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Bye, Bye, Tan

Frank Barbaro and the Democratic Party of Orange County issued another statement today commending Scott Baugh (Republican Chairman) for joining their call for Tan Nguyen to withdraw from his race for congress.

Today, the Democratic Party of Orange County calls for the immediate
withdrawal of Republican candidate Tan Nguyen from the race in the 47th
Congressional District. We applaud Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh for
joining this call for withdrawal, and urge him to follow through with his
Central Committee to assure this action is taken.

As the investigations by Attorney General Bill Lockyer and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas continue, we expect the leadership of the Republican Party to support prosecution of any other Republican candidates or political operatives who are deemed to be involved in this illegal effort to suppress the Hispanic American vote.

The Republican Party of Orange County, and their candidates and operatives, have an unfortunate and long history of using fear and division for political gain. In 1988, the Republican Party of Orange County was responsible for funding and placing uniformed guards at Hispanic polling places in Santa Ana in an attempt to suppress minority votes.

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