Updated: Republicans are Starting to Line Up for Newman Recall – Ling Ling Chang will give it another Go

Anaheim Council Member Jose Moreno poses with Republican Young Kim.

Updated:  Ling Ling Chang will run for the SD-29 seat in the event State Senator Josh Newman is recalled.  Sources tell TheLiberalOC that Chang polls the best for Republicans in the district.  And this has caused Orange County BoS 4th district supervisor Shawn Nelson to reconsider running and sticking to a campaign for Judge. Chang lost by a narrow margin but in a special election, it expected to do much better.


As the signature gathering process to force a recall of newly-elected Josh Newman begins to edge closer to reality, Republicans within SD-29 are starting to organize possible candidacies to run for that office.

Former state representative and current Fourth District Board of Supervisors candidate Young Kim already has a fundraising mechanism in place, experience in Sacramento and support from the Republican establishment in SD-29.  Fullerton City Council member Bruce Whitaker was considering a run for the Board of Supervisors and is awaiting the outcome of the recall effort before deciding which office to pursue.

Kim would be a much stronger candidate and was recently honored for her single term in the assembly by the Anaheim City Council — a term in which she accomplished nothing (why Anaheim Council member posed with her for Anaheim’s flag day is baffling).

The approach of the Democratic Party to the Newman recall is to campaign to stop people from signing and let the petitions fail for a lack of validated signatures.  Recalling Newman won’t change the gas tax that has so many conservatives upset and Newman’s votes in the state senate are hardly controversial.

Plan B needs to be a massive “vote no on the recall” and this will test the electorate in SD-29 to get out and vote no.  Republicans always turn out for special elections, so if the recall effort does go through, voters will have to come through for Newman and the party to protect that oh-so-slim supermajority.

  9 comments for “Updated: Republicans are Starting to Line Up for Newman Recall – Ling Ling Chang will give it another Go

  1. Vern's Cellmate
    June 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Jose hasn’t endorsed Joe Kerr yet. WTF. Tait’s whipping boy

  2. RHackett
    June 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    If Newman gets recalled I predict a couple of things.

    1. The incoming GOP senator in that district will have a difficult if impossible time of getting any of their legislation passed.

    2. The Dems will make a concerted effort to flip SD 12 currently held by Sen. Cannella. The district has an 18% Dem advantage.

    3. The Dems will make a concerted effort to flip SD 14 currently held by Sen. Vidak. The district has an almost 20% Dem advantage.

    Vidak is probably one of the few GOPs who knows he could be collateral damage because of his party’s desire to stick a thumb in the eyes of the Dem supermajority.

  3. Diamond's shadow
    June 12, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    How in Bed with the GOP is Moreno anyway?

  4. David Vasquez
    June 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Crazy Greg has been shut down. I am told.

  5. OCDEM
    June 14, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Given this mornings terrible event in Virgina. The DPOC should revisit security procedures given the mental instability one of its most vocal nuicence and fellow “Berniecrat”.

    • June 15, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Got a message from Mr. Diamond asking me to take this comment down. I don’t see a single name in this post and could easily apply this Berniecrat reference to a few people. Up it stays

  6. Dan Chmielewski
    June 14, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Greg has IN ALL CAPS demanded Eric Bauman’s resignation at LACDP chair. He;s hyper critical of ant-recall efforts against Josh Newman perhaps because Dem voters do not like being intimidated. The commentary on Facebook is priceless. Greg does seem to recognixe the recall will pass and Newman won’t win. Republicans always have better turnout for special elections

    Ling Ling Chang will run again too

  7. David Vasquez
    June 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    “pushy little bastard” was how the Virginia shooter was described by his lawyer. It has been reported that Hodgekin’s was so desperate for attention he would troll Facebook pages, stand up at political events and argue with detractors to the point of needing to be right. He was a “local loser in his bedroom”, then he discovered blogs and social media. “He could not stand to be wrong”, driving away family and friends in his quest for intellectual superiority.

    Sounds a little too familiar too me.

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