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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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Tait Family Trust Sinks to New Low With Another Smear Against Kris Murray

Anaheim Insider here. The Tait Family Trust and Home Savings of America heir Howard Ahmanson have spent this month stretching the truth in their campaign mail attacks (done through the California Homeowners Association IE committee) against Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilwoman Gail Eastman. The IE campaign is part of Mayor Tom Tait’s attempt to defeat his two GOP ...

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Anaheim Mailbox: Vanderbilt Lies About Murray Vote On Measure N

When he decided to run for Anaheim City Council at the beginning of the year, James Vanderbilt told both Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilwoman Gail Eastman that he was mainly running to build up name ID, that he thought they’d done a good job and he wasn’t going to attack them. So much for promises. Yesterday, this mailer ...

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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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Murray, Tait On KABC-TV On Terminated Angels Negotaitions

Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray was featured on this ABC-7 Eyewitness News story from yesterday:   End of the day, this story hurts, rather than helps, Tait. To the extent news coverage of Angels negotiations has focused on the mayor, it has been on his vocal criticism of what has been represented (inaccurately) to an Angels demand for the ...

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Kris Murray in the Mail

Kris Murray’s re-election campaign ginned up its mail campaign with this initial “Promises Made, Promises Kept” piece inviting recipients to join her for a series of coffees for a “state of the city”  update and discussion at the homes of various supporters:

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