Dan Chmielewski

Has Chuck DeVore Already Thrown in the Towel?

While the LA Times pondered the political future of US Senate candidate Chuck DeVore and why, in spite of the support of the Teabagger movement, he’s not raising more money or being more competitive.  You can read about it here, but my favorite part of the article is a confession of sorts from Chuck: “Ballot titles…

Another Report from the Frontlines at CUSD’s Teacher Strike

Attendance on the line was down in some ways, and up in others. Some teachers had their layoff hearings today and couldn’t be there, but on the bright side, several teachers who worked yesterday came out and struck with us today – awesome! Think about that – teachers who are under risk of being laid off are striking. This should indicate just how serious this whole strike is to the future of our profession.

Teachers on the Picket Line

A first hand account from a striking teacher: “It was a wonderful day. we had super turnout at Aliso Niguel High school, and wonderful student and parental support! Former students arrived to walk with us. We arrived bright and early to set up. It may be that the scabs thought they wouldn’t have to pass by us, but we started arriving before six AM. School was a disaster.”

Update on Krom’s Fundraising

The Krom campaign sent us the attached news item on her fundraising.  She’s doing better than any other Democratic candidate in CD-48 and is gaining traction with conservative voters in Newport Beach who want congressional help to dredge Newport Harbor.  But we’d like to give a shout out to Rick Reiff for suggesting a TV…

Tan Nguyen Tries to Dirty Loretta Sanchez’s name

Did you see the signs around Santa Ana? www.dumpsanchez.com is a direct reference to “dumping” Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and when you go to the website, what a surprise.  It’s all paid for by Republican candidate Tan Nguyen. Nguyen is already looking past a primary fight with Assemblyman Van Tran and launched a site that seeks to…

May 16 Fundraiser for Rep. Loretta Sanchez in Irvine

Let’s honor the best member of the Orange County congressional delegrate that actually brings federal money to CD-48 when our own Congressman won’t.  Rep. Loretta Sanchez will be honored at a May 16 fundraiser in Irvine and I’m on the host committee welcoming the Congresswoman to the City John Campbell forgot.  There’s a decided high…