Monday, August 23, 2010

Newt Gingrich Endorses Van Tran (R) To Replace Ineffective Loretta Sanchez (D) In Congress

I know what you are thinking. Newt isn't pure. He backed a RINO (Scozzafava) last time. But honestly, there is no moral equivalency between Democrats and Republicans. So many times this year, when the chips were down, Dem "blue dogs" sided with Obama/Pelosi/Reid. There were no blue dogs. Therefore we must replace as many as we can with Republicans. Conservative Republicans wherever possible. Van Tran's race is one of the few close races in Southern California. If you can help out phone banking or walking precincts, please contact him at JoinVanTran.

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.


Debbie said...

I normally say I would vote for a Republican over a Democrat, but in our local elections this month we actually voted for 2 Democrats because they were the conservative candidates, the Republicans and Independents were liberals. Go figure that one out!

As to Newt, he has his place but I hope he does not run for President, I will not vote for him.

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Doom said...

Newt makes me almost as angry as he pleases me. The guy, in some ways, is a mess. Still, I do accept him as a modern day founding father (who often tied me in knots just as much as Newt). Besides, I have voted for fools and backed idiots myself. If we can be allowed to be foolish, politicians... forgetaboutit.

It is sort of like Brown. In spite of being, as expected, a very soft (RINO) Republican, it was far better to have even an "R" there than and "D". I am guessing Van Tran could be no better, but then 40 to 50% with vote is better than 1 to 10%. Plus, planting an "R" in that land would be... pleasing.

Wish I could help, but I live in conservative land. Hardcore at that. Bennet found out:)

Maggie Thornton said...

I believe Newt is brilliant and a loose cannon ball. Anytime he sits next to a well-entrenched Liberal he gets slightly weepy about his "friend across the aisle."

For now I really think he "gets it." An endorsement from Newt means a lot. I will vote for him if I have to, but only if I have to. I will never forgive him for putting my medical records electronically in the government's hands. I have nothing to hide. Take no meds - healthy as can be, but my fury over this builds daily.

Wouldn't it be great Sanchez out of the House?

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

All I can say is beware!

I cannot forgive him for his actions in the NY-23 race, it was appalling!

It was quite apparent there where his priorities were, party over principle.

Nickie Goomba said...

Newt's got a ways to go before he earns back any Conservative credibility.