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Sanchez vs. Van Tran – another Democratic seat up for grabs?

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Democrats may outnumber Republicans in California’s 47th district, but Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is facing strong opposition in candidate Van Tran, who is Vietnamese-American, for her seat. Van Tran is behind in campaign contributions, but has strong Republican support behind him and is counting on the 18% of district voters who are Asian. We preview the race and tonight’s debate.


Louis DeSipio, associate professor of political science and chair of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of Counting on the Latino Vote: Latinos as a New Electorate