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This came over the transom yesterday from the Harry Sidhu for Assembly campaign:

Supervisor Andrew Do Backs Harry Sidhu for Assembly

Anaheim, CA – Today Harry Sidhu announced receiving the endorsement of Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do in his campaign for the 68th Assembly District. Supervisor Do joins Supervisor, Todd Spitzer, in endorsing Harry Sidhu in the campaign.

Supervisor Do cited Sidhu’s commitment to protecting Orange County as a reason for endorsement. “With all the burdensome mandates coming from Sacramento, Harry Sidhu is the type of leader we need working for us,” said Supervisor Do. “Harry will fight against efforts to raise taxes, overregulation and weakening sentences on violent criminals. That’s why I’m supporting him.” In addition to serving as Supervisor Andrew Do is a small business owner and a former Deputy District Attorney where he prosecuted violent criminals and sex offenders.

Small business owner Harry Sidhu is the leading Republican candidate in the race for the 68th District. At the most recent campaign finance report Sidhu reported a cash on hand of $158,000. Sidhu was the only candidate with enough money raised to file an electronic report.  In addition to his sizable campaign war chest Sidhu has garnered the support of local conservatives such as Congresswoman Mimi Walters, Senators Pat Bates, Bob Huff and Janet Nguyen as well as Assemblywoman Young Kim.

The 68th Assembly District includes the cities of Anaheim, Irvine, Lake Forest, North Tustin, Orange, Tustin and Villa Park. The Assembly District is entirely nested inside Orange County.

For more information please visit Harry Sidhu’s website

Other declared candidates are Irvine Mayor Steven Choi and former Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly.. Choi has hired Jeff Corless, owner of Venture Strategic, as his general consultant. Corless most recently ran the successful campaign of Lisa Bartlett for 5th District Supervisor.

Sidhu’s campaign is being run by Gilliard Blanning & Associates. Sidhu has always been a robust fundraiser, and is displaying the same strength in this race:  he has raised $91,537 and has $158,180 cash-on-hand, as of June 30. Sidhu has loaned his campaign $50,000. Choi has opened an Assembly campaign committee, but no reports have been filed.

Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Phil Yarborough and Lake Forest Councilman Scott Voigts are also rumored to be looking at running.