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Correa’s Campaign Claims Huge Poll Lead for CD-46

Congresswoman Sanchez Presenting OCYD Clinton Award to Senator Lou Correa

LOU CORREA LEADS BY HUGE MARGIN IN NEW POLL Correa leads closest Democrat by nearly 30 points SANTA ANA, CA—Today, the Lou Correa campaign for Congress released a poll memo showing Correa leading his nearest Democratic opponent, Bao Nguyen, by nearly 30 points. The poll, conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, is fresh…

Bustamante Convicted on Sex Charges

Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante

Former Santa Ana Council member and County of Orange manager Carols Bustamante has been convicted on several charges relating to sexual assault and grand theft of public funds.  Bustamante, a Republican, was once considered the OC GOP’s leading Latino elected official. from the OC Register: As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Carlos Bustamante…

County and OCEA Reach Agreement on New Contract

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Orange County Supervisors have scheduled a special meeting for Friday, December 18, at 8:30 a.m. to allow for public comment on details of a proposed tentative agreement with the membership of the Orange County Employees Association for a new contract that would extend to June 30, 2018. The proposed tentative agreement is posted for public…

Brandman abandons Congressional run

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) with Anaheim council member Jordan Brandman in Costa Mesa

A LiberalOC exclusive: Anaheim City Council member Jordan Brandman has pulled out of the race for Congress in CD-46.  Brandman announced the news in a letter to supporters this afternoon. Here’s a copy of the letter: JORDAN BRANDMAN COUNCIL MEMBER, CITY OF ANAHEIM Dear Friend, As my good friend and strong supporter, I wanted to…

Eric Bauman announced for CDP Chair

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This isn’t a surprise to Democratic Party insiders but California Vice Chair and LA County Chair Eric Bauman has officially announced he’s running for Chair of the California Democratic Party on a platform of unity.  We sure could use some of that in Orange County. Here’s his letter: Dear Friends,  Watching these Republican debates gets…