2010 election

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Bluer Than Blue


The LA Times George Skelton has a terrific column in today’s paper if you’re a lefty looking for a silver lining to the last election.  The state GOP is in huge trouble. From the column, citing a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California, that “found ‘Republican’ to be a bad brand name in…

Those Crazy Palins

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=felo1pMXAz8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] I’m not sure what is the most outraegous thing the Palin family has done this week.  Bristol Palin is in the finals of “Dancing With The Stars” with low scores be damned.  Sarah Palin says she thinks she could beat Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012. Or is it Willow Palin’s derogatory slur…

Riverside County Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore fired after delayed vote counts

Riverside County officials [Tuesday] removed Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore as the county’s top election official. Dunmore – a longtime county employee who has served as registrar since July 2004 – was let go from her job just hours after county supervisors publicly grilled her about the Nov. 2 election. As a county department head,…

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez issues statement after Van Tran’s concession

“Over the years, I have never ceased to be amazed by the hard work, innovation, and sheer determination that defines the people of this community. That innate perseverance will be crucial as we continue the fight for good-paying jobs, affordable health care, quality schools, and a stronger middle class. Working together, we can and will make these cornerstones a reality for every single Orange County family.”

Breaking: Van Tran Concedes to Loretta Sanchez

We have just learned that Assemblyman Van Tran has conceded defeat to Loretta Sanchez. We have confirmed that Tran called Sanchez directly this evening to concede. As of 5 pm today the Registrar of Voters showed Sanchez expanding her lead to 9,752 votes. In order to win, Tran would have needed to pull 80% of the remaining ballots.

Republicans did not have a chance to change the Progressive City Council in Irvine

There is some lamenting this week after the election that Lynn Schott’s third place finish signaled a blown opportunity for the disorganized Republicans to someone take over the city council majority in Irvine.  Hogwash.  Mayor Sukhee Kang was overwhelming re-elected with one of the largest margins in a competitive mayoral race and council member Larry…

Rally to Restore Civility to Tustin City Hall Set for Nov. 16

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVkMoA8kVSY&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] Toll road Jerry Amante in Tustin muts be taking notes from Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez.  Amante berated a citizen for bringing a campaign mailer featuring comments from outgoing Council member Doug Davert that a citizen found offensive.  And Amante, who is supposed to sit back and listen to what the public…