It’s going to be a very interesting election in the city of Irvine and it’s time to remind voters of those who are associating themselves with Donald Trump. The most obvious choice is AD-68 GOP candidate and current Irvine Mayor Steven Choi, who embraced Trump in a mailer prior to the June 7 primary and ripped out Trump’s slogan, amending it to say “Make California Great Again.”
Nice to know Choi is associating himself with a bully who has no policy plans, no details, won’t release his taxes, lies frequently, and has pretty much admitted to being a sexual predator. And with the exception of the sexual predator part, Choi’s platform for running for assembly has no details, no policy plans, and Choi makes claims on his accomplishments as mayor that certainly could be constituted as lies (lowering Irvine’s unemployment rate for example which a mayor can’t do unless they are hiring people directly).
The FivePoint ticket of Christina Shea and Anthony Kuo did not return emails asking if they would be voting for Trump in November, but the pair ran TV ads during the Republican National Convention in August which was pretty much a love letter to Trump. It’s hard to imagine either of them backing Hillary Clinton.
But let’s lump Choi, Kuo, Shea in with Mayoral and State AG candidate Don Wagner. Prominent Republicans across the nation are speaking against Donald Trump’s offensive remarks about women, and many have withdrawn support. From this quartet, nothing. Squat. Nada. Silence.
The election season is heating up and there are [plenty of opportunities to engage these candidates; ask them where they stand on Trump. Ask Wagner why he opening a campaign to run for AG (we’re told its actually been open for a year which makes his commitment to being Irvine’s mayor even worse because he’ll never be around to actually govern as he’ll be too busy traveling the state). Ask Shea about her FPPC complaint and have her explain why she doesn’t think she violated state law using her elected position to benefit her business. And don’t forget to ask Kuo about his hit and run in Newport Beach and his denial of the 1999 incident because we had heard it happened in Irvine (parents would never let their kids get away with being that dishonest about evading the truth).
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