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Van Tran

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Pundits Already Saying New Redistricting Will Hurt Loretta Sanchez--HA!

    Sanchez: Always ready for battle​Man, it's always a hoot reading the premature obituaries written about Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Took Two Dead Girls to Make Her Sponsor the DREAM Act) over the past 15 years, and the latest batch is already starting today with the release of draft maps show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Van Tran Move Makes Sacramento Bee's "Worst" List

    Van Tran ​There's no doubt that three months before the November election polling showed Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez might be in danger of losing to Little Saigon state Assemblyman Van Tran.To thwart Tran's potential rise, Sanchez--already known as a tireless campaigner--doubled he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Van Tran Filed Inaccurate Pre-Election Disclosure Reports

    Tran: Oops​In his energetic but losing attempt to unseat Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Little Saigon state Assemblyman Van Tran under reported pre-election money pouring into his campaign, according to amended financial disclosure reports filed at the Federal Election Commission (FEC).Size of the ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Beats Van Tran, Just Like We Told You She Would

    ​It's a week after the 2010 elections, but State Senator Van Tran has finally conceded defeat against incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. I'll have a much-more detailed analysis later, but I do want to take this opportunity to say:WE TOLD YOU SO. For months, in interview after interview, in c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Some Music to Listen to While the Loretta Sanchez-Van Tran Race Gets Decided

    ​Most any rational commentator has called the 47th Congressional District race for incumbent Loretta Sanchez, but hold on to your Gretsky, Lo-Lo! The Orange County Registrar of Voters say they still need to go through about 30,000 more votes in the district, and betcha bánh mìs to tortas that ch ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    A Night to Dismember the Democrats

    Election 2010: Scenes from some of the few races where Dems didn't get tsunami'd

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2010

    Why Should I Vote for Loretta Sanchez? Apologists: A Chance to Win Gustavo's Vote for Her!

    ​Whenever it's time to fill my ballot, I usually like to sprinkle my votes to the Green and Libertarian parties (with an occasional nod to the Peace and Freedom freaks)--usually because the politics of those two groups better fit my personal stances, but also because I refuse to vote for any OC-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Maybe Loretta Sanchez IS in Trouble After All

    ​I've done quite a few media interviews, both on and off the record, over the past month about the Loretta Sanchez-Van Tran congressional race, and I always answer the inevitable question about Tran's chances thusly: no. No way. No how. Screw the polls: the demographics (both political and ethnic) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: Reg Slams Loretta Sanchez

    ​Local news highlights include:Register against Loretta Sanchez but drags out marijuana stanceThe editorial staff of the OC Register has declared itself for congressional candidate Van Tran, a Republican; U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a Republican; and Whitman, yep, a Republican. "From our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Van Tran Has Already Beaten Loretta Sanchez in One Race: Public Freudian Expressions!

    ​Fliers, mailers, posters, and even television ads currently litter the 47th Congressional District where incumbent Loretta Sanchez is battling Republican candidate (and currently State assemblyman) Van Tran in OC's political fight of the decade. Although Sanchez has far more campaign money, it se ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Can Van Tran Get Loretta Sanchez Fired?

    [Moxley Confidential] Republican challenger says he will boot OC's lone Democrat from Congress

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Van Tran and Loretta Sanchez Debate Debate

    ​Remember Moxley's blog post about the candidates debate in the county's most closely watched congressional race?Loretta Sanchez and Van Tran Slug It Out at KOCE DebateIt's safe to say the respective campaigns saw the outcome differently.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Bill Clinton: OC Needs Loretta Sanchez in Congress

    Photo by R. Scott MoxleyBill Clinton visited OC today​Accompanied by a decent-sized Secret Service detail, Bill Clinton came to Orange County this afternoon to offer advice.The 42nd president of the United States told several hundred people (and at least 60 reporters) gathered under a cloudy sky a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez and Van Tran Slug It Out At KOCE Debate

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyVan Tran showed confidence today​You might have thought Lindsay Lohan was in town.More than 30 reporters--including at least two from Los Angeles television stations--packed into the KOCE-TV studio in Huntington Beach late this afternoon to watch Congresswoman Loretta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Launches Positive TV Ad

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklySanchez says she's one of us​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, ignorin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    Happy 10-10-10 to you.​Weekend news highlights from various media sources include:Fred Phelps thinks he knows whyYou can thank UC Irvine researchers for this good news: The future "Big One" earthquake along the San Andreas fault will be much worse and much sooner than previously expected, accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher, Gulp, Sings at Van Tran Rally

    ​It was billed as a Tea Party rally but today's event in a Garden Grove public park was actually nothing more than a Republican Party pep rally for Van Tran, the Republican hoping to unseat Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez on Nov. 2.Don't believe it? Well, explain why Scott Baugh, the chai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Van Tran Has Had Enough!

