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Tait Nominates CATER Member for City Commission; Leos for Council Again?

Anaheim Insider here. Last week, Mayor Tom Tait tried and failed to convince his City Council colleagues to increase his council assistant budget from $60,000 to $100,000 a year. It was a long, contentious discussion. Tait’s council assistant, Mishal Montgomery, is the only council assistant who is vested in the CALPERS retirement system. Consequently, employing her under those circumstances is ...

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John Leos Hosts Fundraiser for Jose Moreno

Jose Moreno’s city council campaign e-mailed out this fundraising invite today: Dear Friend, With Election Day arriving in less than 9 weeks the Dr. Jose F. Moreno campaign is sprinting towards the finish line, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! October is Voter Outreach Month and our community-centered campaign needs YOUR help more than ever to raise the money that we ...

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Tait Campaign Points Finger Wrong Way On “Union Invasion of Anaheim”

Anaheim Insider here (again). A friend forward to me this e-mail from the Tom Tait campaign to OC GOP Central Committee members, who are voting tonight (possibly right now) on whether to give Tait an early endorsement: Subject: Union Money invades Anaheim Dear Central Committee Member,​ Tonight, our Local Elected Official of the Year, Mayor Tom Tait, will be rightfully ...

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Money Isn’t Everything In Anaheim Council Campaigns

One of the arguments made by single-member council district proponents is that Anaheim is so big that the cost of communicating with so many voters prices potential candidates out of the running – especially Latinos – and allows special interests to dominate the elections. Carving the city into single-member council districts, the argument goes, diminishes the significance of campaign warchests ...

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OC Political’s New “Anaheim Campaign Database” Project

My frend Chris Emami at OC Political has posted about an Anaheim Campaign Database project he is launching. It is a worthy endeavor, and the information about council candidates is useful. I do have some suggestions for making it more complete. The profiles of the candidates’ campaign finances don’t include how much of their own mony they donated to their campaigns. Brian Chuchua, for ...

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OCEA Spent $18.37 Per Vote For John Leos To Lose

As this blog as documented pretty thoroughly, the Orange County Employees Association spent a staggering amount of its members’ dues money in an effort to elect one of its members, John Leos, to the Anaheim City Council. How much did that failed effort cost on a per-vote basis? OCEA directly put into $350,000 into independent expenditures for Leos (this doesn’t ...

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Mailbox Wrap-Up; Kris Murray Responds to Tait Op-Ed

Chris Emami did yeoman’s work posting up a number of mailers from the tsunami of mail that landed on Anaheim voters this election. Although we’ll know the results in a few hours, you can view a number of the mailers largely driving those results here, here, here, here and here. Despite the gusher of government union money uncorked to elect John ...

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