Van Tran: Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

I just about spit coffee all over my keyboard Wednesday morning when I opened up this email from Assemblyman Van Tran.

Tran Wrong Places

It seems that Conservative/Republican Van Tran is either getting very bold or very desperate in his bid to unseat Orange County’s favorite Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.  Sending an email to the Orange County Drinking Liberally email address touting his campaign to unseat the only Democrat ( and somewhat Liberal) member of the OC Congressional delegation is just too funny.

Asm. Van TranTran writes:

I’m running for Congress because in too many areas, business-as-usual politics has prevented us from addressing the important challenges facing our nation.

In these tough economic times, we need a steady, articulate voice against the “pork” and over-spending of government.

Every dollar irresponsibly spent by Congress is a dollar diverted from pressing priorities like creating jobs, lowering tax burdens on working Americans, supporting those fighting overseas, making good on our promises to senior citizens, and paying down the national debt.

Instead of controlling runaway spending, Congress is bailing out big corporations and breaking ethics laws. Let’s bring character and integrity back to Congress and protect our children’s future from today’s overspending.

2010 Candidate for Congress – 47th District

Breaking ethics laws? Tough words from a guy who cannot even file his campaign finance reports correctly.

Maybe he thought  is the new email address for his protege and notable liberal drinker Westminster City Council Member Andy Quach. At any rate, here is his entire email appeal.

Poor Van, he just can’t seem to figure out who his supporters are. One thing for sure, he isn’t going to find any of them at the “Original” Orange County Drinking Liberallygathering on Thursday nights at Memphis at the Santora in the Santa Ana Artist’s Village, in the heart of Loretta’s 47th Congressional District.

  5 comments for “Van Tran: Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

  1. Slatemag
    October 15, 2009 at 7:09 am

    A good warning shot or even better a dagger on Dem’s heart. Good going Assemblyman Tran!

  2. Dana
    October 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Anyone too stupid figure out that Drinking Liberally *might* just be in direct opposition to a republican campaign, is too stupid to get my vote.
    Well ok, wasn’t likely to happen anyway…

  3. Nick
    October 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Isn’t it illegal to add someone to your distribution list without the recipient’s consent? It might be different for an individual’s email address vs an organization’s.

  4. Milo
    October 15, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Is not checking the correct box on your FPPC form the same thing in your book as being investigated by your own Democrat House Ethics Committee?

    Maybe Tran was reaching out to Democrats who don’t want to see Loretta stealing resources from other Democratic offices (like her sister’s.)

    If the Democrats on the House Ethics Committee are concerned, I’m sure Democrats who participate in “Drinking Liberally” could be too.

  5. October 15, 2009 at 7:14 pm


    It would have been nice if the people who fed you Van Tran’s B.S. talking points also mentioned that Loretta and Linda requested the Committee investigate the matter. Also, failing to correctly account for campaign finances is only one of many ethical lapses Van Tran has had. For example, interfering with a police investigation of Westminster City Councilman Andy Quach’s DUI accident to the point of being threatened with arrest.

    I’m working on pulling together some more, but that in addition to Tran’s thugish attacks on his detractors, calling anyone who opposes him communist Vietnam supporters while at the same time having those same ties to people who do business with Vietnam; failure to do anything good for the people of his district; taking credit for community health fairs that he had nothing to do with is enough for starters.

    Ethics and Van Tran should NEVER be used in the same sentence.

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