Nearly 1,000 people showed up to see Bill Clinton and Loretta Sanchez this afternoon at the Old Courthouse in downtown Santa Ana. Yes, it was important that right-thinking people be there in large numbers. Yes, it was important that self-respecting Democrats be there in large numbers. No question.
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Over the past several days it seems that every elected democrat is claiming that they, along with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), are inviting people to attend a rally in Santa Ana. In some cases, they are making it look like they are hosting, or co-hosting, the event. The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) sent out an email blast, announcing the rally, but they had the intellectual honesty not to claim it was their event.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Assemblyman Van Tran faced off tonight in two half-hour debates taped at the KOCE studios in Huntington Beach. The first of the debates aired on KOCE and the OC Channel Wednesday night and the second will air tomorrow in the Real Orange time slot and will be rebroadcast several times on the local Orange County public broadcating station. The Sanchez campaign sent out the following statement after the first debate was aired.
The following release just came in from the Loretta Sanchez campaign: SANTA ANA, CA â€“ On Monday, the Committee to Re-Elect Loretta Sanchez unveiled a new television spot that will air on cable stations throughout Orange County. The ad, titled â€œHome,â€ highlights Rep. Sanchezâ€™s extensive ties to the Orange County community. â€œOrange County residents arenâ€™t…
Around the end of April and early May, Iglesias and her supporters were actively gathering signatures for her independent campaign for Congress. Those supporters included her sister Sylvia a SSA Manager and an SSA employee at the same office as Sylvia (a close family friend to both Iglesias sisters). One of the places that the SSA employee sought signatures was at work. Our investigation has found at this point ten workers, at the Santa Ana Central Regional Office (CRO) of SSA, who were allegedly approached by this employee to sign Cecilia Iglesiasâ€™ nomination petition at the SSA worksite.
â€œI look forward to having a spirited discussion about the important issues facing our community â€“ our local residents deserve nothing less,â€ said Congresswoman Sanchez. â€œOrange County families need a leader who isnâ€™t afraid to tackle the tough issues. Iâ€™m more than ready to discuss my fight to create good-paying jobs, strengthen the middle class, and revitalize Californiaâ€™s economy.â€
So I’m driving northbound on Bristol Street in Santa Ana, and I see these campaign signs on a fence just north of Santa Clara St. They were the only signs on the fence. Coincidence? Now I’m pretty sure that this is not the proof of conspiracy …