OCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign finance watchdog Shirley Grindle
has filed a formal complaint with the DA and the state attorney generalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office claiming that Assemblyman Van TranÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s
campaign donation to Dina Nguyen
was, in fact, an in-kind contribution and not an independent expenditure, as he reported.Grindle studied two mailers from the First District campaign and says they share many similarities, Ã¢â‚¬Å“namely identical photographs, identical letterheads for Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vietnam Business AssociationÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vietnam Business AllianceÃ¢â‚¬Â and similar languageÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â Ã‚Â
Read GrindleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s complaint by clicking Here.
I expect there to be more complaints after Tuesday’s primary election. I know I have a lot more on Hoa Van Tran. For me, there is just no point in beating a politically dying horse the day before the election.