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Harris the Senate Candidate vs. Harris the AG

We get a ton of email from candidates of all stripes for just about every office; and we have no problem running formal press releases of candidates for major office.  Which brings me to California AG and US Senate candidate Kamala Harris, who made her first major visit to OC since the 2015 Democratic convention…

Lynn Schott Files for CD-46

Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott has formally filed to run for Congress in CD-46.  The move was not altogether unexpected as she opened a committee months ago and has been accepting donations.  Her paperwork was field last week. When Schott’s name was first bandied about as a candidate, some Irvine Republicans told TheLiberalOC a…

El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero Endorses Joe Dunn for Congress

  Hot off the press (with apologies to the Dunn campaign as this announcement showed up in my SPAM filter).  From the press release: is backing Joe Dunn for California’s 46th Congressional District, announced the Dunn campaign. “I had the opportunity to work with Joe Dunn in the state senate on affordable housing for veterans…

Correa to Offer Bill Reversing Dishonorable Discharge of Gay Veterans if Elected to Congress

Hot off the press from former State Senator Lou Correa, a candidate for Congress in CD-46.  Correa tells TheLiberalOC that this bill would be among the first he offers should he be fortunate enough to be elected to Congress.  With this move, Correa has outflanked his remaining progressive opponents with a pro-LGBTQ/pro-Veteran position just as…

FPPC is Investigating Irvine Council Member Christina Shea

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) says Irvine Council Member Christina Shea is the subject of an “existing investigation” prior to receiving a formal complaint on Shea from TheLiberalOC. In a letter dated January 22, 2016, the FPPC informed this blog that “since the allegations in your complaint are the subject of an existing investigation,…

Sanchez adds Important Union Endorsement for US Senate

Hot off the press from the Loretta Sanchez for US Senate campaign: Today, the California Association of Letter Carriers announced their support and endorsement of Loretta Sanchez in her bid to replace retiring U.S Senator Barbara Boxer, citing Loretta’s support and advocacy of their issues during her two decades of service in the United States House…