" src="http://www.flashreport.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/MimiWalters11-200x300.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="300" />[/caption]Within minutes of Congressman John Campbell’s announcement on the Hugh Hewitt nationally syndicated radio show that he would be retiring from the House of Representatives at the end of his term, State Senator Mimi Walters announced that she was running for California’s Republican-rich 45th District located in East and South Orange County. Walters had already been running for an open seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Out the gate, Walters established herself as the front-runner. She had locked down a vast number of endorsements from local officials and a host of federal and state legislators within days, and has been a fundraising juggernaut, amassing a war chest showing nearly a half-million cash on hand by year’s end, and has been raising even more since then. This was after spending significant resources on deposits for slate mail and such.
The only significant road-block standing in-between Walters and a swearing-in at the United States Capitol next January was the very… Read More