This just came over the transom:
Orange County-Based ATLAS PAC Endorses Neil Blais for Assembly
(Orange) - In his continuing drive to consolidate support for the Republican nomination in the open 71st Assembly District, today Neil Blais for Assembly campaign announced the endorsement of ATLAS PAC, the Orange County based PAC made up of some of Orange County's most influential "up and coming" business and community leaders that support economic conservative candidates throughout the state and the nation.
"Neil Blais is a proven businessman and a rock-solid conservative," said Lee Lowrey, Chairman of ATLAS PAC. "On the Rancho Santa Margarita City Council, Neil has successfully worked to put that new city on a firm financial foundation, while keeping taxes low and improving local control. Neil has also put his expertise to work in easing Orange County's traffic problems, particularly in helping the county plan for the future so that we're prepared for decades to come. He's the right choice for this seat, and we're proud to support him."
ATLAS PAC's endorsements comes amid a flurry of high-profile Orange County support for Neil Blais, including 71st Assembly District incumbent Todd Spitzer, Senator Dick Ackerman, Assemblyman Jim Silva, Supervisors Pat Bates and Bill Campbell, and dozens of Mayors, City Council Members, and School Board Members, among a host of others.
"Neil is quickly consolidating the Orange County base for this seat," said Blais spokesman Tim Clark. "That's significant because seventy-five percent of the primary voters will come from Orange County."
Rancho Santa Margarita Councilman Neil Blais is a respected Republican who has earned a reputation on the City Council as a tough fiscal watchdog and rock-solid conservative. Additionally, Councilman Blais serves or has served on a number of local boards, including the Orange County Water Task Force, the Orange County Fire Authority, and the Trauma Intervention Program Advisory Committee.
Neil Blais is an acknowledged expert on disaster response and recovery management and hazard mitigation planning issues, and he has personally been involved in helping to rebuild communities throughout the United States following devastating catastrophes such as Hurricane Floyd and the Red River Flood of 1997.