As you know, Janet NguyenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seat is opening up soonÃ¢â‚¬â€the primary race is in June. So far we have two Republican candidates; Janet Nguyen will run for reelection and Trung Nguyen who came in a really close 2nd back in February has vowed vengeance.
With the 2 Republican Nguyens eating each other alive to win (or keep) this seat, it is a great opportunity for a strong democratic candidate to come and take back the 1st. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only one problem: we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a serious democratic candidate.
Some might argue that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still early in the gameÃ¢â‚¬â€Ã¢â‚¬Å“we have 8 months,Ã¢â‚¬Â you might say in a nasally/whiny way that is reminiscent of the totally annoying and lazy woman that works in my office. But the Nguyens are already hitting the pavement and theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve already collecting cash.
Our democratic man or woman should be stepping up. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time to start talking about and raising money for a race where the opponents of this unnamed candidate are already doing so.
The biggest names that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen getting floated around are Joe Dunn, and Claudia Alvarez.
Dunn has announced that he will not be running for this seat, and he seems to be content with his gig at the CMA.
And if Claudia Alvarez plans on running she will have to do some major image tweaking. While her Latino surname is recognizable in the 1st, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not incredibly popular amongst democrats. Alvarez has been known to rub people the wrong way.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen what happens when the totally annoying and lazy person who works in my office procrastinates for too long: she ends up doing a mediocre job and then complaining about not having enough time. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let that be us.