October 11, 2010 | 2:15pm
An emotionally bruised Van Tran can sigh in relief.
Loretta Sanchez's new TV ad in Orange County's most heated congressional race is all about her. It doesn't even mention Tran, her Republican challenger, or him sleeping on the job, ignoring key votes or taking advantage of state assembly perks to purchase a luxury Sacramento home.
The 32-second ad, called "Home," looks great--the colors in the footage are incredible and the message is simple but effective--and probably designed to counter Tran's persistent portrayal of her as a wild party animal.
"Orange County is my home and this is the neighborhood where I grew up," Sanchez says in the commercial as she's driving a car down a street. "Family of seven kids and my mom and dad. My dad would work six and a half days a week. My dad taught me that it doesn't matter what work you do as long as you put in 110 percent every day. I've really tried to listen to what people want here and I try to be that independent voice, to do what is right for the people who live here in Orange County. I'm working for everybody here."
Ex-President Bill Clinton is holding a 3 p.m. rally on Friday in Santa Ana for Sanchez and Democrats. At the very same time on Saturday, Sarah Palin--the former Alaska governor and presumed 2012 presidential candidate--has scheduled herself to appear in Anaheim for Van Tran and local Republican candidates.
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly