Ami Bera achieved a remarkable win to enter US Congress

Sixty years after Dalip Singh Saund created history to become the first Indian American to be elected to the US Congress, California physician Ami Bera repeated the feat in a tight race.

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Democrat Bera’s victory Thursday over sitting Republican Dan Lungren nine days after the election makes the son of Indian immigrants just the third Indian American elected to the House of Representatives, after Saund in 1952 and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who won a House seat in 2004.

 

Bera, 45, defeated Lungren 51.1 percent to 48.9 percent in his second attempt after having failed to unseat the Republican two years ago… Reporting by AndhraReporter

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