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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.

No Denials and No Pala IEs as Tweets on a Train Story Goes Viral

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The “Tweets on a Train” story featuring an overheard cell phone conversation of AD-69 candidate Michele Martinez by investigative journalist Bob Salladay has gone viral being picked by by the Sacramento Bee, a variety of technology/social media web sites, and even the Poynter Institute’s web site read by journalists all over the country.  It’s spawned…

OC Democratic Delegates Make Primary Endorsement Recommendations

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Winter rain showers didn’t dampen the determination of Democratic Party Activists as they gathered Saturday morning to make primary endorsement recommendations ahead of the State Democratic Party Convention February 10-12. The decisions made in the caucus set the scene for the real battle in contested races at the convention. The regional caucus determines whether endorsements…

Martinez slams Journalist for Tweets

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Assembly candidate Michele Martinez today blasted a reporter who overheard her phone call on a train to Northern California as “creepy” in an emailed statement to the Orange County Register.  California Watch investigative journalist Bob Salladay, a senior editor, tweeted from his train seat across Martinez this morning from Southern California to Oakland regarding statements Martinez made about her campaign.…

Martinez Opens Assembly Campaign Office Saturday

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Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez will host a grand opening event this Saturday, January 14 at her new campaign headquarters in Santa Ana. The office is located at 217 N. Main Street, #116, Santa Ana, CA.  Martinez is a candidate for the open Assembly seat in the 69th district.  The seat is currently held by Assembly member…