to condemn Brandman by acclamation. The District Elections will go to a second reading on December 8 at the next Anaheim City Council meeting. Continue reading