Dr. Tran has a big fight ahead of her against not only Ed Royce, but self-financed Insurance executive (but single-payer advocate with a knack for making great ads) Andy Thorburn but she certainly has the resume and the message to win this race.
Here is an MSNBC interview about Tran:
Congressman Royce has turned his back on us, and his vote for Trumpcare is a giveaway to big insurance companies and the wealthy at the expense of families struggling to afford basic care.
As a physician I am saddened by Ed Royce’s callousness, as a mom I am hurt, and as a citizen I am angry. Americans deserve better and I want to do something about it.
In addition to the forty or so times he’s voted to boot tens of thousands of his own constituents off affordable health coverage, he recently voted to wipe away guaranteed protections for those with pre-existing conditions – and to put a massive new tax burden on Californians who would have to pick up the bill.
Even if the State of California does find a way to create and afford new so-called high risk insurance pools, the premiums for those with pre-existing conditions will absolutely skyrocket.
There is simply no way many of the families that I serve as a pediatrician will keep their insurance coverage.
Congressman Royce is not just wrong on healthcare. He’s voted with Donald Trump nearly 96 percent of the time.
He has taken millions of dollars from corporate special interests and has a failing record on safeguarding our environment from climate change and pollution.
He’s failed us on women’s rights, human rights and common sense gun safety too.
Congressman Royce cannot justify earning an A rating from the NRA, especially considering the devastating gun violence we’ve experienced in San Bernardino, Riverside and throughout our State and Country.
Ed Royce’s votes to slash funding for our K-12 public schools, colleges and universities strip too many kids of the same opportunities that allowed me and millions of others to strive toward our American Dream.
Almost none of Congressman Royce’s stances on the issues make sense for Southern California. It’s not who we are and I’m ready to force him into a real debate on these critical issues.
The voices of working and middle class communities who live across California’s 39th district have been missing in Washington and they need a strong voice now more than ever. Our campaign will be about them.