Speaking at his backyard campaign kick-off on Sunday, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno gave what sounded like an all-but-official endorsement of fellow progressive Democrat Ashleigh Aitken’s bid to become Mayor of Anaheim.
While introducing local elected officials and candidates, Moreno acknowledged first-time candidate Aitken as the person “who will be our next mayor for the city of Anaheim. Ashleigh Aitken will follow that legacy that we have here in Anaheim.”
Judging by Moreno’s record and rhetoric to date, the “legacy ” to which Moreno refers would be demonizing Disneyland, inserting city government into the bargaining process between labor and management, floating vague platitudes about “investing in our communities” while focusing on more ideological initiatives, and building a farm team of progressive Democrats to run for local offices.
Although not official, a Moreno endorsement of Aitken isn’t surprising given their shared progressive-Left politics.