AD-55 Watch: GOP Assembly Candidate supports NPP Candidate for City Council
Posted by Allen Wilson on February 24, 2014
Local elected Republicans support Republicans for local office, right?
Not exactly with GOP Assembly candidate Diamond Bar Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang.
The Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch article dated January 16, 2014 revealed that Chang is supporting Betty Tang for Walnut City Council.
It was brought to this author’s attention Tang is a registered voter but as a NPP (No Party Preference).
Furthermore, Chang opts not to endorse Republicans former Assemblyman now Walnut Councilman Bob Pacheco and Councilwoman Mary Su.
Both Pacheco and Su have been long standing Republicans whom has done very well with limited government philosophy and served the Walnut community with distinction.
Perhaps, it is because Chang was once a DTS (Decline-to-State) voter in 1998 and again in 2004 until she finally became a Republican in 2006 after being elected to the Walnut-Valley Water District Board of Directors in 2005.
Perhaps, it is because Chang doesn’t want to ruffle any political feathers with her protege Senator Huff whom still have icy feelings towards Bob Pacheco, which is widely known in local political circles in the San Gabriel Valley, due to Huff’s bitter lost in 1998 for State Assembly to Pacheco.
GOP Assembly candidate going around in Republican circles seeking the party’s blessings should give pause to GOP activists.
Yes, Local Elected Republicans should support local Republican candidates, especially if one is a Republican Assembly candidate, because Republicans want to maintain party philosophy of limited government and not those that have no preference to any political party like Tang.
By showing up at GOP circles and functions is one thing, but GOP activists should not be blinded by facts and the truth of a GOP Assembly candidate.
Yes, facts are stubborn things!