From The National Republican Congressional Committee

Van Tran ready to win in California Congressional District 47.

For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                    Contact: Press Office
September 16, 2010                                                                                                                                     (202) 479-7070

Van Tran Advances to Top Level of Young Guns Program


California Republican Reaches ‘Young Gun’ Status with Clear Path to Victory


Washington– The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Republican Van Tran (CA-47) has reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the premiere level of its three-tiered Young Guns program. By advancing to the program’s top tier, Tran has proven his ability to build a winning campaign and achieve substantial fundraising goals.

“Van Tran has proven that he’s ready to take on incumbent Loretta Sanchez, an out-of-touch Democrat who has blindly supported her party’s failed agenda of job-killing policies and reckless spending,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Van’s campaign is a symbol of the growing momentum behind Republican candidates in California and across the country. As Democrats and their party bosses continue to force their big-government, big-spending policies onto the backs of hard-working families, Republicans like Van Tran will continue to present a clear alternative to a Democrat majority that unapologetically spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much.”

In 2004, Van Tran won an historic election, becoming the first Vietnamese-American to serve in any state legislature. During his service in the 68th district of the California State Assembly, Tran brought common-sense solutions to some of the biggest problems facing California.  He fought to save California $5 million annually by balancing the budget, restraining government spending and eliminating waste in the bureaucracy. In the State Assembly, Tran has fought tirelessly to ensure the safety of Orange County families by supporting Jessica’s Law, Megan’s Law and the Three Strikes policy. Prior to his election, he was a managing partner of his own law practice and served as the Vice-Mayor of Garden Grove. Tran and his wife Cyndi have two children, Alex and Sophie.
Originally founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a member-driven organization, the Young Guns program has become an official NRCC effort dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. Reps. Cantor, McCarthy and Ryan remain actively involved in Young Guns, working together to recruit and prime conservative leaders for victory.

Now that Van Tran has completed the Young Guns’ benchmarks to place him on the road to victory, he is ready to take on Democrat leadership’s loyal lapdog Loretta Sanchez in November.

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