Former state senator Lou Correa, fresh off an announcement he has joined the staff at CSU Fullerton, took minutes after Congresswoman Sanchez’s announcement to launch his bid for her long coveted seat for Congress.
From Correa’s website:
Lou Correa Announces his candidacy for U.S. Congress, 46th C.D.
Today, Lou Correa, State Senator (Ret), announced his candidacy to succeed Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for the 46th Congressional district.
“Thank you Congresswoman Sanchez for the tremendous job you’ve done in representing us in Congress for the past two decades,” Lou Correa said.
“In response to the overwhelming encouragement of many of my friends and neighbors, many of whom I grew up with, I have decided to run for Congress,” Correa said.
“I am humbled and honored that so many of my friends and neighbors have asked me to run for Congress. I accept your nomination. No one will work harder for you than me,” said Lou.
“Accept your nomination?” That’s putting the cart before the horse.
Correa lost a close race to Andrew Do in a special election for First District supervisor. He has money in his campaign accounts he can move to a race for Congress. His announcement was pushed out by Republican communications consultant Arianna Barrios, perhaps to send a signal to the more conservative voters in Orange and Anaheim that he’s more a shade of purple than blue. But if he keeps the same campaign consultants together for this race for Congress that he did for the First District, especially for the GOTV efforts, he’s making a big mistake.