Scott Lay wrote in today’s Nooner that “In an off-cycle election, the new 34th State Senate District is a tough district for Democrats. However, if Jose Solorio turns in strong fundraising numbers and the GOP doesn’t get behind one candidate, that could be a toss-up.”
Will the GOP line up behind Supervisor Janet Nguyen? And can she rebound after wrecking CalOptima – the O.C. agency that provides healthcare services to the poor, in a reckless power grab?
The 34th Senate District is currently held by moderate Democrat Lou Correa. The Assembly Districts in and around it include the 65th AD, which was won by another Democrat, Sharon Quirk-Silva, last year, and the 69th Assembly District, which also went to another Democrat, Tom Daly. The former representative of the 69th, Jose Solorio, is now the leading Democratic candidate.
Republican candidates are led by Nguyen and also include Assemblyman Jim Silva, who hails all the way from Huntington Beach, and possibly former Assemblyman Van Tran.
The candidates were supposed to file their first campaign finance reports today. Click here to check out Nguyen’s reports – which have not yet posted but should do so by next week.