Van Tran sent out a funny attack email against Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez today. Highlighting an article by the Orange County Register’s Martin Wisckol about congressional constituant mailings Trans campaign quoted from the article:
Republican opponent Van Tran’s campaign has taken a broad swing at her for the franked mailings.
Mailings by Sanchez this year include bilingual pieces targeting the Vietnamese community, which could swing the November election. While the mailings includes the glossy color approachâ€¦
â€¦That didn’t prompt restraint in the attack by Tran campaign aide George Andrews.
“Sanchez’s reckless Congressional franking spending habits mirrors her reckless votes in favor of increased spending that has sky-rocketed our national debt,” Andrews said.
Well he forgot to mention a few things:
As I pointed out in my June commentary Van Tran, a NRCC Contender without the right stuff:
For a small â€œgâ€ government Republican Van Tran sure puts an interesting spin on things. He tries to paint Congresswoman Sanchez as an ineffective member of Congress while ignoring his own dismal record of doing absolutely nothing for his Assembly district. Even on his own campaign website Van Tran cannot point to one single accomplishment that he can be credited with for his time in the Assembly.Â
But Van Tran hasÂ pocketed more than $137,000 in tax-free, tax payer funded per diem to cover his out of district living expenses while in Sacramento. The problem is that he lives permanently in a 2,658 -square-foot, three car garage home in Sacramento with his wife and two children. He claims to still live at home with his parents inÂ for the purpose of showing a residence in his Assembly district.
The information about this came from Brian Joseph’s OC Register story How lawmakers turned a perk into profitÂ where he wrote:
Assemblyman Van Tran’s wife owns this West Sacramento home in her name and has declared this her principal residence for tax purposes. But state law allows Tran to call his parents’ house in Westminster his residence, which has enabled him to collect more than $137,000 in travel allowance for being away from home when he stays in West Sacramento during the legislative session.
So really Van, you want to go there? Bring it on.