US Mid Term Polls: US President Joe Biden appealed to young voters in his speech in New Mexico on Thursday ahead of the midterm election.
US Midterms: Five Indian-Americans are in the race for the US Representative Council in the US midterm elections to be held on 8 November 2022. If the opinion of political pundits is to be believed, then there is every possibility of victory for Indian-Americans. The four sitting council leaders – Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamurthy, Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal – are likely to be re-elected. All four are from the Democratic Party.
Bera, the eldest of five Indian-Americans, would begin his sixth term in the House of Representatives from California’s 7th Congressional District if he wins. Ro Khanna, who represents the 17th Congressional District from California, Krishnamurthy, representing the 8th Congressional District of Illinois, and Jaipal, the 7th Congressional District of Washington State, are contesting for the fourth consecutive term.
According to political experts, the four Indian-Americans stand comfortably against their Republican opponents. At the same time, Mr. Thanedar, an entrepreneur and businessman, is contesting from Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. If elected, he would be the fifth Indian-American in the next Congress along with Bera, Khanna, Krishnamurthy and Jaipal. Chennai-born Jayapal, 57, is the first and only Indian-American woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.