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  • The Battle for America 2010: Something Stinks in California’s 47th Congressional District

    10/29/2010 5:06:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2010 | Tim Daniel
    The stench of Washington permeates the West Coast. California’s most hotly contested House race, the contest between seven-term incumbent Democrat Loretta Sanchez and California Republican Assemblyman Van Tran, remains too close to call. The Orange County race made headlines last month when Congresswoman Sanchez claimed on Spanish-only Univision that “the Vietnamese (were) coming” for her seat. You can read my Pajamas Media article on the race as well as an interview with Van Tran here.Now something smells as bad as trash-truck juice on a Death Valley summer day in California’s 47th. In search of the olfactory offense, I point the...
  • ON THE ROAD: Van Tran's Unlikely Insurgency in CA-47

    10/19/2010 4:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 19, 2010 | Guy Benson
    SANTA ANA, CA – Bill Clinton is wagging his finger and issuing a warning to a crowd of about 800 voters gathered in front of the Old Orange County Courthouse in downtown Santa Ana. For the first time in his nearly 30 minute speech, the former president adopts a lecturing tone. “Don’t badmouth [Loretta Sanchez’s] opponent. He’s an honorable man who’s lived an honorable life, and he’s made a good contribution,” he says. Clinton isn’t finished praising the Republican opponent of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), whom he’s come to support in her floundering re-election campaign. Without referencing him by name,...
  • New Poll: Van Tran Pulls Even with Loretta Sanchez in CA-47

    10/17/2010 8:06:55 PM PDT · by Justaham · 86 replies ^ | 10-17-10 | Guy Benson
    In a media exclusive, has obtained a brand new, eye-opening poll from California's 47th Congressional District--conducted by Public Opinion Strategies: Van Tran is tied with Loretta Sanchez on the ballot test. Fully 39% of likely voters say they are supporting Van Tran, while 39% are backing Sanchez and 5% siding with Ceci Iglesias (17% undecided). Moreover, Tran’s definite support level is higher than that of Congresswoman Sanchez (30% definitely voting for Tran – 28% definitely voting for Sanchez). - While there are certainly solid ethnic coalitions in this race – Asian and Vietnamese voters siding with Tran, Latinos favoring...
  • VAN TRAN ascends = SARA PALIN rallies faithful in Anaheim...

    10/17/2010 7:51:48 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 10-16-10 | Jeff Overley
  • Democrat Loretta Sanchez Compares US Border Fence to Berlin Wall

    10/06/2010 10:15:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/7/10 | Guy Benson
    Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) is a busy lady. When she isn't appearing on Univision to warn Hispanic viewers about a nefarious "Vietnamese" scheme to "take away" her House seat (her Republican opponent, Van Tran, is of Vietnamese provenance), she's bragging to audiences about her "unwritten power" to impede construction of a fence along our southern border--which she compares to the Berlin wall: The clip featured in the ad, which was apparently produced by a Tran supporter (not the campaign), comes from a speech Sanchez delivered in 2008.
  • Titans clash: Bill Clinton vs. Sarah Palin in California

    10/02/2010 10:15:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 1, 2010 | Jonathan Allen
    The studio execs in nearby Hollywood couldn't have produced a better opening scene for Election 2010: Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin — two of the titans of their parties — will barnstorm through Orange County, Calif., on consecutive days in mid-October. The former president is headlining an event for Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez on Oct. 15, POLITICO has learned. Sanchez, who supported Clinton's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, is locked in a tough re-election battle against Republican Van Tran in the 47th District. Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, will be in Anaheim the...
  • A Democrat's Descent

    09/27/2010 5:54:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 27, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: Conservative Orange County, Calif., has for years been plagued by an anomaly: The congressional district in its heart is held by a big-spending Democrat. But a flare-up of identity politics may change that. The 47th District spreads across all of Santa Ana, much of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Fullerton. Census data indicate that roughly half the population is foreign-born, the overwhelmingly largest group being Hispanic, with an admixture of vibrant Asian communities creating a kind of blue-color cosmopolitanism in the center of an affluent coastal county. Fourteen years ago, Democrat Loretta Sanchez managed to oust GOP Rep. Bob Dornan,...
  • Rep. Sanchez Apologizes for 'Vietnamese' Remark

