Kris Murray Gets Slammed by Chair in a Baugh Fight


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Wow!  From Jason Young at Save Anaheim — and please click that link for the graphics:

Sources tell Save Anaheim that OC GOP Chair Scott Baugh asked Kris Murray to remove his name from any future campaign literature. Clearly the Republican party isn’t happy with Mrs. Murray’s crony capitalist ways.

Scott Baugh, you have surprised me!  I didn’t think that the GOP’s ire at Lucille Kring’s challenge to Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait would reach these heights.  I wonder whether similar retractions of endorsements by Shawn Nelson and Todd Spitzer and others will follow.  (Personal note to my opponent Tony Rackauckas: I hope that you won’t retract your endorsement of her until after our June 3 election.  I’d appreciate the anchor of Kris Murray being firmly attached to your ankle until then.  Cordially, etc.)

Murray, Baugh, Kring

“You don’t like my supporting her running for Mayor, Chairman Baugh? Well, there’s NOTHING you can do about it, because you’ve ALREADY endorsed me — and THAT can’t be undone! BAUGH-HAHAHAHAHAHA!”

Here’s the problem for Murray: with Republican James Vanderbilt apparently running for Council, the GOP has an easy way out: endorsing Vanderbilt and Gail Eastman to keep both factions happy.  That drives a wedge between Eastman and Murray.  I don’t expect to be endorsing any of them, so long as a couple of viable Democrats run, but I can distinguish between who’s a leader in pillaging Anaheim (that’d be Murray) and who’s a mere follower (Eastman) who might someday listen to reason — and while she’s been a reliable vote would not be the kind of precision tool for Curt Pringle’s tinkering that Murray has been.

Nice find, Jason Young!  Now that you’re publishing again, back onto the blogroll with you!

Update:  As some have inquired, here’s the Murrbot’s list of endorsers on her invite to her April 2 fundraiser:

Murray Endorsers

Some people on this list are just doing their jobs.  Some are pulling a job on the rest of us.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)