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Kamala Harris

Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks to California Democrats at the state party’s convention in May. Although the favorite to win a U.S. Senate race next year, she faces opposition from Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who could benefit from independent and Republican voters. (Damian Dovarganes/AP File)


Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
November 30, 2015

  • California’s system has changed legislative dynamics
  • Could it also affect statewide races?
  • U.S. Senate contest will be a test

Six years ago, to pass a state budget, the Legislature’s Democratic leaders agreed to place a major change in primary election voting before voters.

They’ve regretted it ever since.

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The Orange County Register: Sanchez expands base in U.S. Senate race

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D- Santa Ana, announced her candidacy for the United States Senate at the Santa Regional Transportation Center Thursday morning. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: loretta.0515 8 p.m. Ð 5/14/15 Ð SAM GANGWER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER -

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Orange (Sam Gangwer/Staff Photographer)

By Martin Wisckol / Staff Columnist
Nov. 29, 2015 – Updated 12:00 a.m.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s campaign for U.S. Senate is showing signs of expanding its base beyond Southern California, giving frontrunner Kamala Harris, the state’s attorney general, reason to keep an eye on the rear-view mirror.

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Loretta Sanchez

Rep. Loretta Sanchez is trailing Democratic rival Kamala Harris in her bid for the U.S. Senate, polls show. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)

Phil Willon
October 29, 2015

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, the Democrat famous for bumping ultra-conservative GOP Rep. Robert “B-1 Bob” Dornan from office in Orange County two decades ago, may need a little Republican love next year.

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Loretta Sanchez

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) speaks during a news conference at the California Democratic Party’s 2015 convention in Anaheim in May. She reported raising almost $1 million for her 2016 Senate bid. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)

Phil Willon
October 15, 2015

Rep. Loretta Sanchez reported raising almost $1 million in contributions this year for her U.S. Senate campaign, well behind the $6 million that her chief Democratic rival, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, has collected for the race, according to financial filings released Thursday.

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Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, left, and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. (Associated Press)

By Michael Finnegan
September 14, 2015

State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is holding her lead in the race to succeed Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate, but strong support among Latinos has enabled Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Orange County to establish herself as a serious rival, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
July 16, 2015

  • Kamala Harris has nearly $3 million, tripling Loretta Sanchez
  • Sanchez needs to step up to mount sustained TV ad campaign
  • Consultant says Republican stumbles could send her into runoff, anyway

Kamala Harris fortified her front-runner status this week when her latest report showed she’s raised $4.1 million since entering the U.S. Senate race in January, bringing her cash on hand to nearly $3 million roughly a year ahead of the primary.

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By Michael Finnegan and Peter Jamison
May 16, 2015

The contours of California’s U.S. Senate race sharpened Saturday, with Kamala Harris trying to keep stride as the leading contender while upstart Loretta Sanchez sought to knock her off balance.

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Loretta Sanchez

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana, hugs her half-brother, Stephen Sanchez, after announcing she will run for U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat. She was surrounded by family and supporters at the Santa Ana train station on Thursday. | Christopher Cadelago The Sacramento Bee

By Christopher Cadelago
May 14, 2015

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a Democrat from Orange County, rocked the political world nearly two decades ago when she narrowly ousted a sharp-tongued Republican congressman and then defended the seat in a rematch.

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Kamala Harris

U.S. Senate candidate and state Attorney General Kamala Harris (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

May 13, 2015
Updated 7:30 p.m.
By Martin Wisckol, Staff Writer

On the eve of Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s expected announcement that she’ll run for U.S. Senate, current frontrunner Kamala Harris on Wednesday rolled out a list of eight Orange County elected officials who’ve endorsed her bid.

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Loretta Sanchez

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana, speaks at the Democratic Foundation of Orange County’s luncheon at the Hilton in Irvine on Monday. (KYUSUNG GONG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

April 20, 2015 – Updated 9:19 p.m.

Sounding like she’s on the verge of declaring her candidacy for U.S. Senate, Rep. Loretta Sanchez encouraged donors in Orange County to pony up Monday and explained why she would be a better choice than Attorney General Kamala Harris.

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By Michael Finnegan and Noah Bierman
March 20, 2015

After 14 years in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank is finally getting the kind of coverage that ambitious politicians crave: CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC and NPR have all come calling in recent weeks.

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Loretta Sanchez

The inside of Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s 2014 holiday card features her on a baseball card. Courtesy of Loretta Sanchez. (Courtesy; Loretta Sanchez)

Martin Wisckol

Published: Dec. 14, 2014 Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 12:19 p.m.

Speculation is growing that Sen. Barbara Boxer, 74, may not seek re-election in 2016, prompting Time magazine to list potential candidates for the job.

Missing from the list is Rep. Loretta Sanchez, but don’t count out the Santa Ana Democrat.

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OCRegister: Royce, Issa top O.C. in fundraising among Congress members


March 11th, 2013, 3:38 pm

Orange County is known as an ATM for political fundraisers – Mitt Romney came for the dough four times in 2012 – but the sums brought in by the county’s own Congress members are relatively middling.

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WashPost: California primary results: GOP catches a ‘top-two’ break

Congressman Gary Miller

Posted by Aaron Blake at 09:28 AM ET, 06/06/2012

House Republicans got a big break under California’s new primary system Tuesday, after Democrats failed to get a candidate into the general election for Rep. Gary Miller’s (R-Calif.) swing district.

