Righeimer In for the 68th
You heard it here first a week ago when Pete reported that Jim Righeimer was thinking about running in the 68th to replace Van.
Now that Van has announced, it has been reported on FlashReport and on OC Blog that Jim is the de-facto front runner in the race to replace Van Tran.
As Flash reported, Jim Righeimer is a heavy hitter. He's a founding board member of the Family Action PAC, he has millions of dollars, he was part of the Education Alliance helping elect conservative school board members, he'll have the support of county GOP chair Scott Baugh. Should I list more?
Janet Nguyen is a future star in GOP circles, but she should slow down a little and reconsider her campaign. This seat will be open again in six years and in that time she can gain more political experience and build her rolodex to make her a stronger conteneder for this seat. Staying the term now will burn bridges that could be beneficial to her in the future.