Dr. Ami Bera elected but Four NRIs lost the Congressional election
Nov 07, 2012
Dr. Ami Bera, 45, received 88,406 votes, against his Republican rival and incumbent Dan Lungren, the Seventh Congressional District in California which makes it 50.1 per cent of the total votes counted, whereas Lungren received 88,222 votes, 49.9 per cent of the votes.
STOCKTON, CA, Nov. 07, 2012 Ricky Gill, Congressional candidate called Congressman McNerney to congratulate him on his victory and gave best wishes to the Congressman and his family. He said he will continue willingness to act as a resource and to help him serve this community in any manner possible. He further gave his statement:
- I am enormously proud of the campaign we ran, and I am humbled by the tireless efforts of the many volunteers, neighbors, and supporters who threw their efforts behind it.
- Although we did not emerge victorious in this campaign, I believe we accomplished something extraordinary. We put this community and its people first, and we took our story to the national stage. We fought for jobs, education, and common-sense government. We made clear that the American Dream will rise once again in this community we love so dearly.
As this campaign closes, I encourage all residents of the 9th District to come together and work towards the bipartisan, lasting reforms this country so badly needs. I wish Congressman McNerney the best, and I congratulate him on a hard-fought victory.
He lost by more than 10,000 votes (nearly seven per cent votes) to incumbent Democrat Jerry Mc Nerney.
Tulsi Gabbard, 31 created history by becoming the first NRI, winning her Hawaii seat by trouncing her Republican rival in a one-sided contest.. Her Hindu mother Carol Porter Gabbard is an educator and business owner and father Mike Gabbard is Hawaii State Senator
Four other NRIs (non-resident Indians) who have lost the Congressional elections, were Dr Syed Taj, Dr Manan Trivedi, Upendra Chivukula and Jack Uppala