Dan Chmielewski

Sad Day at the OC Register

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I love newspapers.  I always have.  I get three of them in my driveway every morning.  And as outraged as I was when the OC Register let go a bunch of experienced journos with exceptional institutional knowledge of Orange County in January, it appears that between buyout offers and layoffs that the Register is losing…

CD-45 Voters Fact Check; Drew Leavens Does Live in Irvine

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Some last minute shenanigans need to be dealt with in the race to replace John Campbell in Congress.  Drew Leavens is the only Democrat in the race and he doesn’t have the party’s official endorsement but he certainly has the de facto endorsement of the DPOC members as evidenced from the support Leavens is getting…

California Republicans Retreat

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The Sacramento Bee published this story recently that highlighted the plight of Republicans in California.  The main point — the GOP is bleeding registered voters and California is turning bluer by the minute.  San Francisco has lost nearly a third of its registered Republicans in the last decade meaning the city of Brea has more…

Monika Broome nominated for DPOC North County Vice Chair

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Monika Broome, a recipient of the Richard J. O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award from the Democratic Party of Orange County last year, has been nominated to replace Greg Diamond as the North Vice Chair for the DPOC at last night’s special meeting of the Party rescheduled because of the Memorial Day Holiday. Broome is a longtime Party activist and has…