Dan Chmielewski

Head’s Up: Site Maintenance Coming Up


Now that the Primary is over, TheLiberalOC is way overdue for a variety of technical updates designed to make the Blog run smoother.  The changes for readers will be almost invisible, but we won’t be able to post for a few days beginning this weekend and your ability to comment might also be affected.  Please…

Election Leapfrogging Puts Bao, Martinez On Top

Michele Martinez

Votes are still being counted from last week’s election and yesterday’s fresh batch of results moved some pieces around on the election chessboard. Notably, Garden Grove mayor Bao Nguyen has moved into second place in the race for CD-46 opening up a 578 vote lead over Republican Bob Peterson.  We’ll note it still places Nguyen,…

Orange County Professional Firefighters Endorse Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council

Assembly candidate Melissa Fox checks out the silent auction (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

Orange County Professional Firefighters Endorse Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council Irvine, CA      The Orange County Professional Firefighters Local 3631 today announced an early endorsement for Irvine City Council Candidate Melissa Fox. This crucial endorsement gives the Fox campaign tremendous momentum heading into the summer.  “As a native to Orange County, Melissa Fox…

Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin de León Endorses Eric Bauman for Chair of California Democratic Party

Asm. Kevin De Leon

  LOS ANGELES, CA — Days before the California Democratic Party’s Executive Board (E-Board) meeting in Long Beach, today California Democratic Party Vice Chair and Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman received a high-powered endorsement from California’s esteemed and widely respected State Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin de León in his campaign for Chair…

Big Night for Democrats in OC


For the fist time, Democrats beat Republicans in voter turnout for a primary election in Orange County and there were several surprises with last night’s primary results.  Here’s a quick snapshot below: Polls tightened in California between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders leading up to Tuesday night’s election.  With the Associated Press calling…



It’s your patriotic duty to vote today.  Bernie or Hillary?  Vote.  Loretta or Kamala?  Vote.  Bao, Joe or Lou?  Vote.  If you don’t vote, you cannot complain. For results tonight, go to www.ocvote.com.  

AP: Hillary clinches nomination


The Associated Press has reported a surge of super delegates have put former Secretary Hillary Clinton over the top with 2,383 delegates total making her the presumptive nominee. Today is an historic day.  It’s the anniversary of D-Day, the anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s shooting death after winning the California primary in 1968 and the…