Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly has inexplicably decided to run for the 69th Assembly District – the only Orange County Assembly seat the Democrats have a shot at – and the only such seat that has a Latino edge in voters.
As one might expect, the usual blue hacks are lining up behind Daly – and are scoffing at the campaign of Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez. This is not however the first time that Orange County’s Democrats have lined up behind the wrong, white, candidate.
Consider that way back in 1996, the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) endorsed a real estate developer named James M. Prince for the 46th Congressional District. The Democrats had correctly figured that the Republican incumbent, Bob Dornan, was vulnerable. But they bet on the wrong candidate. Continue reading