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One of Romney's top advisors hails from Southern California




Lanhee Chen, domestic policy director for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaks 19 September 2007 at a conference on obesity at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Lanhee Chen, domestic policy director for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaks 19 September 2007 at a conference on obesity at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
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One of Mitt Romney's top advisors is a rising Asian-American political star from Southern California.

As Romney's chief policy director, 34-year-old Lanhee Chen plays a key role in advising the Republican presidential nominee on foreign and domestic issues.

KPCC's Frank Stoltze reports.