Gilchrist versus Sanchez?

Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist has apparently pulled papers to run against Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, as reported over at Liberal OC. You can also read about this story over at Total Buzz. We wrote about the possibility of Gilchrist running awhile ago; you can read that post at this link.

Gilchrist’s campaign will be a real problem for the OC GOP. He will most certainly attract support from angry white voters in the 47th District. And I think he will do well with the Trannies – the followers of Assemblyman Van Tran. They tend to be Mexican haters, as evidenced by the letter sent by the last OC GOP candidate for the 47th, Tan Nguyen. That letter was sent to Mexican American voters and it was a ham-fisted attempt to scare them into not voting. Supervisorial candidate Trung Nguyen is also a confirmed Mexican hater.

I have written about brewing tensions between Latinos and Vietnamese in central Orange County. Gilchrist will be sure to fan those fires. But will Van Tran help him? It is hard to say. Tran has had his eye on Loretta’s congressional seat for years. I believe he supported Tan Nguyen in 2006, just to test the waters. Will he support Gilchrist just to soften her up for 2010?

You can be sure that Mexican haters like Rosie Avila and Lupe Moreno will be helping Gilchrist.

The beneficiary of all this is Congresswoman Sanchez. And the Democrats in general. If this doesn’t get Latinos to the polls, I don’t know what will…


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