SANTA ANA â€” Over the past several days it seems that every elected democrat is claiming that they, along with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47),Â are inviting people to attend a rally in Santa Ana. In some cases, they are making it look like they are hosting, or co-hosting, the event. The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) sent out an email blast, announcing the rally, but they had the intellectual honesty not to claim it was their event. Jose Solorio sent out a blast that saying that he was inviting people to a the rally featuring Clinton, Sanchez, and Mayor Miguel Pulido. Santa Ana Mayoral candidate Alfredo Amezcua sent an email blast on Thursday saying that he and State Senator Lou Correa were inviting people to the rally.
That last blast from Amezcua sent Orange Juice Blogâ€™s Sean H. Mill over the edge, chastising Amezcua fro trying to grab on to the event, which he claimed had been organized by the DPOC. This was just getting out of hand, so I asked both the Sanchez campaign and the DPOC to clarify who is running the show on Friday.
Sanchezâ€™ spokesperson Caroline Hogan cleared things up first saying; â€œPresident Clinton is coming to Santa Ana to participate in a rally specifically for Rep. Sanchez. This is not a DPOC event. Santa Ana Miguel Pulido was invited to speak because the event is taking place in his city.â€
DPOC Executive Director Gerrie Schipske reiterated the same message; â€œDPOC sent out a notice, Loretta arranged the rally. Pulido is there as Mayor.â€
Well now that we know who is running things I hope you can make it out to the Old Orange County Courthouse Friday. The rally is scheduled to run from 3:00 â€“ 4:00 pm.