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  • Racially charged feud over Senate race in California spills into Democratic convention

    Californiaís racially charged all-Democrat Senate race has spilled onto the Democratic National Convention as the candidates continued to feud over President Obamaís endorsement of one over the other. Attorney General Kamala Harris, the recipient of Mr. Obamaís blessing, said Monday that she thought Rep. Loretta Sanchez should apologize to the president for suggesting that race played a role in the endorsement. Ms. Harris is black and Ms. Sanchez Hispanic. ďI find it very troubling, and I think that that is not the voice or perspective of a leader,Ē Ms. Harris told Fox11 in Los Angeles. ďEspecially in these times, where...
  • Loretta Sanchez unloads on President Obama for endorsing her rival for Senate

    07/20/2016 4:14:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    la Times ^ | JULY 20, 2016 | Phil Willon
    Orange County congresswoman Loretta Sanchez let loose on resident Obama for endorsing her rival in Californiaís U.S. Senate race, accusing him of being part of the ďentrenched political establishmentĒ that has failed California voters. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced their support for U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris early Tuesday morning, praising her record as Californiaís attorney general and a prosecutor. Harris has been a longtime political ally of the resident. Sanchez said she was ďdisappointedĒ that Obama would intervene in a Senate race between two Democrats, ... I believe that California voters are deeply concerned about the entrenched...
  • Two Democrats will face off for California's U.S. Senate seat (T)

    06/08/2016 8:15:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 6/8/2016 | John Myers
    California voters made history on Tuesday in the race for the U.S. Senate, sending two Democrats to a November runoff and denying a Republican a spot on the fall ballot for the first time since the stateís first direct election of senators in 1914. State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris won the largest share of the vote and the title of winner in the primary. By the end of the night, Harris led Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez by more than 800,000 votes, a margin of 23 percentage points.
  • U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris leads O.C.'s Loretta Sanchez, both beat GOP for November runoff

    06/08/2016 2:20:58 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    OC Register ^ | June 7, 2016
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris opened up a big early lead Tuesday over Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Orange, in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. But Sanchez led Republicans Duf Sundheim, Phil Wyman and Tom Del Beccaro Ė and the rest of the 34-candidate field Ė laying the groundwork for what would be a November race between two Democratic women. Californiaís open primary sends the top two vote-getters to the November ballot regardless of party affiliation.
  • Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: Clinton +13 Over Sanders; Harris, Sanchez Lead Senate Field

    05/31/2016 9:03:07 PM PDT · by af_vet_1981 · 8 replies
    Hoover Institution, Stanford University ^ | Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    The survey, which interviewed 1,700 adult (18 and up) Californians, was conducted from May 4 to May 16. Looking to November, thereís tepid support for the two likely nominees. Clinton leads Trump, 45 percent to 33 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson polling at 4 percent and 8 percent considering a write-in candidate;
  • Sanchez To "SNL": Trump's "Racism Isn't Funny," "It's Lazy And Cheap"

    11/05/2015 11:23:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 77 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on the House floor, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) asked ‚ÄúSaturday Night Live‚ÄĚ to disinvite this weekend‚Äôs host, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Sanchez said, ‚ÄúI rise today to encourage ‚ÄėSaturday Night Live‚Äô to disinvite Donald Trump from hosting their show this weekend. Many may believe that Mr. Trump is just causing controversy so he can get media attention, but his divisive and racist rhetoric has very troubling and real world consequences.
  • Dem says Trump can't host SNL because she doesn't think the 1st amendment applies to him anymore

    11/05/2015 5:11:58 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 63 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-5-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Loretta Sanchez has been in Congress for almost 20 years and is a poster child for term limits, not because or careerist corruption, but because the American people shouldn't be allowed to elect someone who is so stupid wield so much power ad infinitum. She has her tyranny all in a bunch over Donald Trump hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. It's hard to believe a member of the United States Congress did not said this even a liberal one...but she said it."I believe in free speech and the First Amendment, you're correct from that standpoint, And then she goes...
  • Tensions rise over women in combat

