2020 Elections

Will CA Democrats Elevate Ada Briceno’s Divisive Style To The DNC?

Recently, Ada Briceno has been accumulating titles like a British monarch. She’s co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11. She chairman of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD). She’s chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Now she wants to add Democratic National Committee member. Her track record raises legitimate questions at whether her election to the DNC would ...

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Supervisor Don Wagner Seals Re-Election; Aitken Concedes

Supervisor Don Wagner has sealed his re-election campaign this week, garnering more than 52% of the vote to win a full four year term on the Orange County Board of Supervisors representing the 3rd Supervisor District. As of Saturday evening, Wagner led Aitken by 7,261 votes; county-wide, there remained only 1,749 ballots left to count. A year ago, Wagner, a ...

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Annual Lobbyist Registration Report: A Nothing Sandwich

One of the items on tonight’s city council agenda is the annual Registered Lobbyist Annual Report.  Although it’s a receive-and-file item on the consent calendar, you can bet Councilman Jose F. Moreno will pull it. The opportunity to harangue his council colleagues and build his narrative for the 2020 city council elections will prove irresistible. If Councilman Moreno’s sermonizing is ...

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Mind Of Moreno: Trump Has Accomplished More Than Obama Because He’s White

Councilman Jose F. Moreno posted this on his Facebook page last week. Moreno is an ardent supporter of socialist Bernie Sanders and his “Medicare for All” scheme – which would outlaw private health insurance. It would force the 170-million or so Americans who rely on private health insurance into a government-funded and controlled health care system. Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday ...

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Union Boss & OC Democratic Party Chair Ada Briceno Barely Re-Elected Party Office

Last year, UNITE-HERE Local 11 boss Ada Briceno was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. Briceno is pretty hard Left, and her ascension was greeted with elation in the left-wing quarters of the party.  Briceno and Councilman Jose F. Moreno are thick as thieves. The passage of council district elections and other initiatives to advance progressive Democrat ...

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Ballot Parties All The Rage On The Left

We reported last week on the “ballot party” held February 15 by the Democratic Party of Orange County and UNITE-HERE Local 11, in which Local 11 members were summoned to bring their ballots so party and union officials could direct them how to vote. This past Saturday, the Bernie Sanders for President campaign held a ballot party at Ponderosa Park ...

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UNITE-HERE/DPOC “Ballot Parties”: So Much For The Secret Ballot

In the late 19th Century, the U.S. switched to the secret ballot as an antidote to urban machine politics and to allow individual citizens to vote their conscience shielded from outside pressure from political bosses. Now, a new state law requiring every voter be sent a vote-by-mail ballot is undermining what used to be a time-honored symbol of the democratic ...

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Sen. Moorlach Commends Gavin Newsom Focus On Homelessness

From the office of Senator John M.W. Moorlach: Sen. John M.W. Moorlach Commends Gov. Newsom for Stressing Homeless Solutions in State of the State SACRAMENTO – State Sen. John M.W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, issued the following statement today after Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his 2020 State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature: “I want ...

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