Congressman Lou Correa of Santa Ana has represented his constituents on the county, state and now federal level. He’s known as a moderate Democrat who has worked with Republicans, something increasingly rare in today’s highly partisan environment. This week, Correa talks with Rick Reiff about whether moderates are a dying breed and sounds off on President Trump, immigration, the border wall and sanctuary cities.
As moves to district-based elections promise to transform the electoral landscapes of several large Orange County jurisdictions, demographer and Democratic operative Claudio Gallegos has emerged as a central, and at times, controversial figure.
Former state Sen. Lou Correa and incumbent Supervisor Andrew Do have big fundraising leads in their respective races for U.S. House and county supervisor seats, but winning the money race doesn’t necessarily mean victory on Election Day.
Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen has overtaken Republican Bob Peterson for second place behind former state Sen. Lou Correa in the race for the 46th District U.S. House seat. The top two will face each other in the November general election.