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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Jerry Brown Mispronounces the Name of a Candidate He Endorses

California Governor Jerry Brown has cut a radio ad saying that State Senate candidate Jose Solorio was "one of my closest allies."

There's just one problem, as Gustavo Arellano reports at OC Weekly:
It's been a rough 2014 for Jose Solorio, the current Rancho Santiago Community College District trustee who made his name as a former SanTana councilmember, a state assemblymember, and the best political mustache since William Howard Taft. The bigote is gone, replaced by an upper lip that's far too sweaty for comfort. Solorio's campaign is facing a brutal attack by opponent (and current OC supervisor) Janet Nguyen. And even when Solorio gets a heavyweight in his corner, like he recently did when California governor Jerry Brown recorded some radio ads for him (currently airing on a loop on KFI-Am 640), the heavyweight goes Glass Joe on him in his effort. How bad? Brown couldn't even be bothered to pronounce Solorio's last name right for the ad, pronouncing it So-LAY-rio instead of the proper So-LOH-rio.