Orange County Republicans need to distance themselves from President Donald Trump to to regain the offices they lost in November and Democrats can’t overplay their hand in order to keep the legislative seats they gained heading into 2020, according to policy and elections specialists.
After Orange County’s blue wave this past November, local Democrats face a tough choice in a January election for chair of the local Democratic Party with union leader Ada Briceño running against longtime local elected official Beth Krom. The big question rumbling around OC office hallways and holiday parties is whether the face of the party needs to better match the base?
Orange County’s four Republican-held Congressional Districts that are targeted by the national Democratic Party failed to get clear Democratic endorsement recommendations for any of the numerous candidates, leaving it to next month’s state convention to help narrow the field of candidates heading into the June primaries.
Delegates for the Orange County Labor Federation voted unanimously Thursday night to fire Executive Director Julio Perez, after a months-long investigation found “credible testimony from multiple women” of sexual harassment and retaliation by Perez.
A new get-out-the-vote effort funded by billionaire Democrat and environmentalist Tom Steyer will mobilize millennial voters in Orange County ahead of this year’s elections for the four congressional seats now held by Republicans.
The former executive director of the Democratic Party of Orange County and the executive director of the Orange County Labor Federation both face internal investigations after several women posted allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against the two men on social media last week.
A campaign staffer for Phil Janowicz, a Democratic congressional candidate running against Republican congressman Rep. Ed Royce, has resigned over allegations he sexually harassed women while an employee of the Democratic Party of Orange County.
A former Orange County Democratic Party official and a high-ranking member of the Orange County Labor Federation have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse, amid a national scandal in which women from Hollywood to the state capitol have come forward with reports of sexual wrongdoing.
Orange County’s Democratic Chairwoman Fran Sdao argues it’s a promising time for a progressive agenda in 2018. Democrats turned out in record numbers to vote last November. For the first time in 80 years the Democratic candidate for President won in Orange County. Frustrated Democrats are now turning out in record numbers to Democratic club meetings, State Party delegate elections and to meetings/events in their communities.
Donald J. Trump’s campaign announced that the GOP presidential frontrunner will hold a rally Thursday at the OC fairgrounds. And if Tuesday’s Anaheim City Council meeting is any indication, things could get ugly, even by Trump standards.