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Election Today in the 72nd Assembly District

It all comes down to today. The campaigning to replace disgraced former Assemblyman Mike “Open Mike” Duvall has came to an end. At 8 :00 pm tonight the voting does too. Three candidates are facing off in this run-off election;  County Supervisor Chris Norby (Republican), School Teacher John MacMurray (Democrat), and Systems Engineer Jane Rands (Green).…

Maybe Jerry (Amante) Can Host a Telethon for Tustin

One of my biggest complaints about conservative Republicans running for office in Orange County is that they seldom have a record that matches their rhetoric.  Rep. John Campbell decries government spending when proposed by President Obama but votes for the bailout of banks and the automobile industry when the ideas are proposed by the Bush…

MacMurray Lifted by Energized Campaign Into A.D. #72 Run-Off With Norby

Assembly District #72 candidate Democrat John MacMurray gratefully thanked a crowd of supporters gathered at his home last night by acknowledging the importance of their energized get-out-the-vote effort to his extremely strong showing against a host of well-known North Orange County Republicans in yesterday’s special election. And, indeed, because of Democratic enthusiasm for his candidacy,…

72nd Assembly Special Election Tuesday

They’re rounding the turn coming into the home stretch. Norby and Ackerman are out front battling for the lead and charging from a few lengths behind is MacMurray followed distantly by Faher and Rands. The race to replace disgraced Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall has been short in time but long in biting, bitter attacks between the…

Chris Norby: Opportunist or Revolutionary?

We are a week away from the November 17th Special Election Primary to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of disgraced Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall. It seems to be a forgone conclusion among Orange County’s political pundits that Chris Norby is the front runner in this race. Whether or not he garners the 50%…

Norby: Are bike helmets making kids fat?

This headline from the Orange County Register caught my eye this morning. O.C. supervisor: Are bike helmets making kids fat? That brings us to the bike-helmet question (the video is here, about 1 hour, 12 minutes in). Norby, a Republican who’s seeking the state Assembly seat formerly held by Mike Duvall, brought it up as part of his larger point: that…