Making History! Linda Sánchez's the First Latina Elected to Leadership Position in Congress

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In a historic win, Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), the current head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, is the first Latina elected to serve as vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus.

Sánchez was elected in a narrow 98-96 vote on Wednesday over Rep. Barbara Lee, who is African-American.

“Sanchez is another milestone for the community. It’s heartening and uplifting and a profound step forward,” Cristóbal J. Alex, president of the Latino Victory Project, told Fox News Latino.

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