Some Stumbles out of the gate for CD-46



Former State Senator Lou Correa seems to be having some trouble finding his footing in the early weeks of his Congressional campaign.  We received the above flyer via email (and the graphic wouldn’t save as a picture for me so I printed it and took a snap) and the news is great — Congresswoman Linda Sanchez — Loretta’s sister — will be a featured guest at a fundraiser for Correa at an address to be provided upon an RSVP; and its from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  But who knows WHEN it’s going to be held?  The date was missing from the invite which was actually sent from Correa’s “Board of Equalization” Constant Contact list, and not a new list for his Congressional race.

We’ve since discovered that the fundraiser is August 19.  But between an out of date website on the day of his announcement of his run for Congress and using a list for a race not run that’s missing a date on the invite raises doubt on the Senator’s attention to detail.

Anaheim Council member Jordan Brandman has his first Congressional fundraiser set for August 10 and he does have a website at that reflects his campaign for Congress (I couldn’t find it this morning, but now have).  Meanwhile, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen has all but decided to run for Congress as a carpetbagger for CD-46.  Nguyen may find support from Santa Ana’s Vietnamese community but may have a tough time retaining some of the folks who helped him win a narrow 15-vote margin for mayor in 2014.

It’s all going to come down to money and feet on the street; who can raise the most and who has the best GOTV organization.  This blog has friends in all three camps; we hope voters make a clear choice even clearer for November 2016.

And speaking of money, Irvine Council member Lynn “I’m washed in the blood of Christ” Schott hasn’t formally announced a run for Congress but has loaned her congressional fundraising committee $900 from her own bank account and the website was updated today.  No web site either, but we look forward to Schott defend her vote to make poor workers poor by repealing Irvine’s Living Wage ordinance so employers can go back to paying workers the very minimum.

  16 comments for “Some Stumbles out of the gate for CD-46

    July 28, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Who is Bao kidding? He barely eke’s out a win over the old guard white guy (needing the help of the Viet GOP to get it), hasn’t really even had the chance to make his mark on Garden Grove as a mayor and he is trying to move on ALREADY.
    Unless of couse he see’s Jose Luis (Lou) Correa as an easy target given the horrible showing by Latino’s in the past few elections.

    It’s shaping up like this is Jordans to lose, If can start raising money.

  2. David Vasquez
    July 28, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    First off, My apologies for “Hijacking” this thread. But I am too lazy to look up the other comments and I KNOW (just like everyone else does) that Greg Diamond obsesses over blog posts and this will be viewed in short order!

    Hey Greg, I haven’t been served yet, but, I have certainly researched you. I know more than I care to about your poor existence. …..

    Let me stick to the meat and potato’s of my post (I know that both MEAT and Potato’s are a luxury in the apartment!). I have a group of college friends who travel to a Football game every year. Some of us now have kids old enough to tag along (12-15). This year is SF vs. Pittsburg at THREE RIVERS. I am taking two kids (nephew and son) HERE GOES: TIX on STUB HUB $750.; AIRFAIR $700. (YEAH), HOTEL: $550. SPENDING $$$ $500. TOTAL = $2,000. For three days with kids flying across the country for an NFL GAME.

    This means, I am going to have to work HARD in August, Late, miss some things at home, skip a movie night (or three) BUT, THIS IS IMPORTANT to me.

    While you cry poverty, maybe you should get a night job. Think about ALL THAT TIME YOU SPEND BLOGGING. What if you worked at the HAT, or sold flowers at Conroy’s a few hours a day and then donated that money to the Downtrodden needy clients you pretend to serve? You have a FREAKIN’ LAW DEGREE, A MASTER’S Degree, but you can’t make rent because of your political statements?

    DAVID M. VASQUEZ CALLS BULLSH!T ON GREG DIAMOND AND HIS EMPTY THREATS AND PHONY ACTIVISM. TODAY 7-28-15. LET IT BE KNOWN THAT HE IS EXPOSED FOR BEING THE BLOWHARD HE IS (in his upstairs apartment in Brea, in his underwear…..funny how when you “Google” Greg Diamond that hit is #1, #2 and #3).


    • Greg Diamond
      July 29, 2015 at 6:11 am

      Anyone who knows a “David M. Vasquez” who has been involved in the local Democratic Party, please contact me. The people I’ve spoken to who I would expect to know him do not.

      In fact, let me ask our host: do YOU actually know this Mr. Vasquez by the name he uses here? Or do you know this to be a pseudonym?

      I think that it’s interesting that, while his supposed name is not an uncommon one, he seems to exist only here.

      If by “served” you mean “served with a lawsuit,” send me your address. I’m not going to put in the effort to sue a fictitious character.

      Once — if — I know who you are, I’ll consider answering your spews. (Although mostly you seem to be accusing me of living in an apartment, which I’ll concede. We like this place a lot, too.)

    • July 29, 2015 at 7:31 am

      I seem to recall Mr. Diamond is a vegetarian, but I profess no knowledge about the rest of his family.

      Steelers fan? You could save a lot of money just subscribing to the NFL Network on DirectTV.

    • Ryan Cantor
      July 29, 2015 at 8:11 am


      Three Rivers doesn’t exist. If you’re spending $2k, I really hope you’re going to do better than listen to the game from the parking lot where that stadium used to be.

      Yinz should have some pierogis and chipped ham while you’re there. They’re usually stuffed with potatoes.

      • July 29, 2015 at 10:06 am

        Heinz Field — home of the “catchup” offense….and it’s pierogi, not pierogis….since you’re so good at copyediting; pierogi is both singular and plural. get it right; Pocałuj mnie w dupę

        • Ryan Cantor
          July 29, 2015 at 10:16 am

          That was a Burgh-ism, you unstoppable moron, but thanks.

          And watch your mouth.

          • July 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm

            again with the names Ryan; are you 5?

            • Ryan Cantor
              July 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

              I don’t think unstoppable morons will object, but you’re welcome to lodge a protest.

              When you tell people to kiss your ass in Polish, particularly while incorrectly correcting local slang, expect to be called a name.

  3. Greg Diamond
    July 29, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Just to clarify: is claiming to be “washed in the blood of Christ” intended to be an insult here? It’s not a term that she made up.

    Have you asked Brandman whether he considers himself to be “washed in the blood of Christ”? If you really think that this is important enough to note, please do — and let us know what he says. Right now, it sounds like bigotry.

    • July 29, 2015 at 7:18 am

      Uttered by council member Schott from the dais while defending her “Christ-like” vote to repeal Irvine’s living wage law in which she also claimed increasing the minimum wage kills jobs — something 66 respected economists attest never happens. An insult to Schott, yes. Bigotry towards Christians, no

      • Greg Diamond
        July 29, 2015 at 9:45 am

        So you’re saying that she should not claim to be “washed in the blood of Christ” from the dais — or at all, given her view on the minimum wage.

        I’m all for a living wage, but I’m not all for letting you decide whether your own comments reflect bigotry.

  4. Dan Chmielewski
    July 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Schott’s guilty of economic bigotry; and who put you in charge of anything? You have no moral authority here counselor.

    • Greg Diamond
      July 29, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      “Economic bigotry”? That’s a new term for me, so I looked it up. The #2 hit on Google defined it this way: “Economic bigotry is the exact same prejudice [as racial bigotry] only against people of a superior social/wealth standing.” Is that really what you meant to accuse Schott of feeling?

      Congratulations, in those last two clauses, for letting you inner eight-year-old come out. I sure know what you’re washed in.

  5. Randy Roddy
    July 30, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I’ll say this for Jordie – he actually makes Correa look pretty good. And that’s saying something.

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