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  •  The Honda race is a sign of things to come (9+ / 0-)

    The financial clout in the valley has swung toward tech entrepreneurs and the Indian-American community is both very wealthy and also well-represented at most major VC firms.

    Chinese-Americans are the other half of the demographic shift in the area but they seem less interested in leveraging their economic clout into political action.

    Democrats need to keep an eye on this since Indian-Americans are vulnerable to being courted by the right. They're generally socially conservative and pro-business. It's the one area of potential weakness in our otherwise deep blue part of the state.

    •  The article linked above (4+ / 0-)

      in stagemom's comment fills in some of the picture on this, and it's both interesting/ scary.

      The actual Republican candidate describes herself as pro-choice and pro-gender equality, and is being financed by a guy whose main political interest seems to be Hindu nationalism (in India). She sounds Not Ready For Prime Time in her quotes. I hope she siphons off votes from Khanna.

      I'll head off to ActBlue and chip in a bit.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 12:08:42 PM PST

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