It is quite an early announcement by any standard but Tam Nguyen was just trying to measure who are the other candidates. Right now, Cam Van Le is the only other person who is hungry for the seat. Earlier in the year, she moved to District 7 from District 8. However, she was surprised by Tam Nguyen announcement but she is determined to win the race anyway.
It will be an interesting race with 1/3 of the electorates in the district are Vietnamese-Americans. Many believes that this a district where a Vietnamese-American candidate would be a favorite to win. Neverthless, there are strong speculations that Maya Esparza is harboring interest in running for the seat, especially with Labor behind her.