Samosa Caucus is the term for the group of Indo-Americans who are lawmakers in the US. They are looking forward to enhancing their numbers after the upcoming US elections. These are interested or involved in one of the strongest elections in the history of the US.
The lawmakers who have been attributed this term include Senator Kamala Harris, as quoted by the Times of India. The group also includes 4 members of the House of Representatives. These are Ro Khanna, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Pramila Jayapal, and Ami Bera.
The 4 Representatives are in the fray for the upcoming US midterm elections. They are joined by additional dozen Indo-Americans fighting the 6 November elections. The group is hopeful that their numbers will increase and the Samosa Caucus will expand.
The House of Representatives in the US has a very high rate of re-elections for incumbents. This inertia has led to the term ‘Congressional stagnation’. However, 42 Congress members have retired in this election cycle. This has offered openings for several aspirants.
Sri Kulkarni is amongst the dozen Indo-Americans in the fray for the 6 November US elections. He is an officer from the US Foreign Service who quit the administration. Kulkarni is challenging Pete Olson who is a 5 term Republican in 22nd Congressional District of Texas. He is amongst the most watched races in the US. This is because of the verve and energy he has brought to the campaign.
Asian Americans constitute 19.2% of the population in this district that lies to Houston’s southwest. The outreach of linguist Kulkarni has involved reaching the diverse constituency in a couple of languages. This includes Sinhala, Nepalese, Turkish, Mandarin, and Hindi. 40% of the population of the district speaks a non-English language.
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