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Geez! What does it take to get a “little” credit?

The following headline caught my eye in the OCRegister tonight. Supervisor candidate distances his campaign from gang shooting Meanwhile District Attorney announces investigation into campaign’s finances. From the OCR story: Meanwhile, Tuesday, county prosecutors confirmed they are investigating complaints that Tran violated state law by filing incomplete financial disclosures. However, Tran’s campaign may have made…

Curt: Why Hoa? Why?

The President doesn’t read newspapers, why should you? Only nerdy intellectuals waste their time with facts and news stories. Curt is a very curt fellow. He sums up all of the political news that is going on in Orange County in just one word. Well after forty days and nights of raining on Hoa Van…

Hoa Van Tran Campaign Linked to Gang Members

I a fresh story on the OC Register’s main page reporters Tony Saavedra and Peggy Lowe have a story about Hoa Van Tran campaign volunteers having been arrested for Gang related activity. Now this isn’t the frst we’ve heard of this but, if this story isn’t enough to make the Democratic Party of Orange County…

Can You Possibly Serve Two Masters?

Tonight the DPOC Central Committee is meeting and one of the actions that is likely to be discussed is stripping First District Supervisorial candidate Hoa Van Tran of the party’s endorsement.  Alicia Berhow is a member of the DPOC’s endorsement committee and according to my sources she and others with whom she has close ties to have…

Is Hoa Van Tran the Democrats Tan Nguyen?

We have been waiting at least 40 days for Hoa Van Tran to file his amended campaign finance reports. His campaign has misrepresented their intentions regarding this filing.  They have been saying for weeks that their Treasurer is reviewing the reports and will make amendments if necessary. The problem with that statement is that their…

Paul Lucas: Portrait of a Trojan Horse

Paul Lucas has been involved in Democratic Party politics for years. Whenever a democratic candidate or the party has needed help, he has been there. When there has been a labor strike, he has been there. So imagine the surprise when out of the blue, Paul pulled papers to run for Supervisor in the First…