November 2nd, 2010
10:08 PM ET
12 years ago

First Vietnamese-American congressman fights to keep his seat

New York (CNN) - An ethnic first is at stake tonight. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, a Louisiana Republican, was the first and only Vietnamese candidate in the U.S. House of Representatives. Will he keep his seat?

He is running in a predominantly Democratic and African-American district - the 9th Ward and Pontchartrain Park –against a black Democrat, state Rep. Cedric Richmond.

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