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More Erik Brown OC Consulting Connections

Yesterday the scandal of a local GOP political consultant Erik Brown charging the RNC for a jaunt to a “sex & bondage” themed entertainment venue caused quite a stir. Well, we did a little digging and found at least two more OC GOP candidates with ties to Erik Brown.

Who Spent RNC Funds at West Hollywood Sex Club?

UPDATE: 5.00 pm, 3/29/10 – It seems the RNC consultant who incurred the expense is Orange County’s very own Erik Brown. He is, as of this writing, still listed as OCYR’s Political Director and has a company called Dynamic Marketing, Inc. He is reported to be active in his church’s ministry. Chuck DeVore spokesperson Joshua…

Hunt Scores Deputy Sheriff’s Endorsement

The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) announced today that they have chosen to endorse retired Lt. Bill Hunt for election this June as Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. The decision came after a vote this week of their general membership.

Congressman Rohrabacher can’t seem to follow the rules

So what’s wrong with this invitation? The email uses the same banner as his official website, including the photos and Congressional Seal. None of these materials may be used for political purposes. Further down in the actual email, you will find a direct link to the official website. Clearly the disclaimer that the invitation is not printed at government expense requires a bit of creative liscense. The banner and photos on Rohrabacher’s official website were most certainly paid for with government funds.

Closing the Latino Achievement Gap – New Orange County Committee Formed

“Currently we see practice in the classroom guided by policies from the federal government that are not aligned to qualitative research. One of our main goals is to better align research to policy to practice. We are pleased that this initiative has the support and participation of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Senator Lou Correa and Assembly Member Jose Solorio and look forward to working with all legislators interested in taking action.”

UCI Biologist Awarded $2.5 Million Religion Prize

Dr. Francisco Ayala, a former Catholic priest and “highly respected evolutionary biologist,” has won the 2010 Templeton Prize. The prize is awarded annually to a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension. In making the prize announcement, the Templeton organization noted that Ayala has “has vigorously opposed the entanglement of…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez – Working to Strengthen Orange County Small Businesses

“Our economic recovery will be largely dependent on smart investments in America’s small businesses,” said Rep. Sanchez. “This bill will help local entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses and, in the process, strengthen Orange County’s economy. It’s a surefire way to create new jobs and new opportunities here at home.”