Kang is however damaged goods in the wake of the brutal Great Park audit which shows that Kang, and his Democratic colleagues on the Irvine City Council, Larry Agran and Beth Krom, screwed the taxpayers by wasting millions of dollars that should have been used to develop the Great Park but were instead used to pay off lobbyists and PR hacks.
Moreover Kang, according to his bio, started his career as a sales representative at the failed Circuit City company. Then he and his wife ran a few Stride Rite shoe stores. Are you kidding? Kang is woefully unqualified to serve in our State Legislature. Although he is certainly a good candidate to run a hot dog cart in Sacramento.
Another Democrat, former Brea Councilman Brett Murdock, is also considering a bid for the 29th District, according to the O.C. Register. Good luck with that. Brea has very few voters and it is unlikely that anyone outside of Brea knows who Murdock is.
The Democrats think they have a shot at the 29th as they are now within 3 percentage points in voter registration in this district. But how can they expect a damaged carpetbagger like Kang to be competitive?
The last time Kang ran for office was in 2012 when he challenged former U.S. Rep. John Campbell in the 45th Congressional District. Campbell, a Republican who has since retired, beat Kang soundly by about 50,000 votes according to Smart Voter.
This time Kang will run against Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang, R-Diamond Bar. Chang was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, State Assemblywoman Young Kim, and State Senator Bob Huff, at a press conference on Friday. Huff is terming out in the 29th State Senate District. His Chief of Staff, Tim Shaw, has also endorsed Chang.
Chang won her seat in the 55th Assembly District in resounding fashion last year, after the seat was vacated by termed-out Assemblyman Curt Hagman. The 55th district includes portions of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, including: Diamond Bar, Industry, Walnut, part of West Covina, Brea, La Habra, Placentia, Yorba Linda and Chino Hills.
Chang did exceptionally well in conservative Orange County where she doubled up on her opponent, Democrat Gregg Fritchle, 68 percent to 32 percent. The race was slightly closer in Los Angeles County. In San Bernardino County, Chang had nearly twice as many votes as her opponent, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
The Senate District 29 is comprised of portions of Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Bernardino County. The 29th District includes the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Chino Hills, City of Industry, Cypress, Diamond Bar, Fullerton, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Palma, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Stanton, Walnut, West Covina and Yorba Linda.