Dan Chmielewski


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Democratic Surge in OC is Not Just About Trump

Henry Vandermeir addresses the DPOC Central Committee during officer elections January 14, 2013. (Photo: Lou Delgado)

The OC Register’s Martin Wisckol penned this past weekend’s story about surging Democratic voter registration in Orange County and it’s an excellent piece to read.  And I can’t disagree that GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump has helped in turning Orange County bluer than it’s been, but I think Wisckol undersells the role DPOC Chair Henry…

Gaido Scores SEIU Endorsement for Irvine Mayor

Agran Gaido Fox reception December 2014

Democratic candidate for mayor of Irvine, Mary Ann Gaido, has secured the endorsement of three branches of the Service Employees International Unions.  Here’s her note to supporters below: We are proud to announce that I have been endorsed for Mayor of Irvine by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — United Service Workers West and the…

Loretta Backs Lou for Congress in CD-46

Loretta Sanchez and Lou Correa at OCYD Clinton Awards

SANTA ANA, CA — Following an outpouring of support from various labor groups and local leaders, today, former State Senator Lou Correa received the official endorsement of incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in his bid to represent California’s 46th Congressional District. In announcing her endorsement of Lou Correa for Congress, incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez released the following statement:…

Hillary’s Post Convention Bump Raises Her Prospects

Hillary Clinton in OC in 2005

I try not to pay attention to the presidential polls in the days following each party’s convention because the respective candidates get a bounce of sorts that elevates their status in the polls. After the GOP convention, Republican nominee Donald Trump had effectively tied the score and even Nate Silver’sThirtyEight.com site had Trump and Hillary…

Bao’s Voting Record Raises Questions

Bao Nguyen, Garden Grove Mayor

Garden Grove Mayor and CD-46 candidate Bao Nguyen will be asking voters to cast a ballot his way for Congress in CD-46 this November.  But Nguyen’s own voting record in elections over the years has raised questions, including a disclosure that Nguyen was a registered Republican in Colorado in 2004. TheLiberalOC contacted Nguyen’s press people last…