February 15th, 2008
10:04 AM ET

Campaign Splits Sisters

Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Rep. Linda Sanchez are sisters who represent nearby districts in California.  It’s no small feat that they’re in congress together.  It’s the first time ever that sisters are serving at the same time.


Two sisters who are California Democratic congresswomen support different presidential candidates

These two accomplished women aren’t from a well-established political family.  They are first-generation Americans, children of immigrants from Mexico.  So we thought it was interesting when we learned they support different candidates for the Democratic nomination.

Loretta, the older sister, supports Sen. Clinton; Linda supports Sen. Obama.   When Jason Carroll sat down with them to discuss issues facing Latina women and why they support different candidates, we found out that these two sisters are like any other family with political differences.  Even the Kennedys are split.

And when you see Jason's report on Friday's 360° special “Uncovering America: Race, Gender and Politics,” they may remind you of your own family discussions.

– Laura Dolan, CNN Producer

Program note:  “Uncovering America: Race, Gender and Politics” airs Friday on 360° at 10p ET

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