Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Draws on Capitol Hill Experience in Race for U.S. Senate

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U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez attends the Latino In America held at Occidental College on October 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for INGENUITY)

Loretta Sanchez has represented parts of Orange County for ten terms in the United States Congress. As Sanchez battles Democratic front-runner Kamala Harris for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat, Sanchez has highlighted her work on sexual assault and human trafficking issues, her foreign policy experience and her vote against invading Iraq. But her campaign has been dogged by by several gaffes that offended Muslims and Native Americans. As part of Forum's Election 2016 coverage, we talk to Sanchez about her record in Congress and platform for Senate.

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Loretta Sanchez, Candidate for U.S. Senate; U.S Representative, California's 46th District in Orange County