By Ed Diokno
With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more
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
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
As AsAmNews predicted, voters elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress Tuesday.
15 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.
Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more
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
The latest vote tally released show Bera with a 711 vote lead, 87,643 to 86, 932.
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
With 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
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
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
In 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