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Tait Trying To Resurrect Public Employee Union-Funded Initiative

Anaheim Insider here. It’s helpful to remember that at this evening’s council meeting, Mayor Tom Tait will try to resurrect “Take Back Anaheim”: a failed 2012 initiative that was crafted by Anaheim liberals and funded by the union representing Anaheim city government employees. The Mayor has re-named it (but you can see the “new” name on the banner above), but ...

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Gail Eastman Opens 2016 City Council Campaign Committee

Gail Eastman, who narrowly lost her re-election bid last November, has opened a “Gail Eastman for Council 2016” campaign committee. It makes sense. Gail Eastman was obviously interested in continued council service, and has already run three strong city-wide campaigns. It remains to be whether the council district she ends up in will be open or not, but she will ...

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SD37 Watch: Current and Former Anaheim Councilmembers Endorse Don Wagner

This came over the transom yesterday from the Don Wagner for Senate campaign: ANAHEIM LEADERS RALLY BEHIND WAGNER’S STATE SENATE BID KRING, MURRAY, SIDHU AND EASTMAN BACK WAGNER IRVINE – Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring, Councilmember Kris Murray, and former Mayors Pro Tem Harry Sidhu and Gail Eastman, have united in support of Assemblyman Don Wagner’s campaign for State ...

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Election Analysis: Murray, Eastman Won the Flatlands, Vanderbilt Carried the Hills

Data-cruncher par excellence Chris Nguyen posted an interesting analysis of the Anaheim election results over at his OC Political blog: Virtually every political analysis of the City of Anaheim references the split between Anaheim Hills and the Flatlands. A closer look at the 2014 election results confirms that split – but in counterintuitive fashion.  Mayor Tom Tait won 61.7% of ...

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Unofficial Final Results In Anaheim Races: Tait and Murray Re-Elected, Vanderbilt Edges Out Eastman

The OC Registrar of Voters has finished counting the votes and published the unofficial final results online. In Anaheim, this confirmed what has been apparent for several days: Mayor Tom Tait and Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray have each been re-elected to a second term, while Anaheim City School District Board of Education member James Vanderbilt has edged out Councilwoman ...

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Some Thoughts On The Council Election Results

What to make of Tuesday’s election? Mayor Tom Tait was elected to a second term, Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray was the top vote-getter for council, and Councilwoman Gail Eastman has apparently been narrowly edged out by James Vanderbilt, a member of the Anaheim City School District Board of Education whom Tait recruited at the beginning of the year to ...

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Anaheim in Wonderland: Tait Family Trust Helping the Left-Wing With Misleading Attack on Eastman

The latest example of the topsy-turvy nature of Anaheim politics is a Tait Family Trust-funded attack falsely claiming Councilwoman Gail Eastman is not a good Republican and too close to public employees unions, while simultaneously urging support for Measure L – an  initiative to pave the way for a Democratic take-over of the Anaheim City Council that is sponsored by ...

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Anaheim in Wonderland: $100,000 For Team Tait War On Kris Murray and Gail Eastman

It’s October, so there are quite a few independent expenditures being conducted to influence the outcome of the mayoral and council races, as well as the balloting on Measure L (which would replace the current at-large council election system with by-district elections. A bad idea). One IE campaign in particular bears particular attention, and that is the mail campaign being ...

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Tait Family Hits Anaheim Council Women With Not-So-Subtly Sexist Mailer

Anaheim Insider here. In a condescending, inaccurate mailer funded by the Tait Family Trust, Mayor Tait accuses council women Gail Eastman and Kris Murray of giving a “sweetheart” deal to the city’s public employee unions. The mailer is covered with feminine touches such as hearts, lipstick marks and pink-colored lettering. The Tait family’s mail consultant must have been in a ...

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Tait Family Wealth Used to Attack His Council Colleagues

Anaheim Insider here. If you could spend $49,750 on anything in your community, what would you spend it on? Just to make it a little easier, here are a few options of what that kind of money buys you in Anaheim: A. Annual tuition for 199 low income kids to attend the Anaheim Boys and Girls Clubs after school programs. ...

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