Friday, March 5, 2010

Interesting Comment: A 42nd Challenger with Baggage?

As some of you know, all comments are moderated before being posted. This morning I received a very interesting comment. I have been debating for several hours what to do with it. Do I ignore it or post it as a comment like the author intended? I decided that it was note worthy but if simply a comment most of our readers would miss it. So I have decided to post it as a story.

The author does not specifically name the candidate, or candidates, that the three questions (which I highlighted) apply to. It could be a primary and/or general election challenger(s) the author is referencing.

Rep. Gary Miller is being challenged in the Republican primary of the 42nd district by Phil Liberatore, Lee McGroarty and David Su. Michael Williamson and Louie Contreras are seeking the Democratic nomination. Mark Lambert is seeking the Libertarian nomination.

Now that I am retired, I have extra time to research candidates and look carefully at what they are saying and more importantly what is being said about them. With filing nearing a close, I see that the challengers in the 42nd Congressional District are rehashing 4 year old newspaper allegations against Congressman Gary Miller.

Whatever happened to these allegations? I cannot find any public record of any criminal or legal action that stemmed from them. Why in four years has nothing happened? Most likely because the allegations were sensationalized hype churned by overzealous reporters trying to be the next Woodward or Bernstein.

Why are we hearing these same old, unproven stories again?

Do Congressman Miller’s challengers really think that anyone will vote for them simply because they throw rocks and stir up mud?

If I was advising Congressman Miller, and I am not, the first thing that I would do is take a peek at the available public records on these rock-throwing challengers. Some of the questions that I would look into are:

· How many prior elections did these people actually vote in? (Available at the Registrar of Voters)

· How many times were they and their businesses sued? (Available on-line from various background search engines)

· Were they ever subject to disciplinary action or lose a professional license? (Available from the State of California)

Before these kids start yelling how much the room smells, they should check their own diapers and see how full they really are. I’ve taken the time to do a preliminary look into these candidates and I’ve seen what a mess their diapers really are.

For the next few months, I’m going to sit back and watch these children throw rocks at the Congressman and wait. I’ll wait for the Congressman to get tired of this silliness and pick up a few thousand pound boulders and toss them back.

Not only are these challengers backgrounds so littered with dubious behavior, Congressman Miller has a huge campaign warchest to let every voter in the district know everything about his opponents.

Now it’s time to sit back and watch this election unfold.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

42nd Candidate David Su launches web site but...

42nd Congressional candidate David Su has launched his website but currently has nothing on it except a silhouette of an elephant wearing a necklace and visor. With three months until the election it is surprising Su has waited this long to put up a web site.

Su seems to be going for the young Republican vote using the web address

Su is challenging Rep. Gary Miller for the 42nd Congressional Republican nomination.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Coffee and Conversation with Curt Hagman

Assemblyman Curt Hagman will be hosting an informal discussion over coffee March 6 in four Orange County cities.

10:00am – 10:45am
Red Robin
The Village at Orange
Orange, CA 92865(in the covered, outside patio)

11:00am – 11:45pm
Java Jean Bar
116 S. Fairmont
Anaheim Hills, CA 92808(at Santa Ana Canyon Rd)

12:00pm – 12:45pm
Borders Bookstore
22401 Old Canal Rd
Yorba Linda, CA 92887(on the outside patio)

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Rockwell’s Cafe
17853 Santiago Blvd.
Villa Park, CA 92861(at Ralph’s Center)

For more information contact Hagman's office at (909) 627–7021.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Frank Pastore Endorses Liberatore in 42nd

Phil Liberatore's campaign site has announced the endorsement of KKLA Talk Show host Frank Pastore. Pastore, a former Major League Pitcher, has hosted the Frank Pastore Show since 2004.

"I’m thrilled to endorse my friend Phil Liberatore for Congress. Especially these days, we need men and women of not only honor, character, and integrity to run for political office, but men and women who have the right values when it comes to family, limited government, fiscal responsibility, and strong national security. Phil is one of the most beloved employers in Southern California, not just by other business leaders, but by his employees, both current and former. I think the 42nd Congressional District deserves a truly conservative candidate who will serve them well in Washington, D.C. Phil is such a man."

Liberatore is challenging Rep. Gary Miller for the Republican nomination in the 42nd Congressional district.

42nd Congressional Candidate David Su Launches Facebook Page

42nd Congressional Republican candidate David Su has launched a campaign facebook page. He currently does not have a campaign web site.

He currently has 23 fans, 4 more than fellow 42nd Republican candidate Lee McGroarty's campaign facebook page, but 500 less than 42nd Republican candidate Phil Liberatore's campaign facebook page.

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1. Conservative Party Endorses in 42nd Republican Party Primary?
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3. 42nd Congressional Candidate David Su speaks at Chino Hills Council
4. Daily Bulletin forgets about Phil Liberatore, David Su and Michael Bryant?
5. Liberatore Uses Book Endorsements for Campaign?