State Rep. Don Wagner is termed out of his assembly seat and is eyeing a run at Irvine Mayor according to a right wing blog RightOnDaily (love the elephant playing Liberal whack a mole fellas). The blog’s credo is “We don’t like the namby-pamby niceties of Orange County Republican Society and have made it our mission to expose fraud, even when it is someone people like to hob-knob with.” Sure it is….
RigthOn says Wagner, who decided not to challenge State Senator John Moorlach in a rematch of their special election, has been making phone calls to solicit support for a Mayoral run this November.
From the site: “Incumbents everywhere should be afraid for their political future – especially those that do nothing for their district. As near I can tell, Mimi Walters is connected to hear district and is connected to supporting other Republicans versus John Moorlach who rewarded leadership for defending him with a big giant fundraising goose-egg. (oh, and he told them to expect more of the same)
Which leads me to Wagner for Mayor. He has a whole lot of that money that does not matter, and since he has been relieved of any responsibility to distribute any of it, (remember, how we were told that raising money for other Republicans did not matter?) it has to go somewhere…
Sources tell me that Jeff Lalloway and his crew are in a meltdown.
Jeff Lalloway is reputedly threatening to shut down the proposed veterans cemetery in Irvine because he literally is so enraged that he wants to keep Christina Shea from looking good. I have heard of Lalloway holding up contentious votes (when he is the 3rd good vote) in Irvine just because he can. Bloggers have written about this ad naseum.
It seems that Lalloway’s ego is out of control.
I guess the idea of people on the Orange County GOP Central Committee (or OC GOP establishment) seeking revenge on the innocent because they are mad at someone else is not a new concept?
Don Wagner is very well positioned to torch Lalloway. There are no sissified “party unity” excuses here. No institutional “You gotta support the incumbent at all costs” excuses here. This is a straight up open seat election with no side excuses people can hide behind to avoid doing the right thing – if Wagner runs for Irvine Mayor.
Why do I think Wagner runs for Irvine Mayor? Before he dropped out of the SD37 challenge he’d called people and/or had conversations to that effect.”
There’s a small problem with this rationale; Steven Choi is running for State Assembly and is not a lock to finish in the top two now that a Democrat has entered the race. If former Anaheim council member Harry Sidhu (who has more endorsements but not more money) wins and Choi is odd-man out, Choi can run for a third term as Irvine mayor due to a new term limits law passed four years ago that reset Choi’s term at zero.
There’s a lot of us who hope Choi finished in the top two and loses to boot him out of office, seemingly for good. If he is fortunate enough to make it to the State Assembly, he can expect a broom closet for an office and will have all the impact of a soft grounder to short.
Wagner has money of his own, but unless he bows to kneel before Emile Haddad and kiss the developer’s ring, expect another FivePoint candidate to emerge — one who already has a rubber stamp in his or her hand.
But enjoyed the unexpected find of RightOn which means I don’t have to go to FlashReport or the oft-neglected PowederBlue blog for unintentional conservative humor.