Wednesday 18th January 2017,

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Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

posted by Cathy Sun
Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) will take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

The annual Indiaspora Gala in Washington, D.C., which has traditionally celebrated the presidential inauguration, will instead this year celebrate the great advancement of Indian Americans in politics.

The Gala will celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian Americans recently elected or … Read more

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Record Number of Asian Americans Could Serve in Congress in 2017

posted by Louis Chan

VoteBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

An analysis of the Congressional elections by AsAmNews has projected it’s possible, even likely, a record number of Asian Americans will serve in Congress in 2017, tying or surpassing the record 12 Asian Americans currently serving in Congress.

30 Asian American candidates are running on the November ballot in … Read more

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Ami Bera Moves into Lead over Doug Ose

posted by Randall

Rep Ami BeraRep Ami Bera has overcome the 3,011 vote deficit he faced after election night to take the lead in the race for the 7th Congressional District in California.

The latest vote tally released show Bera with a 711 vote lead, 87,643 to 86, 932.

According to India West, its not clear how many ballots … Read more

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AAPI Coalition Hires First National Director

posted by Randall

Mini TimmarajuThe National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) announced the hiring of its first
National Director, Mini Timmaraju Tuesday.

A public affairs and government relations professional, she most
recently served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Ami Bera M.D. Her prior experience includes serving
as the Director of the Office of the President for Planned … Read more

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Sacramento Bee: It’s Not Over. Democrat Rep Bera Gains on Republican Ose

posted by Randall

Ami BeraWith 33,000 mail-in ballots still to be counted, Rep Ami Bera (D-CA) has closed within 530 votes of Republican challenger Doug Ose in Sacramento’s 7th Congressional District, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Bera has 76,133 votes to Bera’s 75,603. The next update is scheduled for 4pm Pacific today.

Bera ended election night 3,011 votes behind.… Read more

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Tens of Thousands of Votes Still to Be Counted in Bera-Ose Race

posted by Randall
Rep Ami Bera

Rep. Ami Bera at swearing in ceremony with members of his family and Speaker of the House, Rep John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Rep Ami Bera is a veteran at this–waiting on election night and days after (pictured taking oath of office in 2013).

In a repeat of his first term victory in 2012, election night ended … Read more

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11 Asian Americans to Serve in Next Congress

posted by Randall

Ted Lieu & FamilyEleven Asian Americans will serve in the next Congress beginning in 2015, the same as this year’s record number.

The new names  are California State Senator Ted Lieu (pictured with family) who easily defeated Republican Elan Carr 58 – 42 percent and State Senator Mark Takei of Hawaii who won 52 -48 percent over Charles … Read more

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Doug Ose Unseats Rep Ami Bera in California

posted by Randall

Ami BeraIn another major victory for Republicans in a night filled with them, Doug Ose defeated Rep Ami Bera in California’s District 7– 51.4% to 48.6.

Ose attracted 56,284 votes to Bera’s 53,273.

Bera told supporters last night he remained confident going into the night.

“From day one I knew this would be a very tough … Read more


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