The Orange County Voter Registrar updated the Open Primary Election results tonight at 5 pm and the bad news for liberal union hack Julio Perez is that he is still over 500 votes behind Republican Jose “Joe” Moreno, who spent almost no money on his campaign. Perez spent thousands and also benefited from a multitude of independent expenditures spent on his behalf by unions.
It is becoming clear that Perez is going to lose as he is not making up any ground as the votes continue to be tallied. This is no surprise to those of us who remember when the unions unloaded on behalf of former SAUSD Trustee Nativo Lopez, when he was facing a recall. The union money failed then too as Lopez was indeed recalled.
I am hearing rumors that Perez’ allies in labor are going to try to run him for a Santa Ana City Council seat if in fact he does end up losing his race for the 69th Assembly District. He apparently carpetbagged in his Assembly race so I guess he is open to carpetbagging again for a Council seat.
Labor had no business running Perez for anything. They could have elected an ally in Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez. Now they are stuck with the last remaining Democrat, Tom Daly, who is a corporate shill. Talk about karma!
Well, I suppose labor could get behind Moreno – he is after all a union member, as a County of Orange employee. But they won’t. Moreno is not a tax increase supporter and he believes in limited government. Those aren’t the values that Perez and his labor allies believe in.
Can Moreno beat Daly? Maybe. We have time now to get the truth about Daly out. But don’t expect anyone on the O.C. Register’s political reporting team to help in that regard. They have shown their true colors. We’ll have to do this ourselves.