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Election Leapfrogging Puts Bao, Martinez On Top

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Votes are still being counted from last week’s election and yesterday’s fresh batch of results moved some pieces around on the election chessboard. Notably, Garden Grove mayor Bao Nguyen has moved into second place in the race for CD-46 opening up a 578 vote lead over Republican Bob Peterson.  We’ll note it still places Nguyen,…

Big Night for Democrats in OC

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For the fist time, Democrats beat Republicans in voter turnout for a primary election in Orange County and there were several surprises with last night’s primary results.  Here’s a quick snapshot below: Polls tightened in California between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders leading up to Tuesday night’s election.  With the Associated Press calling…

DPOC Backs Michele Martinez for First District Supervisor

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The Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) voted overwhelmingly to endorse Santa Ana City Councilmember Michele Martinez’s campaign for Orange County Supervisor at Monday night’s general membership meeting. Following the vote, DPOC Chairman Henry Vandermeir released the following statement: “Democrats can count on Michele Martinez to fight for the values and priorities of our party.…

Updated: Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Will Launch Bid for First District Supervisor

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TheLiberalOC has learned that Santa Ana Council member Michele Martinez will formally announce a big for the Orange County Board of Supervisor’s First District; a formal announcement of her candidacy is expected early this afternoon. Martinez emerged as a Democratic Party favorite after fellow Santa Ana Council Member Vince Sarmiento changed his mind about a…

Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez Elected NALEO President

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The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) elected Santa Ana Councilmember Michele Martinez as its new President following the 32nd NALEO Annual Conference which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. NALEO is the non-partisan leadership organization of the nation’s more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed officials. Elected to serve…

if Loretta Runs for Senate, who runs for Congress…

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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…

Does Do’s win over Correa Mean Santa Ana Lacks Clout?

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Andrew Do has been sworn in to Janet Nguyen’s old seat as First District Supervisor on the heels of a 43 vote margin of victory over former State Senator Lou Correa.  It’s a win for Little Saigon, Orange County’s Asian Community which has a majority on the County BoS, and State Senator Janet Nguyen who…