Tag Archive for Loretta Sanchez

Sanchez Urges Feds to Expedite IRS Review of OC Pension Changes

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), a member of the bipartisan Joint Economic Committee, today sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urging him to expedite the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) review of Orange County’s proposed changes to its pension program. The changes, which have the support of Orange County’s largest union and Governor Arnold…

Dream Act Passes the House

  The Dream Act, legislation designed to give undocumented residents an easier path to citizenship, narrowly passed in the House of Representatives tonight.  The legislation moves on to the Senate where Senate Majority leader Harry Reid will push for passage. From the LA Times story: The House passed the bill 216 to 198. The Senate…

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.