Classy or Calculating?

Lynn Daucher showed up at the Board of Supervisor’s meeting this morning and she said that she was on the same side as Correa when it came to the county mailing 14,000 citizens to tell them that, unlike what they read in the Tan Nguyen letter, they can vote.

From Peggy Lowe’s story at the Orange County Register:

Lynn Daucher, locked in a tight race against Correa for the 34th state Senate District seat, supported sending the official letter and offered to pay for the letter or split the cost with Correa. Nguyen’s letter was done to discourage voters, she said. The 34th state Senate District and the 47th Congressional District overlap, meaning voters in the race between Daucher and Correa also received the Nguyen campaign’s letter.

“That damage should be undone,” Daucher said.

Correa’s response was “Miss Daucher, great idea. We’ll work on that.”

So now I ask, is Daucher’s support of mailing these voters classy or calculating?

[Orange County Register]

  8 comments for “Classy or Calculating?

  1. Anonymous
    October 24, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    Both. Daucher is a smart politician.

    Lou has to work very, very hard in the next two weeks to get elected.

  2. Anonymous
    October 24, 2006 at 5:06 pm

    I don’t think that being calculating should have a “negative” ring to it. Although I personally support Lou in this race, I think that Lynn was BOTH classy and calculating. This was a good move both morally and politically. I agree with Anon 4:56 – “Lou has to work very hard in the next two weeks to get elected.”

  3. Anonymous
    October 24, 2006 at 8:25 pm

    Apparently the OC Blog (home of Scott Baugh) doesn’t want anyone to know that:
    Back in 1996, Mr. Baugh was indicted on four felony and something like eighteen misdemeanor counts for falsifying campaign reports. After a few years of litigation, Baugh settled with the Fair Political Practices Commission and paid his fines.

  4. Anonymous
    October 24, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    This was certainly some entertaining political grandstanding on the part of Daucher and her advisors.
    If she really did support the county sending the official letter (which I doubt was sincere) then she must not be very effective at lobbying other elected officials. Surely as an incumbent Assemblymember and the top targeted race for Republicans in the State Senate Lynn should have the political capital to convince 2 of the 4 Republicans on the board to vote for the letter.
    So either she didn’t REALLY want it THAT badly, or other Republicans don’t care to work with her. That would bode poorly for her effectiveness in the State Senate.
    I, for one, am anxious to see when she makes good on her public offer to fund a letter of correction. And what this correction says.
    Something tells me I’ll be waiting for a while…

  5. Anonymous
    October 24, 2006 at 9:00 pm


    Here’s some on Scott Baugh. Maybe you can blog about his shadey past.

    Scott R. Baugh, successful candidate in the 67th Assembly District, his controlled committee, Baugh for Assembly ’98, and its treasurer, David Bauer, failed to file a required late contribution report disclosing the receipt of a $30,000 monetary contribution from Phillip Morris, Inc., in 1998.

  6. Anonymous
    October 24, 2006 at 10:32 pm

    Baugh does indeed have a checkered past – just search for news stories from Baughs original election – try names like Laurie Campbell or Rhonda Carmony in addition to Scott Baugh.
    But why talk about Scott right now? When he has finally momentarily put partisanship aside to act fairly and honorably for once in his career.
    Don’t take the bait now, Mike.
    Stay focused.
    You have posed an excellent insightful question on whether Daucher was classy or calculating. I’d lean towards calculating and call her politically-motivated.

  7. Anonymous
    October 24, 2006 at 10:44 pm

    It’s funny how someone like Baugh with such a shadey past is so quick to turn his back on Tan without further investigation

  8. October 24, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    I saw Lynn at the Supes’ meeting, and I heard this surprise announcement with my own ears…

    At first, I was about ready to faint…
    But then, I remembered that her campaign needs to whatever it can to distance Lynn from Tan’s radioactive sphere of influence.

    Lynn made a smart move today, but I’m not so sure this will be enough to save her now.

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