October 17, 2011 1:56 AM

Commentary: Jose Hernandez, an immigrant's son, makes run at Congress

I drove to Modesto last Tuesday to watch a farmworker who became a NASA astronaut announce that he's running for Congress. His name is Jose Hernandez. On Twitter, nearly 208,000 followers know him as Astro Jose — the man who tweeted in English and Spanish as a crew member of the Space Shuttle Discovery in the summer of 2009.

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