From the OC Register:
Ignore Bao's impressive bio for a bit: his birth in a Thai refugee camp, his news-grabbing protest in 2000 when he and other UC Irvine undergrads wore T-shirts at a Little Saigon rally for John McCain reading "American Gook" to call out the presidential candidate's unapologetic use of the slur. … Bao seemed destined for electoral politics. …. He volunteered for former state senator Joe Dunn's campaign while studying political science at UC Irvine and won an internship that took him to Capitol Hill.

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