While the rest of Orange County hit the beach today or watched the San Diego Chargers upset the Colts (Yes!), Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez showed one reason why she keeps winning elections and annoying the local Republican Party. A clipboard-toting Sanchez--and three accompanying aides--registered new voters in her district that's gerrymandered through Santa Ana, Anaheim and Garden Grove. Wearing black pants and a red and white striped rugby shirt not befitting the 80 degree SoCal heat, our county's lone congressional Democrat, knocked on doors and chatted with residents with the enthusiasm of a rookie candidate. We haven't always been fans but it was nice to see that Sanchez, who doesn't appear to have a primary challenger, remembers the folks who send her to DC. Can you believe it was more than a decade ago that she defeated fiery conservative Robert K. Dornan? -- R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly
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