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State Senate Races: Republican Senators Face Democrat Attorneys

Posted by Chris Nguyen on March 10, 2012

29th Senate District and 37th Senate DistrictDue to redistricting, Orange County will be part of five Senate districts: the 29th, 32nd, 34th, 36th, and 37th.  While the 32nd, 34th, and 36th won’t be up until 2014, this year’s ballot will feature the 29th and 37th Senate District races.


In SD-29, the candidates are:

  • Robert “Bob” Huff (R) – Lawmaker/Business Owner
  • Greg Diamond (D) – Workers’ Rights Attorney

Huff, a resident of LA County, is the current Senate Republican Leader.  Diamond is an Orange County attorney, who is also a blogger for Orange Juice and serves as a liaison for Occupy Orange County.

SD-29 includes North Orange County, southeastern Los Angeles County, and the City of Chino Hills in San Bernardino County.  The LA County portion of SD-29 consists of the whole cities of Diamond Bar, Rowland Heights, and Walnut, along with portions of the City of Industry and West Covina.  The OC portion of SD-29 consists of the whole cities of Brea, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, Stanton, and Yorba Linda, along with portions of Anaheim and Buena Park.


In SD-37, the candidates are:

Walters is Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Young is an attorney, who ran against John Campbell for Congress three times.

SD-37 is entirely inside Orange County and consists of the whole cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Tustin, and Villa Park, along with Anaheim Hills and North Tustin, as well as portions of Anaheim (east of the 57 freeway), most of Orange (east of the 57 freeway), and half of Huntington Beach (south of Talbert Avenue and Seapoint Avenue).

15 Responses to “State Senate Races: Republican Senators Face Democrat Attorneys”

  1. http://ocpoliticsblog.com/why-is-liberal-o-j-blogger-diamond-running-for-the-29th-senate-district/

  2. Chris, I have long wondered about this. Maybe you can clear it up for me. Two part question:

    (1) In the sentence “Republican Senators Face Democrat Attorneys”, what part of speech is the fourth word?

    (2) Starting with that fourth word as a noun — something on which I hope that members of all parties can agree — how would that part of speech modify that noun.

    I’m sure that you went to a decent high school, right? You should know this.

    • It’s not a sentence. It’s a headline.

      I was using it as a rhetorical device in a headline, much like you used “luvs” in Pretty Fly for a White Guy! GOP luvs them some Tom Daly in AD-69 and “Oop” in Campbell’s Oop! Not Even County GOP Says “Mm-mm Good”!.

      You’ll find I can distinguish the adjective “Democratic” and the noun “Democrat” in actual sentences (please forgive my occasional typo, though). The headline was just a rhetorical device.

      I think most people respect the schools I attended.

      • I greatly respect the high school that you attended. It is truly a great institution of higher learning. :)

      • I’m glad that you can distinguish the noun and adjectival forms of “Democrat”; this puts you in the upper echelon of Republican commentators. However: why would one substitute the noun form for the adjectival form in a headline at all? Were you afraid of running out of pixels? I don’t see how it’s supposed to improve the headline at all.

        In contrast, in my first headline “luvs” gives a different (cutesy) connotation than “loves.” That’s perfectly understandable.

        As for my “Campbell’s Oop!” pun: (1) interjections are not subject to the same rules, and (2) come on, that was funny!

        Thanks, seriously, for deprecating the legitimacy of the “Democrat Party” usage, just as I tell people not to write “Repuglican.”

  3. Hey, you both need to take your Columbia/Stanford grammatical warfare to some hipster bar. Leave the comments here to us common folks :)

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