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Indian Americans speak out after Loretta Sanchez gaffe

Indian Americans speak out after Loretta Sanchez gaffe

Rep. Loretta Sanchez brought unwelcome attention to her fledgling campaign for U.S. Senate this weekend with an ill-fated "war cry" gesture that became the talk of the state Democratic Party convention. But her gaffe, which offended some and baffled others, also abruptly turned a spotlight on the state's growing roster of Indian American political candidates — and the donor class that is behind them. That's because Sanchez made her verbal misfire as the headliner for the Indian-American Caucus Reception, an event that showcased key candidates in next year's election. Three candidates for Assembly, all of Indian descent, made appearances at the event. The...

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