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.
The mid-term elections will take place in the middle of President Donald Trump’s term. All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the US Senate will be contested. About 39 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.
An overwhelming majority of these candidates are running in the election on a Democratic party ticket, and some seeking to enter the elected offices across the country from the Republican party. “Over 80 Indian-Americans are on the ballot this year,” Gautam Raghavan, a former White House official, and now leading the recently founded Indian-American Impact Fund said.
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