Cottie takes the Lead in AD-74! Porter closes the Gap in CD-45

Of the worthless elected in Orange County, AD-74 assembly representative Matt Harper ranks close to the top dating back to the day he insisted on being sworn into the assembly wearing his porkpie hat (he was made to remove it).  But if trends continue, we may not have to worry about Harper much longer.  Cottie Petrie-Norris has vaulted ahead of Harper in last night’s update.  She now leads by 620 votes or a 0.4% advantage.

The bulk of the votes remaining to be counted are anticipated to favor Democrats.  The small Petrie-Norris lead confirms earlier discussions that pre-election polling showed Petrie-Norris leading Harper by as much as four points.  Petrie-Norris quietly put together an amazing team of volunteers (I’m looking at you Liz McNab!) and ran a positive race; and she’s is benefitting from some of the ground game from the Harley Rouda for Congress campaign as well.

The idea that both Harper and Dana Rohrabacher may be joining each other for a beer at Skosh Monahan’s wondering “what the hell happened on election” is just too sweet for words.

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CD-45 candidate Katie Porter with her daughter

 

Meanwhile in CD-45, Katie Porter continues to close the gap on Congresswoman Mimi Walters.  Porter trials by 4,037 votes or about 2% but is likely to keep making up ground.

Porter’s campaign has lawyers on site at the ROV and she texted us last night to say, “I won’t concede as long as they are counting.”

Democrats did well on election night, adding city council members in Anaheim, Irvine, and Aliso Viejo.  The Democratic clubs throughout South County made a real difference, and Region 18 director Deborah Skurnik did a fantastic job of herding cats to help elect Rouda and new Congressman Mike Levin in CD-49.

  2 comments for “Cottie takes the Lead in AD-74! Porter closes the Gap in CD-45

  1. Mike frietsch
    November 15, 2018 at 9:20 am

    I personally knew matt harper. What your readers may not know is this, harper in his past life circa 2005 2006 was a security supervisory for the previously named galaxy theatervib santa ana. He smiled a lot, kisdrf the managementd ass, and coulf not control his bouncets from abusing the customers on the dance floor. The abuse there was constant. Matt harper always had a smarmy arrogant attitude as well. He acted like he owned the establishment, but he was a loe paid employee. His lack of management skills led to two other bouncers there constantly tackling people and slamming them to the ground. His ineptitude showed and that is why wotking there a ndvfor him sucked so bad. It was one of the eordt jobs of my life.

    The guy could not run a hot dog stand properly. When i daw his campaign signs around huntinhton beach a few years back i thouhght is that the same matt harper. I googled him and sae his pick anf sure enough it was him. I am so glad he will be defeated. He is an incompetent douche bag and a major league prick. A bad security supervisor and a horrible politician

  2. Mike frietsch
    November 15, 2018 at 9:21 am

    I personally knew matt harper. What your readers may not know is this, harper in his past life circa 2005 2006 was a security supervisory for the previously named galaxy theater santa ana. He smiled a lot, kissed the managementd ass, and coulf not control his bouncets from abusing the customers on the dance floor. The abuse there was constant. Matt harper always had a smarmy arrogant attitude as well. He acted like he owned the establishment, but he was a loe paid employee. His lack of management skills led to two other bouncers there constantly tackling people and slamming them to the ground. His ineptitude showed and that is why wotking there a ndvfor him sucked so bad. It was one of the eordt jobs of my life.

    The guy could not run a hot dog stand properly. When i daw his campaign signs around huntinhton beach a few years back i thouhght is that the same matt harper. I googled him and sae his pick anf sure enough it was him. I am so glad he will be defeated. He is an incompetent douche bag and a major league prick. A bad security supervisor and a horrible politician

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