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.
Members of the council majority backed away from assigning Mayor Tom Tait blame for allowing an anti-Semitic and homophobic rant. But debate over whether the mayor was culpable continued among public speakers.