Dan Chmielewski

Bauman Resigns as CDP Chair

Eric Bauman has resigned as chair of the California Democratic Party.  Today’s Page 1 story in the LA Times was particularly harsh and damaging to Bauman’s future as party leader. Here’s the Sacramento Bee story on the resignation. And from the story: Facing a sexual misconduct investigation and growing political pressure to step down, Eric…

DPOC Chair Sdao will step down in 2019

  Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Fran Sdao, who engineered the Blue Wave in Orange County that took seats from Congress to State Senate/Assembly to City Council races, will step down in 2019.  She announced this news at last night’s Party meeting and the reason is pretty simple — her husband has a job…

CDP Chair Bauman accused of sexual harrassment

California Democratic Party chair Eric Bauman is under investigation for sexual harassment and sexual assault, stemming from alleged incidents that happened at the State Party Executive Board meeting in Long Beach earlier this month.  The LA Times has the details here. Bauman has a number of friends in the Party and a number of enemies…

A Thanksgiving Gift: Trevor Hendershot

It was with genuine joy that I opened by LA Times this morning to see the smiling face of my neighbor and friend Trevor Hendershot in the paper for a story on his work with the Anaheim Ducks.  But there’s a great chance you’ve seen Trevor yourself — working the team store at Angels games…

Mimi wants a Rematch in 2020

Congresswoman-elect Katie Porter hasn’t been sworn in yet but CD-45 loser Congresswoman Mimi Walters has already decided she wants a rematch in 2020.  Walters filed appropriate paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to run for her old seat under the committee names “WALTERS FOR CONGRESS” and the “Mimi Walters Victory Fund.” Here’s the file. So…