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LA Times: Brown, Boxer Lead in Polls

AG Jerry Brown and Senator Barbara Boxer are beginning to pull away from tight election races according to this story in the Los Angeles Times. The survey cites negative reaction to both Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina by likely voters. From the story: “Democrat Jerry Brown has moved into a narrow lead over Republican Meg…

Ceci Iglesias: a surprise ending to her YouTube video

It’s pretty well established that “independent” CD-47 candidate Ceci Iglesias is running with little chance to win Loretta Sanchez’s congressional seat and is a candidate solely to siphon Latino/Latina votes from Sanchez, but she continues to step in it either deliberately or by accident. In this case, I’m sure this is just an innocent accident. …

Alleged Racism versus Real Bigotry

The Van Tran PR machine is really pushing a story that comments made by Rep. Loretta Sanchez were racist in some way against Vietnamese supporters of Van Tran.  It’s clearly time for candidates like Phu Nguyen and Bao Nguyen to step up to the plate and denounce Van Tran’s smear tactics.  And while we’re at…

Did Mayor Commission Santa Ana Residents to be Polled?

This last Sunday I was contacted by a person who was doing polling for political races. This one focused on Santa Ana, particularly the Mayor’s race. The person began by going over a list of names and organizations and wanted to know if I Approved (Strongly or Somewhat), Disapproved (Strongly or Somewhat) or No Opinion.

Loretta Debuts New TV Spot

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVEbrSGhypM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] As the campaign heats up, so is the advertising. And Rep. Loretta Sanchez has debuted a new ad that puts State Ass. Van Tran in his place. The Committee to Re-Elect Loretta Sanchez today unveiled its second television spot of the 2010 cycle, which starting today will air on cable stations throughout Orange County.…

OC Democrat Blog not part of the DPOC

There is a new web-blog out: OC Democrat Blog that is not written by nor approved by the Democratic Party of Orange County. It appears to be carefully crafted to look like DPOC’s other sites but it contains campaign information for a Democratic candidates not endorsed by the DPOC.