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Tan Nguyen Running For Congress Again?

We have learned that someone named Tan Nguyen has pull paperwork to run for Congress in the 47th Congressional District. Tan Nguyen was the unsuccessful Republican challenger to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for in 2006. Nguyen is currently facing trial in federal court for misleading investigators regarding intimidating letters sent out to Latino voters by his campaign.

The Future of Voting in California

Kim Alexander, Executive Director of the California Voter Foundation, spoke in Sacramento Monday at a hearing held by Secretary of State Debra Bowen on the Future of Voting in California. A transcript of Alexander’s remarks follow. What do you envision as the future of voting in California?  The Secretary of State is still accepting public…

OC Supervisors put leash on sheriff over reorg plan

Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors slammed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens over her reorganization plan announced last Friday. In that plan Sheriff Hutchens lays off 23 non-sworn personnel, while at the same time promoting 15 managers to fill vacancies in administrative ranks resulting from previous layoffs and retirements. In addition, Hutchens laid off Assistant Sheriff…

Help Ensure Prop 8 Trial is Televised

UPDATE 1.6.10: Per the San Jose Mercury News, “Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker approved court-operated cameras in his courtroom for delayed release on YouTube, but rejected a bid by media organizations to televise the proceedings themselves for live broadcast.” Attempts for live broadcast  are on-going. Later this month the long-awaited trial of Proposition 8…

OC Political News Round-Up

Here are some of the stories we’ll be following today: 72nd Asssembly Race Going to a Runoff on January 12th Chris Norby came out on top in yesterday’s Special Primary Election to fill the unexpired Assembly term of disgraced Republican Milke Duvall who resigned earlier this year in wake of a sex scandal. Norby will…