Tag Archive for OC GOP

Bustamante Convicted on Sex Charges

Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante

Former Santa Ana Council member and County of Orange manager Carols Bustamante has been convicted on several charges relating to sexual assault and grand theft of public funds.  Bustamante, a Republican, was once considered the OC GOP’s leading Latino elected official. from the OC Register: As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Carlos Bustamante…

Brandman Issues a Statement on DPOC Resolution

The Orange County Register carries this story about Monday night’s DPOC resolution that the headline writer suggests was a censure of Anaheim Council member Jordan Brandman, the only Democrat on the council.  The reality is the resolution condemned the actions of the Council majority of Brandman, Kris Murray and Lucille Kring, so details do in…

Correa Denies Rumor He Sought Support from OC GOP

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

Sometimes silly season starts sooner than expected. A longtime source called me last night to tell me that former state senator Lou Correa had met with senior officials from the OC GOP to discuss switching his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican while continuing to seek the Congressional seat now held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez…

OC GOP Chair still doesn’t get Healthcare Reform

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This is another one of those stories I just couldn’t get to before my early August business trip, but Register reporter Martin Wisckol contacted me for a comment on the Koch Brothers’ Freedom Partners recent event in Dana Point that was designed to show how the private sector could help the poor.  Yes, they could start by…

Rohrabacher Treasurer Accused of Embezzlement

Jack Wu

Longtime Orange County Republican operative Jack Wu, a former treasurer for the Dana Rohrabacher Congressional campaign, has been accused of embezzling $173,000 from the Congressman’s campaign offers.  Nick Gerda from the Voice of OC broke the story yesterday. From Gerda’s story: Rohrabacher and his campaign committee filed criminal complaints with county and state prosecutors Wednesday against…

Uniting Orange County? Good Luck with That

Orange County Fairgrounds

The Orange County Sunday’s Register sits between the Sunday LA Times and NY Times on my kitchen table.  If my daughter sees me reading the Opinion pages, she asks me if I’ve taken my blood pressure medicine first.  The Register opinion pages each Sunday are consistent in two ways — columns shill for Republicans or…

The Silver Lining Behind Moorlach’s State Senate Win

Moorlach Photo

Former County Supervisor John Moorlach, outspent and outgunned, pulled off an upset victor over State Assemblyman Don Wagner in Tuesday’s special election for SD-37.  In an ideal world, Democrat Louise Stewardson would have mustered enough write in votes to win but she still managed a respectable amount to Naz Namazi who was on the ballot. …