Oct 182019

#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.

Oct 152019

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time – you have read me trashing the OCGOP for their refusal to take strong stands on much of anything. One of my particular issues with them is fealty to incumbents and refusing to take a position on contested primaries.

Apparently, even the weak leadership of the OCGOP was so taken with Kelly Ernby that they did the following:

The OCGOP Endorsement Committee by a vote of 5-1 recommended Diane Dixon for endorsement.

The OCGOP Endorsement Committee by a vote of 5-1 recommended a non-endorsement of #KELLYEMPTY


I have also been told that the remnant of Tony Rackauckas crew ran a last minute frenetic drill to qualify #EMPTYERNBY for the OCGOP Endorsement not because they believed she could get it – but that the presence of two qualified candidates would scuttle the endorsement for Diane Dixon.


We here at the Right on Daily Blog believe that reality needs to set in. Typically there is a period where one must grieve the loss before acceptance sets in.

Apparently, Ms. Ernby has a coping mechanism already lined up…

Oct 032019

It is our understanding that the public exposure of Gene James has rocked the Orange County GOP Leadership. Buckle Up, because we are just getting started on this disaster of a human being, perhaps the OCGOP will withdraw their endorsement before it gets outright embarrassing. Given what happened in the Bill Brough saga, I am not holding my breath.

San Clemente: We are hearing that the town is waking up to RightOnDaily with anticipation of what is coming out against Gene James.

In addition, the exposure of Harvey Englander’s borderline tactics have also caused a ripple effect in city hall. It is clear to this blogger that the intimidation, organized harassment, etc was never supposed to be aired in public.

Your Intrepid Blogger has been approached by several people in San Clemente and their stories will be told shortly.

Similar to many political campaigns, some people in order to avoid the truth are attempting to hide behind straw men and can not comprehend that the information being presented about Gene James was acquired by your intrepid blogger. Regardless of what people claim, I really don’t care about the toll road. (I live 450 miles away) I know the people that are working on building the toll road and they have all been harassed and smeared that is dead wrong. For that reason, and in the process of defending them, I have been accused of a variety of things. Such is life in politics.

Kelly Ernby isn’t doing so hot these days. It has been put to this blogger by several people that she does not have “it” and her campaign is sputtering. Legitimate polls have her at the “Sugar Pill 4”. A sugar pill pulls 4% in most polls, so does Empty Ernby.

Enrby’s events have been empty. She is not raising money. People like Tyler Diep are starting to hedge their bets by playing both sides.

Symptomatic of losing campaigns, Ernby appears to have turned over some of her campaign staff. The staff she has a very expensive and will run her campaign account #KELLYEMPTY in pretty short order. Ernby also wasted some of her meager resources on a joke of a poll from a Virginia Based Pollster with a B Rating in response to Diane Dixon’s poll showing Dixon with a massive name ID Advantage on everyone running in AD74.

The GOP Leadership has clearly planted their flag with Diane Dixon as well, while Vincent Fong who ran against the current leadership has endorsed #EMPTYERNBY

Our expose’ of Kelly Empty will continue, but we are starting to wonder if she is going to answer the bell and actually file.

Your intrepid blogger is ruminating on a ton of information related to the wretched shell of a man Bill Brough.

The bottom line is that the incredibly weak OCGOP Resolution calling on Brough to retire has sent appropriate shock waves through the political community. It has been put to this blogger that the donor community are finally getting the message that Bill Brough is in real trouble. They were already upset about the allegations of financial malfeasance.

It has also been put to this blogger that there may now be as many as 12 women that filed complaints against Bill Brough. Inside sources have told me that the investigations could be wrapping up in 4-6 weeks. It appears that they are trying to complete before the filing deadline.

Between the knowledge of the Assembly workplace working committee investigation(s) and the public proof of the FPPC Investigation(s) in to Bill Brough, it is wearing out his support base. In addition, Bill Brough has had multiple negative stories in State Level Media and tens of thousands of hits on this blog prove that people are paying attention.

It appears that Brough has lost significant support in Sacramento, and is hemorrhaging support daily from Sacramento and in the district. (Witness the recent OC TAX Radish Award) While I am not optimistic that so-called Republican Leaders will do anything decisive, it appears that some of the people I have been publicly attacking for running interference for Brough are pulling back. Bill Brough is no longer able to yell at people on the phone to get them to kiss his ring.

Oct 022019

Kelly Ernby had a fundraiser last week. Note how lonely Tyler Diep is in the room. Count ’em folks – 12 people. Most of them look like Lawyers. It also looks like this event was shoved in to a broom closet or something too.

Now – let’s contrast this to Diane Dixon:

Diane (in the Red) is pictured with former Governor Pete Wilson Marie Waldron and Shannon Grove – there is an interesting aside. Dixon and very close to Laurie Davies who is running against the troubled Bill Brough in AD73. She has publicly endorsed Davies – yet here she is with Former Governor Pete Wilson, and the two GOP Minority Leaders who have yet to do anything related to the Brough situation. This proves that each race is a separate issue.

Secondly and more importantly – look at the room. I was told there were over 100 people that appeared during the course of the evening. I can see about 30 in this photo.

Regardless of my feelings towards Pete Wilson, his is an endorsement that plays well in Southern California. (It does not in my area) This is significant considering that Ernby has a few decent endorsements of her own that have amounted to next to no momentum or resources.

So I ask again, why is Kelly Ernby running for AD74? She is polling at 4%, unlike Dixon who has significant name ID.

Also, based on the flow of communication, it looks like Kelly has had some campaign staff turnover. This is yet another sign that things are not going well for Empty Ernby.

P.S. – leave a comment, let me know if you like #EMPTYERNBY or #4%KELLY better.