#EMPTYERNBY needs to go to candidate finishing school. (She is in the blue in this photo) (NOTE: AD-74 = California Assembly District 74)
I am not sure if her campaign managers have been working with her on the basics of a campaign for assembly or not. Generally, if running as a Republican, it is not advisable to pose for pictures with cardboard cutouts of famous liberal democrats. It is also not advisable to tell the OCGOP that you intend to take money from unions. It is a hard and fast rule in their bylaws that candidates who take union money are DQ’ed from endorsements.
Ernby, to her credit – told the truth on her questionnaire. She is almost 100% dependent on trial lawyer contributions and contributions from elements loyal to Tony Rackauckas. When at said OCGOP endorsement committee meeting, she had to play clean up on aisle 9 and flip-flop off of her declared intention to rake in campaign cash from government employee unions. (aka Gubmint yooooonyuns)
I wonder if the so-called conservatives that recruited Kelly Ernby understood she is a social liberal when they recruited her? Or, perhaps this was more about an extension of the Rackauckas vs Spitzer feud? Why did her campaign managers allow the questionnaire to go out with these blatant screw ups?
There are reasons why Kelly Ernby is struggling to raise money and endorsements outside the lawyer bubble. There are also reasons why she is polling at 4%.
Smoke a Bowl while you’re at it Kelly.
I am not sure where her campaign crew were in the vetting process, but it should not be this easy to find photos like these of Kelly Ernby. This does underscore the stark contrast between Ernby and her opponent, Mayor Diane Dixon.
Dixon is experienced, well known and well respected. It is possible that eventually, given time Ernby can be the same. That time is not now. Living a libertine lifestyle while being employed as a trial lawyer by the County of Orange is not the platform from which to run for office.
The Orange County GOP has an important decision to make on Monday Night. The inertia of some who want to just go “No Endorsement” to avoid conflict has to be smashed. A “No Endorsement” vote is the same as a vote for all of the above.
We all know that Diane Dixon is the adult in the room, the most qualified and the best positioned by far in AD-74.
This is a perfect opportunity for the OCGOP to demonstrate political and moral clarity with a vote to endorse Diane Dixon as Kelly Ernby is simply not ready to do the job.