Last night my friend Mikey mentioned the Tan Nguyen posters IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been photographing, and he asked if Tan really had a chance in the 47th Congressional District.
At first I wanted to say that Tan had no chance in hell. I wanted to say that the 47th District, home to Disneyland, The Angels, and Mike Lawson, would never support a candidate like Tan Nguyen. I wanted to say that Americans are smart enough not to elect a politician that runs on racist issues, just because he floods our streets with signs. Instead, I just said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I said that because I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to be the idiot that called a race 6 months in advance, but now that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve slept on it, I can honestly say that Tan has little to no chance.
The 47th District is about 48% Democrat, 34% Republican. [stats] And the Democrat Incumbent has done a phenomenal job. Sanchez has raised almost $700,000 for this campaign, while Nguyen is still at $300,000. [Political Money Line]
So to answer your question, Mikey, No. Tan Nguyen does not have a chance.