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The Real Republicans of Orange County… And Why We Should Defeat Them

“Typically in Republican primaries and typically in Orange County, the candidates are going to be pretty close together philosophically, so it makes it more challenging to indicate differences between the candidates that can convince voters they should vote for you and not the other guy.” – Dick Ackerman, Soon-to-be-termed-out State Senate Minority Leader (R-Irvine) I…

What Does Shea Want Irvine Residents’ Email Addresses For?

At last week’s Irvine City Council meeting, the LiberalOC has learned that mayoral candidate and city councilor Christina Shea asked for and received tens of thousands of email addresses the City has acquired from Irvine citizens.  Shea used a public records act to get access to these email addresses from Irvine residents who signed up…

Grindle Files Complaint Against Assemblyman Tran

Peggy Lowe over at The OCRegister’s Total Buzz is reporting: Grindle files complaint against Van Tran OC’s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle has filed a formal complaint with the DA and the state attorney general’s office claiming that Assemblyman Van Tran’s campaign donation to Dina Nguyen was, in fact, an in-kind contribution and not an…

County Supervisors: Gas prices? Let them eat cake.

Norberto Santana over at the Orange County Register reported yesterday about the proposed increase in car allowance and free gas that County elected officials and senior executive managers receive as part of ther benefit package. In an environment where the county is redcing needed staff, closing needed facilities, and avoiding the purchase of needed equipment, they…

CA-46: Inside the Debbie Cook Campaign

{Note: Yes, I have previously announced my support for Debbie Cook. No, I’m not “shilling” for the campaign… Or for anyone else, for that matter. These are my own observations and my own analysis of the state of the race in the 46th District. From now on, this series will be devoted to Democrats taking…

Janet Nguyen Hits Back On Commie Allegations

Janet Nguyen held a press conference today to refute the allegations that have been lodged against her by Assemblyman Van Thai Tran (Boss Tweed of Little Saigon) through his puppets Dina Nguyen, Andy Quach, Truong Diep, Hoa Van Tran, and just about anyone else who will take his money, that she associates with communists. Basically,…

Ron Shepston in the mail

Attached are two mailers from the Ron Shepston campaign. Ron has made an impressive advance in fundraising in the past several weeks ($92,353 to date). This should help his name ID in the primary race against Ed Chau. Too bad for Ron that the mail did not happen earlier.  It always helps to get stuff…