Matt Cunningham posted a skewed story over at The OC Blog and The Flash Report about Loretta Sanchez. Cunningham says that Sanchez Ã¢â‚¬Å“put the kiboshÃ¢â‚¬Â on a fundraiser that was supposed to be held in Orange County by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to benefit the Democratic Party of Orange County.
From CunninghamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s post:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s ego got in the way.
Sanchez adopted a proprietary view of the dollars the Pelosi/DPOC event would raise. Rather than seeing a stronger, better-funded DPOC as a benefit to her continued representation of the 47th Congressional District, in Loretta’s view the fund raiser would take money away from her.
CunninghamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“local Democratic insiderÃ¢â‚¬Â source is the worst kept secret in the OC political world right now.Ã‚Â And it’s saddening.
Many people know that the Ã¢â‚¬Å“local Democratic insiderÃ¢â‚¬Â is bitter over a few things in local Democratic politics, and we also know that the “insider” had a friend that was set to make a good profit off of the Pelosi event.
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the story that I was told:
The DPOC (with the help of Ã¢â‚¬Å“local Democratic insiderÃ¢â‚¬Â) solicited Pelosi for this dinner. One of the selling points was that Loretta was already onboard.
After Pelosi accepted the invitation she spoke with Sanchez, who hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t heard of the event. Once Loretta looked into the benefit, she noticed that there were some people (like the friend of Ã¢â‚¬Å“local Democratic insiderÃ¢â‚¬Â) that were angling to make some good money off of the event; Sanchez, who was never officially onboard with this benefit, backed out. And so did Pelosi.
Maybe Matt Cunningham was right when he said that Ã¢â‚¬Å“egoÃ¢â‚¬Â stood in the way of this event, but it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t LorettaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s this time. Perhaps the Ã¢â‚¬Å“local Democratic insiderÃ¢â‚¬Â shouldn’t have guaranteed Loretta’s attendance.