Breaking: Van Tran Concedes to Loretta Sanchez

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez speaks to reporter at 2010 Election Night Rally - Photo: Chris Prevatt

We have just learned that Assemblyman Van Tran has conceded defeat to Loretta Sanchez. We have confirmed that Tran called Sanchez directly this evening to concede. As of 5 pm today the Registrar of Voters showed Sanchez expanding her lead to 9,752 votes. In order to win, Tran would have needed to pull 80% of the remaining ballots.

Loretta Sanchez — 45,302
Van Tran
— 35,550
Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias — 6,554

We will have more as the story develops. We expect that Sanchez will be putting out a statement by tomorrow morning. Below is the statement from Van Tran’s campaign.

Van Tran Congratulates Loretta Sanchez On Her November 2nd General Election Victory

Assemblyman Van Tran

Based on the current vote tallies, it looks unlikely that I will win the 47th Congressional district. I have placed a call to Loretta Sanchez earlier this afternoon to congratulate her and wish her success in the 112th Congress. It was important to wait until a majority of the vote by mail ballots have been counted because history has proven that voting trends fluctuate frequently in central Orange County elections.

My genuine hope is that Ms. Sanchez is successful. Our state cannot continue to face double digit unemployment. Being in sync with the agenda of recovery set forth by the new Republican majority in Congress will be central Orange County’s best option to climb out of this recession. I can only pray that that Ms. Sanchez will not be an obstructionist.

As a thirty year resident of Orange County, I will continue to be active in our community and strive to make central Orange County a better place to work and live. I am deeply humbled by the overwhelming support I received over the past 18 months from across the nation. Cindy and I are in awe of your compassion.

Read More: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez issues statement after Van Tran’s concession.

Luu Son contributed to this story.

  6 comments for “Breaking: Van Tran Concedes to Loretta Sanchez

  1. dan willington
    November 9, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Loretta Sanchez just appeared on Saigon Entertainment TV 57.4 and thank you the Vietnamese American along with VADPAC in her victory against Van Tran. The Vietnamese American has matured in that they have neglected race and voted for someone that really do the jobs in protecting their rights. Go Sanchez.

  2. George
    November 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Uh excuse me. Loretta has don nothing for protecting anybody’s right but her own Latino race. Loretta has always been a self absorbed Race bating exclusionary Latino opportunist since her 1996 election.
    Her Illegal Alien rights “Dream Act” to her $2500 bond for Illegal Immigrants to go to Santiago College.
    This is the best the democrat party can support? if you are going to give Orange County a Democrat candidate. Then stop supporting Exclusionary candidates that only watch out for their “OWN” race.

  3. Maria
    November 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Cheaters always win. How can anyone take her seat away when lots of non-citizens Hispanic came out and vote. Not to mention she paid hundreds and hundreds of thousands for votes. Van had so many of big supporters that Loretta was so afraid, she would go down that low to buy votes. What a voter fraud!!!! She should be put in jail! She has done nothing for the district. There are no evidence of any bill pass in the district for 14 years!!! What she have really done is partying on tax payer expense.

  4. November 11, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Maria — produce one shread of proof Loretta paid for votes.

  5. Howard be my name
    November 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Poor Maria. Now that the election is over she will have fewer opportunities to complain about Rep. Sanchez. And as the economy recovers, Maria may have to go out and get a real job!

    Oh, the horror.

  6. RHackett
    November 11, 2010 at 5:51 pm


    At the end of the day. A politician (regardless of party) pays for all of them.

    Don’t believe me? Just ask Meg Whitman.

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