Dan Chmielewski

DPOC Endorsement Meeting Tonight; Someone Should Apologize to Sharon Wallin for 2014

The Democratic Party of Orange County has their city council election endorsement meetings tonight; my phone has been buzzing all weekend about who’s going to pull who’s name from the consent calendar and general complaining that the interview process for candidates was restricted to a small group of party insiders with a number of Central…

“You’re a Rumor”

That’s the gist of a call I got this afternoon asking, as a DPOC Central Committee member, why I was going to pull from the consent calendar the names of Tiffany Ackley, a candidate for Aliso Viejo City Council, Ashleigh Aitken for Anaheim Mayor and Lauren Johnson-Norris, a candidate for Irvine City Council? After I…

The Free Press Strikes Back

“Fake news” is anything reported that President Donald Trump doesn’t like.  Led by the Boston Globe’s editorial board, hundreds of newspapers have taken up the cause of why a free and independent press is vital to democracy and our Republic.  Trump is not the intended audience — it’s everyday Americans, who must be reminded without…

A Dead Heat?! CD-45

  Irvine — Consumer protection attorney and Democratic Nominee Katie Porter (CA-45) released the following statement in response to the Mimi Walters’ special interest allies’ attack ad:  “Mimi Walters and her special interest allies are lying. I believe that border security is essential to America. ICE should be focused on its core public safety mission, not…

Anaheim District 2; Vanderbilt Isn’t Blue

I’m still getting caught up from last week’s business trip and ventured over to the OJ blog to read Greg Diamond’s analysis of the Anaheim City Council race for District 2.  If it’s not obvious, Greg doesn’t like Jordan Brandman — at all.  At the last DPOC meeting, Brandman was near Diamond, offered a handshake…