The Orange County Republican Party delayed its vote to endorse a state Assembly candidate Monday because too many party committee members were at the Costa Mesa United charity golf tournament, its chairman said.
O.C. GOP Chairman Scott Baugh said he will still recommend that the party endorse Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) at its next meeting.
Mansoor is facing off against Newport Beach Councilwoman and fellow Republican Leslie Daigle and former California Republican Party Treasurer Keith Carlson. Though a redistricting committee redrew the state's assembly district boundaries last year, Mansoor is still considered by many as the incumbent — a title that traditionally brings with it the party's endorsement.
— Joseph Serna