    09/20/2015 1:06:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2015 | Kristina Wong & Rebecca Kheel
    A battle is brewing in Washington over the military's push to open all combat units to women. The Marine Corps is reportedly poised to ask that some positions remain available only to men, following a nine-month study that found units with all genders did not perform as well in combat. The issue is stirring a passionate debate in the military community, pitting the Marine Corps against its own service secretary and creating a bitter divide on the House Armed Services Committee. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who is the service secretary for the Marine Corps, blasted the study of the Marine...
  • Obama scapegoats Jews to sell deal

    08/14/2015 8:20:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Star ^ | 8-12-15 | JEFF DUNETZ
    President Obamaís July 31 phone call organized by the anti-Israel group J Street and other progressive Jewish groups could be summed up in one sentence: Please help because, those rich people are helping those warmongering Jews to fight this wonderful Iran deal because they donít like me and they want war just like they did in Iraq. In the 20 minute call Obama said that opponents of the Iran deal come from the same ďarray of forces that got us into the Iraq warĒ and that a ďbunch of billionaires who happily finance super PACsĒ are ďputting the squeeze on...
  • (Democrat) California Senate Candidate Caught Ridiculing Native Americans

    05/17/2015 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Time ^ | May 16, 2015 | Justin Worland
    [California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a U.S. Senate candidate] Sanchez used an offensive gesture before a group of Indian Americans [Snip] In a video captured by an observer, Sanchez tells a story about how she was invited to an event by what she thought was a Native American group. ďIím going to his office, thinking Iím going to meet with aÖ Ē Sanchez said before clapping her hand over her mouth and making a chanting sound.
  • Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez on Defensive over Videotape Showing Her Mimicking an Indian Cry

    05/16/2015 9:56:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez was criticized Saturday by her chief rival, Attorney General Kamala Harris, after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans during an apparent joke. Harris called the gesture "shocking.'' A video posted on The Sacramento Bee website shows Sanchez, a 10-term congresswoman, fluttering her hand against her mouth and making a whooping sound while speaking to a group of delegates at a state Democratic Party convention.
  • Loretta Sanchez appears to disparage Native Americans

    05/16/2015 6:29:03 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 16 2015 | BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO AND DAVID SIDERS
    Two days after entering the race for the U.S. Senate, Rep. Loretta Sanchez met with the Asian-Pacific Islander Caucus on Saturday and mimicked a racial stereotype of American Indians. In a video, Sanchez, D-Santa Ana, describes a pending meeting she had with an East Indian. ďI am going to his office, thinking that I am going to meet with a,Ē she said, holding her hand in front of her mouth and making an echo sound. ďRight?...because he said Indian American.Ē
  • Loretta Sanchez makes her case for U.S. Senate, but Santa Ana congresswoman stops short

    04/21/2015 8:44:20 AM PDT · by Pelham · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 20, 2015 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    Sounding like sheís on the verge of declaring her candidacy for U.S. Senate, Rep. Loretta Sanchez encouraged donors in Orange County to pony up Monday and explained why she would be a better choice than Attorney General Kamala Harris. Sanchez, a Santa Ana Democrat, has been meeting with Democratic and Latino leaders throughout the state as she weighs whether to join Harris, the only major declared Democratic candidate, in the 2016 race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. ďWeíve gotten a good reception up and down the state,Ē Sanchez told the Democratic Foundation of Orange County, a group of...
  • Battenfeld: Hack displays her ignorance

    04/11/2014 1:01:59 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    Even by the low standards of Congress, Loretta Sanchezís performance ranks as a disgrace. The Democrat from California managed ó in just a few minutes ó to turn the congressional investigation of the marathon terror bombings into a political hatchet job, while demonstrating her complete ignorance of basic facts of the case. Sanchez somehow butchered the names of the alleged terror bombers not once, but three times, calling the Tsarnaev brothers ďTsarnavar,Ē then ďTsarnev,Ē and finally ďTsarnov.Ē ďThere are still unanswered questions about the Tsarnavar brothers,Ē the tongue-tied congresswoman said. Yes, like, how to pronounce the names of the terrorists....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Dems Join GOPers in Opposing Expansion of Obamacareís Food Labeling Mandate

