A Liberal OC Exclusive: Lorri Galloway on the State Senate Candidacy of Sue Perez

On one of the more less responsible blogs here in OC, there’s some speculation that 4th district Supervisor candidate and Anaheim city council member Lorri Galloway had something to do with recruiting Sue Perez to run against State Senator Lou Correa.  But unlike that blog, we actually contacted Galloway and asked the question.  Her response is below:

“The speculation that I was involved in recruiting Sue Perez to run against Senator Correa is absolutely untrue.  I was just as surprised as others when I heard she was a candidate.  Although, Sue and her husband Ed are friends whom I hold in high regard, I have not had a conversation with them about her candidacy.”– Lorri Galloway.

Honestly OJokers?  How hard is it to even make a call.  It takes more time and energy to cook up these rumors than it does to actually check it out. But then agasin, journalistic integrity was never their strong suit.

  31 comments for “A Liberal OC Exclusive: Lorri Galloway on the State Senate Candidacy of Sue Perez

  1. Claudio Gallegos
    November 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    So when will she be a good Democrat and endorse Lou Correa for re-election?

  2. November 6, 2009 at 5:35 pm


    When you talk with Lorri again can you ask her if she will be supporting Democratic Senator Lou Correa, or Sue Perez, her friend and anti-labor, anti-gay, and anti-choice Republican candidate?

    I think there are a lot of Democrats who wonder where she will stand this time around. Four years ago she supported the anti-gay and anti-labor Republican for Senate in the 34th so it is a reasonable question to ask.

  3. November 6, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    When you talk with Lou, why don’t you ask him if he plans to support Lorri? I’m sure when all is said and done, both Lou and Lorri will support the Democrat in their respective races.

  4. November 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    If Lorri were to be the only Democrat running for a Supervisor Seat and Lorri were to endorse him, He would likely reciprocate.

    Given Lorri’s prior action in supporting a right-wingnut Republican in a general election against Lou, I see no reason why he would support Lorri in a Primary.

    But you dodge the question.

    Will Lorri be supporting the pro-labor, pro-lgbt civil rights, pro-choice Democrat for Senate or will she support the wingnut again? If Lorri wants to claim to be a supporter on these issues as well as claim to be a pro-labor Democrat, given her track record, she needs to demonstrate where she REALLY STANDS.

    I did not personally back Correa in the Senate Primary, but I stood strongly behind him in his campaign against Daucher. I put aside my personal differences with Lou for the higher good. Lorri could not do that and actively campaigned against the nominated Democrat.

    If she wants democratic support in this contest, it is on her to demonstrated she deserves it. Backing Correa agains Perez is a positive way to demonstrate her commitment to democratic values, and the needs of the working people.

    She either stands with us or against us. So what’s it going to be?

  5. Publius
    November 6, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    There goes Dan C. comparing apples and oranges…
    Lorri G. is in a race for non-partisan office with a number of other Dems (who happen to reside in the district). Lou could support any of them, or none at all if he chooses.
    Senator Correa will likely be in an uncontested primary for the Democratic nomination. Will Lorri support him or the woman from Trinity Broadcasting?
    If Lou supports the woman who actively worked against him in the last election over other deserving Dems, he deserves a strong kick or papal beatification. I’m not quite sure which.

  6. Marlene Padilla
    November 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Honestly, this whole issue of endorsements is way over-rated. Correa, Daly and Galloway join the ranks of almost anyone else that has ever been elected in endorsing someone that isn’t popular with the party or not even a member of the party. Example; last year Daly endorsed conservative, right wing Republicans, Gail Eastman and Bob Hernandez for Anaheim City Council – this over Pro-labor Richard Chavez (who lost by 200 votes) and over Galloway.

    The words “democratic values” and where someone “stands” seem to take a prominent role in this discussion – and justifiably so. So let’s compare the three and see where they stand.

    Correa, “pro labor” you say. The fact is that he has one of the worst records in the state, for a Dem, when it comes to siding with labor. Labor leaders openly state that it is virtually impossible to get Correa to commit to supporting labor on vital issues.

    Daly, what a joke. He supported a Walmart in Anaheim, opposed a latino union grocery store, violated the civil rights of latino activists by having Anaheim Police officers illegally investigate them (including Amin David), had major labor contract disputes with all of the Anaheim employee unions, privatized hundreds of union/city jobs, has never been seen walking a picket line in support of union members, opposed affordable housing for low income families – should I stop now, I can go on and on.

