Over 80 Indian-Americans running for public office in November elections; majority contesting as Democrats

by | May 16, 2018 | Uncategorized

Over 80 Indian-Americans are running for the mid-term elections in November with a majority of them contesting on a Democratic party ticket, according to a former White House official. Over 220 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are running for various offices in more than 30 states.

Shekar Narasimhan, chair of AAPI Victory Fund called for generating resources to elect as many candidates as possible. “Why we are doing this. We must flip the House in 2018,” he said. “Elections continue to be won by the slimmest of margins and ensuring success requires candidates to get the ‘margin of victory’ votes. With the right investment and cultivation, we can ensure a sustainable majority,” he asserted.

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