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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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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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4th Supervisor District: Kerr Campaign Announces OCEA Endorsement But Stonewalls On Residency Issue

The Joe Kerr for Supervisor campaign sent over a press release announcing his endorsement by the Orange County Employees Association – which surprises no one given their shared dedication to government employee unionism and opposition to outsourcing the performance of government services to the private sector. Government of government, by government, for government. The Kerr campaign has still not responded ...

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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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Who Will Fund The Single-Member Districts Campaign?

On March 22, the left-wing coalition backing single-member council districts in Anaheim kicked off its campaign to win their approval by Anaheim voters this November. 501(c)(3) groups like OCCORD can actively advocate for a ballot measure within limits on “lobbying” activity. Per the BolderAdvocacy website (published by the left-wing Alliance for Justice): Under Section 501(h), the overall limit on lobbying starts as ...

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Anaheim City Hall Could Still Use Some COIN

A year ago, I published a post advocating the Anaheim City Council adopt something similar to Costa Mesa’s COIN (Civic Openness in Negotiations Ordinance) ordinance.  Tomorrow night, the Fullerton City Council will begin discussing whether or not to adopt its own version of COIN. This is a discussion the Anaheim City Council should consider having, as well. The staff report ...

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KABC-AM Host Calls Out Voice of OC’s OCEA Funding

Anaheim Insider here. KABC-AM conservative talk radio show host John Phillips blasted the Voice of OC this morning for its role in the smear campaign against Carl Demaio, the libertarian gay Republican running for Congress in San Diego. Phillips was spurred by this post on the FlashReport for Republican activist and consultant Charles Moran, who also asked the question of ...

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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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