    Galloway, has repeatedly walked picket lines with and spoke on behalf of union members, she supported and helped author Anaheim’s first and second strategic plans for affordable housing (OC most aggressive plan), helped create and open the Anaheim Family Justice Center (a nationally recognized model for dealing with family violence), has appointed numerous minority and female residents to Anaheim Boards and Commissions, is a big supporter of the OC gay and lesbian community, is the E.D. for a shelter for abused children etc, etc. Sounds like “democratic values” to me.

    The endorsement card is a smoke screen; democratic values are about getting things done for those that need it the most, those without a voice, those that have been marginalized. I’m a Union Member, and Galloway gets my support.

  7. November 6, 2009 at 11:40 pm


    “More less responsible?” What the Hell does that mean? I think you meant “More irresponsible,” but who knows?

    Grammar aside, why would Lorri fess up about this scheme? I don’t believe her.

    And a lot of us want to know if she intends to endorse Lou. She better – or we will know exactly what to make of that.

    Finally, I have said this before and I guess I have to repeat it. We are blogs, not newspapers. So please get off your pedestal. If my blog is such a disaster how do you explain the fact that we now average about 1,500 more hits a day than your blog does?

  8. Beacon
    November 6, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks Dan! Finally someone with the cojones to actually ask the questions instead of being cowardly and making up the answers! Hats off to you!

  9. November 7, 2009 at 3:10 am


    That guy Art is back trolling around on our blog again. He is still fixated on his juiced up SiteMeter numbers. I wonder if he will ever allow people to view his Quantcast numbers? By the way, did you notice how he forgot to mention that it was TheLiberalOC that was ranked #1 in the BNN rankings last week?

    Funny how he talks about only being a blogger when called on his lack of credibility, but can’t shut up about breaking “stories” he simply makes up.

    I do have to agree with Art about one thing though, his blog is pure entertainment (in a creepy, watching a train wreck sort of way).

  10. November 7, 2009 at 3:20 am

    I have republican friends too. That doesn’t mean I make complimentary declarations about them and their candidacies in a public forum when they are actively opposing Dems. It’s bad form to be compliment them in public like this period. She’s a smart women, I just don’t get why she loves these neanderthal-minded republican women!

    Just because Lorri has a gay brother doesn’t mean she’s tight with the gays. And just because her brother was in ECCO doesn’t mean he is some kind of gay leader. She has no right to hurt the movement in any way. Does she think that somehow these factors mean she can do whatever she wants regardless of their consequences for gays young and old, in Orange County?

    Her helping these people, that are against gay rights makes her anti-gay to me.
    I am anxiously looking forward to see if Lorri does the right thing and either stays out or endorses the Dem!

    Regardless, it seems like the lack of democratic loyalty is a re-occurring issue with this carpetbagger. Thanks for being brave enough to contact the person you donated too, Dan! She might have had to go to RedCounty (like she did when she announced) to clear the bad air if you weren’t around to do it for her!

  11. Dan Chmielewski
    November 7, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Having reading comprehension problems again Art? One of the more less responsible blogs simply means there are more than one less responsible blogs The Fruitcakes for Futile Fullerton blog being the other). If you want to start with writing checks, go back to your post on this and spell “Anaheim” correctly. I’m sure English teachers everywhere were more frightened of your description of Diane Harkey with the sentence “her and her husband…” in your scary politicians post.

    That all aside, you do no reporting. And you totally make up stuff which is why I actually went to the trouble of contacting her to get a straight answer.

    Yes Art, you have an opinion blog. The problem is, my facts just got in the way of your opinion. And your response: you don’t believe it.

    Steve/Chris — I will gladly write a nice check to Lou Correa the moment he renounces his previous endorsement for Art Pedroza who has a long track record of making homophobic comments in print in the late 1990s; and wasn’t Art somehow involved in a pro-Minuteman group too? But then again, I understand the Senator very privately regrets his endorsement decision.

  12. Tony Bushala
    November 7, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Dan C-somethingorother, you’re not still mad that I called you and your buddy Cunningham two parasites boring into opposite sides of the same rotten apple, are you?! Get over it!

    Jeez, Fruitcakes is just a Fullerton blog and we get more traffic than you. Maybe the whole “reasoned debate” thing (BTW, I see hardly any on this thread) isn’t working out too well for you.

    As to your post: congrats on getting to talk to Lorri. But what on God’s Greeen Earth makes you think she’d give you the time of day, let alone the truth? And Lou Correa will whup any of the clowns your Repuglican pals like Cunningham cough up – just like he beat the carpetbagger Lynn Daucher.

