As she likes to say, her Republican competitor is “ethically challenged,” and he surely is (he doesn’t seem to be into the honesty thing).
Meanwhile, Wendy's coming across like new-fangled motherhood and fiscally conservative apple pie. Check out Wendy’s whiz-bang campaign here.
The 73rd Assembly District comprises these areas of South County:
• Aliso ViejoHere’s the Orange Juice Blog’s description of the race for the 73rd:
• Coto de Caza
• Dana Point
• Ladera Ranch
• Laguna Hills
• Laguna Niguel
• Las Flores
• Mission Viejo
• Rancho Santa Margarita
• San Clemente
• San Juan Capistrano
AD-73: Bill Brough (R) vs. Wendy Gabriella (D) — Gabriella, a first-time candidate, has turned out to be an absolute firecracker, while “experienced” candidate Brough has turned out to be a total dud. The Republican argument for supporting Gabriella is that it avoids 12 years of Brough. (There are plenty of more qualified candidates in this district.) It would be shocking if Gabriella could beat Brough in such a Republican district — but I think that it would be a lot less shocking inside of OC than outside of it. Do you want 12 years of “Unpaid Bill,” and a chance to try again, South County Republicans — or do you want a couple of years of a brilliant and fiscally conservative Democrat?
DtB had a problem with Derek. Among other things, he was an outrageous serial plagiarist who made numerous fraudulent “contributions” to a local Patch. When caught red-handed, he defended his action to the hilt, which seems strange for an academic, but not for a knuckle-dragger. That cost him his gig at nearby Concordia—naturally, they’re a college and they frown on intellectual theft—and, ultimately, it cost him his Saddleback job, too.
None of this, of course, seems to matter to the gun-slingin' right-wing fools who elect him every four years. Check out his campaign website: Derek Reeve for City Council. (I looked, but I couldn't find his position on intellectual theft. I figure he's still Pro Plagzzh.)