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Local Orange County Political News

The ‘Bell’ is ringing, but is it putting the Santa Ana Council on notice?

On Tuesday we had the following rolling across banner headlines on the LA Times, The OC Register, and even national news sites: Eight Bell leaders arrested.  Eight current and former Bell city leaders were arrested Tuesday on charges of misappropriating more than $5.5 million from the small, working-class community as prosecutors accused them of treating the…

Taking the Fight to Orange County

Orange County is one of the most pivotal electoral battlegrounds in the nation as Democrats struggle to maintain majorities in the State Assembly and Congress. Despite minimal support from the Democratic Party leadership, Orange County has great potential to fare well in the November elections. The Obama 2008 campaign did better in Orange County than any other Democratic presidential candidate in history, raising eyebrows among some party activists.

Rep. Sanchez clarifies her Univision commments with ‘context’

Gustavo Arellano earlier this week took Loretta Sanchez to task in a post on the OCWeekly’s Navel Gazing blog regarding comments she made in a Spanish language interview on Univision. Gustavo wrote: The Van Tran for Congress campaign put out a press release late last week claiming that their Moby Dick, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, blamed…

Best Political Button of the Season

Christine O’Donnell is the Tea Party candidate (don’t call her a Tea-Bagger) for Republicans running for US Senate in Delaware.  She’s noted as a strong advocate against sex outside of the marriage and against masturbation.  Her home is either in foreclosure or has liens placed against it and she’s running on a platform of fiscal…

Sanchez on Hardball Updated w/Video

UPDATED: Rep. Loretta Sanchez talked with Chris Matthews on Hardball tonight on MSNBC. She talked about a decision by Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, and other big health insurers’ decision to stop selling policies to children rather than comply with the new health care law that bars them from denying coverage to kids with preexisting conditions.