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Matthew Leslie

Congressional candidate Sam Jammal’s video of the 39th United States Congressional District forum held last Thursday night is available for viewing by those unable to attend the live event.

The event was sponsored by the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and held at the Fullerton Community Center.  The video can be viewed at this link:

 

Seven of the seventeen candidates who will appear on the June primary ballot were invited to the forum. Six candidates participated in event.

The 39th Congressional District became a competitive one earlier this year with the announcement by 26 year incumbent Rep. Ed Royce, Jr. that he would not seek another term.

Shawn Nelson Congress Email Detail

Matthew Leslie

Shawn Nelson is one of three elected or formerly elected Republicans running to fill the 39th District U.S. Congressional Seat that will become competitive with the retirement of incumbent Ed Royce, Jr. In a recent email crowing about his endorsement by the California Republican Assembly, he reveals that he is running for Congress to, among other things, “protect you from the threat of illegal immigrants.” In a year when the biggest question Republican candidates face across the country is whether to run with or away from national disaster Donald Trump, Supervisor Nelson has wasted no time in giving us his answer.

Unregulated immigration is without doubt an issue that needs to be addressed, but in a systemic, humanitarian way that seeks to correct the underlying causes of the desperate poverty that drives the phenomenon. Beginning a list of three reasons for a congressional run with “illegal immigration,” and preceding the term with the word “threat” is an unveiled, direct appeal to a voter base that responded to similar language used by Donald Trump, who may have lost California in 2016, but had significant support in parts of the 39th Congressional District. In the race against undistinguished one term Assemblywoman and Royce protegé Young Kim and retired State Senator “Aloha” Bob Huff, the Nelson campaign has left little doubt about how it will position its candidate in the coming months.

Shawn Nelson Congress Email

Paulette Chaffee Endorsement Form copy

Why not wait two years and run in District 2?

Matthew Leslie

A friend sent me a picture of the endorsement request form Paulette Marshall Chaffee is mailing to supporters of her husband Doug Chaffee. The form is pretty clear about where she intends to run for office, listing  District 5 twice, but she didn’t bother to mention that the Chaffee residence is up the hill in District 2. Perhaps she should add the word “carpetbagging” to the text somewhere so prospective supporters might make a more informed decision about whether or not they want to be associated with such a presumptuous and patronizing pursuit of power.

 

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