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Ethnic Spat Erupts In Changing OC District

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(Source: AP)

(Source: AP)

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SANTA ANA (AP) — The changing face of Orange County helped Democrat Loretta Sanchez win an upset election to Congress 14 years ago as Latinos arrived as a political force.

Now, a rise in Vietnamese-American political clout has her fighting to keep her seat.

Sanchez recently injected the thorny issue of race into the campaign for California’s 47th Congressional district when she said in a Spanish-language television interview that “the Vietnamese and Republicans” were trying to take her seat.

Vietnamese-American state Assemblyman Van Tran called the remarks a “racial rampage.”

The majority of the district is Hispanic and Democrat. But Latinos have a lower turnout rate than Vietnamese-Americans and Democrats will likely be hurt this year by anti-incumbent sentiment.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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