ATR’s first “2010 Spotlight” focused on New Hampshire, well this time the spotlight takes us all the way to the West coast in what is sure to be an interesting contest that highlights yet another apparent recruiting coup for the NRCC, going up against a solidly popular Democratic incumbent.
California’s 47th district is a seat that has been held by Rep. Loretta Sanchez and in the last five election cycles she has garnered more than 60% of the vote in the district, winning 70% in 2008. Looking at that fact alone, one would assume she’s about as safe as anyone. That thought seems to be lost on many GOP leaders in DC, as they see Sanchez being one of the “best chances for gaining a seat” in 2010.
While the focus on winning the district may be noted by different tracks taken between the two candidates, the focus that will be put on this contest is not lost on either of them: “Both sides will be pouring resources into this
,” said Tran about the race.
Assemblyman Tran has signed the ATR Taxpayer Protection Pledge
, promising the voters of the district that if elected, he will oppose income tax increases. While Rep. Sanchez has not signed the Pledge
, we here at ATR
encourage her to do so, in the hopes that all of our elected officials understand the importance of making a commitment to the constituents that he/she will fight to keep their
hard earned money in their
pockets… something we can all agree on.