CA-42: Walk with OCYD for Ed Chau This Weekend!

So did you like what you saw with the Ed Chau for Congress campaign on Monday? If so, you can be a part of their next precinct walk this weekend! Check out what just popped into my inbox from OCYD!

Dear Reader,

Volunteer for Ed Chau
Ed Chau, the OCYD endorsed Democratic candidate for the 42nd Congressional District, is asking you to volunteer for his campaign this weekend, the last weekend before the primary election. If you are interested in phone banking or precinct walking for Chau please contact
Drew Cornick at 714-732-8052 or at

For more information please visit us online at

Democratically yours,
Chris Roa, Communications Director
Orange County Young Democrats

  26 comments for “CA-42: Walk with OCYD for Ed Chau This Weekend!

  1. Paul Lucas
    May 29, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Andrewthere is also a walk this weekend for Debby Cook.

  2. Tim Steed
    May 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm


    OCYD has the discretion to advertise any walk they want. They have taken an agressive stance with Mr. Chau, and they are 100% entilted to do that. If you want to promote a walk for another candidate feel free, however it is not the responsibility of OCYD to do so.


  3. May 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Tim, I think Paul was addressing a Liberal OC blogger named Andrew Davey, as well as us Liberal OC readers. I didn’t hear him criticizing your Young Dems or telling you what you should do. Does everyone around here have such a thin skin?

  4. Paul Lucas
    May 29, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Yeah Tim. LOL

  5. Paul Lucas
    May 29, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Ed Chau is cool. I like him. I wil be walking for Debby Cook this weekend because it is closer to my house and with gas prices the way they are Im going to walk my pocketbook. But rest assured if Ed Chau comes ahead in the primary I will certainly be on hand to help Ed Chau when the need arises and I am able to do so.

  6. Cristo Rey
    May 29, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    So Paul, have you told Tim Steed how you really feel about him? Have you told him how you think he screwed you out of several hundred dollars during your run for Assembly? Now I see your hostility towards Tim Steed, a person who has been a good friend to you.

  7. May 29, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    If Ed Chau is such a great candidate, why isn’t he running where he lives?
    He can choose to sit tight, hope for favorable redistricting in 2012 or wait for Grace Napolitano (?) to retire.
    Or if he’s in a hurry, his pal Hilda Solis can give him some tips about how to successfully take out a Democratic incumbent.

  8. Tim Steed
    May 29, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Sorry Paul!

    It was all together and I read it as “And were is the” Debbie cook walk. Not Andrewthere is a Debbie Cook Walk.

    And TLC: IT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT TO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT! Nice try on the straw man argument…

  9. Curious George
    May 29, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Just curious–is OCYD walking for all of their endorsed candidates? Or just the ones that have employed their vice chair?

  10. just...asking?
    May 29, 2008 at 3:02 pm


    Get your candidates’ name right! It’s Debbie!

  11. Tim Steed
    May 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Curious George:

    OCYD does not have the capacity to walk for all of their candidates. No club in the party does (the actual party can’t even do that).

    OCYD in the past, has chosen one or two races to focus on. That determination is done by the Executive Committee in order to make an impact in at least one race. Joe Dunn, Lou Correa, and Loretta Sanchez have been campaigns that have been focused on in the past. During those times OCYD had literally dozens of endorsed candidates, but focused on only a few at the benefit of those candidates.



  12. May 29, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Curious George-

    Can we please avoid the low blows? I don’t even want to know what you’re trying to insinuate. So please, can we keep this thread vitriol free?


    No problem. Thanks for dropping by. 😉


    Great! I may also try to fit a Debbie Cook walk into my weekend. When will you be at the HB office? 😉


    What more can I say? It’s a pleasure to see you comment here. 🙂

  13. May 29, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    For my vote living in the district IS a requirement.

  14. May 29, 2008 at 3:19 pm


    OK. So what are your thoughts about the other Dem?

    Have you made up your mind on which Dem you like?


    Personally, I mostly agree with you on the residency matter. While I’d prefer to support a candidate who actually lives in the district, it’s still not a Constitutional requirement. And no, I don’t think that makes Ed Chau a bad candidate.

    But before anyone accuses me of taking one’s side over another’s, let me reiterate that I am officially neutral on the 42nd in my role as a blogger here. I like BOTH Democrats running, and I will not favor one over the other here on the blog.

  15. Paul Lucas
    May 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    No problem dude.

    Andrew, I believe the gathering time for the Debbie Cook walk is 9:30Am. So I plan to be there around that time.


