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Irvine’s Republicans Keep Moving Backwards

The Irvine Republican Council majority did two things last night — they repealed the city’s Living Wage ordinance and they eliminated the city’s already cheaper than cheap Business Tax license fee of $51 per business.  The Voice of OC does a nice job of summarizing the meeting here. It was a big night for Mayor Pro…

Kang racks up another big endorsement for SD-29 race

Hot off the press, as they say, from the Kang for Senate campaign: The chair of the state Senate Democratic Caucus, Sen. Connie Leyva, today endorsed Sukhee Kang in the open 29th Senate District, comprising parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Kang previously won the support of Sen. Kevin de León, the…

Sanchez named to Congressional Quarterly List of DC Influentials

From the Loretta Sanchez for Senate campaign: Congressional Quarterly has named Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez as one of “The 25 Most Influential Women In Congress.” In naming her to their top 25 list, Congressional Quarterly cited Congresswoman Sanchez’s work as the second highest ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee and on issues like immigration. CQ praises Sanchez…

Kang announces more endorsements for SD-29 race

Three former Democratic leaders of the state Senate today endorsed Sukhee Kang in the open 29th Senate District, comprising parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Kang previously won the support of Sen. Kevin de León, the current president pro tempore and Democratic leader of the Senate. Former Senate presidents pro tempore Darrell…

Context behind the Sanchez Comment from Saturday

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez prides herself on being unscripted and, sometimes, that can backfire.  She’s being vilified by telling a story and then using a “war whoop” in making a point.  In that gesture, she may have offended Native Americans.  Sanchez has publicly apologized for the comment. While the public has seen the video and learned of…