A new phone poll of voters in the 69th Assembly District, conducted by Democratic candidate Tom Daly’s campaign, shows that newcomers Julio Perez and Francisco Barragan need to drop out now, or they are going to jeopardize the election of a Latino to represent this heavily Latino district, which is currently represented by Jose Solorio.
I expected a good turnout at Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez’ fundraising event tonight, which was hosted at the home of Council Member Vince Sarmiento and his wife Eva. And sure enough, the place was packed – but that was not the entire story.
For one thing, a lot of Republicans were there tonight, including past CRP Vice Chair Mario Rodriguez, who was a high-ranking official in Governor Schwarzenegger’s administration; Break Mayor Ron Garcia, who works with Martinez in NALEO (the National Association of Latino Elected Officials); MWD Trustee Brett Barbre; developer and consultant Steve Sheldon; and Santa Ana Council Member Carlos Bustamante. Continue reading
Ultra-liberal union shill Julio Perez came in at 117K and 70K cash at-hand. If you subtract the $23K which he reported in the last reporting period, which was from Jan to June 2011, the he only raised $90K. Click here to read his campaign finance report.
O.C. Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly only raised $54K. It looks like his past supporters are realizing he isn’t running much of a campaign – and he still has no campaign website! Click here to read his campaign finance report. Note that Assemblyman Jose Solorio has sold out the people of Santa Ana by donating $2K to Daly! (But in fairness he also donated $2K to Martinez – we may not agree on Daly but at least we agree that Perez is an awful fit for the district). Continue reading
Why does Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) think he can tell the insurance industry who to hire? That is exactly what he is trying to do with his latest bill, AB 53 which passed the Assembly floor today. This crazed legislation would require major California insurers to file a report with the Insurance Commissioner regarding their outreach and procurement practices involving businesses owned by women, minorities, and disabled veterans.
The bill defines these businesses as ones that are at least 51% owned by women, minorities, or disabled veterans. But who cares who owns these companies – the real issue is who are they employing – and the insurance industry is actually one of the most diverse fields in California – in fact minorities are in big demand right now, particularly those who speak a foreign language, such as Spanish, Korean or Chinese. Continue reading
Norberto Santana wrote a truly ridiculous p0st today over at the Voice of OC, which is primarily funded by O.C. Labor. He pontificated that the race for the 69th Assembly District is going to be settled by the unions – and of course he praised labor’s handpicked candidate – the unknown, and socialist, Julio Perez. But when was the last time OC Labor won anything?