Why in the world did the OC Democrats decide to launch their big November General Election kickoff in Long Beach today? Democratic candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva and Jose Solorio headlined the event. Solorio is running for the 34th State Senate District, which now includes a sliver of Long Beach (see the map below) and Quirk-Silva is trying desperately to hang on to the 65th Assembly District, which is in north Orange County, many miles from Long Beach.
Both Solorio and Quirk-Silva came in second place in the June Primary Election. Because of the Top Two rules they advanced to the November General Election but they were weakened greatly while their opponents, Young Kim and Janet Nguyen picked up major momentum by garnering more votes that their Democratic counterparts. Continue reading