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Freshman La. Congressman Gets Mixed Reviews

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Freshman La. Congressman Gets Mixed Reviews

Freshman La. Congressman Gets Mixed Reviews

Freshman La. Congressman Gets Mixed Reviews

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Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, a Louisiana Republican who represents New Orleans, recently became the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress after defeating nine-term Democratic Congressman William Jefferson.

But after only six weeks in office, some constituents complain Cao's focus is more on serving his political party than his heavily Democratic district. He defends his leadership.