When I stopped at the Orange County Voter Registrar’s office late today, to turn in my nomination signatures, I ran into Eleazar Elizondo (pictured above) who was also turning in his nomination signatures. He brought his twelve year old son with him. We had a nice chat, having not met before, and then the lady behind the counter asked Eleazar how he was going to pay for his candidate’s statement. He reached into the pocket of his USC running suit and pulled out a huge wad of one hundred dollar bills. It was pretty impressive.
It turned out that Elizondo didn’t have any change, just a bunch of big bills – and he needed two dollars to settle his account. Well, I couldn’t let a brother down, so I reached into my own meager supply of money and handed him two dollars, effectively making me his first campaign contributor. Well, I couldn’t leave the guy hanging, could I? Continue reading