Tag Archive for Jose Solorio

The Cancer in the DPOC – Stage 2

Greg Diamond with his mouth open

It’s not often you get to read the political equivalent of a suicide note, but I was astonished to read this comment from serial Democratic candidate and OJ blogger Greg Diamond in a post on the Orange Juice blog from last week.  The comment was left on July 31, and my business trip really didn’t…

Will new UCI Professor John Campbell use “Atlas Shrugged” as a textbook?

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The University of California-Irvine (UCI) today announced that former Congressman John Campbell (R-Irvine) has been named visiting professor in UCI’s school of social science.  And yes, I laughed too because my first question is “will John Campbell teach courses in running for office without actually campaigning” or “Being named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by the…

if Loretta Runs for Senate, who runs for Congress…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Dot Deleon (2011)

If Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez does throw her hat into the ring for US Senate, just who will try to replace her in Congress? Former State Senator Lou Correa has long coveted the spot and does have a campaign apparatus in place from his recently failed attempt to win his old Board of Supervisors’ seat.  He…

Our Election Hangover Blues

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Election day was tough on Democrats.  What made it especially tough was the lack of turnout.  If Democrats go to the polls, even in this Red County, we can be competitive and do well.  While all the ballots are not yet counted, turnout was down.  Way down. For those Republicans who won, hardly a mandate…

Correa to run for Supervisor to Replace Nguyen

Senator Lou Correa (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

Lou Correa, the termed-out State Senator, and former First District County Supervisor, will be running in the special election to be held in February or March to complete the remaining two years of Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s term as First District Supervisor after she moves on the the State Senate. Nguyen, who replaced Correa in 2007 after he was elected to the Senate, crushed RSCCD President Jose Solorio by 20 percentage points in Tuesday’s general election to replace Correa as the 34th District Senator.

Janet Nguyen’s Laundered Money – Still Dirty

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Last week, the Voice of OC reported on an ongoing FPPC investigation of Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s campaign funding irregularities involving unemployed and student donors. It took a few days, but on Thursday afternoon the other shoe dropped. A detailed review of the court documents revealed that the FPPC had more than just a hunch behind its subpoenas.