David Duong and Victor Duong need her since they know that their San Jose contract always need a champion in City Hall just in case. After all, they are financially in trouble with their investment in Vietnam as well as here in San Jose. Even though they have a cozy relationship with the highest ranking Vietnamese officials and they have received many state and city commendations and recognitions, their $50 million investment so far in Vietnam since 2004 has yielded a project that requires more money and delay to resolve land-use problems. Here in the Bay Area, they over expanded their operation and just like every other businesses, got hurt by the economic downturn. Their bankers feel uneasy and they are worried that their credit rating might not be as solid as they would like it to be. San Jose City has credit rating requirements that contractors of municipal services have to meet in order to be considered for contractual bid.
So being a practical businessmen and don't really care about political ideology, they have approached the lawyer Michael Luu to see if they can contribute to Minh Duong's campaign $250 each. This is to "buy insurance" as they told Michael Luu.
We don't know if Minh Duong's campaign accept the donation or not. However, everybody in the community knows that Michael Luu gave both State Assemblyman Van Tran and Victor Duong the finger at a recent fund raising event and told them either they are with Madison Nguyen or against her but don't play both candidates like their personal puppets.