2014 Election

Moreno’s Double Standard Regarding Democrats Supporting Republicans

On March 8, the Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of OC hosted Daraka Larimore-Hall, a democratic socialist and candidate for chairman of the California Democratic Party. During the question-and-answer portion of the program, Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno tossed this query at Larimore-Hall: “My question is related, from my end, as a Central Committee of the Democratic Party here in ...

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James Irvine Foundation Spending Millions on Progressive Political Activism in Orange County

One doesn’t ordinarily think of charitable foundations as political players, but the reality is ostensibly non-partisan not-for-profits spend enormous sums funding progressive organizations and their political agendas. For example, the James Irvine Foundation – which has nothing to do with The Irvine Company other name a common namesake – spends tens of millions of dollars funding “civic engagement” and “democracy” ...

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Vanderbilt’s Election Lawyer Now Working On CATER’s Lawsuit Against Angels Negotiations

Anaheim Insider here. Earlier this month, Superior Court Judge James Di Cesare smacked down the CATER lawsuit against September 2013 council approval of the now-defunct negotiations MOU with the Angels. His ruling dressed down CATER lawyer and blogger Greg Diamond but gave him one more chance to get it right (most likely to bullet-proof his ruling against being overturned on ...

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Tait Wines and Dines Anti-Cop Activists; More Naivete About By-District Council Elections

Anaheim Insider here. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait took offense during the election when hit with campaign attacks alleging he was hostile to the police and soft on gang crime. When his intimate “Team Anaheim” campaign thank you dinner at Thee White House includes anti-police activists Mark and Mary Daniels (seated in front, first two from the left), it’s easy to ...

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Election Analysis: Murray, Eastman Won the Flatlands, Vanderbilt Carried the Hills

Data-cruncher par excellence Chris Nguyen posted an interesting analysis of the Anaheim election results over at his OC Political blog: Virtually every political analysis of the City of Anaheim references the split between Anaheim Hills and the Flatlands. A closer look at the 2014 election results confirms that split – but in counterintuitive fashion.  Mayor Tom Tait won 61.7% of ...

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Janet Nguyen, Young Kim: Anaheim’s Two New Representatives in the State Legislature

As of yesterday, Anaheim has two new representatives in the California Legislature. Supervisor Janet Nguyen took the oath of office as the new state senator from the 37th Senate District (which includes south Anaheim), as did congressional aide Young Kim, who now represents the 65th Assembly District (which includes Anaheim west of the 5 and south of the 91 freeways). ...

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Unofficial Final Results In Anaheim Races: Tait and Murray Re-Elected, Vanderbilt Edges Out Eastman

The OC Registrar of Voters has finished counting the votes and published the unofficial final results online. In Anaheim, this confirmed what has been apparent for several days: Mayor Tom Tait and Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray have each been re-elected to a second term, while Anaheim City School District Board of Education member James Vanderbilt has edged out Councilwoman ...

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How Measure L (By-District Council Elections) Will Be Implemented

Now that Measure L has been approved by Anaheim voters, how will it be implemented? The settlement agreement between the city and the ACLU spells out the steps that have to take place: First, the city council must adopt a resolution establishing the process for drawing “councilmanic” districts. [NOTE: council districts would have been drawn regardless of the Measure L ...

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Moreno’s Defeat Is A Tactical Loss, Measure L Is A Strategic Win for Anaheim’s Political Left

Leftist council candidate Jose F. Moreno finished a distant fourth place last week, despite the generous financial assistance of rich San Francisco Bay Area progressives. The newly-minted Democrat and Tom Tait ally declined to seek re-election to the Anaheim City School District Board off Education to make a run for the Anaheim City Council, and was the the de facto ...

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