Tom Daly, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder who was accused late last week of committing sexual harassment in the workplace, didn’t buy a candidate’s statement for the November General Election. Obvioulsy Daly felt at the time that he had the victory in the bag. Now that appears to be in question.
Daly has been losing support among area Democratic leaders for the past month. The sexual harassment accusations will hurt him even more as many in his party were not happy that he won in the June primary to begin with.
To make matters worse for Daly, his November opponent, Jose “Joe” Moreno, did buy a ballot statement, that you may read here. It is a humble statement that establishes Moreno as a family man who is running for the State Legislature for the right reasons.
I hope that O.C. labor will get behind Moreno, who has been a faithful union member for many years. He certainly has his priorities straight as his big issues are jobs and education. Those are certainly the issues that matter to his constituents right now.
Will Daly’s refusal to buy a candidate’s statement hurt him in November? You bet. That statement will be translated for the voters, who will read Moreno’s message but will assume that Daly didn’t care to tell them what he stand for. Perhaps with good reason!