I heard this story from a person that is attending a local university, and is enrolled in an internship course where all of the students meet up occasionally to discuss the progress of their jobs.
One of the interns in the class was discussing her work at the Republican Party of Orange County in Orange, and she told the class that on a very regular basis Congressional Candidate Tan Nguyen phones in and demands to speak with someone regarding the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reluctance to endorse him.
The calls are so frequent, according to the intern, that it has become an office joke.
I wrote it last night, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll write it again: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Orange County Republicans donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like former Democrats.Ã¢â‚¬Â
And it sucks for Tan, because I know that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s upset about this. When I spoke with Nguyen back in August, I asked him why he decided to switch parties. He told me that he was hurt when the Democratic Party decided to endorse his opponent in the primary race when he was running for Congress in 2004.
Nguyen takes those endorsements seriouslyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know which party heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll switch to after this election.