    Tran: More than hinting that Sanchez is a bimbo​After taking a pounding yesterday from Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's mail attack, Van Tran fired back today in area mailboxes.The theme for Tran's newest campaign ad is "Enough is Enough."Tran, a Little Saigon Republican state assemblyman, says in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Pounds Van Tran Again For Sleeping At His Desk

    A different sleeping robot​Van Tran must be feeling sore under his chin after Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez slugged him again today with another hostile mailbox piece that capitalizes on the unfortunate picture of a closed-eyed Tran apparently sleeping at his state assembly desk."California's econ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Says "Yes" to Debate With Van Tran

    ​Loretta Sanchez's campaign announced this morning that the Democratic congresswoman has agreed to debate her Republican challenger Van Tran on KOCE.The announcement contained no date because Sanchez is waiting to see if Tran accepts, according to Caroline Hogan, a campaign spokeswoman.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Five Things the National Media Should Note About Van Tran in their Parachute Profiles of the Sanchez-Tran Congressional Race

    ​The national media is starting to send its reporters to our sordid little burb, specifically the 47th Congressional District, where incumbent Loretta Sanchez is facing her first true challenger ever in State Assemblymember Van Tran. Politico did an okay job; the Los Angeles Times published a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2010

    Whose Fantasy Univisión Interview is Correct--the Loretta Sanchez One, or Van Tran's?

    Loretta: Cannot help herself from saying dumb things​Yesterday, supporters of State Assemblymember Van Tran sent out an email further piling on Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (whom Tran and the entirety of America's GOP is desperately trying to beat) for her idiotic ramblings on Univisión's Al Pun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    More Evidence Van Tran Has Loretta Sanchez Sweating

    An OC-bound Clinton​Bringing out feisty liberal Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) several weeks ago was just the warm up act of Rep. Loretta Sanchez's efforts to excite her Democratic voter base in central Orange County where Republican challenger Van Tran is hoping to pull an upset. Sanchez is brin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Van Tran & Loretta Sanchez Finally Agree on Something

    Tran (left) and Sanchez (right)​After weeks of bitter attacks on the other candidate, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Van Tran, her Republican challenger in November, finally have reached agreement on a single topic.That topic: There's a candidate in this allegedly narrow race whose top priority ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Orly Taitz Endorses Van Tran and Sharron Angle, Chills With Eric Cantor and Chris Cox

    ​If you've been sitting on the sidelines of this year's election campaigns, waiting for advice from someone you know and trust so as to figure out who to vote for... you're going to be kept waiting. In other news, though, Orly Taitz, the Laguna Niguel dentist and lawyer whose big hobby is suing Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​News highlights include:Meg Whitman's cash is buying her second placeCathleen Decker of the LA Times reports that new polling shows Jerry Brown gaining a "slight edge" over Meg Whitman and that Barbara Boxer has "opened a wider margin over GOP nominee Carly Fiorina in the race for U.S. Senate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2010

    Van Tran on Univisión: More Mexican than Loretta Sanchez, Can't Answer Whether He Favors Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

    ​California State Assemblymember Van Tran appeared on Univisión's Al Punto program today, the Spanish-language version of the major network's Sunday-morning blabberfests. But those who no hablar now probably know it for being the setting where Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez--the OC GOP's Moby Dick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2010

    Van Tran Accuses Loretta Sanchez of Trying to Start "Race War," But What About His Anti-Mexican/Anti-Gay Warriors?

    Tran: A bit of a RAHOWA man himself...​To quote George Takei, "Oh my." Our little story about Loretta Sanchez railing against "Vietnamese" trying to take her congressional seat away from her and the Democrats has gone national, making the pages of the New York Times (with a proper citation for us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Can Somebody Wake Up Van Tran?

