Murdock Brushes Back T-Rack Again on Misuse of Public Funds


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[Part two in what may be a very long series.]

Brett Murdock once again turned a slam-bang news story about DA Rancid Racky into a nice fact-based brushback pitch and fundraising appeal.  (That’s how to beat the guy.)  If Todd Spitzer also sent out a fundraising email scorching Tacky Racky by the noon hour today (Tuesday, Feb 6) linking to yesterday’s Voice of OC story on this egregious misuse of public funds by our seemingly self-proclaimed above-the-law OC District Attorney, someone please let me know, because I’d want to give him credit too.  (If not, I’d want to give him — I don’t know — coffee?  Cans of spinach?  Smelling salts?  Last rites?  Don’t go towards the light, Todd!)

Anyway, for now, I get to reuse a graphic, because Brett Murdock again seems to be the on-the-spot to tangle with Rule-Torquing Tony.  (Again, we don’t call him “T-Rack” here because that sounds endearing and we don’t want J. Lo and A-Rod throwing up inside their mouths.)  To the quotemobile — and note the link to the VOC!   Emphasis in orange is pretty obviously added.  (You knew that, right?)

Recently, the incumbent District Attorney benefitted from having his name on $5,800 worth of mailers paid for by your taxes. Though the organizers knew the event venue could only hold 50 people, the mailer went out to 16,000Click here to read more details.

This misuse of tax-payer money is but the latest scandal marring Rackauckas’ tenure as District Attorney. It has never been more clear that we need new and honest leadership at the county level. I am the only candidate that will bring reform, but I need your help.

We can do this!

Your donation is essential to getting our message out to voters. The maximum contribution allowed for individuals is …

(We’ll stop there, because we’re not in the business of fundraising for Murdock or sending people to brettmurdock.com for free.  You’ll have to put the URL into your browser to find out how much you can donate.  Hint: it’s less than $5800.)

I just love the quick one-day turnaround on this tawdry tale from Voice of OC which again suggests the emergence of a nimble messaging machine  But to be fair, T-Rob does have a possible defense.  It may be that he knows that only about 1 out of every 320 people contacted would want to go to an event with him.

Even so, pay for your own publicity expenses out of your own campaign account, T. Rogue; OC’s taxpayers have better things to do with their own money.  Now who wants to contact the FPPC over this?  Or should we all do it?


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 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. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. 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. A family member 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.)