    09/26/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT · by no dems · 50 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | September 25, 2020 | LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSA
    For 13 years, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has commanded a good chunk of her southern California district with a reliable and strong bloc of votes from a large Hispanic population. Now things are getting tough. Locked in a tight re-election campaign against a Vietnamese-American Republican, Sanchez, who was born in California to Mexican parents, said in an interview with Univision TV earlier this month that the "Vietnamese and the Republicans" in her district were "trying to take away" her House seat after "we have done so much for our community." Her remarks ignited the blogosphere and talk radio and angered...
  • Rep. Sanchez Apologizes (CA) for 'Vietnamese' Remark

    09/26/2010 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | September 25, 2010 | Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
    Poor Loretta, she was left with nothing to do but apologize. "I used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive," she said at a news conference Friday afternoon. "I apologize for those remarks." But she didn't apologize for calling him "very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic.'' "She directly attacked me, slandered me," Tran said on Friday, demanding an apology. A lawyer who with his family left Saigon shortly before South Vietnam fell to the communists in 1975, Tran accused her of going on "a racial rampage" on Spanish-language TV. We throw those words around too loosely,...
  • Hispanic Congresswoman Says Vietnamese Are Trying to Take Her Seat

    09/25/2010 8:32:02 AM PDT · by topher · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 24, 2010
    A Hispanic congresswoman is facing a fierce backlash for telling a Spanish-language TV station that "the Vietnamese" are trying to take her seat. California Rep. Loretta Sanchez's racially-charged statement was made during an interview with Univision and aimed at her opponent, Van Tran, the Republican state assemblyman whose family had to flee Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. "The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take away this seat -- this seat that we have done so much for our community – take away this seat from us and give it to this Van Tran, who...
  • Sanchez apologizes for offense over words

    09/25/2010 3:59:36 AM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Sept. 24, 2010 | Doug Irving
    SANTA ANA – Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez said Friday that her now-famous remark about "Vietnamese" trying to take her seat had been misinterpreted but apologized if it caused any offense. She did not, however, apologize for calling her Republican challenger Van Tran – himself an immigrant from Vietnam – anti-immigrant. Instead, she accused him of using her words to "take a cheap political shot."Sanchez told an interviewer earlier this month on Spanish-language television that "the Vietnamese and the Republicans" were trying to wrest control of her seat in Congress. She described Tran in the same interview as "very anti-immigrant and...
  • Calif. Rep. `Did not intend to offend anyone'

    09/24/2010 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says she didn't intend to offend anyone when she told a reporter that "the Vietnamese" and Republicans were trying to take her seat representing California's Orange County. Sanchez said Friday she "used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive" in a Spanish-language interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision's Sunday morning show, "Al Punto."
  • Racist Democrat Gripes About Asians

    09/24/2010 10:57:19 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 25 replies ^ | 9/24/10 | Joy Tiz
    Democrat nitwit, Loretta Sanchez is attacking her Vietnamese opponent on the basis of race. Republican Assemblyman, Van Tran is challenging Sanchez to her ill-gotten congressional seat. Demonstrating the tolerance and inclusiveness we have come to expect from the left, Sanchez griped openly about the Vietnamese trying to take her job. "‘The Vietnamese and the Republicans are intensely (trying) to take this seat,’ Sanchez said, ‘this seat (from which) we have done so much for our community, to take this seat and give it to this Van Tran, who is very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic.'" This nugget of ignorance by itself...
  • Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez race-baiting Vietnamese immigrants on Univision

    She's running against Van Tran, who is Vietnamese and her Republican challenger, and apparently she's nervous enough about Tran to say stupid race-baiting stuff like this:
  • Shocking video of race-baiting Dem Congresswoman (Sanchez)

    09/22/2010 8:27:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Rep. Loretta Sanchez has never distinguished herself as an intelligent woman, but now it is clear that she is an idiot. How else to explain her appearance in Spanish-language Univision TV openly race-baiting? Breitbart TV found the video:     Race-Baiting Dem Congresswoman Tells Latinos the Vietnamese Are Trying to Take Away Their Seat Does Sanchez think that because she was speaking in Spanish that she would somehow have immunity, or that nobody would notice? This kind of expression is repulsive racism. Imagine if someone said the blacks and Democrats were going to take away a seat from whites. Orange...
  • Help support VAN TRAN's defeat of California Congresswoman LORETTA SANCHEZ

