The above image was sent to me by a reader; the Orange Juice Blog, which their own publisher says makes less than $60 a month in Google ads, has printed and paid for these signs opposing the DPOC endorsed candidate for Anaheim District 2, Jordan Brandman. True, Brandman moved into District 2 to run for city council while respecting the re-election efforts of Dr. Jose Moreno in District 3, and received the DPOC endorsement as the only Democrat in the race. But Vanderbilt is a carpetbagger!
But it’s worth noting that sitting city council member James Vanderbilt moved into the district first when the city moved towards district elections. So, per the OJ blog, the over/under on how long you need to live in a district and not be a carpetbagger is about 18 months.
The bigger question — who is funding these signs, which generally run about $5 a pop, when the publisher/editor-in-chief and the managing editor are barely employed. Has the OJ blog gone through the City of Anaheim to properly register as a political entity with the FPPC to put up these signs? Diamond is a Central Committee member; Nelson is the vice president of the Anaheim Democratic Club — a DPOC chartered organization. Diamond’s excuse will be “It’s Vern’s blog.” But what’s Nelson’s excuse? It appears by-laws are being violated. It’s my understanding that party-chartered club has to back the party’s endorsed candidate — so has Nelson placed his Vice President’s role of the Anaheim Democratic club in jeopardy?
How is it a blog run by guys who are barely employed who make little money can afford to print lawn signs that cost on average about $5 each? There’s a rumor the Unions are funding the efforts and attempts to reach them have been unsuccessful.