Pity the Orange County Republicans. Every two years they find some poor candidate to run against U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, and she always wins.
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer filed for divorce Friday, months after his wife’s affair with a methamphetamine addict and her own substance abuse problems became public, according to the Sacramento Bee.
At 5:10 p.m. Friday, after the divorce papers were filed, Nadia Lockyer was involved in a car accident near the couple’s home. Hayward Police Sgt. Eric Krimm said she was the sole occupant of the car when it knocked down a light pole before hitting a tree, according to the L.A. Times. Continue reading
It is time for another look at last week’s election in central Orange County. The most competitive races will now hunker down and start to covet whatever serious money is left. The “Top Two” format will cost additional thousands in races like AD72 where a Republican (hopefully not a Democrat turned Republican like Troy Edgar) previously would have easily won by spending nothing (Edgar didn’t count on that).
The race that no Blog or the O.C. Register has commented on was the most uncompetitive — Janet Nguyen beat the whacko Steve Rocco by almost 49 points (74.4% <> 25.6%). But wait a minute — ONLY 49 points? A four-year County Supervisor with a Vietnamese surname against a ketchup thief? Shouldn’t the gap have been 90 points? 95? Or even more? Isn’t there a message in this? And from who? The District Hispanics? Or, more likely, those who are tired of the vacuous Nguyen, her lack of a record, her inability to put together a complete sentence, or perhaps her political ineptness in messing with CalOptima? Continue reading
U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez doesn’t have much to worry about in November, over in the 38th Congressional District. She easily outpaced her two Republican opponents, Jorge Robles and Ben Campos, in this week’s Open Primary Election. Campos is currently leading Robles by 532 votes, according to the California Secretary of State, for the right to face off against Sanchez in the fall.
Can Campos beat Sanchez? Well, she has over 28,000 votes right now – and Campos and Robles together have under 23,000 votes. Those are long odds for Campos.
Meanwhile, in Orange County, the other Congressional Sanchez, Loretta, has over 24,000 votes, in the 46th Congressional District, and she did not campaign at all – no signs, no mailers, and no robo calls. Continue reading
California’s elected officials and political candidates are trying to figure out how to campaign in the new Open Primary Election that is set for June 5. Here in Orange County, one of our longtime U.S. Representatives, Loretta Sanchez, apparently decided to skip the primary election altogether.
You won’t find any Sanchez signs and I have seen no mailers and have not received any phone calls from her campaign. But her opponents are all running hard. Continue reading
I can’t figure out why Jerry Hayden is running for the 46th Congressional District (see map at the end of this post) which includes Anaheim, Santa Ana and parts of Orange and Garden Grove. Hayden, who is described on the ballot as a “Local Independent Businessman” is one of several candidates running for the 46th in the Open Primary, against U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez. Hayden is endorsed by the Republican Party of Orange County, but you really have to wonder why they would get behind a candidate who quite simply cannot hope to beat Sanchez. Continue reading