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VOC: More Troubles for Miguel Pulido

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and Mayor Pulido sit together at the mayor's table at the state of the city address. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek/Voice of OC).

In last November’s campaign for Mayor, surrogates for Miguel Pulido made a major campaign issue of a 30 second Facebook photo that his challenger, council member Roman Reyna, posed for photos with two old friends — one of whom allegedly had ties to a Latino gang.  The Santa Ana Police Officer’s Association suggested in mail…

Senator Correa pulls papers for possible mayoral run

Senator Lou Correa, (Photo:Lou Delgado)

Ending weeks of speculation, Senator Lou Correa has pulled papers to run for Mayor of Santa Ana. Earlier last month, City councilman Roman Renya entered the race, followed by Mayor Miguel Pulido. Rumours have been swirling in Santa Ana political circles the Pulido might retire after more tha 20 years as Mayor.

There’s a Reason We Call This Silly Season


Every two years we get bombarded with campaign mailers and political speeches from candidates and elected officials we didn’t even remember existed. They tell us who they are and who they want to be for the term in the office they seek. They tell us what to be proud of, but most important, they tell us…

Gavin Newsom Backs Benavides for Mayor

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Backs David Benavides for Mayor Newsom Says Benavides “Has What It Takes” to Move Santa Ana Forward   Santa Ana, CA– Calling him the leader Santa Ana needs to continue its progress, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his support of David Benavides in his campaign for Mayor of Santa…

Pulido Gets Hit With Negative Mail in Santa Ana


The most closely watched mayoral contest in Orange County is between Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and Councilman David Benavides. Santa Ana mailboxes recently received a hit piece against Pulido from an independent expenditure campaign, Stand Up Santa Ana Coalition. The mail piece asks “Why do local leaders and police officers oppose Mayor Miguel Pulido?” on one side. On the…

Pardon Me For Talking While You’re Interrupting

Dan Chmielewski, TheLiberalOC

TheLiberalOC’s Managing Editor Dan Chmielewski was on Real Orange last facing off against conservatives Rick Reiff and Michael Capaldi. I got the feeling after watching the segment that Reiff and Capaldi weren’t expecting Dan to be prepared or as on target in his dismantling of their right-wing arguments.