How My State Senate Campaign Publishes a Political Smackdown for Just $50 a Day

Campaign graphic for Greg Diamond for State Senate campaign

Photo credit goes to LOU DELGADO! (“LOU! LOU! LOU!”)

My campaign for California’s State Senate District 29 is now out in force — money concerns have led me to play possum until now — except for signs and literature. I’m trying to decide how much of those I can afford to buy. I expect to have a decision about that in a week or so, then signs up and literature out before early voting begins.

In the meantime, though, I found a pretty cost-effective way to reach an elite political audience in California (of over 6000) for $50 a day for up to 75 words plus all the links I want.   I took out a week’s worth of ads in Scott Lay’s “The Nooner” at his site “Around the Capitol” — one of the best free resources (both for its own analysis and reporting and as a content aggregator) for those following California politics. My final ad comes out today (Sept. 14) at noon.

I’ve collected the full week’s worth of ads here so that you could more easily enjoy them — if this is the kind of thing you enjoy, of course!

Those of you who have donated — thanks! I hope that this gives you a sense of how I’ve tried to be both frugal and effective. Those of you who haven’t — well, you’ll see the donation links below!

The last ad doesn’t actually come out until noon — but I thought that I might as well preview it for you here about 20 minutes early.  (For most of you, it’ll probably be a “postview.”)  Hope y’all enjoy them!

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Had enough of obstructionist Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff?

I’m his opponent, Greg Diamond – preparing to give him hell!

I’m a Ph.D. social psychologist, plaintiff’s employment lawyer, party activist – and a sharp, aggressive, somewhat witty political blogger. I’ve written about Ed Royce, Chris Norby, Fullerton’s libertarian nihilists, and Orange County’s notably depraved political establishment. Now … Huff’s turn!

Your modest (or immodest) donation will help deflate Huff. This week, I’ll explain why he deserves it!


I’m Greg Diamond, Democratic opponent of State Senator Bob Huff in SD-29. (See Monday’s ad.)

Politicians should stand against bigotry – but Bob Huff has repeatedly embraced it.

Huff proposed outrageous bills to eliminate schools’ civil rights protections for sexual orientation and hobble school programs discussing LGBT issues.

Despite increasingly common stories of school bullying and teenage suicides, Huff has sided with oppression.

Donate to help me expose Huff’s bigoted record. We’ve had enough of Bob Huff!


I’m Greg Diamond, Democratic opponent of State Senator Bob Huff in SD-29. (See my previous ads.)

This past year with Occupy Orange County, I’ve promoted non-violent, lawful protest of how wealthy interests ransacked the economy, then arranged insulation from punishment.

Huff tried funneling public money to his wife’s client Majestic Realty’s redevelopment scam, without ethical qualms. He’s part of the problem!

Donate to help me expose Huff’s craven record. We’ve had enough of Bob Huff!


I’m Greg Diamond, Democratic opponent of State Senator Bob Huff in SD-29. (See my previous ads.)

Bob Huff has introduced doomed legislation to undermine unions, clean energy regulations, health insurance protections and more.

As party leader, he fumbled addressing legislative redistricting while carping at actual problem-solvers.

He’s useless. This isn’t legislating; it’s the opposite of legislating. California needs better than this.

Donate to help me expose Huff’s ineffectual record. We’ve had enough of Bob Huff!


I’m Greg Diamond, Democratic opponent of State Senator Bob Huff in SD-29. (See my previous ads.)

I’m realistic. My district isn’t SD-05, SD-27, or SD-31. Given other local, state, federal races, and major propositions, why should SD-29 matter?

Here’s why: Orange County is where BAD propositions come to feed and GOOD propositions go to die!

Small contributions – creativity needn’t be expensive – can help me activate OC’s HUGE, but lethargic, Democratic vote.

DONATE! Enough Bob Huff!

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If the Huff campaign (hi there, Tim!) wants equal space for their own ads — beyond what I’ve already provided earlier today for their press releases — just ask!  More speech = better speech!

P.S. to Vern:  Yes, I wanted to include the “rectal valium” anti-school-nurse bill, but it just took too much space to explain!

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. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)