Former State Senator Lou Correa, the only Democrat in the race to replace Janet Nguyen on the County Board of Supervisors, was nearly a unanimously-endorsed candidate for the special election seat but his bid for 100 percent party support was foiled by disgraced former North County vice chair Greg Diamond who objected to an endorsement by acclamation. For those keeping score, it’s Greg Diamond 1 versus the support of everyone else in the DPOC. What should have been a no-brainer is now a liability for the Correa campaign to overcome compared with the OC GOP’s endorsement of Andrew Do for the same seat. We’re told Diamond cited Correa’s endorsement of Anaheim council members Kris Murray and Gale Eastman and suggested “Lou is barely a Democrat” as reasons why Correa should be denied the endorsement. Diamond perhaps ought to account for his informal endorsement of conservative Tea party candidate Tom Tait for Anaheim mayor for his hypocritical pitch to deny Correa the party’s unified endorsement. And Diamond’s softball interview with candidate Chris Pham places Pham in Diamond’s pro-Republican club. Lou is the best candidate to represent the interests of the residents of the First district as well as those of the DPOC. It would sure be great if Diamond, who’s been a failed candidate three times in the past two election cycles, could focus his energies on going after Republicans instead of Democrats.