Looks like Gavin Newsom will be the first Democratic candidate for governor to carry Orange County since Jerry Brown did it 40 years ago. https://t.co/9lrFP8A7wS— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 27, 2018
At The Los Angeles Times, Orange County Democratic chair Fran Sdao wrotes:
Orange County’s Democratic Clubs blossomed and restructured into year-round campaigns, making tens of thousands of voter contacts through canvassing, phone banking, and postcard parties. Canyon Democrats, a local club in the 45th Congressional District, increased its fundraising 15-fold in less than a year, while its Republican representative, Mimi Walters of Irvine, shrugged off financial offers from the National Republican Congressional Committee.
The grassroots groundswell was matched by new levels of support from established political and independent organizations who helped push this wall of water to shore.
The Democratic Party of Orange County endorsed nearly twice as many local candidates as in the previous cycle. We updated staff structures and endorsement procedures, hosted candidate training, mobilized a new grassroots organizing program and conducted our largest voter communications effort in recent memory with mail, texting, canvassing and calls.