From left: House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King, New York Democrat, speaks July 27, 2011, with committee members Rep. Bennie Thompson of Missouri, the committee's ranking Democrat; Rep. Loretta Sanchez, California Democrat; and Rep. Al Green, Texas Democrat, on Capitol Hill before the committee's hearing on Islamic radicalization in the U.S., focusing on recruitment within the Muslim American community. (Associated Press)
"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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Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, campaigns in Garden Grove, Calif., Saturday, as she faces her first real challenge in 14 years, from a Vietnamese assemblyman who came to America as a refugee.