Asian-Americans Take Higher Profile in Congressional Races
Railey, Kimberly, The Christian Science Monitor
The 2012 campaign cycle marks the highest number of viable Asian- American candidates ever - and not just on the West Coast. Their success could help Democrats regain ground in the House.
A record number of Asian-American candidates are running for the US House and Senate this fall, and they have a message: It's time for a seat at the table that reflects their numbers in American society.
Just 5.8 percent of the US population is Asian, but only 12 out of 535 members of Congress, or 2 percent, claim Asian heritage, two in the Senate and 10 in the House. Now the numbers may be starting to catch up. Including Pacific Islanders, 30 Asian-American candidates launched …
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Publication information: Article title: Asian-Americans Take Higher Profile in Congressional Races. Contributors: Railey, Kimberly - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: July 19, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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