Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange). (Tomas Ovalle / For The Times)
Phil Willon, Jazmine Ulloa
July 22, 2016
Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez said in an interview with a Spanish-language television station that she believes President Obama may have endorsed rival Kamala Harris in California’s U.S. Senate race because they are both black, injecting a dose of racial politics into a historic contest that in November will elect the state’s first African American or Latino senator.