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Democratic Surge in OC is Not Just About Trump

Henry Vandermeir addresses the DPOC Central Committee during officer elections January 14, 2013. (Photo: Lou Delgado)

The OC Register’s Martin Wisckol penned this past weekend’s story about surging Democratic voter registration in Orange County and it’s an excellent piece to read.  And I can’t disagree that GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump has helped in turning Orange County bluer than it’s been, but I think Wisckol undersells the role DPOC Chair Henry…

Bernie’s Thrown Away His Shot

Bernie Sanders in Nevada

With each passing day without endorsing the presumptive Democratic Party nominee, the influence that Senator Bernie Sanders could have had over the Democratic Party platform wanes. Candidates who finish second don’t get to set terms or call the shots.  And for his supporters, withholding support for Secretary Clinton because you’re #BernieOrBust just makes it all…

AP: Hillary clinches nomination


The Associated Press has reported a surge of super delegates have put former Secretary Hillary Clinton over the top with 2,383 delegates total making her the presumptive nominee. Today is an historic day.  It’s the anniversary of D-Day, the anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s shooting death after winning the California primary in 1968 and the…

The Math Still Doesn’t Work for Bernie


Senator Bernie Sanders was an upset victor in the Indiana primary Tuesday;  he won the state by a margin of about 5% after spending nearly $2 million on TV advertising compared with Hillary Clinton spending nothing.  The margin of victory on delegates is something like 6.  Of the remaining primaries, there are not enough available pledged delegates…

About Jordan Brandman…..

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

Jordan Brandman is gay. The Anaheim council member and CD-46 Congressional candidate sat down with TheLiberalOC Wednesday following an Orange County Democratic “who’s who” VIP luncheon with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Costa Mesa. Last weekend’s National Coming Out Day and thoughtful introspection through chats with close family and friends prompted Brandman to come…

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Comes to OC June 18

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Former Secretary of State and US Senator officially launched her candidacy for President in New York City this weekend to huge crowds and less than a week later, she’s bringing her campaign to Orange County. Irvine Council member Beth Krom offered this letter about the June 18 event in Newport Beach. I know that, like…