Did Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach endorse Los Alamitos Council Member Troy Edgar for the 72nd Assembly District? That is apparently the case. Edgar announced that endorsement at the 72nd A.D. candidates’ debate last night.
UPDATED: Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang lost 40% of his campaign funds in the Kinde Durkee scandal, according to the OC Political blog – and to make matters worse for Kang, his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. John Campbell, has over one million dollars in his campaign account. Epic fail for Kang!
You have to feel for Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang. He had barely started running for the newly redrawn 45th Congressional District when we all found out that he, like so many other O.C. Democrats, got taken by former DPOC Treasurer Kinde Durkee. The poor guy had to start raising funds all over again – and he could not take more money from those who had already maxed out to his campaign.
The real question though is why in the world is Kang going to all this trouble? 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
Did you know that neither the Democratic Party of Orange County nor the Republican Party of Orange County offer their websites in Spanish or Vietnamese? It doesn’t cost anything to include a Google Translate widget on your website. I offer that feature on all of my blogs. Yet neither the red nor the blue parties in Orange County appear to give a damn about minority voters who may not be all that fluent in English.
When you run for office in Orange County, your ballot statement gets translated into several languages. That has actually been a factor in some races. So why don’t our red and blue parties at the very least install the free Google Translate widget on their website? It just goes to show you that neither of these parties really cares about anything other than getting their boys elected. 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