    09/13/2010 6:05:19 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 33 replies
    Van Tran for Congress ^ | 9/13/2010 | "ALOHA RONNIE"
    . NEVER FORGET . Help support VAN TRAN— he’s running to replace Congresswoman LORETTA SANCHEZ for Southern California's 47th Congressional District. The Democrats are doing everything they can to keep her in this seat—the only Democrat congressional seat in Orange County. She’s been a loyal supporter of the Democrat agenda—Obamacare, the stimulus, the auto bailout, the unions, and more. VAN has a record of supporting pro-business legislation and fighting against big government in Sacramento. Assemblyman VAN TRAN can stand up to SANCHEZ and defeat her in the this election. He’s 2 points behind in the latest polls and has nationwide...
  • New Poll Has Van Tran In Dead Heat With Loretta Sanchez

    09/04/2010 9:52:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies
    Red COunty ^ | 9/4/10 | Matt Cunningham
    It might be time for the Washington prognosticators to move CD47 from "leans Democratic" to "toss up." A new poll of 400 likely voters in CD47 by the American Action Forum has Assemblyman Van Tran with 43% to 45% for Rep.Loretta Sanchez -- well within the 4.9% margin of error. It remains close even when you factor out the "leaners": Sanchez 42%, Van 40%. There isn't a lot of good news for Sanchez in this poll. For example, in response to the question, "Do you think Loretta Sanchez deserves reelection as congresswoman, or do you think it is time to...
  • Report: LORETTA SANCHEZ Reelect No Longer "Likely Democrat" - VAN TRAN Rises...

    08/21/2010 10:47:11 AM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 27 replies
    Cook Political Report ^ | 8/17/2010 | Flashreport Publisher Jon Fleischman
    . NEVER FORGET . CLARITY = Cook Political Report Shifts LORETTA SANCHEZ Reelect - No Longer "Likely Democrat" Future U.S. Congressman VAN TRAN Rises..... . NEVER FORGET
  • Join VAN TRAN (R) vs. LORETTA SANCHEZ (D) - 1st Viet-American State Legislator goes to Washington

    06/05/2010 8:10:41 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 69 replies · 748+ views
    Join VAN TRAN for CONGRESS - 2010 ^ | 6/5/2010 | "ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
    . NEVER FORGETJust for the LOVE of FREEDOM =Support Conservative Republican VAN TRAN in his battle to REPLACE LORETTA SANCHEZ, representing California's 47th Congressional District in Orange County (Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana).A Vietnam War refugee RESTORES FREEDOM to America.. NEVER FORGET
  • Tran On National GOP Radar In His Bid To Unseat Sanchez

    07/29/2009 7:58:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 696+ views
    OCRegister ^ | July 29th 2009
    Tran on national GOP radar in his bid to unseat Sanchez July 29th, 2009 Washington Bureau Chief Van Tran is officially “On the Radar,’’ of the National Republican Congressional Committee in his bid to unseat Rep. Loretta Sanchez next year. The state Assemblyman – who was recruited by the NRCC to challenge the 12-year incumbent Democrat - is one of 13 GOP contenders who the campaign committee said today has reached the On the Radar level of their Young Guns recruiting program. Tran, who had $250,000 in his campaign account as of June 30, has reached the first of three...
  • Van Tran launches campaign against Rep. Loretta Sanchez

    05/08/2009 5:08:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies · 2,258+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | May 6, 2009 | Martin Wisckol
    Setting the stage for what is expected to be one of the nation’s hottest Congressional races of 2010, Assemblyman Van Tran announced today that he will challenge seven-term Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez. Tran had been recruited heavily by Washington GOP leaders, who consider central Orange County’s 47th Congressional District one of their best chances for gaining a seat next year. “Both sides will be pouring resources into this,” Tran said in anticipation of a heavily funded drive. Democrats have a 12.4 percentage point advantage in the central county district and Sanchez is popular there, winning by 44 percentage points in...

