OCEA/AMEA

OCEA Hits Brandman With Sleazy Attack #2

Another sleazy attack on Jordan Brandman from the Orange County Employee Association landed in the mailboxes of Anaheim voters today. This comes on the heels of this piece that landed on Monday. At least this time, OCEA refrained from claiming Brandman had actually broken the law. A small victory for truth. Still don’t get why OCEA tries to slime Brandman ...

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Putting OCEA’s Spending For Leos In Perspective

Holy. Mackerel. Is there any bottom to the Orange County Employees Association’s well of cash? Check out the most recent report for the OCEA’s Issues Committee, which only covers the period between October 1 and October 20. During that three-week period, the well-moneyed union dropped a jaw-dropping $352,000 into its Issues Committee. After tossing $80,000 into the coin jar of the ...

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Former Councilman Frank Feldhaus Withdraws Endorsement of Kring

Former Anaheim Councilman Frank Feldhaus has pulled his endorsement of council candidate Lucille Kring (with whom he served on the council from 1998 to 2002). The reason: Kring’s changing her position on the “Take Back Anaheim” initiative, a ballot-box budgeting measure that would take one specific revenue stream — the transient occupancy tax — and require a city-wide vote on its ...

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Update On Sleazy OCEA Attack On Brandman

I posted yesterday on the sleazy mailer from the Orange County Employees Association, accusing Anaheim City Council candidate Jordan Brandman of breaking the law — without any evidence whatsoever. Illustrating just how unhinged Anaheim politics have become in a few short months, you have a member of the Orange County Labor Federation (OCFL) attacking a candidate who as been endorsed ...

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Anaheim Mailbox: Sleazy OCEA Hit On Brandman

There had been a rumor on the political street of a non-aggression pact between the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) and Anaheim City Council candidate Jordan Brandman. The OCEA has killed that rumor with this hit piece it sent out against Brandman: Readers will recall that Brandman’s erratic, less-than-truthful AUHSD Board of Trustees colleague Katherine Smith filed a complaint accusing him of misusing district ...

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Leos Floats Into Anaheim Mailboxes On Wings Of Government Union Money

As Anaheim Blog has noted, the OCEA and other government unions are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to put John Leos on the Anaheim City Council.  Leos is a county employee who is also an OCEA shop steward, and served on the board of directors for both the OCEA and the OCEA political action committee until earlier this year. Leos’ own ...

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OC GOP Burning Money In Anaheim

If you’re looking for an example of how the OC Republican Party Central Committee endorsement process continues to misfire, Anaheim is a perfect example. The main value to a candidate of this endorsement is the hope that somehow, from someone, money will arrive at the OC GOP to fund a “member communication” — usually a mail piece touting the endorsed ...

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OCEA Dumps Another $250,000 Into Pro-Leos Campaign

Amazing. Voice of OC writes a long article about the “hidden hand” of Disney in the Anaheim City Council elections because the company has spent about $189,000 supporting two candidates, Jordan Brandman and Steve Lodge. But no mention that the Orange County Employees Associations — with a little help from other government employee unions — has put $188,000 behind just ...

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