Ashleigh Aitken

Loretta Sanchez Formally Drops Out Of 3rd Supervisor District Race

In an announcement posted on her Facebook page yesterday, former Rep. Loretta Sanchez confirmed what had been unofficially reported on Anaheim Blog and elsewhere on social media: she is dropping out of the race for the 3rd Supervisor District: Her withdrawal comes three weeks before the deadline for candidates to file to run in the March 2020 primary.  Sanchez, a ...

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Ashleigh Aitken Poised To Jump Into 3rd District Supervisor Race

The fluid race in the 3rd Supervisor District is about to take a new turn as Democrat Ashleigh Aitken prepares to enter the race as retired Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez prepares to exit it. The 3rd District is represented by Supervisor Don Wagner, a Republican former Irvine Mayor and Assemblyman who defeated Sanchez in a March 2019 special election by ...

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Aitken Formally Concedes Mayoral Contest

This evening, the out-going Anaheim City Council will formally declare Harry Sidhu the winner of the mayoral election, and Jordan Brandman, Jose F. Moreno and Trevor O’Neil the victors in Districts 2, 3 and 5 respectively. The four will then be sworn in. In a Facebook post published last night, Ashleigh Aitken formally conceded her narrow loss in the mayoral ...

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UDPATED: Harry Sidhu Cements Mayoral Victory

UPDATE – November 30, 2018:  Today’s vote tally update today has Harry Sidhu leading Ashleigh Aitken by 475 votes:  26,419 to 25,944. Yesterday, Sidhu led Aitken by 484 votes: 26,389 to 25,905.  In other words, Aitken only cut Sidhu’s lead by 9 votes. Stick a fork in it – even the most die-hard Democrat activists have to acknowledge Harry Sidhu ...

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OC Democrats, Resort Unions Try Bolstering Aitken By Hitting Lorri Galloway

The Anaheim  Resort unions are joining the larger union/Democrat scramble to bolster Ashleigh Aitken’s mayoral candidacy as the election enters the home stretch. Yesterday, the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) reported spending $17,937 on mail attacking former Anaheim City Councilwoman Lorri Galloway – also a Democrat.  The funding source: the Anaheim Resort unions that are funding the $18 minimum ...

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Anaheim Mayoral Race: Now OCEA Turns Its Fire On Lorri Galloway

After spending big money attacking GOP mayoral front runner Harry Sidhu and promoting GOP spoiler candidate Cynthia Ward, the Orange County Employees Association – which represents 16,000 County of Orange employees as well as Anaheim city employees – has turned its guns on another mayoral candidate: former Anaheim Councilmember Lorri Galloway. Earlier today, the OCEA Independent Expenditure Committee reported spending ...

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If OCEA Union Endorses Aitken, Why Is It Urging Republicans To Support Ward?

The powerful Orange County Employees Association – which represents 16,000 county employees and Anaheim city workers – has endorsed Ashleigh Aitken, a liberal Democrat, for Mayor of Anaheim. So why is this left-wing government employees union spending tens of thousands of dollars on mail attacking GOP front-runner and former Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu and urging Republican voters to support gadfly ...

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OCEA Hits Harry Sidhu Again

The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) has paid for another negative mailer attacking former Anaheim City Councilman Harry Sidhu, a Republican businessman and mayoral front-runner. In August, the powerful public employee union dumped $100,000 into an independent expenditure committee called the California Taxpayer Protection Committee. It has been using that committee as a vehicle to attack pro-business candidates in Anaheim ...

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Public Employee Union Spending Big To Support Ward for Mayor, Nelson in District 3

The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) – which represents 16,000 county employees as well as Anaheim city employees – is opening its campaign warchest to help mayoral candidate Cynthia Ward and District 3 candidate Robert Nelson – both Republicans. Anaheim voters today received an independent expenditure from a committee called the “California Taxpayer Protection Committee,” attacking Harry Sidhu and praising ...

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