Many American leaders of Indian origin in the race for Congress and state assemblies


Many American leaders of Indian origin in the race for Congress and state assembliesAmerica’s tricolor (file photo)

New York: Indian-origin Kamla Harris is the vice-presidential candidate from the Democratic Party, she remains at the top of the ballot papers. Apart from this, many Indian-Americans are trying their luck in the elections to be held on Tuesday. Four members of the House of Representatives (Lower House), Ami Berra, Ro Khanna, Pramila Jaypal and Raja Krishnamurthy, all from the Democratic Party. You are confident of being elected for the term. He is also accompanied by two more strong contenders from the Democratic Party, who are trying their luck in the elections. Preston Kulkarni in Texas and Hiral Tipirneni in Arizona are fighting a strong fight against their Republican contenders.

Kulkarni’s father is Indian and mother white American and he has been a diplomat before entering politics and Tipirneni is a doctor. Real estate agent Nisha Sharma is contesting from California on behalf of the Republican Party. It is considered a Democratic Commission Area, so it is a big challenge for them to win from here. If she wins the Vice Presidency, Harris will not be in the Senate.

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According to Real Clear Politics, Speaker Sarah Gidon of the Maine State House of Representatives is in the Senate race against Republican Senetar Susan Kolins with a six percent lead. Rick Mehta from the New Jersey seat is in the fray for Senator Corey Booker as a Republican challenger. Apart from this, there are many such faces of Indian origin, who will play a big role in the US elections.

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