    01/26/2006 6:10:41 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 1,131+ views
    The American Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2006
    Elected to the 68th Assembly District, Van Tran is the first Vietnamese-American to serve in the California State legislature. Throughout his term in the Assembly, Van Tran has enjoyed national media exposure, and has become one of the most popular figures in Orange County Republican circles.
  • TRAN to run for state Senate seat (1st Vietnamese-American Legislator)

    01/17/2006 7:25:14 AM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 6 replies · 844+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 1/17/2005 | Hanh Kim Quach
    . 30 years ago, exactly, after the fall of Saigon a 10 year old Cub Scout named VAN TRAN came to America speaking only 2 words of English. 1 year ago, exactly, VAN TRAN entered the California State Legislature as a State Assemblyman. Next year = The California State Senate .
  • Tran Blasts Dean: Calls for Solidarity in Iraq

    12/08/2005 5:22:46 AM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 137 replies · 4,319+ views
    California State Assemblyman Van Tran Press Release ^ | 12/06/2005 | California State Assemblyman Van Tran
  • VAN TRAN - 1st Vietnamese-American Legislator takes Oath of Office

    12/08/2004 7:36:30 PM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 27 replies · 1,349+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 12/07/2004 | John Gittelson
    . NEVER FORGET On Monday December 6, 2004 at 11:00 am the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court RON GEORGE gleefully administered the Oath of Office to the 1st Vietnamese-American to enter a State Legislature... VAN TRAN. His Oath of Office to the California State Assembly was administered in the Governor's Press Conference Room across the hallway from Gov. ARNOLD's Office. December 6, 2004 = One giant step towards Freedom's Return to Vietnam. Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer - A Vietnam Veteran Witness NEVER FORGET .
  • The media's Barack Obama fever

    11/10/2004 4:18:46 AM PST · by alloysteel · 58 replies · 3,649+ views
    Creators Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 11/10/04 | Michelle Malkin
    Here are a few mainstream media rules of thumb: Minority Democrats in public office are inspirational role models. Minority Republicans in public office are embarrassing sellouts. Minority Democrat politicians are principled. Minority Republican politicians are misguided. Minority Democrat politicians represent the hopes and dreams of all Americans. Minority Republican politicians are traitors to their "communities." These rules are unwritten, of course, but the minority politician double standard is glaringly obvious in the national media fawning over newly elected U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. After Obama's Democratic National Convention address this summer, the New York Times exulted: "As Quickly as Overnight,...
  • First Vietnamese-American lawmaker is object of pride and (Communist death) threats

    11/07/2004 2:17:10 PM PST · by TapTheSource · 45 replies · 885+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2004 | BEN FOX
    Nov 4, 3:02 AM EST First Vietnamese-American lawmaker is object of pride and threats By BEN FOX Associated Press Writer WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) -- The first order of business for Van Tran, following his election night success, was a trip to a Vietnam War memorial. With a bodyguard. That's politics in Southern California's Little Saigon, where the first Vietnamese-American elected to a state legislature - and the nation's highest-ranking Vietnamese-American elected official - is an object of community pride and death threats. Tran said he has been told by two people he considers reliable that Vietnamese communists have targeted him...
  • **Former Bob DORNAN-Aide Elected 1st Vietnamese-American in CAL State Legislature (TRAN)**

    11/04/2004 10:43:38 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 38 replies · 1,036+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4 November 2004 | Ben Fox, (AP)
    First Vietnamese-American lawmaker object of pride, threats WESTMINSTER, Calif. - The first order of business for Van Tran, following his election night success, was a trip to a Vietnam War memorial. With a bodyguard. That's politics in Southern California's Little Saigon, where the first Vietnamese-American elected to a state legislature - and the nation's highest-ranking Vietnamese-American elected official - is an object of community pride and death threats. Tran said he has been told by two people he considers reliable that Vietnamese communists have targeted him for assassination because of his new political status and past activism against the regime...
  • ..TRAN poised to make history = 1st Viet-Amer/State Legislature..

    03/03/2004 6:33:36 PM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 23 replies · 416+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 3-3-2004 | OC Register Staff Reporters