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All four Indian-origin Democrat lawmakers retain their seats in US House of Representatives

All the four Indian-American Democrat lawmakers — Dr Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna, and Raja Krishnamoorthi — have been re-elected to the US House of Representatives.

Indian-origin Democratic congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has been re-elected for the third consecutive term from Chicago District-8.

Krishnamoorthi was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2016.
Krishnamoorthi was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2016. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@RajaForCongress

 

Krishnamoorthi, 47, born in New Delhi and whose parents are from Tamil Nadu, easily defeated Preston Nelson of the Libertarian Party. When last reports came in, he had accounted for nearly 71 per cent of the total votes counted.

Krishnamoorthi was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2016.

The so-called 'Samosa Caucus', a term coined by Krishnamoorthi for informal grouping of Indian-American lawmakers, might expand with at least one more as physician Dr Hiral Tipirneni was leading against Republican incumbent David Schweikert from the sixth Congressional district of Arizona when last reports came in.

Dr Ami Bera, 55, easily won the seventh Congressional District of California for the fifth consecutive term.
Dr Ami Bera, 55, easily won the seventh Congressional District of California for the fifth consecutive term. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@BeraForCongress

The 'Samosa Caucus' currently comprises five Indian-American lawmakers, including the four members of the House of Representatives and Senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, 56.

Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal, 55, from the Democratic Party, defeated Republican Craig Keller by a massive 70 percentage points in the Seventh Congressional District of Washington State.

@RepJayapal
Pramila Jayapal. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@RepJayapal

Ro Khanna, 44, easily defeated fellow Indian-American Ritesh Tandon, 48, of the Republican Party with a margin of more than 50 percentage points. This was his third-consecutive win from the 17th Congressional district of California.

Dr Ami Bera, 55, easily won the seventh Congressional District of California for the fifth consecutive term. When the last report came in, he had established an inaccessible lead by more than 25 percentage points against his Republican rival 65-year-old Buzz Patterson.

Sri Preston Kulkarni from the Democratic Party was giving a tough fight to Republican's Troy Nehls from the 22nd Congressional District of Texas. He was trailing by five percentage points when reports last came in.

Republican Manga Anantatmula lost to Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly in the 11th Congressional District of Virginia.

Ro Khanna, 44, easily defeated fellow Indian-American Ritesh Tandon, 48, of the Republican Party with a margin of more than 50 percentage points.
Ro Khanna, 44, easily defeated fellow Indian-American Ritesh Tandon, 48, of the Republican Party with a margin of more than 50 percentage points. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@RoKhanna

Both the Democrat and the Republican campaigns had initiated several measures to woo the approximately 1.8 million members of the Indian-American community who have emerged as a critical voting bloc in the battleground states of Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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