    03/26/2013 6:09:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies ^ | March 25, 2013 | Penny Starr
    ( Ė In a bipartisan bill opposing an expansion of food labeling requirements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 10 Republicans and four Democrats have signed onto legislation to restrict the Food and Drug Administrationís efforts to include regulation of convenient stores and take-out food outlets.The billís sponsors cited Section 4205 of the healthcare law, or Obamacare, that is entitled ďNutritional Labeling of Standard Menu Items at Chain Restaurants.Ē The regulation requires restaurants with more than 20 establishments to provide nutritional information about its offerings.The billís sponsor, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), called the requirements ďunworkableĒ for places...
  • Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer Resigns as NorCal Supervisor--Then Opens Up About Scandal

    04/23/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | 4/23/12 | Matt Coker
    Last month, we told you about the sex/drugs/beating/cheating/porning scandal surrounding the daughter of Santa Ana community activism royalty and wife of California Democratic politics royalty. This weekend, it was not only reported that the scandal led to Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer's resignation as an Alameda County supervisor but an eye-opening interview where the 41-year-old claimed state Treasurer Bill Lockyer angrily told her to "go ahead and commit suicide" and her rehab lover "bashed my head into the stone floor."The seventh child of the late Wallace R. Davis, one of Santa Ana's first Latino lawyers to stand up for immigrants, Nadia Maria...
  • Feinstein, Sanchez caught in Solyndra for Dem donors

    09/13/2011 12:52:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 9/13/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Dianne Feinstein told Politico that her campaign was "wiped out" by Democratic political operative Kinde Durkee, whom the FBI arrested last week. DiFi explained that Durkee worked on her 1992, 1994 and 2006 campaign. And: "I trusted her implicitly." Worse: Feinstein said she and her campaign staff have been unable to access all their bank records at this point because Durkee alone controlled access to the account, which has made it difficult for them to assess how much money is gone. Two other similarly dissatisfied clients are California Democratic Reps. Susan Davis, who called Durkee "the Bernie Madoff of campaign...
  • Many Democrats used campaign treasurer despite her history (...of wiping out Rat campaign cash)

    09/11/2011 4:29:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 11, 2011 | Abby Sewell
    Many big-name Democratic politicians used the services of a top campaign treasurer even though she had a history of fines and investigation into how she used the funds of elected officials. Kinde Durkee was arrested on federal fraud charges this month, accused of taking thousands of dollars from the campaigns of various elected officials. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), a Durkee client, said her campaign fund was nearly cleaned out, and the Los Angeles County Democratic Party reported that more than $200,000 had been taken from its fund. Although many Democratic insiders said they were shocked by Durkee's arrest, it...
  • Pinhead or Patriot? Treasurer Who Wiped Out Campaign Cash of CA Democrats

    09/10/2011 2:53:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Self | September 10, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Is she a Pinhead or Patriot? You be the judge. I am talking about treasurer Kinde Durkee (and what "kinde" of name is that?) who embezzled the campaign funds of a number of CA Democrats to the extent of wiping out the money entirely, including that of Rep. Loretta Sanchez and others. Since Durkee has also been acting as treasurer for Senator Diane Feinstein there is a chance that part or all of DiFi's $5 million in campaign cash was wiped out. Most likely this money actually did serve a useful purpose in that it was pumped into the ailing...
  • Fundraising scandal hits Calif. Dems (Loretta Sanchez Campaign Cash Wiped Out)

    09/10/2011 5:20:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | September 8, 2011 | JONATHAN ALLEN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Allegations of fraud against a veteran California campaign treasurer have sent shock waves through the state’s Democratic congressional delegation, as lawmakers who used Kinde Durkee to keep track of their finances are now scrambling to find out whether their money has disappeared.While Durkee has not been formally charged at this point, she is in jail in California and has been accused in an FBI criminal complaint of trying to defraud a state representative out of $677,000. On top of that, California Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office tells POLITICO that her campaign account, managed by Durkee, has been virtually emptied out.
  • FBI arrests prominent Democratic campaign treasurer

