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January 11, 2009
Rep. Larry Kissell
The 8th District is located in south central North Carolina and includes parts of Charlotte, Fayetteville, Concord, and Kannapolis. Serving in his 1st term; Elected in November 2008; Defeated Rep. Robin Hayes (R)

· 2006 Democratic nominee for U.S. House; Lost to Hayes by 329 votes.
· Taught world history and civics at East Montgomery High School (his alma mater) in Biscoe, NC for the past 7 years.
· Worked for 27 years as a manager at a textile plant in Star, NC that was owned by Russell Hosiery, Fruit of the Loom and Renfro.

Wake Forest U, B.A. 1973 (economics)

· Born: January 31, 1951 in Pinehurst, NC
· Married to Tina Kissell and has two daughters
· Lives in Biscoe, NC

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Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao
The 2nd District includes parts of New Orleans & Marrero. Serving in his 1st term; Elected in December 2008; Defeated Rep. William Jefferson (D)

· Born: March 13, 1967 in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
· Married to Hieu "Kate" Hoang and has two children.
· Lives in New Orleans

Baylor U., B.S. 1990 (physics); Fordham U., M.A. 1995 (philosophical resources); Loyola U. (La.), J.D. 2000 .

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Info: Our guests are two new members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democratic Congressman Larry Kissell of North Carolina's south central 8th District and Republican Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao (GOW) of Louisiana's 2nd District which includes New Orleans.

Rep. Kissell defeated five-term Republican Congressman Robin Hayes in November with 55% of the vote in a rematch. He lost to Hayes in 2006 by 329 votes.

Rep. Cao defeated nine-term Democratic Congressman William Jefferson last month with 49% of the vote and becomes the first Vietnamese American elected to Congress. The election was delayed until December after Hurricane Gustav hit Louisiana in September.

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