Manka Dhingra won a special election for the state senate seat in the 45th district, reports the Huff Post.
Dhingra defeated Korean American Jinyoung Lee Englund 55% – 45%. Her victory gives the Democrats full control … Read more
Views from the Edge
We knew a Filipino American was going to win for the right to represent Virginia’s District 21. The question was, would it be the Democratic Filipino American, or the Republican Filipino American.
Democratic challenger Kelly Fowler upset 4-term Delegate Ron Villanueva, 53% to 46%.
The first-time candidate entered the race … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
An election day survey of nearly 14,000 Asian American voters from 55 cities and 14 states has found 30 percent of those polled were first-time voters.
By Ed Diokno
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Thank you John King. The CNN analyst was going over the election results and he was the only commentator to mention the Asian American vote in the California primary. “The Asian vote is the fastest growing vote in the country,” he said. In the last few years, the rate … Read more
No ethnic group has abandoned the Republican Party faster than Asian Americans, according to The Conversation, yet the Grand Old Party is working hard to turn that around.
Two decades ago 74 percent of the Asian American vote went to the GOP. Since then the Democratic share of the vote has increased from 36 … Read more
This as Republicans scramble to win them back.
Asian Americans have run away from the Republican party in the last 20 years faster than any other voting group, reports the Los Angeles Times.
That isn’t news to Asian Americans who follow politics closely, but perhaps what is news is the Republicans struggle to win that vote back.
The Grand Old Party which … Read more
Exit poll results released by People for the American Way seem to indicate that Asian American and Latino voters provided the margin of victory for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race for Governor of Virginia.
McAuliffe won 48 to 46 percent over Ken Cuccinelli yesterday with 100 percent of the precincts reported.
But the People … Read more
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ro Khanna continues to outpace fellow Democrat Rep Mike Honda (D-San Jose) in fundraising, reports Politico.
Khanna raised $504,450 in the third quarter. That’s far less than the more than $1 million last quarter, but still more than Honda.
Honda reports raising $385,000 in the third quarter and now has more … Read more