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The Other Casualty at DPOC Last Night

Last night’s DPOC meeting was not a death knell for the party and nor was it a shining moment of leadership. The party’s decision to allow Hoa Van Tran to retain the party’s endorsement is not quite a victory for the campaign, but more of a stay of execution when the voters have their say…

Showdown for Hoa Van Tran

The Democratic Party of Orange County met tonight to determine if Hoa Van Tran will be the Tan Ngynen pariah of the 2008 election cycle. The question: Will the Dems take a stand, or let things slide further down hill? Questions about the ethics and integrity of Hoa Van Tran have been raised by all of…

Dina wants Supervisor job; can’t pay property taxes on time.

The Bolsavik is reporting that apparently while Dina Nguyen has no problem loaning her campaign $25,000 she cannot seem to pay her property taxes on time. For the record, the total year to date amount of contributions reported on Dina’s May 17th report is understated by $500. I’m sure it’s just an error in addition. Also, while…

Shirley Grindle Asks Hoa’s Treasurer To Amend Report

Orange County’s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle (OC Register photo) contacted me this evening to let me know that she has sent a memo to Xavier Martinez, Hoa Van Tran’s new campaign treasurer, requesting that he clean up the reports and refund any contributions that may exceed the $1,600 TinCup limit. Specifically she is referring…

DPOC Calls Special Meeting Re: Hoa Tran Endorsement

The other Orange County blogs Red County and Total Buzz have already posted this. But since it is another new develpoment in the ongoing saga of the Hoa Van Tran for Supervisor campaign, I may as well cover it here too. The following email went out to the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee this…

Hoa’s newest reports raise even more questions

A reasonable person might think that the Hoa Van Tran campaign might make damn sure that they got their campaign statement for the period ending May 17, 2008 correct. Well if you are that reasonable person, you’re wrong. If their new treasurer were an archer, he would have missed the target by about 180 degrees.…