Candidate for Council James Vanderbilt (depicted above) is a blank slate. He has no opinions on the record. The guy really feels like an inanimate rod. I think we can assume that he will be in the pocket of Mayor Tait… or… Tait co-conspirator Jose F. Moreno… I tend to think the latter because while Tait is not actually interested in governing Anaheim, Moreno has quite the agenda.
In endorsing the candidate, Mayor Tait merely points to Vanderbilt’s military service. Fair enough, but I wonder if Tait encouraged either of his boys to enter the service. Doubt it, just more disingenuous from Tait. He would only encourage the children of others to fight overseas.
Originally posted on Anaheim Blog:
It’s October, so there are quite a few independent expenditures being conducted to influence the outcome of the mayoral and council races, as well as the balloting on Measure L (which would replace the current at-large council election system with by-district elections. A bad idea).
One IE campaign in particular bears particular attention, and that is the mail campaign being waged against Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilwoman Gail Eastman. The vehicle being used is a campaign committee called the California Homeowners Association (CHA), and the funding for the hits is coming from the Tait Family Trust (Tom Tait’s parents) and Fieldstead & Company (quirky Home Savings heir Howard Ahmanson).
On October 10, both entities deposited identical amounts into CHA: $49,750. That’s $99,500 altogether.
So far, CHA has spent $50,103 so far on three hit pieces against Murray and Eastman. They’re entirely predictable and closely hew to the line…
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