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About Jordan Brandman…..

Jordan Brandman is gay. The Anaheim council member and CD-46 Congressional candidate sat down with TheLiberalOC Wednesday following an Orange County Democratic “who’s who” VIP luncheon with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Costa Mesa. Last weekend’s National Coming Out Day and thoughtful introspection through chats with close family and friends prompted Brandman to come…

Bao Nguyen formally announces bid for Congress in CD-46

It’s not exactly a secret, but Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen made it official today.  He’s “going national” and running for Loretta Sanchez’s seat in Congress. GARDEN GROVE, CA – Bao Nguyen today announced his candidacy for Congress in California’s 46th district. Bao, whose family emigrated from Vietnam, has devoted his career to the citizens…

California approves sweeping changes for Medical Marijuana Use

You might have missed this because it ran late Friday afternoon and appeared in Saturday’s edition of the LA Times, but Governor Jerry Brown has signed three bills that benefit California’s medical marijuana industry and provides a path forward for legalized recreational use of weed. From the story: Signing a trio of related bills Friday,…

Correa adds Labor Endorsements for Congressional Run

  SOUTH COUNTY LABOR LEADER BACKS LOU CORREA FOR CONGRESS Celebrated Labor Leader Ray Cordova Endorses Lou Correa for California’s 46th Congressional District Seat SANTA ANA, CA— Continuing to stockpile important support for his campaign to represent California’s 46th Congressional District seat, today former State Senator Lou Correa won an endorsement from South County Labor Chair Ray…

Time to Hear About Policy, Not Endorsements

It’s endorsement season and candidates for Congress in CD-46, Assembly and State Senate seats are flooding my mailbox with news of their latest endorsement.  While I can appreciate each candidate wants to be the most popular person at the dance, what’s sorely lacking is any sort of policy discussion.  What issues do candidates feel most…