Endorsed Candidates

Mineta XI Candidates

After independent analysis, the AAPI Victory Fund has identified an initial group of 11 Congressional candidates in high priority districts that share our values and where nationwide AAPI support can make a difference. In honor of the Victory Fund’s honorary chairman, former Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, this inaugural class of candidates have been dubbed the Mineta XI.


    Ami Bera CA07

Stephanie Murphy FL07

Dan Koh MA03

Aruna Miller MD06

Nina Ahmad PA LT Gov

Hiral Tipirneni AZ08

Andrew Janz CA22

Gina Ortiz Jones TX23

Andy Kim NJ03

Dave Min CA45

Mai Khanh Tran CA39

Mink VI Candidates

Building on the success of the Mineta XI candidates, this second wave of six candidates is known as the Mink VI, after Patsy T. Mink, a trailblazer who was the first woman of color and first AAPI woman elected to Congress. Congresswoman Mink is best known for her work on Title IX – renamed the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in 2002 – which provides equal opportunity for women in higher education. These candidates are trailblazers and reflect the values that Congresswoman Mink stood for in her career.

John Chiang CA Governor

Betty Yee CA Comptroller

Suneel Gupta MI11

Sri Preston Kulkarni TX22

Aftab Pureval OH01

Omar Siddiqui CA48