The Orange County Labor Federation sent out this email to supporters last Friday, seeking out willing volunteers for their voter registration efforts. The Labor Fed, as it is commonly referred to as, is currently trying to reassess their political capital and influence, in the wake of their cockamamie support for Anaheim City Councilwoman Lorri Galloway’s bid for Supes seat #4, whose poor showing in the June Primary left her battling Buena Park’s Art Brown for third place for days after the polls closed.
Here’s the final tally for thatÂ 4th Supes race:
In the future, the avid participants and spectators of the process here in Orange County can probably expect the Labor Fed to take less of a public role in the campaign efforts of their selected candidates, as it is unclear whether Lorri Galloway’s murky private endeavors and shameless carpetbaggery were the nail in the coffin of her electoral defeat, or if it was the very support of the Labor Fed, and it’s efforts on her behalf, including multiple mail pieces, slate slot purchases, and relentless phone-banking, in what some consider an unfavorable climate for unions, Democrats, and left-leaning organizations in general, that did her in.
Regardless, in the wake of the Labor Fed’s unsuccessful independent campaign for Galloway, and OCEA’s perhaps even more embarrassing failure to sway voters against Shawn Nelson, our traditional (I use that term very loosely, because they are not always on our side, just ask Harry Sidhu) allies in labor will probably look to re-evaluate their role and capacity in our local elections going forward. This blogger can offer one suggestion for them… please never support carpetbaggers again. After all, Umberg, Ackerwoman, Lorri, and Harry can attest to that being a losing proposition.
There will be more on this topic soon, and my follow-up to my “What needs to be done is blackmail loretta” post will be up shortly.