[Cross-posted from OC Daily]
Conservative donor and Home Savings heir Howard Ahmanson is probably the last person one would expect to be funding an independent expenditure campaign to elect to two leftist Democrats to the Anaheim City Council.
Yet, that is exactly what is happening.
Ahmanson is funding mailers supporting Jose F. Moreno in District 3 and Arturo Ferreras in District 4, (and attacking the conservative Republican candidates in Districts 1 and 5 who lack the Tom Tait imprimatur). Two years ago, Ahmanson put $50,000 into a Tom Tait-led campaign attacking Anaheim Councilmembers Kris Murray and Gail Eastman (both Republicans), so there’s every reason to expend his spending on behalf of these two progressive Democrats to continue. Ahmanson is also funding mailers attacking two conservative Republican candidates: Steve Chavez Lodge in District 1 and Steve Faessel in District 5.
If elected, Moreno and Ferreras would easily be the most left-wing local elected officials in Orange County.
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