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Irvine Republicans Lying about Sharon Wallin Endorsement

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Social media has been a trip in Irvine this year with charges of lying from both sides about each others records reaching laughable levels.  But Irvine Democrats who received the recent flyer pictured above suggesting IUSD president Sharon Wallin is endorsing the Irvine Republican ticket of Choi, Lalloway and Schott shouldn’t be confused — it’s…

Young Kim: Perjurer or Tax Cheat?

Young Kim

Some people, particularly those seeking election in a district other than where they actually live, like to have it both ways. TheLiberalOC has found that Young Kim and her husband Charles Kim have claimed in 2014 a $7,000 Homeowners’ Property Tax Exemption for their La Habra home that they allegedly moved from in 2013, in order for her to challenge Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.

Supervisor Nguyen: Hiding in the Shadows

Supervisor Janet Nguyen

Supervisor Nguyen, through the county’s taxpayer-funded attorney, demanded that OCEA stop using her photo in their Crystal Ball ads. In order to comply with her demand, they have revised the images in their campaign to hide Nguyen’s image in shadow, and sketch out the images of all Supervisors shown inside their crystal ball.

Three Cheers for the Underdog

Why do some candidates run against all odds?

The Orange County Register ran a great story about political underdogs over the weekend that brought to light the motivation of candidates who run for elective office, in spite of all the odds against them in unseating an incumbent official. The story featured Suzanne Savary who is challenging Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Peter Anderson, who is challenging Congressman Ed Royce.