Van Tran press release:
(Santa Ana, CA) - Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich today issued an endorsement for Van Tran in his race for Congress in California’s 47th Congressional district.
“I am proud to support Van Tran for Congress,” said Speaker Gingrich. “Van Tran understands the power of free enterprise and unleashing the shackles that tie down America's productive capacity. America’s economic woes are not due to the excesses of the free market, as Loretta Sanchez claims, but instead due to her policies of easy credit, deficit spending and stimulus. Van Tran understands that we need a new economic policy to promote a robust economic recovery and a new, long-term economic boom. This requires a sweeping replacement of the current policies supported by Loretta Sanchez.”
“I am honored to receive Speaker Gingrich’s endorsement for my race against Loretta Sanchez,” said Assemblyman Van Tran.
“So many people have joined our effort to restrain reckless spending and to eliminate waste in the Washington bureaucracy; but to have the support of a national leader with proven results balancing budgets, reforming government and cutting taxes endorse our efforts will just embolden our volunteers even more. The public is tired of Loretta Sanchez’s overspending and it needs to stop NOW.”
Van Tran has a proven record of voting against government waste and overspending. During his tenure as a State Legislator, Tran authored a bill to cut spending on wasteful boards and commissions and has twice donated his unrequested pay raises to charities in his district. He has voted against all of California’s overspending budgets and received a 100% score as a “Job Creator.”
For his commitment to creating jobs, Tran was also awarded perfect scores by the National Federation of Independent Business and the California Small Business Association.
The 47th Congressional District has a Democrat registration advantage, but for the first time since Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has been elected, more ballots were cast (2,190) in the Republican primary than on the Democratic side in the primary election. CA-47 also voted for both George W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger twice, as well in favor of Proposition 8 (defining traditional marriage) by a 2 to 1 margin in 2008.