Longshot Republican challenger Quang Pham has dropped out of the race for the CD-47 congressional seat now held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez according to the TotalBuzz blog.Â Pham failed to capture theÂ CRA endorsement, losing to Assemblyman Van Tran, and Pham’s departure spares Tran an expensive and potentially embarrassing primary fight.Â
Update: Hat tip to R. Scott MoxleyÂ of OC WeeklyÂ for breaking this story an hour after Marty posted it to Total Buzz.Â Because, God forbid, we slight OC Weekly in any way.
Pham told Total Buzz lucrative business opportunities basically made it impossible to move forward in the race.Â
Pham poured more than $200,000 of his own money in the race and recently announced he was enrolled in the GOP’s “Young Guns” program.Â Pham tells Marty Wisckoll he wasn’t pressured into dropping out.
For Democrats who dominate the district, it’s pretty easy.Â Loretta versus Van Tran, who’s running on Bob Dornan’s coattails against the “Gay and Lesbian agenda” which I think means he’s against equal rights.Â Tan Nguyen really doesn’t have a prayer.Â It’s going to be fun.