Along with the economy and "high unemployment rate," Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D) and Assemb. Van Tran (R) "eagerly" discussed "their credentials in fighting for human rights in Vietnam" during a debate 10/13.
Sanchez" wore the yellow and red colors of the former South Vietnam flag" and "proudly recounted being kicked out of Vietnam during a recent visit because, as she put it, 'I talked to the dissidents.'" Meanwhile, Tran "dismissed this as just talk."
"Soon their focus turned to the question of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants, with each candidate walking a fine line to avoid alienating both conservatives and Mexican-American voters" (Medina, New York Times, 10/14).