With surging numbers, Asian-Americans look for congressional gains
July 16th, 2012
06:54 AM ET
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With surging numbers, Asian-Americans look for congressional gains

(CNN) – Three times as many Asian-Americans have been running for Congress in 2012 than in the past two elections, a nonpartisan political group says, and it's a development that portends greater changes in demographic trends and reflects the recent political awakening of a minority group long confined to the margins of American society.

"It's extremely exciting," says Gloria Chan, president and CEO of the Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies. "We could really stand to gain seats and affect the balance of power in Congress."

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  1. Gurgyl

    I think we need to tighten immigration, and citizenship too. Enough population in here. The more populous we are less prosperous we will be. God bless us all. If not futelure generation effects. Tighten it immigration. Congress,, instead of talking nonsense on Healthcare talk on these issues. Obama12.

    July 16, 2012 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  2. rla

    It is really sad what has happened over the last 4 years=- we have lost so much of our character to the leftist minority/ethnic focus. I am really tired of the black cacaus, ethnic groups being thought of by themselves as Asian Americans vs Americans of asian descent. Sadly history may see the Obama election as the downfall of the USA in more than economic terms!

    July 16, 2012 08:11 am at 8:11 am |