This is an interesting turn of event. The race will be closer than it will be with the support of Kansen Chu for Lan Diep. __________________________________ Dear Friends:
I have done my best not to bombard you with fundraising emails this election cycle, but I really need your help right now. With only seven days left before Election Day, I hope to send out one last mailer to voters reminding them to vote for me. There are about 40,000 registered voters in District 4 and as you can imagine, the cost of printing and postage to mail to just a fraction of them costs a significant amount money. If you haven't already contributed $600,please give what you can up to the $600 limit.
This final mailer will be important to help voters understand what's at stake in this election.
This past May 24th, a representative from Google Fiber came to make a presentation before the San Jose City Council. As you may know, Google Fiber is an internet service that provides connection speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second. This service is currently only available in five cities across America, and every major city, including San Jose, has been vying to become the next Google Fiber city.
"How competitive is your company compared to internet companies like Comcast and AT&T?"
"Is Google Fiber cheaper than Comcast and AT&T?"
"Will Google Fiber be faster than Comcast and AT&T?"
"Between Google Fiber, Comcast, and AT&T, which company provides the best service?"
"By approving this project, do we provide any special treatment to Google?"
"So what kind of the benefit that this project will bring to the people in San Jose? Both in terms of pricing and in terms of the internet?"
"And what type of benefit that Google Fiber get from this project?"
As the capital of the Silicon Valley, San Jose should have elected officials who know enough about trends in technology that they don't have to ask basic questions like "what kind of benefit" lighting fast internet like Google Fiber would bring to San Jose.
Personally, I believe we deserve more than a councilman who comes to meetings ill-prepared and asks questions that have already been answered either because he does not understand what has been discussed, or because he is not paying attention.
I know that I am more qualified than Manh Nguyen to represent our community on the City Council, and I hope that you agree. But there are a lot of voters out there not paying attention this primary season and with Election Day only a week away, I need your help getting their attention.
Please help me fund one last mailer by making a contribution in any amount - $10, $25, $50, $100 or more - up to the $600 contribution limit. Even if you've already contributed but are within the $600 cap, please give again. Any amount will be appreciated.
With your help, I hope to have good news to report back in a week's time.
P.S. I'm really serious this time. How much money I raise will determine my endgame for this election. Please give what you can up to the $600 limit!
According to FHM, Kim Lee is one of the top 100 sexiest women in the world. She was born on May 22, 1988 in the US. Her mother is Vietnamese-American and her father is a featured film screenwriter with French heritage.
Kim, with her exotic Euro-Asian looks, is highly sought as a model. She also has appeared in various televion shows and movies. She currently resides in LA.
The California State Assembly race for D27 is getting intense between the two main candidates - former San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen and City Councilmember Ash Kalra.
Nguyen and Ash both have raised the maximum limit of $550,000 for their respective campaign. But Nguyen with the huge support from PACs is raising a concern of out-of-state special interest groups trying to influence the race. It is unusual to have this much money pouring into a primary for a state assembly seat. Just for comparison, two years ago, the Republican Party and PACs spent $3 million for the whole state senatorial race to support Janet Nguyen and her campaign against Jose Solorio. And it was considered to be a crucial race for the Republican Party to prevent the Democratic Party of an absolute majority in the State Senate.
So far local PACs have spent about $400,000 to support Kalra while special interest groups have put it over $1.7 million to support Nguyen.
Kieu Hoang, 69, the owner of RAAS Group debuts recently on the 2014 Forbes Billionaires List after the shares of one of his companies, Shanghai RAAS Blood Products took a big jump this year. His net worth is estimated to be $1.8 billion.
He was born in Quang Tri, a city in the central region of Vietnam. He came to the US in 1975 and is currently resides in Southern California. In 1980, he founded a plasma testing company with a central lab center established in Agoura Hills. In 1992, he branched into China and founded Shanghai RAAS.
Kieu is well known for some of his tourism ventures in Vietnam, including his efforts to organize Miss World 2010 in Vietnam. However, he made a mess of himself with his wheeling dealing and ultimately shut down his many ventures. The press in Vietnam was quite critical of him as a typical brash Viet Kieu throwing their money to buy influence and fame in Vietnam.
The other wealthy Vietnamese-American that made it big in the hi-tech is th…