Never underestimate Loretta Sanchez.
Yesterday, the Sacramento Beereported that the veteran
Orange County congresswoman opened a bank account for a 2014 campaign to become California's governor.
But is Sanchez, OC's lone congressional Democrat, serious about a race four years in the future?
Sanchez Chief of Staff Adrienne Elrod
told The Orange County Register
's Dena Bunis
today that the congresswoman needed to move
about $3,300 from her inoperative Sanchez for Governor 2010 account into a new one based on campaign finance rules.
Bunis asked Elrod if Sanchez's move also meant that her boss thought Republican Meg Whitman would be the incumbent in 2014.
Nope, said Elrod. Sanchez "totally suppports" Jerry Brown's campaign.
In November, Sanchez--the second-ranking Democrat on a powerful House Homeland Security Committee--faces Republican Van Tran for the congressional seat that includes Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Anaheim. Tran, currently a state assemblyman from Little Saigon, is hoping that Vietnamese voters and anti-incumbent sentiment will sweep him into office. Sanchez, however, has been immensely popular in the Vietnamese community.
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly