Hispanic, Vietnamese-American Candidates Compete for California Seat

United States pits a Hispanic Democrat, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, against a Vietnamese-American Republican named Van Tran.  Both are working to mobilize supporters in their own ethnic community while reaching out to other voters.Volunteers in California and other Western states are registering Hispanic voters ahead of the election.This group, Voto Latino, is a non-partisan organization.  But both major parties are working to attract these newly-registered voters.

In Orange County, California, the Democratic incumbent Congressional member, Loretta Sanchez, wants to mobilize Hispanics while also reaching out to other ethnic groups.  Most Hispanics in California are registered Democrats, and Sanchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants.  But there’s concern that some Hispanics may sit out this election, so Sanchez got help at a recent rally from former President Bill Clinton.”You come up with the same answer, Loretta Sanchez, every single time,” said Bill Clinton. “You go tell people that, then she’ll have a great night election night.  Thank you, and God bless you all.