    09/04/2011 4:57:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    A prominent Democratic campaign treasurer who works for federal, state and O.C. lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and state Assemblymen Lou Correa and Jose Solorio has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of mail fraud, The Orange County Register has learned. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek confirmed Saturday afternoon that Kinde Durkee of Burbank-based Durkee and Associates, was arrested by the FBI on a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorneyís Office in Sacramento. Special Agent Steve Dupre of the bureauís Sacramento office said she was arrested in connection with her position as a...
  • Capitol Hill's Other Dirty Laundry

    06/15/2011 5:02:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 15, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    The same congressional panel that launched a preliminary inquiry into Weiner-gate this week has been diddling around with several other Democratic ethics scandals for years. These aren't foxes guarding the henhouse. They're sloths guarding the foxhole. The House Ethics Committee is now reportedly probing into Twitter-holic Democratic New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's possible abuse of government resources while sending pervy messages and photos to young women across the country. The latest batch of Weiner's leaked social-media self-portraits -- more cheesecake than beefcake -- showed him in various states of undress at the congressional gym. From what other public buildings has...
  • Sanchez unveils bill to allow women in combat

    05/17/2011 3:42:10 AM PDT · by South40 · 38 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/16/2011 | Martin Wisckol
    A bill that would end the ban on military women fighting in combat has been introduced by Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana. ďIn actuality, this bill would officially recognize what is already happening on the battlefield Ė the fact that our military women are fighting in combat every day, all over the world,Ē Sanchez, the ranking female member on the House Armed Services Committee, said in a news release.
  • Congresswoman Feigns Southern Accent to Deride Tea Party Lawmakers [Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif]

    04/15/2011 2:10:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Congresswoman Feigns Southern Accent to Deride Tea Party Lawmakers Published April 15, 2011 | A Democratic congresswoman, frustrated with her interactions with a new class of Tea Party-backed conservative lawmakers, mocked them this week by talking in a Southern accent and referring to them as "Moe," during an interview on nationally syndicated radio show. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., told liberal host Stephanie Miller that every time she tries approaching one of the 87 freshman lawmakers in an effort to build relationships, they're always complaining about something being unconstitutional. "Everything to them is unconstitutional," she said. "It's unconstitutional, it's unconstitutional,...
  • Dem Rep. Loretta Sanchez Mocks Tea Party Colleagues With Red Neck Southern Accent (AUDIO)

    04/13/2011 9:33:57 AM PDT · by · 36 replies · 1+ views
    If liberals want to throw accusations of Ďracismí into every single debate, where are they when actual circumstances like this arise? Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) made an appearance on the Stephanie Miller Show and mocked Tea Party Conservatives saying ďeverything to them is unconstitutionalĒ then going on to talk in a Ďred neckí southern accent. Keep in mind sheís mocking some of her colleagues.
  • Dem Sanchez Tries To Drown Out Republican With 'Broke Because of Bush' Chant

    04/08/2011 9:22:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Loretta Sanchez would need to multiply her maturity quotient to qualify as juvenile . . During an interview on MSNBC this morning on the subject of the budget and possible government shutdown, the Dem congresswoman from California tried to drown out her Republican colleague from New York, Michael Grimm, by chanting "broke because of Bush." View video here.
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez sparks outrage from fellow Democrats with proposal... (truncated)

    01/25/2011 3:46:09 PM PST · by Justaham · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-25-11 | Chris Moody
    Original title: Rep. Loretta Sanchez sparks outrage from fellow Democrats with proposal to boot Giffords from Armed Services Committee Behind closed doors, California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has proposed removing Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) until she recovers from injuries sustained after being shot in the head on Jan. 8 in Tucson, The Daily Caller has learned. The proposal sparked an outrage, according to those in the room ó including from those in Sanchezís own party. ďItís not appropriate,Ē Texas Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes told The Daily Caller, adding that there was outrage among...
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Caught in Multiple Scandals; Sex & Voter Fraud