    • November 8, 2009 at 7:48 am

      Ah, the bully from Fullerton arrives. Tony, all you really have is the ability to call people names which really doesn’t add to the debate does it?

      As as far as “reasoned debate,” if you can’t see it on this thread, I suspect at worst, you have severe reading comprehension problems like your friend Art, but I’m just going to say directly that if you don’t see reasoned debate in this thread, you’re just plain dumb.

      That said, OJ posed a question about Lorrie’s role in the Perez candidacy. I called her directly and asked a direct question. I got one and posted it. Now Tony, you and Art are certainly free to choose not to believe her, which is only fair since I don’t believe most of the made up drivel you post on either site .

      Lorri is on the record regarding her non-role in the Perez candidacy; should facts arise that suggests she did play a role,then she has some explaining to do and has some credibility issues. You and Art should know all about credibility issues since neither of you HAVE any credibility.

  13. Daniel Lamb
    November 7, 2009 at 10:38 pm


    Using your logic, anyone who voted Obama is anti-gay.

    CA Republican —> not for gay marriage

    Not for gay marriage —> anti gay

    Obama —> not for gay marriage —> Anti Gay

    vote for obama —> support —> Anti gay

    Are you anti gay steve?

  14. Daniel Lamb
    November 7, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Oh and one more thing!

    If someone claims to be a big supporter of gay rights and
    A. Is ineffective or,
    B. Is a loser at getting votes (in the district or at the capital) or,
    C. Is just giving lip service

    Then they could end up being worse for the gay community than a moderate on gay issues

  15. Northcountystorm
    November 7, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Dan, Dodging claims aside, we’re still waiting on you to follow up to Chris’s query: Will Ms. Galloway be supporting her friend, Republican Sue Perez, over Democrat Senator Lou Correa, for the State Senate seat?

    • November 8, 2009 at 7:49 am

      Happy to ask her about this, but shouldn’t Lou be asking for her endorsement? Why does she have to go and kiss his ring?

  16. November 8, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Not your most convincing rebuttal Marlene..erm I mean Daniel.

    President Obama’s made it really clear that he is not going to lead the Gay Movement for the gays. But he is not actively helping our opposition.

    If your mentor backs Sue Perez, will your devotion to her hold firm? Or will your commonsense and sense of self worth put things in perspective for you?

  17. November 8, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Oh, and Tony…since you and Art like to shout numbers around like a couple of sixth graders with a ruler to prove how big you are, explain this: http://www.quantcast.com/friendsforfullertonsfuture.org

  18. Tony Bushala
    November 8, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Okay, Danny Boy. So share with your readers whom I am supposed to have bullied. Or do you just keep saying that because your brother-in-arms Matt Cunningham said so?

    Yeah, we insult the Hell out of people on our blog. But never anybody but decision-makers. And they all deserved it. That’s not bullying. We don’t go after people who can’t hit back (if they choose to). I HAVE NEVER BANNED A SINGLE COMMENTER.

  19. November 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Tony — you believe you are the all-knowing, all wise leader of everything Fullerton. You must believe everything there must kiss your ring or suffer your wrath. The reality is you are a complete joke. But since the bullying comment seems to be the only thing bothering you, I appreciate you admitting your reading comprehension problems and your stupidity. Makes it all the more easier to have a battle of wits with you, since you’re a few fries short a Happy Meal.

    The fact is Tony, you go after people with an army of anonymous bloggers tells me all I need to know about you. I’m frankly surprised Art is backing Norby, who has a track record of making allegedly anti-Mexican remarks. Art must value those deep pockets of yours.

    I did laugh (at you not with you) because you posted Flesichman’s video of his Holiday visit to the Ackerman’s in Irvine (they actually live pretty close to me; I’ve seen Dick at my gas station a few times). The reason I laughed if because Flesichman considers that video his personal property and you rail against government taking private property; so I guess that makes you a hypocrite too. So much for Property Rights hugh Bushie!?

  20. Jim Benson
    November 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    This very important discussion points out a number of problems that prevent us from reaching solutions to problems.

    1st Lori or Lou should be able to endorse or support any one they wish regardless of party or prior positions on issues. Who wrote this stupid rule that for a non-partisan office you can only get endorsements from the party you are registred with or give endorsements to those who are registered with your party. Since I am a democrat I most often support Democrats for all offices. But if I feel that the Democrat running is dishonest or unable to do the job, I reserve the right to vote for or endorse who I wish.

