As the campaign heats up, so is the advertising. And Rep. Loretta Sanchez has debuted a new ad that puts State Ass. Van Tran in his place.
The Committee to Re-Elect Loretta Sanchez today unveiled its second television spot of the 2010 cycle, which starting today will air on cable stations throughout Orange County. The ad shows Assemblyman Van Tran â€œsleeping on the jobâ€ while California families struggle under the weight of a record budget deficit, double-digit unemployment, and a faltering economy.
â€œThe state of California is in a crisis,â€ said Jessica Mejia, campaign manager for the Re-elect Loretta Sanchez for Congress campaign. â€œThere have been unprecedented cuts to education, health care, and other crucial social services. Hundreds of thousands of people are without a job. The state has been operating without a budget since July. We are truly at a crossroads.
â€œBut none of that seems to concern Van Tran, who was literally caught sleeping on the job while the state legislature was in session,â€ Mejia continued. â€œItâ€™s disgraceful. The people of Orange County deserve a leader whoâ€™s going to work hard on their behalf, not punt on the hard issues.â€
In the state legislature, Van Tran has voted against the interests of Orange County families on numerous occasions. He supported cutting funding for California schools by $500 million, on top of $3 billion in cuts to higher education and $4.3 billion in cuts to community colleges. He voted against a property tax deferral for low-income seniors and opposed raising the minimum wage. He also voted against regulating health insurance rate hikes — by the same insurers that recently proposed increasing premiums for California families by as much as 39%.
The clip is available for viewing on www.Loretta.org/videos. Following is the script:
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