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2012 Asian American Voters: Five Facts

The article below is a crosspost. "5 Facts about 2012 Asian American Voters" was prepared by Anh Phan of the Center for American Progress. This article finds its complement also in the read-between-the-line issues laid bare in the 2012 Facts for Features: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2012 (based on the 2010 U.S. Census).


Asian Americans running for Congress at Record Number

Coming off their successful dinner with President Obama, the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies released this report. It shows a record number of Asian Americans running for Congress, 21 Democrats and 4 Republicans. It's a diverse list with many potentially good races for progressives. Some of the heavy-hitters include Tammy Duckworth in IL, Ami Bera and Mark Takano in CA and Grace Meng in NY:

Asian Americans Running for Congress

Although the final results were disappointing, the 2010 cycle was a breakthrough year for credible Asian American candidates running for Congress. In total, eight candidates made it through the primary, all Democrats. Ultimately, State Senator Hansen Clarke, who ran in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, was the only one to emerge victorious. (Clarke joined the progressive and AAPI caucuses in Congress soon after winning his seat.)

However 2012 could be just as big as six solid candidates have already announced their candidacies.