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Cynthia Ward Campaign Raising Little Money, Dependent On Public Employee Unions

Council gadfly Cynthia Ward’s campaign reported raising only $90 between September 23 and October 10, according to her most recent periodic campaign report. According to the Ward for Mayor campaign’s Form 460 covering that critical period,  the campaign spent $3,218 – mostly on printing flyers.  Her campaign has spent a total of $17,826 to date, and reported $2,518 cash-on-hand. Yesterday, ...

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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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More Public Employee Union Spending For Cynthia Ward, Robert Nelson

The Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) continues its campaign spending to promote Anaheim council candidates aligned the with Tait-Moreno majority. Using the California Taxpayers Protection Committee as a vehicle, the powerful government union reported funding a negative mailer attacking Mitch Caldwell, the civic activist, businessman and former Planning Commissioner running in District 3 against left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a ...

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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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Moreno, Ward Want to Selectively Silence Political Foes

Should elected officials decide who can participate in the democratic political process and who cannot? When politicians support using the machinery of government to dictate how individuals act and businesses operate, is it right or fair for those politicians to also demand the targets of government action surrender their right to advocate for themselves? Is that consistent with free and ...

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Do Mayoral and Council Candidates Support or Oppose Allowing Needle Exchange Program In Anaheim?

Last month, the Anaheim City Council voted in closed session to join the County of Orange lawsuit to prevent the OC Needle Exchange Program (OCNEP) from operating a free syringe program for drug addicts in Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa.  The County filed suit after the state Department of Public Health approved OCNEP’s plan to operate a mobile ...

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Cynthia Ward, Union Republican

There are several union-friendly candidates in the race for Anaheim mayor.  Attorney and progressive Democrat Ashleigh Aitken is solidly in the union camp, particularly with UNITE-HERE Local 11 – the militant hotel workers union spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to impose the nation’s highest minimum wage on Resort district businesses.  Former Councilwoman and Democrat Lorri Galloway also has a ...

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Cynthia Ward Flip-Flop-Flips On Unions’ $18 Minimum Wage Initiative

Council gadfly-turned-mayoral candidate Cynthia Ward has a history of flip-flopping. For example: She used to believe the Disneyland Resort was of such paramount importance to Anaheim that it must be protected at all costs. Now she views it as an albatross around the city’s neck. She used to oppose by-district council elections as a recipe for corruption and ward politics, ...

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