Why have O.C. Latino leaders betrayed Lynette Verino?

How ridiculous.  You would think that local Latino elected officials in Orange County would get behind Lynette Verino’s campaign for the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Board of Education.  But have a look at the flier above – which is being distributed by Mark McLoughlin, who is opposing Verino.  McLoughlin has picked up the support of Assemblyman Jose Solorio, State Senator Lou Correa, Mayor Miguel Pulido and Santa Ana Council Members David Benavides, Claudia Alvarez, Carlos Bustamante (who is a Republican), Sal Tinajero and Vincent Sarmiento. 

Solorio also included McLoughlin in his “Team Solorio” mailer that was delivered to Santa Ana mailboxes this week (see graphic above).  Note that Solorio is supporting all the non-Latino candidates for the RSCCD Board of Education – the only candidate he is NOT supporting is Verino.  Well, at least he is consistent.

Remember this folks when these politicians tell you that they support Latinos.  No they don’t!  Certainly not in this case…

I have endorsed Verino.  You may read a post I wrote about her at this link.  You may review her campaign website at this link.  Verino also enjoys the support of a lot of local elected officials.  You may read her complete list of endorsers at this link.  Her backers include Correa – who for whatever reason chose to endorse both Verino and McLoughlin.  Not cool.  You may send email to Verino at this link.

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