REPUBLICANS: When campaign warfare time comes every two years, nobody is stronger than Orange County Republicans, who outnumber Democrats nearly 2 to 1 (above). . . . Before the Nov. 6 vote, local GOP Chairman Thomas A. Fuentes is expecting visits from the President, vice president, governor, U.S. senator and former President Ronald Reagan. First up is Dan Quayle, due Oct. 25. “That’s why I’ve always said how futile the Democrats’ efforts are in this county, because they don’t have the galaxy of big stars,” says Fuentes.
O.C. VOTER REGISTRATION In percent of all voters belonging to each party: 1988 Republican: 54.9 Democrat: 34.7 1989 Republican: 55.2 Democrat: 34.4 1990 Republican: 55.6 Democrat: 34.1