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Frenemys – Battle Lines in the 69th Assembly District Primary

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The 69th Assembly district contest has positioned democratic friends against friends, old guard versus next generation leaders, and unions against business interests. It’s a battle among frenemys in the Democratic Party. Adding fuel to the battle Julio Perez walked away on Saturday with the support of a majority of state party delegates supporting his endorsement.

OC Dems struggle with finances and transparency

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The Democratic Party of Orange County has historically lived on a razor edge of financial security. Orange County’s Democratic Party (DPOC) closed the first half of the year with just $353 in the bank after $19,552 in expenditures. Those figures provided the back-drop to an impeachment vote targeting the DPOC Treasurer Reggie Mundekis.

DPOC issues Statement on Alvarez Comments to Chase Family

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This press release was issued very early this morning from the Democratic Party of Orange County.  The comments are from Party chairman Frank Barbaro only: Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman, Frank Barbaro today issued the following statement concerning the recent remarks made by Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez. Chairman Barbaro noted that due to his being…

The DPOC’s Deborah Pauly Moment

When Villa Park Council member Deborah Pauly used venomous words and threats against Muslims at a Yorba Linda rally in February, the Democratic Party of Orange County issued a statement condemning the comments and even suggested that the comments went beyond rhetoric and were designed to “inflame and incite.” The DPOC also suggested that Pauly might…

Baugh and Barbaro Issue Joint Statement

     This came in the DPOC: “In this hour of great tragedy, we extend our prayers and deepest sympathy  to the families and friends of those who were killed in Arizona this past weekend. Our prayers and thoughts also go out to those who remain hospitalized, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Regardless of political belief…

Miguel Pulido – The Half Million Dollar Man

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The story, Santa Ana mayor would receive $500,000 ‘finders fee’ if sale of state buildings goes forward, was posted on Monday afternoon in the LA Times describes the revelations from a deposition by State Treasurer Bill Lockyer related to a lawsuit to stop the pending sale of State buildings. During questioning, Lockyer said he had received a phone call from an Orange County attorney who is a friend of his and Pulido’s.

City Hall Insiders Funding Smear Campaign on Amezcua

These developers want to continue to have a carte blanche with money that should be used for our streets, parks and public safety, not to enrich a bunch of South Orange County developers and trash barons. They know if Amezcua is elected, he will turn this city back over to the residents and they cannot have that. Spread the word and know these hit pieces are untrue and nothing more than a move of desperation by developers who want to screw the residents of Santa Ana.