DA Tony Rackauckas Election Opponent Schedules Bowling For Anti-Corruption Event
With three weeks to go before California's June 3 primary election, the long-shot challenger to Tony Rackauckas has scheduled an event to publicize the incumbent Orange County District Attorney's "corruption."
Greg Diamond--an Orange County Democratic Party officer, former Jerry Brown campaign official, civil attorney and political blogger--hopes to win attention to his effort with a May 17 bowling alley event he's calling "Strike Out Corruption."
Diamond announced his campaign earlier this year when it was clear Rackauckas rival Todd Spitzer, a Republican Orange County supervisor, would again forgo a campaign against his old boss and nobody else was interested in offering voters a ballot choice.
First elected in 1998, Rackauckas--a former homicide prosecutor and state superior court judge--is popular in the county's Republican and business circles, but has earned bitter resentment inside local police unions after he attempted to hold three Fullerton cops accountable for the brutal, 2011 killing of Kelly Thomas.
If victorious this year, Rackauckas will be 75 years old at the completion of his fifth term in office.
Diamond's 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. event is set for Linbrook Bowl at 201 S. Brookhurst Street in Anaheim.
For a $20 campaign donation (or $25 at the door) attendees receive three bowling games, shoe rental and desserts.