Why is Tan Nguyen running for the 47th Congressional District again?
The news broke a week ago that he was running. His entry into the race will make it even harder for Van Tran and Quang Pham to prevail over Anaheim Union High School Trustee Katherine Smith, in the now very crowded GOP primary.
Tran ally Tim Whitacre is close to Tan. Whitacre was able to convince Tan to appoint another of his friends, former SAUSD Trustee Rosie Avila, as Tan’s alternate on the OC GOP Central Committee. Whitacre may be the only one who can shed light on Tan’s renewed interest in Congress.
What makes this an even weirder story is that Tan is soon going to be on trial for sendin out a letter to Latino voters, during his campaign, essentially telling them not to vote. I have always wondered if Whitacre, who is very anti-immigrant, was involved in writing that letter.
Tan now lives in San Diego. Van Tran lives in West Sacramento. I am told that Pham is moving from Mission Viejo to Garden Grove. Smith already lives in the district, in Anaheim.
In related news a new blog has emerged called “Sink Sanchez.” However it does not yet refer to Tan.