Miller himself still faces a tough race against GOP state Sen. Bob Dutton, but the quirks of the new “top-two” system mean Democrats now have no chance at the district, which had been rated as a toss-up by some handicappers.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Looming defense cuts threaten Inland jobs

Close to 7,000 Inland jobs could hang in the balance as the government “supercommittee” works to avert deep, automatic cuts to the nation’s defense industry and operations.


Published: 31 October 2011 05:17 PM

WASHINGTON — Close to 7,000 Inland jobs could hang in the balance as the House-Senate “supercommittee” works against time to avert deep, automatic cuts to the nation’s defense industry and operations.

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By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press
Posted: 10/17/2011 03:06:29 PM PDT
Updated: 10/17/2011 03:07:27 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — California lawmakers who employed a treasurer facing federal embezzlement charges reported some steep financial losses to their campaigns, with Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez taking the hardest hit of $322,000.

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LATimes: Democrats scramble to replace cash

With funds missing or frozen, a campaign treasurer facing charges and an election 14 months away, many go looking for money.

By Richard Simon and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
September 25, 2011, 6:29 p.m.

Reporting from Washington and Sacramento— A suspected embezzlement scheme that has ensnared hundreds of campaign accounts of Democrats has sent candidates scrambling for new cash as they prepare for an election season that could reshape California’s political landscape.

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Politico: When campaign funds go missing

A California Democratic treasurer stands accused of the ultimate political betrayal.


A California Democratic treasurer stands accused of the ultimate political betrayal: stealing from campaign accounts that she was entrusted with overseeing.

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OCRegister: Loretta Sanchez’s funds ‘nearly wiped out’

Loretta Sanchez

September 9th, 2011, 5:39 pm
Posted by BRIAN JOSEPH, Sacramento Correspondent

By Brian Joseph and Tony Saavedra

A week after her campaign treasurer was arrested by the FBI, U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office says the congresswoman’s campaign account “has been nearly wiped out.”

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The California campaign treasurer at the center of a burgeoning finance scandal is to be released on a $200,000 bond under strict conditions that she not leave the region or involve herself in the affairs of her company or its clients.

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OCRegister: FBI arrests prominent Democratic campaign treasurer

Published: Sept. 3, 2011 Updated: Sept. 4, 2011 9:27 a.m.

SACRAMENTO – A prominent Democratic campaign treasurer who works for federal, state and O.C. lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and state Assemblymen Lou Correa and Jose Solorio has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of mail fraud, The Orange County Register has learned.

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The PE: Inland House members united against ‘clean’ debt ceiling increase

By PE Politics
June 1, 2011 12:40 PM

Inland Southern California’s five-member House delegation voted last night against a measure to lift the nation’s national debt ceiling.

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SacBee: Mailers making a stink in CD 47 contest

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 25, 2010

Something stinks in the 47th Congressional District contest.

Republican candidate Van Tran has sent voters a scratch-and-sniff mail piece taking aim at Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez.

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OCRegister: Clinton rallies Democrats in O.C.

Published: Oct. 15, 2010
Updated: 10:16 p.m.


SANTA ANA – Former President Bill Clinton told a cheering, whistling crowd of Democratic faithful Friday not to let disappointment in the dragging pace of economic recovery cloud their votes in next month’s pivotal elections.

Clinton was in Santa Ana to rally voters for Rep. Loretta Sanchez, one of dozens of Democrats nationwide whose seats are considered in play in part because of widespread apathy among party voters. Sanchez finds herself locked in a tight race with Republican Assemblyman Van Tran, even though registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans in her central Orange County district.

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LATimes: Republicans hopeful of reclaiming O.C. House seat

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.

By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times

October 3, 2010

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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Politico: Calif. House race has ethnic tinge

Loretta Sanchez told Univision that “the Vietnamese” are trying to steal her seat. | AP Photo Close

By JAMES HOHMANN | 9/25/10 8:58 PM EDT

GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—Rep. Loretta Sanchez wanted to fire up her Latino base when she told Univision, in Spanish, that “the Vietnamese” are trying to steal her seat.

Instead, the vulnerable Democrat created a backlash that could undercut gains she’s made during a 14-year courtship of Little Saigon and gave her Vietnamese opponent, Republican Van Tran, a much-needed opening to galvanize an ethnic base that’s splintered away from his party in recent years.

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OCRegister: Sanchez apologizes for offense over words


Published: Sept. 24, 2010
Updated: Sept. 25, 2010 10:18 a.m.


SANTA ANA – Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez said Friday that her now-famous remark about “Vietnamese” trying to take her seat had been misinterpreted but apologized if it caused any offense.

She did not, however, apologize for calling her Republican challenger Van Tran – himself an immigrant from Vietnam – anti-immigrant. Instead, she accused him of using her words to “take a cheap political shot.”

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SBSun: Congresswoman cancels commencement speech

Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/10/2010 05:46:18 PM PDT

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove will not deliver the commencement address at UC Riverside’s June 12 graduation in a show of support for struggling workers in the UC system.

Her decision came in the aftermath of a graduation speakers boycott called by service and patient care workers at the University of California.

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