We congratulate all incoming Senators and Members of Congress:
- Mazie Hirono (HI)
- Tim Kaine (VA)
- Tammy Duckworth (IL-08)
- Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)
- Grace Meng (NY-06)
- Mark Takano (CA-41)
won 57% to 43%
- Rob Bonta (CA-AD18)
Too close to call
- Dr. Ami Bera (CA-07)
Lungren won’t concede but ; pray for no inquiry but we’ll see as the recount occurs
We cannot say a huge enough thanks to everyone. Special congratulations and elated delight to AAAF of Greater Chicago whose numerous months long phone banking, website editing, email forwarding, logistical organizing, people pulling & generally good cheer & energy for the easy-to-volunteer events, sharing their many delights and overall pulling so many for so many critical last minute get out the vote all for Tammy Duckworth has given us such a brilliant example of an effective grassroot campaign.
These Congressmen & Congresswomen represent the largest caucus of Asian American and Pacific Islander Members in any single Congressional session as well as other records:
- Hirono – first Asian American woman and first Buddhist to serve in the U.S. Senate
- Duckworth, Meng – first Asian Americans to represent their states IL and NY respectively
- Gabbard – first Hindu American in US Congress, first Samoan American elected as a voting member of Congress
- Takano – first openly gay minority Member of Congress
We are thrilled not only to share in the delights of our elected officials above but also to our other endorsed candidates:
- Nate Shinagawa (NY-23) – lost by only 50% to Tom Reed’s 52%
- Jay Chen – lost 40% to Ed Royce’s 59%
- Manan Trivedi – lost along with Upendra Chivukula and Syed Taj
- Dr. Jennifer Ong (CA-AD20) – trailing 48% to Bill Quirk’s 52%
- Otto Lee (CA-22) – trailing 36% to Devin Nunes’ 64%
Lastly, just seen on the ED Show on MSNBC:
|Demographic groups||Voted for Obama||Voted for Romney|
Thank you to all!
Update Nov 12: Our Dr. Ami Bera is leading!
Update Nov 17: Bera Wins!