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Anaheim: Tait/Progressive-Left Slate Losing in Council Races

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] November 2016 was another election showdown between the traditional “Anaheim Way” coalition and the strange alliance of Mayor Tom Tait and progressive interest groups. And it was another defeat for the Tait/Progressive-Left efforts to take control of the city council. This election is the culmination of a multi-year effort by a coalition of progressive political interests ...

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District 1: Denise Barnes’ Campaign of Unkindness

It’s usually pretty easy to figure out the front runner in a campaign: it’s the candidate whom all the other candidates are attacking. By that measure alone, Steve Chavez Lodge is the front-runner in District 1. That was the case at last night’s candidate forum sponsored by the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council (WAND). And from numerous reports from District ...

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District 4: OC GOP Endorses Lucille Kring for Re-Election

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] Anaheim Council Districts 1, 4 and 5 were among the numerous races the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee took up during its marathon endorsements exercise on Wednesday. Central committee members got it right two out of three times. I mean “right” in the sense that the OC GOP should get out of the business ...

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District 1: Denise Barnes On Streetcar, STRs But Not Quite On Hotel Incentive Policy

Here’s video of District 1 candidate Denise Barnes at this week’s Anaheim Republican Assembly candidate forum, answering the total of two questions that were posed to the 11 council candidates. The questions were allegedly selected at random. Barnes is the hand-picked candidate of Mayor Tom Tait, part of his quest to obtain a council majority for this last two years ...

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Two New Candidates in Council District 1

Two more candidates pulled papers last week – and the same day, May 20 – to run for Anaheim City Council from West Anaheim’s District 1. Freddy Fitzgerald Carvajal A Democratic activist and insurance broker who lives near Western High School, one of Carvajal‘s recent foray’s into local politics was participating last fall in the OC Young Democrats-Connor Traut action ...

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