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Register acquired by Obama supporter from Massachusetts; will a “Balanced” Opinion Page result?

The Orange County Register, perhaps the largest “Libertarian” paper left in the nation, has been sold to a Massachusetts investor who acquired several other Freedom Communications dailies.  The deal is expected to close in the next 30 days. While the Register does a very nice job of covering their own acquisition, let’s turn instead to…

Number Crunching: 69th Assembly Race

Julio Perez

On Saturday, a horse named Union Rags came from behind in the home stretch to win the Belmont Stakes. The come from behind victory of Union Rags seems parallel to the vote count in the 69th Assembly race. On Friday, labor backed candidate Julio Perez began his charge to take his place in the general election to face Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly for the 69th Assembly seat.

Provisional and Late VBM Ballot Status for 69th and 72nd Assembly Contests


Neal Kelley at the Orange County Registrar of Voters has released the estimated number of Provisional and late Vote-By-Mail ballots remaining to be counted in the 69th and 72nd Assembly district contests. As we reported yesterday, these races have a significant number of outstanding ballots remaining to be counted which may effect the final placement of candidates in the top-two primary election.

Observations from Primary Night

Primary night has come and gone.  And there’s a number of things the results of yesterday’s election reveal.  In no particular order, and noting that some results still can change, these observations: In Wisconsin, voters returned control of the State Senate back to Democrats making Governor Scott Walker’s job harder not easier.  If Democrats in…

Will Paco Barragan Run for Santa Ana City Council?

Much has been made of Francisco “Paco” Barragan’s “spoiler” role in the AD-69 race.  Some claimed his presence would steal Santa Ana Latino votes from Santa Ana councilwoman Michele Martinez.  Others said he’d draw support from labor activist Julio Perez.  In the end, Barragan’s vote total didn’t significantly impact either of the other Democrats in…