Termed-Out Councilman Jose Moreno Mulling Left-Wing Primary Challenge to Either Rep. Correa or Assemblyman Daly

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Termed-out Councilman Jose F. Moreno, a left-wing Democrat, is considering mounting a primary challenge against either Representative Lou Correa or Assemblyman Tom Daly – both of whom are traditional liberals.

Appearing on September 20 on “Itz Happenin,” an online political discussion program for local progressives, Moreno was asked about any political plans in 2022 (the District 3 councilman is termed out).

Moreno said he was considering a primary challenge to Rep. Lou Correa, now in his third term representing the 46th Congressional District in central Orange County. Although he didn’t refer to Correa by name, it was plain to whom he was referring.

Moreno attacked Correa as a “really bad lawmaker” who has “pulled the wool over so many eyes” and is “very comfortable with children in cages in the Middle East but want to talk about children cages here on our border” – presumably referring to Correa’s support for Israel against aggression from the Hamas terrorist organization.

Moreno also scored Correa for not supporting “Medicare for All” – the Bernie Sanders proposal that would outlaw private health insurance and force everyone into a government-run health care system – and for receiving campaign contributions from fossil fuel energy companies.

“I don’t like Lou the politician, because that’s all he is,” said Moreno, who is a professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State Long Beach. “He represents everything that is hurtful to young people as they look at politics.”

Moreno also held out the possibility of running against  Assemblyman Tom Daly, who represents the 69th Assembly District. Daly served as an Anaheim councilmember and then two-term mayor of Anaheim, followed by a stint as the Orange County Clerk-Recorder. He was elected to the Assembly in 2012. He defeated close friend and political ally of Moreno – Julio Perez – in the primary in the heavily Democratic district.  Perez was later fired as executive director of the Orange County Central Labor Council following allegations of sexually harassing staff.

Moreno claimed it was a “struggle to get him to vote for the right things” – the right things being defined in Moreno’s mind as progressive-Left policies such as rent control.

Daly is termed out in 2024.


  1. Jose Moreno should just run for Al Jabbar’s old spot on school board. He can’t raise enough money, gain enough union support, or run on any record of accomplishment from his perch on the Anaheim City Council. He’s not AOC and AOC could not win in CA-46 or AD69.

  2. Jose moreno should not be representing anything or anyone. He surrounds himself with men who harass women and other things like Julio Perez and his own brother in law. HELL NO! to Moreno. Maybe he should focus on teaching … isn’t that what he gets paid to do at Long Beach State? He’s a blood-sucking maggot on the state payrolls.

  3. I second, HELL NO FOR MORENO! He has been bad for District 3, bad for Anaheim and would be bad for Orange County/California.

    • Concerned Resident

      I second and 3rd HELL NO! For Moreno. He has been awful for district 3 and bad for Anaheim in general. Why would anyone vote for him?

  4. The guy really drives you people crazy, doesn’t he? What would you do without him?

    • What would you do without him to defend you Mr. FiveDUIs? Notice Jose didn’t condemn you for those Tweets you say your wife wrote. Go drink another case of Ripple you pathetic idiot.

    • Especially those who favor women’s rights, stand against domestic violence oppose homophobia, and want immigrant children to succeed.

    • Hi Vernie Acevedo, here is the information you requested: Law Enforcement Officers are empowered by rational-legal authority to discharge a service weapon to kill an armed robber the split second the armed robber aims a firearm or exhibits a premeditated provocative motion to apply real or perceived deadly force at the officer. The People and the Courts give law enforcement officers legitimate authority to assassinate an armed robber when an officer’s life is in danger or public safety is at risk. Very important, always obey police commands. Thank you. You are welcome.

  5. “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are!”…..

  6. Jeanie and I are PROUD to aknowledge that Brandon Lopez, the man who was fatally shot by APD in Santa Ana last week was using one of our favorite devices the SUPER T meth pipe. The design of this pipe (much to Mark Richard Daniels dismay) allows the tweaker to take an extra large blast of ROCK filling the lungs to the brim with that toxic smoke. Reandering even the most seasoned user dellusional and unable to obey simple commands.

    If any one else wants to get jacked up and rob some folks and then do suicide by cop, stop by our pop up shop in Anaheim. Note, We don’t check ID’s so, like Jeanie says: “If your old enough to walk, your old enough to ROCK”. Party On!

  7. I found it Uber Ironic and hypocritical that Mike and Jeanine Robbins who sell DRUG PARAPHERNALIA for a living and Vern and Donna Nelson, who have their own experience with Meth use have audacity to speak out to the city council regarding Brandon Lopez.

    Speaking of weirdos, that Wes dude needs a bath!

  8. How dare you attack Dr. Jose F. Moreno. When he had majority and the People’s Council controlled the city they got Rent Stabilization, Green New Deal for Public Utilities, Sanctuary City, Police Accountability, Living Wage Ordinance, Rainbow Flag on the flagpole and Gender Equity Ordinance! Oh,…wait…they did none of that? He didn’t even try to put them on the agenda despite having the votes? Only accomplishment was a non-binding resolution to be kind to each other? OH NEVERMIND!

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