Dan Chmielewski

DPOC endorses Bauman for CDP Chair

The Democratic Party of Orange County has endorsed Eric Bauman for California Democratic Party chair at Monday’s Central Committee Meeting. The non-binding endorsement vote had 49 completed ballots (I’m told some ballots were not signed or did not include the name of the central committee member voting).  Bauman received 30 votes; Kimberly Ellis got 17…

HARLEY ROUDA PILES UP CRUCIAL LABOR SUPPORT IN CA-48 CONTEST

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Keeping up his pace of locking down early, crucial support in his campaign for California’s 48th Congressional District seat, today Democratic Businessman Harley Rouda earned a high-powered endorsement from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441. In recent weeks Rouda was also endorsed by the International Union of Painters and…

Quirk-Silva Calls for UC President Napolitano’s Resignation

  (Sacramento, CA) – Orange County Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a member of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, today became the first legislator to call on University of California President Janet Napolitano to resign her post, citing a lack of confidence in Napolitano’s leadership. “The leaders of our state university systems are duty-bound to maintain…

Thanks Geoff West; May Your Cauldron Always Bubble

The OC blogsphere is losing a good one with Costa Mes’a Geoff West deciding to “retire” his wonderful Bubbling Caldron blog. From his “final” post: “It is with very strong mixed emotions, and a lot of consultation and contemplation, that I’ve decided to stop blogging.  The site will remain open for your reference and, maybe,…

“FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITIES AT STAKE,” ROUDA WRITES IN PRO-ENVIRONMENT OP-ED

  Democratic Businessman Harley Rouda Pens Op-Ed @Medium.com, Titled “Protecting our Environment Should Again Be a Bipartisan Issue” LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Continuing to spearhead a thoughtful dialogue on the issues in the race for California’s 48th Congressional District seat, today Democratic businessman Harley Rouda’s campaign unveiled the candidate’s latest opinion piece published on Medium.com, which…

Rumors & Lies for CDP Chair

On Sunday morning, Eric Bauman sent an email to let folks know he’s closed in on the number of committed delegates needed to secure the nomination as the next chair for the California Democratic Party.  But he buried the lede. Bauman revealed he and his husband Michael are the subject of rumors that they engage…