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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi weighs in on race to replace Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Lou Correa, left, and Bao Nguyen (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times; Courtney Lindberg)
Lou Correa, left, and Bao Nguyen (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles Times; Courtney Lindberg)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has taken a side in the fight between two Democrats running to replace Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange), who is seeking a U.S. Senate seat. 

In a statement Monday, Pelosi announced her endorsement of former state senator Lou Correa.

"Lou has developed a long and strong record of problem solving both as a local and state leader," Pelosi said. "We need his pragmatism, can-do mentality and his coalition building abilities representing the 46th District in Congress."

Correa will face Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen, who ultimately eked out enough votes to advance to the November general election after early results showed Republican Bob Peterson in second place .

It's the first time voters in historically conservative Orange County will choose between two Democrats for Congress.

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