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OC Congressional Candidates Woo The Little Saigon Vote

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Catt Phan of Fountain Valley is among the young progressives who are changing the face of the Vietnamese American electorate. (Thanh Truong)
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The Vietnamese American vote was once seen as reliably Republican, but over the past decade younger voters have been gravitating to Democrats.

That has both candidates in the race for the 48th Congressional District, which includes part of Little Saigon, aggressively courting Vietnamese Americans.

The Little Saigon vote may be the margin of victory in the close contest between incumbent Democratic Congressman Harley Rouda and his Republican challenger, Michelle Steel, an Orange County Supervisor.

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