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Correa Denies Rumor He Sought Support from OC GOP

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

Sometimes silly season starts sooner than expected.

A longtime source called me last night to tell me that former state senator Lou Correa had met with senior officials from the OC GOP to discuss switching his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican while continuing to seek the Congressional seat now held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez in CD-46.

Quite frankly, the tip had an aura of believability.  For many on the left here in OC, Correa is barely a Democrat and the CD-46 race has three other qualified Democrats vying for the seat.  As a Republican, Correa would be almost certain for one of the top two spots in the 2016 primary.

Then came news of Correa’s endorsement by Loretta’s sister, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez.  We contacted Correa’s consultant Dave Jacobson, who debunked the rumor pretty quickly.

“Today’s endorsement from Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Linda Sánchez serves as a testament to Senator Lou Correa’s lifelong commitment to the Democratic Party and its values. These rumors are baseless, outrageous and flat out untrue,” said Jacobson.

Now Correa, former State Senator Joe Dunn and Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen are a ménage a trois of Congressional campaign rumors.  Apparently, both Correa and Nguyen would bow out of the race to back Joe Dunn for the seat while then getting support for a First District County Board of Supervisors run.  But with Correa’s endorsement today by Linda Sanchez, and Nguyen’s endorsement from BlueAmerica on Monday, neither of those rumors hold any water.

Yes, Lou Correa is a Democrat and plans to stay one.

  12 comments for “Correa Denies Rumor He Sought Support from OC GOP

  1. Junior
    September 3, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I would be happy to be a member of Republicans for Lou.

  2. Anton Marc
    September 14, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I am pretty sure that Jordan Brandman is the one wooing the GOP based upon. His fundraisers (and history).

    • Randy Roddy
      September 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Brandman might as well be Republican. How many times can you bend over for Pringle’s clients and still pretend you’re some sort of Democrat.

      • September 29, 2015 at 10:54 am

        and which clients would that be exactly? I’m not touting a conservative Republican as God’s gift for good government while his business benefits from deals in other cities that he votes against in his own

  3. September 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    No, that would be Lynn Schott

    • September 15, 2015 at 9:10 am

      No, Anton’s right. Republicans know a registered Republican can’t win in this district. So they’ll get behind the Democrat who is MOST LIKE a Republican. And that’s Jordan, just a little more than Lou.

      • September 15, 2015 at 10:12 am

        They got behind Joe Moreno for Assembly in 2012; not buying it. But then again Vern, you are still a registered Republican are you not?

        • September 15, 2015 at 10:46 am

          I forget: what Democratic nomination was I running for again?

          I only act, talk, think, and vote like a Democrat.

          • Pinky
            September 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

            Head drunk. You win in a landslide. And it would explain your beer goggles

  4. juniorm
    September 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Will the “top 2” be Dems?

  5. junior
    September 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Will the “top 2” be Democrats?

  6. September 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I think they will

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