Dino, Rino, Tino?

Word around town in Santa Ana yesterday had it that Council candidate Tino Rivera, who was believed to be an independent, is now running around telling everyone that he is a lifelong Democrat. Huh? Rivera has been telling those of us in the GOP camp that he plans to become a Republican after the election. What gives?

Rivera has a Republican consultant, Paul Glaab, and he has been endorsed by numerous Republicans, including City Council Member Carlos Bustamante and Lincoln Club member Dale Dykema. Has he pulled the wool over their collective eyes – or have they been party to this debacle?

Will Rivera’s Democratic backers like the fact that he is constantly flirting with the Republicans? It sounds like he is going to end up making both camps mad!

Democrats have other options in Ward 2 – Michele Martinez and Tish Leon. Republicans can back the lifelong Republican candidate, Evangeline Gawronski. What about Tino? Well, the last remaining Pulido backers can have him!

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