Hung Nguyen (D) is falling behind his opponent in fund raising effort. Currently, he has raised about $53K (1/3 of the money came from California where he originally resided). Meanwhile, his opponent, the Republican incumbent James LeMunyon, is flushed with cash at $280K (10% came from out-of-state).
So what are his chances? The Democratic Party is fully behind him. The Asian-Americans are lukewarm right now. Whether the government shut dow will entice them to go to vote en-mass is too early to tell. With not a lot of money, he has been relying on other Democratic candidates to co-promoting his name. His co-campaigning with other better funded Democratic candidates is a practical strategy to get his name out there for free.
LSI thinks the race is actually closer than the conventional wisdom predicted. LeMunyon is sitting on $84K of cash unspent. He should be worry and use the money wisely for he might be in for a suprise in November. As mentioned before, if Nguyen loses, he will be better ready next time. LSI can see the ambition in his eyes. He is a good guy and could make a difference in office.