    11/24/2010 10:31:41 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    Emerging Corruption ^ | November 23, 2010 | Rebecca Diserio
    With the Elections behind us, the view from our porches to 2012 now occupies our minds, and media. Perfect timing for our newly re-elected Representative from the 47th District, Loretta Sanchez (D) to announce her engagement to John (Jack) Einwechter.
  • The Battle for America 2010: Something Stinks in Californiaís 47th Congressional District

    10/29/2010 5:06:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2010 | Tim Daniel
    The stench of Washington permeates the West Coast. California‚Äôs most hotly contested House race, the contest between seven-term incumbent Democrat Loretta Sanchez and California Republican Assemblyman Van Tran, remains too close to call. The Orange County race made headlines last month when Congresswoman Sanchez claimed on Spanish-only Univision that ‚Äúthe Vietnamese (were) coming‚ÄĚ for her seat. You can read my Pajamas Media article on the race as well as an interview with Van Tran here.Now something smells as bad as trash-truck juice on a Death Valley summer day in California‚Äôs 47th. In search of the olfactory offense, I point the...
  • ON THE ROAD: Van Tran's Unlikely Insurgency in CA-47

    10/19/2010 4:45:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 19, 2010 | Guy Benson
    SANTA ANA, CA Ė Bill Clinton is wagging his finger and issuing a warning to a crowd of about 800 voters gathered in front of the Old Orange County Courthouse in downtown Santa Ana. For the first time in his nearly 30 minute speech, the former president adopts a lecturing tone. ďDonít badmouth [Loretta Sanchezís] opponent. Heís an honorable man whoís lived an honorable life, and heís made a good contribution,Ē he says. Clinton isnít finished praising the Republican opponent of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), whom heís come to support in her floundering re-election campaign. Without referencing him by name,...
  • New Poll: Van Tran Pulls Even with Loretta Sanchez in CA-47

    10/17/2010 8:06:55 PM PDT · by Justaham · 86 replies ^ | 10-17-10 | Guy Benson
    In a media exclusive, has obtained a brand new, eye-opening poll from California's 47th Congressional District--conducted by Public Opinion Strategies: Van Tran is tied with Loretta Sanchez on the ballot test. Fully 39% of likely voters say they are supporting Van Tran, while 39% are backing Sanchez and 5% siding with Ceci Iglesias (17% undecided). Moreover, Tranís definite support level is higher than that of Congresswoman Sanchez (30% definitely voting for Tran Ė 28% definitely voting for Sanchez). - While there are certainly solid ethnic coalitions in this race Ė Asian and Vietnamese voters siding with Tran, Latinos favoring...
  • VAN TRAN ascends = SARA PALIN rallies faithful in Anaheim...

    10/17/2010 7:51:48 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 10-16-10 | Jeff Overley
  • Clinton rallies Democrats in O.C.

    10/16/2010 1:08:58 PM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 10/15/2010 | DOUG IRVING and JESSICA TERRELL
    SANTA ANA Ė Former President Bill Clinton told a cheering, whistling crowd of Democratic faithful Friday not to let disappointment in the dragging pace of economic recovery cloud their votes in next month's pivotal elections. Clinton was in Santa Ana to rally voters for Rep. Loretta Sanchez, one of dozens of Democrats nationwide whose seats are considered in play in part because of widespread apathy among party voters. Sanchez finds herself locked in a tight race with Republican Assemblyman Van Tran, even though registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans in her central Orange County district. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, left, and President...
  • Democrat Loretta Sanchez Compares US Border Fence to Berlin Wall

    10/06/2010 10:15:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/7/10 | Guy Benson
    Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) is a busy lady. When she isn't appearing on Univision to warn Hispanic viewers about a nefarious "Vietnamese" scheme to "take away" her House seat (her Republican opponent, Van Tran, is of Vietnamese provenance), she's bragging to audiences about her "unwritten power" to impede construction of a fence along our southern border--which she compares to the Berlin wall: The clip featured in the ad, which was apparently produced by a Tran supporter (not the campaign), comes from a speech Sanchez delivered in 2008.
  • Titans clash: Bill Clinton vs. Sarah Palin in California

