Quirk-Silva Campaigns In Santa Ana Which Doesn’t Even Border AD-65
Posted by Chris Emami on August 30, 2012
AD-65 candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva is campaigning in Santa Ana today: she’s holding a meet and greet at the Martinez Book Store at 216 N. Broadway at 5 PM.
AD-65 is Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma and Stanton. None of those cities even border Santa Ana.
Credit goes to Meridian Pacific for posting these maps on their website.
Maybe she’s in Santa Ana because she wants to be Loretta Sanchez’s successor. That would make sense since Santa Ana is completely in CD-46. She’s sharing campaign offices with Sanchez, too. Maybe that’s what this AD-65 campaign really is about. She’s trying to raise her profile to run for CD-46. CD-46 doesn’t include Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Palma, or Stanton, by the way.
Maybe Quirk-Silva’s campaigning in Santa Ana because they’ll be friendlier to her pro-tax message there than they will be in AD-65. She must be supporting Governor Jerry Brown’s Prop 30 sales tax and income tax hike. Prop 30 will probably fail miserably in AD-65 but pass in Santa Ana. As Steve Sarkis pointed out in the OC Register, Quirk-Silva’s entire “ending partisan gridlock” argument is just code for increasing taxes. See Steve’s letter (third one down): http://letters.ocregister.com/2012/05/26/primary-distinctions-between-candidates/
Maybe Quirk-Silva’s campaigning in Santa Ana because she has as many Santa Ana City Councilmembers endorsing her as she does in all of AD-65. She has four Santa Ana Councilmembers endorsing her (David Benavides, Michele Martinez, Sal Tinajero, and Vince Sarmiento). Of the four AD-65 Councilmembers endorsing Quirk-Silva (Anaheim’s Lorri Galloway, Fullerton’s Doug Chaffee, and tiny La Palma’s Ralph Rodriguez and Steve Shanahan), Galloway can’t even vote for her since she lives in AD-68 (Anaheim is split into AD-65, AD-68, and AD-69). By the way, Norby has 21 endorsements from AD-65 City Councilmembers.
Maybe Quirk-Silva’s campaigning in Santa Ana because she’ll hope it’ll get the Assembly Dem leadership’s attention by pretending to run in a Dem city like Santa Ana. I wrote a couple weeks ago in my post “Leading Assembly Democrat Headlines Norby Fundraiser” that “She isn’t endorsed by the Speaker or the Assembly Majority Leader either. It looks like the Democrat leadership is abandoning Quirk-Silva.”
It looks like the Democrat leadership is abandoning Quirk-Silva. On Monday, the Assembly’s top Democrat, Speaker John Perez, announced the Dems’ November target list: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/08/assembly-democrats-target-four-races-for-november-election.html
Quirk-Silva wasn’t on it.
Has Quirk-Silva given up on even campaigning in AD-65?