    Saying "no" is exhausting​I'd been wondering when my favorite Van Tran photo would appear in a campaign ad and this morning Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez obliged. No, it's not the one of Tran hugging Mike Carona in a photograph that recorded the Republican assemblyman happily accepting a real sher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Lamely Tries to Take Back Her Vietnamese-Conspiracy Remark, Van Tran Campaign Lamely Piles On

    ​It seems the rest of the world has finally realized what we broke on Monday--that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez seethed that nameless "Vietnamese" are trying to take away her seat away from her nearly two weeks ago on Univisión's Al Punto program and give it to opponent Van Tran. Of course, her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Van Tran Goes Positive . . . Almost

    Christopher VictorioAssemblyman Van Tran​For those of you wondering if Van Tran's campaign would be based solely on negative attacks featuring Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez as a Democratic bimbo/whore, the answer came today in mail boxes.Tran, the Little Saigon state assemblyman who face term limi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez on Univisión: "Vietnamese" Trying to Take Her Congressional Seat Away from Democrats

    Sanchez: Needs a better helmet...​The Van Tran for Congress campaign put out a press release late last week claiming that their Moby Dick, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, blamed President Barack Obama for her dismal poll ratings in her appearance last week on Univisión's Al Punto program. If only! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Will Allan Mansoor and Van Tran Attend Barbara Coe's Barbecue This Saturday?

    Mansoor: The Egyptian cousin of Alfred E. Neuman?​The next coming months will provide much political merriment in local elections, specifically in regards to Van Tran (trying to displace longtime Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez) and Costa Migra Mayor Allan Mansoor, who is facing Democrat Phu Nguyen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Van Tran Tries to Get Gustavo's Vote--HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    ​I have trashed Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez mucho over the years, and will continue to do so, as I find her ineffective, too obsessed with her skin color, and hardly the liberal--let alone progressive--that her apostles make her out to be while trashing DREAM Act students. But Loretta is at leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​Sunday highlights from the local media include:NEW MOONINGThe annual mooning of Amtrak train passengers happened yesterday in Laguna Hills and the OC Register was there to take pictures and video of the "nearly 100" participants. For the front page of the local section story, the Reg published a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Van Tran's Sunday Bloody Sunday

    (photo by Christopher Victorio)One of Van Tran's two faces​On Sunday--the same day the Weekly broke news of Republican allegations that Van Tran cheated to win a California Republican Assembly endorsement, the Orange County state assemblyman who hopes to face Democrat Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2010

    Did Van Tran Steal California Conservative Group's Endorsement?

    (photo by Christopher Victorio)Newcomer Pham (right) came within one vote of blocking Tran's (left) CRA endorsement​Inside a packed Costa Mesa hotel ballroom yesterday, Orange County's most enthusiastic conservative political activists met to hear candidate speeches and issue endorsements while pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Tran, Harman and Mansoor: Abuse 'Em and They Won't Sue You

    Van Tran, Tom Harman and Allan Mansoor--together at last.​If state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Huntington Beach), Assemblyman Van Tran (R-Costa Mesa) and Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor get hit by a reckless driver as they pull into South Coast Plaza later this morning, do not expect them or their insurance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Friday Film Funnies Fun: Van Tran, Assemblymember and Police Obstructor

    Don't believe the Red County gang: state assemblymember and Little Saigon don Van Tran had next to no chance to unseat incumbent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in next year's 47th District congressional race. All Tran had on his side were mostly Vietnamese voters and all Mexican-haters, while Loretta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Will Little Saigon Bring Down Loretta Sanchez?

    North Orange County state Assemblyman Van Tran announced thru the Register's Martin Wisckol today that he hopes to be the 2010 Republican challenger to OC's lone Democratic member of congress: Loretta Sanchez. The news is as surprising as a six-hour traffic jam on the 55 or four-year-old, three-foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Hoa Van Tran on Immigration

    Yesterday, I stumbled (literally: a Bloody Mary, bottle of soju from Ami Sushi, and a double Makers Mark were in my bloodstream) upon the Orange County Young Democrat mixer at Jason's Downtown in SanTana. The keynote speaker was Hoa Van Tran, the one Democrat running in the First Supervisorial Distr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    Firecrackers, Rats and Some GOP guy's Mansion

    On a cool evening in the heart of Little Saigon loud firecrackers periodically exploded as Vietnamese Americans celebrated the coming of Tet (Vietnamese New Year) and something that should comfort Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle: the launching of the Year of the Rat. Of course, I'm kidding. According t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    Election Night photos

    Photographer Jack Gould hung out at Pangea with the Dems last night, then visited Obama headquarters and this parking lot in Westminster near Assemblyman Van Tran's event (which he couldn't find). Check his photos out over here.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: That Sneaky Chuck DeVore

    Doctor No: The public hospital crisis has placed nearly two dozen private hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties “in dire financial straits and in danger of bankruptcy or closure,” according to a depressing report in today’s Times. Reporters Daniel Costello and Susannah Rosenblatt found ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 7, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Freedom Costs a Buck-O-Five: Ladies and gentlemen, your Labor Day weekend!

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Tax Man Tran

    Republican Van Tran talks tough on taxes, spends freely

  • Columns

    February 5, 2004
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