New York sources have stated that california Attorney General kamala harris is set to become the first indian American elected to the US Senate in next week’s election, having built up a commanding lead over her rival, and the indian Americans also appear to be heading for a breakthrough in the house of Representatives, where more of them are expected to join the sole indian American, Ami Bera from California.
At least two candidates for the house, Pramila Jayapal of Washington State, and raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, have near certain chances of winning, while Bera has shown a strong lead in the primary and that could see him re-elected.
It was stated that Senators are elected by the entire electorate in their states and 52 year old harris has already won two state-wide elections for Attorney General in 2010 and 2014, and this adds to her edge in the upcoming Senate race. harris has a dual identity: She is also counted as an African American as her father is a Jamaican of African descent and she follows the Baptist faith. She would become the second American woman of African descent elected to the Senate and join the two other African Americans there.