Indian American Candidates Lose Elections

All four Indian American candidates vying for the US House of Representatives lost their bids, with incumbent Ami Bera, the Democrat from California, failing to retain his seat after just one term in Congress.


Bera had come under tremendous pressure in the days leading up to election day, as the GOP targeted District 7 in California for an upset and his opponent Doug Ose got a generous dose of funds to fuel his war chest.


Bera’s thrust for retaining his seat came in the form of the former President Bill Clinton campaigning for him, as the Democrats tried to salvage the situation. But it was to no avail, as the Republican Ose romped home getting 56, 284 votes (51.37% of the vote), compared to Bera’s 53, 273 votes (48.63% of the vote).


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:15am