Loretta Sanchez has kept the seat by wide margins since 1996, but polls and political handicappers see a possible upset by GOP Assemblyman Van Tran. Democrats are confident in Sanchez's campaign.
Ever since her headline-grabbing upset of conservative Republican icon Rep. Robert K. Dornan back in 1996, Rep. Loretta Sanchez has won reelection in her working-class district by wide margins. Now, however, Republicans believe they stand a fighting chance of unseating Orange County's only Democratic member of the House.
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