Tag Archive for Loretta Sanchez

Tan Nguyen Found Guilty of Lying

Longtime readers know this blog got its start by following the exploits of Republican congressional hopeful Tan Nguyen who challenged Rep. Loretta Sanchez in 2006.  Nguyen made veiled “warnings” to our founding publisher Mike Lawson over blog posts Mike wrote then. Mike was on to something on this guy. Nguyen’s campaign issued a letter, written in…

Breaking: Van Tran Concedes to Loretta Sanchez

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.

Why does Van Tran know how many ballots are outstanding when nobody else does?

The suspicious part of me thinks that number is more reflective of Tran’s estimate of the number of late absentee ballots his campaign (allegedly) helped illegally dump at polling places across the district. There is (allegedly) a long history of Tran’s team gathering ballots from voters, and delivering them for them to the polls. This is of course illegal, but that hasn’t stopped this funny business over the years Tran has held office.

Irvine Republicans in Disarray

In the kerfluffel between Irvine city council candidate and city council member Christina Shea, Irvine Republican “insiders” are declaring Shea “toast” as she leaves office.  Of course, the Irvine Republican “insiders” include Adam Probolsky who writes for the Register’s Irvine World News, is personal friends with Lalloway and has an axe to grind with the…