More American Than Jay Chen?

Ignoring racist emails is all in a day's work for the Democratic congressional candidate

Though more than 100 people have volunteered to help, the Chen campaign still understands it's facing an uphill battle in a district the political experts call a "safe" Republican seat.

"This area is so diverse, yet there are so many people who are stuck in old ways," Liu says. "Even among Jay's supporters, there are people who'll say things like, 'He'll definitely get the Oriental vote.'"

More American than chop suey

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More American than chop suey

This article appeared in print as "Putting Race In the Race: It'll take more than a racist email to derail Democratic candidate Jay Chen's bid for Congress."

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