State Senator Lou Correa against Congressman Van Tran in 2012?

While there is a good chance that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will lose her seat to Republican Van Tran this November, Democrats should take heart.  If State Senator Lou Correa wins in his reelection battle, he will be primed to run for Sanchez’ seat in 2012.

How would Correa fare against Congressman Tran?  I think he would trounce him.

Consider that Tran has been careful not to appear too involved with his possible replacement in the State Assembly, Allan Mansoor, even though Mansoor’s campaign manager is one of Tran’s associates – Daisy Tong.  Tran simply doesn’t want to anger Correa, and with good reason.  The amiable Correa is very popular in Little Saigon.

Correa has never forgotten his  voter base, unlike Sanchez, but he hasn’t had to pander to Viets the way she has.  He has simply, quietly, reached out to them – and he has succeeded.

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