    10/02/2010 10:15:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 1, 2010 | Jonathan Allen
    The studio execs in nearby Hollywood couldn't have produced a better opening scene for Election 2010: Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin ó two of the titans of their parties ó will barnstorm through Orange County, Calif., on consecutive days in mid-October. The former president is headlining an event for Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez on Oct. 15, POLITICO has learned. Sanchez, who supported Clinton's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, is locked in a tough re-election battle against Republican Van Tran in the 47th District. Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, will be in Anaheim the...
  • A Democrat's Descent

    09/27/2010 5:54:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 27, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: Conservative Orange County, Calif., has for years been plagued by an anomaly: The congressional district in its heart is held by a big-spending Democrat. But a flare-up of identity politics may change that. The 47th District spreads across all of Santa Ana, much of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Fullerton. Census data indicate that roughly half the population is foreign-born, the overwhelmingly largest group being Hispanic, with an admixture of vibrant Asian communities creating a kind of blue-color cosmopolitanism in the center of an affluent coastal county. Fourteen years ago, Democrat Loretta Sanchez managed to oust GOP Rep. Bob Dornan,...
  • Rep. Sanchez Apologizes for 'Vietnamese' Remark

    09/26/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT · by no dems · 50 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | September 25, 2020 | LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSA
    For 13 years, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has commanded a good chunk of her southern California district with a reliable and strong bloc of votes from a large Hispanic population. Now things are getting tough. Locked in a tight re-election campaign against a Vietnamese-American Republican, Sanchez, who was born in California to Mexican parents, said in an interview with Univision TV earlier this month that the "Vietnamese and the Republicans" in her district were "trying to take away" her House seat after "we have done so much for our community." Her remarks ignited the blogosphere and talk radio and angered...
  • Rep. Sanchez Apologizes (CA) for 'Vietnamese' Remark

    09/26/2010 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | September 25, 2010 | Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
    Poor Loretta, she was left with nothing to do but apologize. "I used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive," she said at a news conference Friday afternoon. "I apologize for those remarks." But she didn't apologize for calling him "very anti-immigrant and very anti-Hispanic.'' "She directly attacked me, slandered me," Tran said on Friday, demanding an apology. A lawyer who with his family left Saigon shortly before South Vietnam fell to the communists in 1975, Tran accused her of going on "a racial rampage" on Spanish-language TV. We throw those words around too loosely,...
  • Sanchez apologizes for offense over words

    09/25/2010 3:59:36 AM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Sept. 24, 2010 | Doug Irving
    SANTA ANA Ė Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez said Friday that her now-famous remark about "Vietnamese" trying to take her seat had been misinterpreted but apologized if it caused any offense. She did not, however, apologize for calling her Republican challenger Van Tran Ė himself an immigrant from Vietnam Ė anti-immigrant. Instead, she accused him of using her words to "take a cheap political shot."Sanchez told an interviewer earlier this month on Spanish-language television that "the Vietnamese and the Republicans" were trying to wrest control of her seat in Congress. She described Tran in the same interview as "very anti-immigrant and...
  • Calif. Rep. `Did not intend to offend anyone'

    09/24/2010 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says she didn't intend to offend anyone when she told a reporter that "the Vietnamese" and Republicans were trying to take her seat representing California's Orange County. Sanchez said Friday she "used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive" in a Spanish-language interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision's Sunday morning show, "Al Punto."
  • Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez race-baiting Vietnamese immigrants on Univision

    She's running against Van Tran, who is Vietnamese and her Republican challenger, and apparently she's nervous enough about Tran to say stupid race-baiting stuff like this:
  • Help support VAN TRAN's defeat of California Congresswoman LORETTA SANCHEZ

    09/13/2010 6:05:19 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 33 replies
    Van Tran for Congress ^ | 9/13/2010 | "ALOHA RONNIE"
    . NEVER FORGET . Help support VAN TRANó heís running to replace Congresswoman LORETTA SANCHEZ for Southern California's 47th Congressional District. The Democrats are doing everything they can to keep her in this seatóthe only Democrat congressional seat in Orange County. Sheís been a loyal supporter of the Democrat agendaóObamacare, the stimulus, the auto bailout, the unions, and more. VAN has a record of supporting pro-business legislation and fighting against big government in Sacramento. Assemblyman VAN TRAN can stand up to SANCHEZ and defeat her in the this election. Heís 2 points behind in the latest polls and has nationwide...
  • New Poll Has Van Tran In Dead Heat With Loretta Sanchez

