Diverse district pits 2 minorities

Vietnamese immigrant gives strong challenge to Sanchez

"The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, [trying] to take this seat, this seat [from which] we have done so much for our community," Rep. Loretta Sanchez said. The Vietnamese community didn't take offense. (AP Photo)“The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, [trying] to take this seat, this seat [from which] we have done so much for our community,” Rep. Loretta Sanchez said. The Vietnamese community didn’t take offense. (AP Photo)
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Despite Mrs. Sanchez’s easy victories in recent years, the district is not overwhelmingly liberal. President George W. Bush won the district in his 2004 matchup against Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry.

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