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Neel Kashkari x 5 pre-filed

Neel Before … Jerry Brown?

OK, technically Orange County’s sort-of-own  Neel Kashkari just took out papers — what I call “pre-filing” and because OJB is the only outlet that pays attention to the Registrar of Voters Candidate Filing Logs with insane regularity, we of course have the story first.  (At least Google didn’t say that anyone else has it first.)  Even pre-filing costs money, and Kashkari did it today — and it’s the first evidence that he actually found his way to the Registrar of Voters office.  And, by the way, it puts him ahead of Jerry Brown, who should either stop dithering and pre-file or just announce outright that he’s waiting until everyone else has unalterably committed to another race — and then inform us that his wife, Ann Gust Brown, will run instead.  You read both here first!  We OWN this story!

About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.