    09/04/2010 9:52:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies
    Red COunty ^ | 9/4/10 | Matt Cunningham
    It might be time for the Washington prognosticators to move CD47 from "leans Democratic" to "toss up." A new poll of 400 likely voters in CD47 by the American Action Forum has Assemblyman Van Tran with 43% to 45% for Rep.Loretta Sanchez -- well within the 4.9% margin of error. It remains close even when you factor out the "leaners": Sanchez 42%, Van 40%. There isn't a lot of good news for Sanchez in this poll. For example, in response to the question, "Do you think Loretta Sanchez deserves reelection as congresswoman, or do you think it is time to...
  • The Buzz: Could it be Gov. Sanchez after 2014?

    08/03/2010 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 5+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/3/10 | Torey Van Oot
    Rep. Loretta Sanchez shifts funds for a 2014 election -- Is Rep. Loretta Sanchez gearing up a future gubernatorial run?The Anaheim Democrat has filed paperwork with the secretary of state to raise cash for a 2014 bid.
  • Join VAN TRAN (R) vs. LORETTA SANCHEZ (D) - 1st Viet-American State Legislator goes to Washington

    06/05/2010 8:10:41 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 69 replies · 748+ views
    Join VAN TRAN for CONGRESS - 2010 ^ | 6/5/2010 | "ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
    . NEVER FORGETJust for the LOVE of FREEDOM =Support Conservative Republican VAN TRAN in his battle to REPLACE LORETTA SANCHEZ, representing California's 47th Congressional District in Orange County (Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana).A Vietnam War refugee RESTORES FREEDOM to America.. NEVER FORGET
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez Cancels Graduation Speech (Supporting CA Union Protests)

    05/10/2010 9:12:58 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 17 replies · 499+ views
    KTLA-TV Los Angeles ^ | May 10, 2010 | KTLA News
    RIVERSIDE -- Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says she's cancelled plans to give a graduation speech at UC Riverside next month to show her support for a union-organized protest. The Democrat from Garden Grove notified UCR administrators Thursday that she would be pulling out of the June 12 commencement ceremony to join a speakers' boycott called by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Local 3299. The union says the action is necessary to spotlight the hardships workers have endured because of state budget cuts. "My family roots are in organized labor and, in good conscience, I cannot and will...
  • Twenty-Eight Blue Dogs Vote For Pelosi's $1.3 Trillion Health Bill

    11/09/2009 12:27:46 PM PST · by rhema · 23 replies · 1,443+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/09/2009 | Connie Hair
    House Democrats passed the 2,032-page Pelosicare bill on a near party-line vote Saturday night 220-215 (roll call here). The only Republican voting in favor of the measure was New Orleans-based Joseph Cao who has long ago proven to be a tax and spend (and spend and spend) liberal. After a week of intense arm twisting, threats and promises from party leaders, more than half of the 52 so-called conservative Blue Dog Democrats voted in favor of the over $1.3 trillion measure. These are the 28 Blue Dogs voting in favor of Pelosicare (who apparently fear the wrath of House Speaker...
  • Sanchez sisters eyed by House ethics panel for alleged collusion (Democrats)

    10/30/2009 10:06:52 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies · 1,878+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2009 | Scott Higham and Alice Crites
    A document from the House ethics committee lists an examination into whether the chamber's rules were violated when Rep. Linda T. Sanchez put three legislative aides to her fellow-congresswoman sister on her payroll after an embezzlement scheme had left Rep. Loretta Sanchez's office short of funds. The document, a July tracking report obtained by The Washington Post, says that the sisters, both California Democrats, "shared transferred staff from one office to another after embezzlement," and that a meeting between lawyers for the ethics committee and the congresswomen had taken place June 1. The document also says that lawyers for the...