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Xenophobic From the Start
Surprised that GOP candidate was behind fake letter? Not me
By Mike LawsonIt’s no surprise to me that the Attorney General’s office has identified Tan Nguyen as suspect No. 1 in the mailing of 14,000 threatening letters to Latino voters in Central Orange County. Nguyen’s campaign was xenophobic from the start.Nguyen called me months ago, but I didn’t believe it was him. Not at first. Then, as the evidence mounted—the irrationality, the veiled threats—I soon realized this was no fake. This really was the Republican candidate for Loretta Sanchez’s 47th Congressional District seat.The clincher came when he said he’d read my political blog,, and he wanted me to stop writing about him.

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  4 comments for “As Seen in OCWeekly…

  1. October 28, 2006 at 2:08 pm

    Boy, is CommieGirl really going to be confused!

    It’s awesome that Mike Lawson (Not Levin, nor Randall) made the weekly.

  2. Publius
    October 28, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    Great job, Mr. Lawson. Perhaps you could have mentioned this coup on Thursday night.
    Now that you’re a published OCWeekly contributor I guess you’ll never be available for coffee.

  3. October 28, 2006 at 4:14 pm

    Should we call him Awesome Lawson?

    Or is that over the top?

    Congrats Mike!

  4. Anonymous
    October 28, 2006 at 6:40 pm

    you’re a hero in my book. it was a proud day for me too. i still think you should of made a police report on tans threat.

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