    Art from from the OJ Blog used to be pro-life and anti-gay. We became friends years ago, when I was an independant. Through learning that I was gay, getting involved in the community and thinking about issues rather than just following the party line, Art changed his beliefs on those issues as I did in other areas discover I was wrong also. This understanding and ablity to work together was because we were both willing to listen and learn, something that most of our elected seem to lack.

    Blogs are for people to expess thier views, that is why they exist. We can hold to our beliefs, but we need to try to respect and undersand others thoughts also, that is the only way we can reach true understanding and find common ground.

    I know most everyone personally that writes for both blogs, and while I often find myself not in total agreement with many things and issues. I have discovered that everyone makes important points and are intelligent thinking individuals. Together we are the people who can make a difference and I treasure knowing each of you. Please keep writing.

  21. Fruitcake
    November 9, 2009 at 8:19 am

    FFFF doesn’t show up on Quantcast because we don’t put the Quantcast code on our site.

    Also, “Fruitcakes for Futile Fullerton” sounds like name-calling to me.

  22. November 9, 2009 at 8:20 am

    “Grammar aside, why would Lorri fess up about this scheme? I don’t believe her.”

    Classic Pedroza: make an wild accusation, then not only refuse to believe the accused’s denial, but try to twist the denial into evidence of the accusation’s truth! It brilliantly eliminates the need for ever having any evidence whatsoever!

    “Finally, I have said this before and I guess I have to repeat it. We are blogs, not newspapers.”

    More classic Pedroza: he claims to run the most influential, impactful blog in OC politics, whenever he is caught in a fib, he retreats to his “Hey, it’s only a blog!” excuse.

  23. Dan Chmielewski
    November 9, 2009 at 8:32 am

    What aArt and Tony fail to get is that while opining their view points, it is just irresponsible to go out and push a rumor that has no basis in fact. How many times has Art been told something by a parjito only to have no evidence to back up his claim? Perhaps the two of them should get togehter to organize more protests against Linda Ackerman that draw 5 people.

  24. November 9, 2009 at 8:47 am

    “Jeez, Fruitcakes is just a Fullerton blog and we get more traffic than you.”

    Nice try, Tony. Quantcast ranks TheLiberalOC.com twice as high as FFFF. According to Compete, it has more than twice your traffic. LOC far outdistances FFF according another measurement site, Alexa.

    Looks like the whole “act like 5th graders” thing puts a cap on your growth.

    “As to your post: congrats on getting to talk to Lorri. But what on God’s Greeen Earth makes you think she’d give you the time of day, let alone the truth?”

    You have to love fringe thinking: lack of evidence only confirms the truth of our accusations! A denial is actually an admission!

    Given you and Art’s casual regard for the truth, neither of you are in any position to cast doubt on someone else’s veracity.

    “And Lou Correa will whup any of the clowns your Repuglican pals like Cunningham cough up – just like he beat the carpetbagger Lynn Daucher.”

    Leaving aside Tony’s paranoid belief that I recruit candidates, is this the same Tony Bushala who accuses the OC GOP of abandoning its principles? Who preens about his libertarianism? But it’s OK for Bushala to support a left-of-center Democrat who provided the passing vote for the largest tax increase in California history — breaking a “no new taxes” promise that was the centerpiece of his 2006 primary campaign?

    Is that OK because Bushala used to bus tables with Correa? Cronyism is alright for Tony? Apparently, consistency of principle is only required of those Bushala dislikes.

    “Yeah, we insult the Hell out of people on our blog. But never anybody but decision-makers. And they all deserved it. That’s not bullying.”

    Thanks for that “it depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is” moment.

    So it’s permissible to lie about people and assassinate their characters if they are “decision-makers.” Well, for starters, I’m not a decision-maker, and neither is my wife. And you and your fellow ankle-biters lie about and smear us both.

    Face it, Tony. You’re a dishonest, cowardly bully. You’re well into middle-age, but you exhibit the moral and psychological maturity of a teenager — continually rationalizing crappy behavior.


    Hooo boy. if anything goes and there are no rules to break, that’s not much of an accomplishment.

  25. Fruitcake
    November 9, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Fruitcakes for Futile Fullerton? I know name-calling when I see it. Thanks for finally getting off your high horse.

  26. Dan Chmielewski
    November 9, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    The truth hurts doesn’t it? So much for that thick skin you guys have. You can dish it out but you can’t take it.

  27. Fruitcake
    November 9, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Can’t take it? I have adopted it. Although I can’t decide if I am a Fruitcake or Fringer.

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