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November 22, 2006

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One Who Knows

While it is true that Assemblymembers have an easier time ascending to the State Senate than non Assemblymembers, this last election produced three instances where an incumbent Assemblymember was beaten in the primary election for State Senate by a non Assemblymember.

They were Assemblyman Johan Klehs beaten by Ellen Corbitt in SD 10, Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez beaten by Alex Padilla in SD 20 and, of course, here in Orange County Assemblyman Tom Umberg beaten by Lou Corea in SD 34.

So, while Mimi deservedly enters this race as the front-runner, I would not bet the farm on her clearing the field. Not quite yet, at any rate.

Also, it might be tough for someone so clearly identified with South-County to do well North of the El Toro "Y". Her opposition to the airport could come back to haunt her.

We'll see.

Mohawk

It's good to have a competitive primary: good for the voters, good for the consultants and their campaign operatives.

Youngin

Cathryn could get in and capitalize on her name ID.

OCNative

Walters and DeYoung would split the South County vote, allowing Sidhu to win North County and the 33rd.

Town Crier

HARRY SIDHU IS JUST THE PERSON THAT WE NEED AS A STATE SENATOR IN SACRAMENTO FOR THE 33RD DISTRICT - TO DO FOR OTHERS WHAT HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO FOR THE TAXPAYERS OF ANAHEIM!!!

OCNative

OWK, Corbett and Correa were former Assemblymembers when they got elected to the Senate, so in SD 10 and SD 34, a former Assemblymember beat an incumbent Assemblymember.

In SD 20, Padilla was a City Councilman for a city that encompassed more than 95% of the population of the Senate District.

In SD 33, Sidhu is City Councilman for a city that encompasses less than 10% of the population of the Senate District.

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