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On Biblical Values and Politics

Perhaps you missed the full-page ad in the Oct. 18 issue of the Wall Street Journal, placed by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The ad includes an image of the 93-year-old preacher and a message to “vote for biblical values.” What biblical values? Candidates who “support the nation of Israel … who protect the sanctity […]

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It’s the System, Stupid …

So we have three council seats open for 2012 and in each of the three districts we have one candidate. In other words, no contest. All three win by acclamation. Two of them, Ed Selich and Keith Curry, are incumbents. The third is an open seat (Councilmember Steve Rosansky is termed out) and a newcomer, […]

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Ability Counts!

Ability Counts!

As voters go the polls, they ponder over the stuff that’s been stuffed into their mailboxes. The soundbites rolling off the lips of programmed candidates. The slate mailers in which candidates pay to have their names listed, hopefully to be in the right company of other paying customers. After spending more than two decades in […]

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Big Bucks Flow at Last Minute in Assembly Race

Big Bucks Flow at Last Minute in Assembly Race

With Election Day less than a week away, big-money contributors are setting their sights – and their cash – on the local 74rh Assembly District race among Republicans Leslie Daigle and Allan Mansoor and Democrat Bob Rush. In May of 2012 alone, according to state financial disclosures, support for the 74th Assembly District candidates has […]

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Mansoor, Rush Debate Without Daigle

Mansoor, Rush Debate Without Daigle

  A clear divergence of beliefs piled up between Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, a Republican from Costa Mesa, and political newcomer Robert Rush, a Newport Beach Democrat, as they answered queries during a forum for candidates stumping for votes in the newly remapped 74th state Assembly district. Controversy engulfed the forum even before Joan Hoke, past […]

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Final Thoughts on the 74th AD Primary

In the beginning I was mad at them all. As I got ready to interview Republicans Leslie Daigle and Allan Mansoor and Democrat Bob Rush, whose comments appeared in recent columns, I realized all over again how upset I am with politicians of all stripes. I want better representation from the people we pay to […]

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Getting to Know Allan Mansoor

Getting to Know Allan Mansoor

This is the third in a series of columns about the candidates running for the 74th Assembly District. In the first two, we met Leslie Daigle and Bob Rush. Next week I’ll offer my reflections on the three candidates and my opinions on the needs of the 74th. Allan Mansoor, a Republican, is the declared […]

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Getting to Know Bob Rush

Getting to Know Bob Rush

This column is the second of a series about the candidates for the 74th Assembly District.             Just before the filing deadline in mid-February, Bob Rush registered as a Democrat and entered the race. Aside from being firmly pro-choice, Rush had been a political “undeclared” for most of his life. That began to change after […]

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Getting to Know Leslie Daigle

OK, I admit it. I find the drama of the campaign among Leslie Daigle, Allan Mansoor, and Bob Rush to represent California’s 74th Assembly District compelling. This is a newly redrawn district, covering Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Woods, and parts of Huntington Beach and Irvine. It’s now more balanced politically, with […]

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At ‘Feet to the Fire,’ the Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

The political forum last week was called “Feet to the Fire,” the idea being that the three candidates for the 74th Assembly District – Leslie Daigle (R), incumbent Allan Mansoor (R), and Bob Rush (D) – would be quizzed by representatives of the local media, with Barbara Venezia, a columnist for the Orange County Register, […]

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