John Moorlach, County Supe, Looks Southeast (or Is It Northeast?) for Congressional Run

Longtime Costa Mesa conservative kingmaker, county supervisor and Yeti mold John Moorlach, who once flirted with a run for California governor, has now set his sights lower.

And to the southeast. Or is it northeast? Whatevs.

The county treasurer candidate, who correctly predicted incumbent Robert Citron was dragging the county into the largest municipal bankruptcy in 1994, says he will run for the 45th Congressional District seat being vacated next year by retiring Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine).

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Just one thing: Moorlach has resided for decades in the 48th Congressional District that fellow knuckle-dragger Dana Rohrabacher will likely continue representing for 20 goddamn years after his death by falling asteroid.

Federal law does not prevent running for a seat in a neighboring district, in this case one that covers Irvine, Tustin, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and portions of Anaheim and Orange. And Moorlach, who will be termed out as the 2nd District county supervisor in January 2015, believes voters in the 45th will be fine with his carpetbagging.

"I believe I have excellent name ID," he reportedly told the Daily Pilot, "and I've got a track record that people can look at for the last 20 years that's been very pro-taxpayer and very pro-fiscal stewardship, and I think that's very necessary in D.C."

His big issues will be reducing the national debt and continuing to confound cryptozoologists.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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