When Assemblyman Van Tran told me in front of about 30 reporters at his debate with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez that he would turn over travel records to show how much time he spends in his Assembly District, I wasn’t counting on him actually doing so. I was right to doubt his sincerity.
When Dan Chmielewski asked Tran about theÂ records at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, Tran kept insisted we were supposed to follow up on that request.Â We did, a day after the debate and we’ve heard nothing.Â It was a little hard to hear Tran’s explanation as toÂ who was supposed to do what as campaign aide Brett “The Interruption” EverettÂ did everything he could to keep Van from talking to Dan. When confronted with the fact that Dan had asked for them directly from campaign manager George Andrews, Tran responded that he’s flies Southwest Airlines on more than 100 flights a year.Â Not exactly an answer to a question we asked.
For the record, we are still waiting for Van Tran to release his travel records to and from the district between January 2008 and now. Until we get them I sticking with my position that he lied about his travels back to the district he represents but doesn’t live in. That seems to be the only logical reason for not releasing documents he offered up in front of a room full of reporters.
Just as a reminder for our readers, here is the picture of his real home in Sacramento.