Janet Nguyen has raised just $4,600 specifically for her Senate bid in the first half of the year, although she also transferred another $106,000 from her supervisorial campaign account, according to the O.C. Register. After expenses, that left her with $104,000 on hand as of June 30 – but she has another $347,000 in a 2020 supervisorial campaign account, most of which she can also transfer to the Senate campaign treasury.
But will any of this avail her if the ongoing FBI and FPPC investigations into Nguyen’s fundraising efforts results in criminal charges – that most likely would start with a raid of her office and perhaps her home as well?
Nguyen’s main opponent for the 34th State Senate District, RSCCD Trustee Jose Solorio, who termed out of the Assembly in 2012, began actively raising funds for the 2014 bid back in 2011. Through the first half of this year, he’s raised $64,000, bringing his balance to $353,000 as of the reporting period that ended June 30, according to the O.C. Register.
An FBI raid would surely finish off Nguyen. With a Democrat in the White House is it really a stretch to imagine that the FBI might raid her office – which would put a Democrat, Solorio, in the catbird seat leading into the 2014 Primary Elections?