Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hung Nguyen's Campaign for Virginia House of Delegates


So far, this is how much each candidate has been able to raise. In the past two elections, Jim Le Munyon had raised on the average of about $450K while his opponents on the average of about $350K. 

Hung Nguyen is behind in his effort despiste being supported by the Democratic Party and Labor Unions. But he has a chance if he could get his Asian-American base to vote for him. So far, they have been reluctant to give him money. Vietnamese-Americans in his district are well to do professionals so he will need to get them more interested in his candidacy. 

The mainstream Vietnamese-Americans are neutral about him at the moment.  He is mainly being supported by a quasi-political group called Viet Tan.  This is a controversial anti-communist group in California that is known for their militant efforts to overthrow the Vietnamese government.  

House of Delegates District 67


Jim LeMunyon
LeMunyon *
Hung Nguyen

Campaign Finance

Jim LeMunyon* (Republican) $262,923
Hung Nguyen (Democrat) $39,776
* Incumbent          
Current through 08/31/2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Voice of OC and Jose Solorio vs. Janet Nguyen

The Labor Unions and Democratic Party funded blog called Voice of OC and of course Jose Solorio (Democratic candidate for D34 State Senate race) are really going after County Supervisor Janet Nguyen (R) and her campaign.   And the state senate race is still more than a year away.

There are now numerous complaints from Vietnamese-Americans in Little Saigon about basically thugs claiming to be "Investigative Detectives" from Voice of OC knocking on their houses and businesses.  These agents (or thugs as Vietnamese-Americans are calling them) then arrogantly demand the people to answer  questions such as -

- "Are you a supporter of  Janet Nguyen?  If you are, do you vote for her and do you give her money?"

-  "If you are giving her money, why you are giver her money and how much?"

Last time LSI check, this is still a country where people have the rights to support and give money to their candidates without being questioned and harassed by "Investigative Detectives" trying to intimidate them

If peole give money to their candidates, that is their business.  Who they vote for, that is their business.  It is none of Voice of OC's business.  Voice of OC has no rights to knock on people's houses to ask such questions trying to scare people into what?  Not voting and supporting Janet Nguyen.

This is a desperate and dirty attempt by Jose Solorio and Labor Unions to intimidate Vietnamese-American voters. 

But Jose Solorio is wrong on this  tactic for it will unify the Vietnamese-American community further.  Further, it will provide Janet Nguyen with more ammunitions to excite her base.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Voice of OC - The Blog of Labor Unions & Democratic Party in Southern Cal

Charles Moran posted on Flash Report about the Voice of OC attacking a gay Republican running for office in Southern Cal.

Here are some of the excerpts:

"........Thanks to the San Diego Union Tribune, the entire San Diego community got to see just how far Democrats will go to smear a gay Republican. According to the Union Tribune, the attacks on Carl DeMaio weren’t even launched in San Diego, but by the “Voice of OC, a website founded with labor money in Orange County.”

While I refuse to re-state the hateful and personal attacks launched at Carl, I do believe it’s important to mention that the attacks were meant to inflict pain on Carl and his family, and just as important, I believe the attacks were also intended to send a message to gay Republicans running for office – that we could be next.

To those of us active in Republican politics, we have seen many attacks, some even as hateful as these. But what was really surprising about this smear campaign was the fact that is was strangely connected to PBS. Yes, you read correctly – the same folks that bring us Sesame Street. According to a PBS affiliate’s website in Orange County (PBS SoCal), PBS entered into a “partnership” with the Voice of OC whereby PBS would receive its “investigative news” from the Voice of OC.

At this point, it is important to note that the Voice of OC is not a newspaper nor is it a magazine. The fact is that that the Voice of OC is merely website whereby they describe themselves as a “Non-Profit Investigative News Agency.”

So just who is this so-called investigative news agency that was PBS partners with for their news coverage, and more importantly who funds them? Well to find the answer, one only needs to review their federal tax returns – and so I did.

According to IRS documents filed just last year, the Voice of OC is a non-profit organization that is supported by five donors. And low and behold, their major donor is the Orange County Employee Association, a public employee union based in Santa Ana. They donated $230,000 to the PBS news partner. The second largest donation, in the amount of $60,000, was made by a law firm founded by the former Chairman of the Democrat Foundation of Orange County, trail attorney Wylie Aitken. Three other smaller contributions were noted....."


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