  16. May 29, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    I hope Tim recused himself from these OCYD E-Board discussions during the time he was employed by Senator Dunn. Otherwise, it’s a major conflict of interest.
    Just as I hope Tim’s pal did so when the decision was made to focus on Chau. How many OCYD volunteer hours does $2,500 in disbursements (according to Chau’s last FEC report) buy?
    Of the candidates who meet my requirements, only one has made any effort to get my vote. So my ballot’s marked for Shepston.
    I can’t say I completely agree with his campaign strategy, but I do think having a primary contest has taught him quite a bit for November.

  17. Tim Steed
    May 29, 2008 at 3:39 pm


    This was in the 90’s Senate Campaign. Not when I was employed for the Joe Dunn for Controller Campaign. I hope you check your stats next time you imply I commited Election Violations.


  18. May 29, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    You’re the first to mention “Election Violations.” I did not imply any such thing.
    Merely that it would seem improper for a person to advocate for OC Young Dems to focus on a particular race if that person were also employed in some capacity by the recommended campaign.
    Who’s the one erecting “Straw Men” now?
    And what does the M in LMC stand for?
    Next time, think before you type. I know it’s been a while, but it shouldn’t be that difficult.

  19. Paul Lucas
    May 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    How the heck did this thread turn into a food fight?

  20. Curious George
    May 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm


    I was merely asking if the Orange County Young Dems were going to be focusing on any other candidate’s campaigns…not all of them.

    I know that you dont’ speak for OCYD. And again, this is curiosity, not accusatory.


  21. Tim Steed
    May 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    The UNlovable C:

    Good Burn!


    I would go after you personally, but you chose to hide behind a blog handle. Before you type, maybe you should have some courage.

  22. Tim Steed
    May 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm


    Didnt mean to accuse. Its just the YD’s get a ton of grief for who they do and dont work for. In my opnion it is because they are the only group in the OC Dem community that actually has expectations set on them. They are expected to be the foot soliders for EVERY campaign.

    I was just trying to explain the rational for why the YD’s have traditionally focused on a small amount of campaigns.

    Cheers Curious George!

    And to TLC, TRUCE! I am really sick of blog bitching…

    Cheers to you too!


  23. Dan Chmielewski
    May 29, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    I still have a big problem with the fact that Ed doesn’t live in the district. And the school district he represents is not the greatest. Why not resign and move to the district? I wouldn’t vote for a candidate who didn’t live in the district he represents

  24. demmother
    May 30, 2008 at 9:36 am

    The 42nd is a strange district. As a La Habra resident, my community has more in common with Montebello than the rest of the cities in the 42nd. Since our area code is 562, we are not considered a part of Orange County.

    South County has a tendency to pretend the North does not exist. FYI the 42nd also includes portions of Whittier, Hacienda Heights, Diamond Bar and Chino Hills. Orange County tends to not pay much attention to anything outside of the county line.

    Having lived in what is now the 60th since 02 and working with that committee since 00, there is an incredible dynamic in the area.

    I happen to think the demographics make Ed a good fit. He also understands that you win by knocking on doors.

    As for picking up a Congressional seat, I believe Debbie Cook has the better shot. If I were to pick a second District, it would be the 42nd (as I hold my breath for an indictment on Dirty Gary Miller). I would prefer someone with a record of winning elections to take on the November challenge.

    Ed is a huge improvement over the guy who ran from Glendale or Tan Nguyen running from San Marcos. Ed knows the territory.

  25. May 30, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Guys and gals,

    We endorsed Ed Chau for the June primary so we are helping him. We decided to stay out of the 46th CD primary but we will be working our little blue asses off for Debbie Cook in the fall.

    Jason Bensley

  26. Friendly Observer
    May 30, 2008 at 10:03 pm


    You make me laugh. Obviously, you’re a Chau supporter and more than a little biased. If you really knew anything about the 42nd, you’d know that walking is far more problematic because of the vast distances not only between communities but also between high propensity Democrat homes.

    Unless you have hundreds of volunteers, it’s a difficult district to cover just by walking.

    And Montebello being like La Habra…you have GOT to be kidding! When was the last time you walked precincts in Montebello? I have. I’d say maybe the downtown sections are similar, but that’s about it.
    I’ve been reading all the pro Chau blogging, and I think you all are trying really hard to make us think you’re doing better than you are.

    My sources in several of the northern cities of the district say you’re not getting the voters excited. Many have never been contacted. My sources in Mission Viejo say the same thing.

    Bottom line is, we insiders get all worked up about the candidates, but the real test will be on Tuesday. I wouldn’t bet either way at this point. Both Chau and Shepston are good candidates, and both have their problems. I wouldn’t want to place a bet, but from what I’ve actually heard from friends in the area, I’m getting better feedback about Shepston.

    Just an observation…

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