â€œEveryone knows that rising health care costs are crushing small businesses in our community,â€ said Rep. Sanchez, who is a member of the bipartisan Joint Economic Committee. â€œOver half a million businesses in California are eligible for this credit, and I hope every single one will take full advantage of these savings.â€
by Chris Prevatt • • 4 Comments
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today announced that she is asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the U.S. Marine Corpsâ€™ primary food services vendor for excessive waste and possible food safety concerns. Sodexo, which is currently nearing the end of its eight-year, $881 million contract with the Marine Corps, has been under scrutiny following multiple reports of food safety non-compliance and a drastic, mid-contract change to its food operations.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 10 Comments
Longshot Republican challenger Quang Pham has dropped out of the race for the CD-47 congressional seat now held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez according to the TotalBuzz blog.Â Pham failed to capture theÂ CRA endorsement, losing to Assemblyman Van Tran, and Pham’s…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 12 Comments
Sean Mill and I are friends. I know that sentence makes some of my co-bloggers here uneasy at best and angry at worst. I’ve never had a problem with Sean and I don’t think he’s had one with me. And even after we get through this post, I expect we’ll still be on speaking terms. And if we’re not, c’est la vie. But his post on the OJBlog yesterday warrants a response. The post is a “criticism” on Claudio W. Gallegos’ post about Ceci Iglesias’ campaign for Congress in CD-47 where it appears she’s being placed to draw votes from Rep. Loretta Sanchez.
by Claudio Gallegos • • 34 Comments
The Latino community has been reporting for the past couple of weeks a woman who has been going around the community named Cecilia “Ceci” Iglesias touting herself as an Independent candidate for Congress in the 47th Congressional District, Loretta Sanchez’ seat. A little digging is revealing a much bigger picture, a clear effort by the Republican party to split the Latino vote from Loretta in the general. Nice try folks, but next time, try to hide the evidence better.
First, I went to Iglesias’ website, which you can see HERE. On her bio page, one can get the first hints she is a ringer for the GOP. She mentions working for a voter registration project in the Santa Ana and Garden Grove area, but fails to detail which one. Could it be the one that was illegally switching voters to the Republican party? Apparently she is also a resident of the Windsor Village neighborhood. So upon learning that, I looked into her voter registration information. She is apparently registered in the neighborhood at 1322 S. Arapaho Dr., which is in the neighborhood. The interesting part is she only registered there this past August.
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Yesterday the Van Tran for Congress campaign noted in a release that, â€˜we have a long campaign and a lot of work to doâ€¦â€™Â In his release he crowed about having raised more than $250,000 for his congressional challenge of…
by Chris Prevatt • • 3 Comments
In the 9 years I have known Van Tran, I have learned to expect the unexpected. I had thought that he had dropped his plan to run for Harman’s 35th district seat in 2012 when he filed to challenge Congresswoman…