Yesterday was the annual Mexican Independence Day Parade in Santa Ana, and the festivities will be going on all weekend.
Orange Juice Blogger Art Pedroza posted about the OC GOP presence at the event:
The OC GOP, Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher, who is running for the 34th Senate District, and Congressional candidate Tan Nguyen together purchased a booth at the Fiestas de las Americas, which was held today in downtown Santa Ana Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
Event organizers assured one of my associates that the Democrat Party was not there, nor were any of their candidates – with the exception of those in the parade.
My assumption is that the Democrats take the Latino vote for granted, whereas my party has to work a bit harder in this community.
I know that Tan Nguyen wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t actually at the parade, but could you imagine how that would have went? I would have loved to see Nguyen show up to a Mexican Independence Day event with his campaign literature that all but says Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mexicans have ruined Orange County.Ã¢â‚¬Â
But back to ArtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s post: OC Dems take the Latino vote for granted. While I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t entirely agree with his assumption (look at how much time, money, and effort is being pumped into the 34th State Senate race from our side), Art has a decent point: where the hell were the Democrats this weekend?!?!
The Young Democrats were looking to launch the Peer to Peer campaign this weekend, so I fired off an email to the director and found out that the launch was pushed back because of some hiccup with printing errors.