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 But between an out of date website on the day of his announcement of his run for Congress and using a list for a race not run that’s missing a date on the invite raises doubt on the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 www.jordanbrandman.com 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.