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How Did Asian-American Voters Fail?

How Did Asian-American Voters Fail?

As Diwali, the Festival of Light is being celebrated by the Southeast Asian community across the US and the world, this year’s festival is particularly special, with Mrs. Kamala Harris, a daughter of an Asian immigrant, becoming the first woman vice president of America. Many Asian families justifiably feel exhilarated by her success and what […]

Who is Sri Preston Kulkarni? An Upclose and Personal Viewpoint

Who is Sri Preston Kulkarni? An Upclose and Personal Viewpoint

By Padma Srinivasan Sugar Land: One evening in early 2018, people were walking in to hear Beto O’Rourke speak at a Town Hall meeting in Sugar Land. I noticed a lone person standing outside handing out business cards telling people that he was running for Congress in Congressional District 22, Fort Bend County to unseat […]

HGH Seeks Apology from Emgage

HGH Seeks Apology from Emgage

To: Wa’el Alzayat, CEO of National Emgage Foundation, Inc.  Reference: Protest against Activities of Emgage in Texas District 22 We write in protest of your recent announcement of non-endorsement in the Texas Congressional District 22 race. We are unconcerned about who you choose to endorse; rather, we are shocked at the language used in describing […]

Houston Chronicle Endorses Sri Kulkarni

Houston Chronicle Endorses Sri Kulkarni

Changing demographics and a narrow escape in the 2018 elections helped persuade longtime Republican Congressman Pete Olson not to run for reelection in U.S. House District 22 this year. The six-term incumbent’s departure sets up a showdown that mirrors the presidential race with Sri Preston Kulkarni representing the moderate approach of Democrat Joe Biden and […]

Sri Kulkarni Campaign Kicks into High Gear with Group Meets

Sri Kulkarni Campaign Kicks into High Gear with Group Meets

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: It was hurriedly put together but even then about 30 people came out to meet the announced second-time candidate for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District held since 2009 by Republican Pete Olson. Sri Preston Kulkarni had made himself amply known to the Indian community during his run for office last year, […]

Sri Preston Kulkarni: Near Miss to Victory?

Sri Preston Kulkarni: Near Miss to Victory?

BY BHAMY V. SHENOY When Sri Preston Kulkarni decided to run last year for Texas 22nd Congressional District (Fort Bend County, Katy, Pearland, etc), many thought that he was too naive. Because it was a safe red district held once by former speaker Tom Delay and then by Pete Olson. No one thought he had […]

Harris, Ft Bend Counties Turn Blue, a Victory for Diversity

Harris, Ft Bend Counties Turn Blue, a Victory for Diversity

By Nidhi Trehan SUGAR LAND: In an amazing victory for Democrats in Harris and Fort Bend Counties, the party captured a majority of seats in these mid-terms. Thanks to Sri Preston Kulkarni’s efforts, Democrats got within five points of winning the US House Congressional District 22. Running an energetic, get-out-vote campaign across three counties, Kulkarni, […]

Election Results

Election Results

SUGAR LAND: Democrats from across Fort Bend County packed Madras Pavilion restaurant on election night, November 6 to see the voting results across the nation. Juli Mathew who ran for Fort Bend County Court #3 and K P George running for Fort Bend County Judge won in their races, marking the first time that these two […]

Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Congress TX-22

Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Congress TX-22

SUGAR LAND: Voting is the bedrock of Democracy. It is a right fought for since the grand experiment of America first began over two hundred years ago. Voting is a right that wars and marches and lawsuits had to protect and expand throughout our nation’s history. Whether it’s with black thumbs, colored pebbles in jars, […]

In Houston Suburbs, Kulkarni Outraises 5-term Incumbent Pete Olson for the Second Quarter

In Houston Suburbs, Kulkarni Outraises  5-term Incumbent Pete Olson for the Second Quarter

HOUSTON: Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in TX-22, Sri Preston Kulkarni, outraised 5-term incumbent Pete Olson (R-TX) for the quarter beginning April 1 and ending on June 30, bringing in over $234,000 over that period. Despite having only begun his campaign in December, Kulkarni has also already outraised the incumbent in individual contributions for the […]

Congressman Beto O’Rourke Meets Asian Leaders for Support vs. Cruz

Congressman Beto O’Rourke Meets Asian Leaders for Support vs. Cruz

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Since the election of Lloyd Bentsen in 1988, Texas has not elected a Democrat to the US Senate. With the polarizing politics of Donald Trump, many political analysts are seeing a Blue wave in the country during the 2018 mid-term elections. One Democratic candidate who is hoping to ride the Blue […]

IMAGH’s Iftar at Indian Consulate Hailed as a New Tradition

IMAGH’s Iftar at Indian Consulate Hailed as a New Tradition

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The staged part of the iftar was purposely kept short so that people could break their Ramadan fast exactly on time at 8:23pm. Ever mindful of this, the eight speakers kept their speeches short, jestingly making reference to the time limit, the Indian Consul General Anupam Ray even quipping that though […]

Sri Kulkarni Leads Indo-American Candidates with a Landslide Runoff Win

Sri Kulkarni Leads Indo-American Candidates with a Landslide Runoff Win

By Pramod Kulkarni SUGAR LAND: At about 9:40 pm on Tuesday, May 22 night, Sri Preston Kulkarni was in the middle of a speech thanking his volunteers for their dedication to the campaign in the packed party room at Club Louie in Town Center when Campaign Manager Karim Farista showed the screen of his phone. […]

Local Democrat’s Infighting Attempts to Smear Sri Kulkarni

Local Democrat’s Infighting  Attempts to Smear Sri Kulkarni

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: The five-way race among Democrats for the US Congressional District 22 seat currently held by Republican Pete Olson just got a little meaner as Doug Beaton, the leader of the Fort Bend Chapter of One Revolution, a progressive Democratic splinter group, lobbed a blindsiding blow against the candidacy of Indo-American […]

Sri Kulkarni Running in Democratic Primary Against Pete Olson in the 22nd Texas District

Sri Kulkarni Running in Democratic Primary Against Pete Olson in the 22nd Texas District

HOUSTON: A number of Indo-Americans have thrown their hat in the political arena for the 2018 U.S. Congressional elections. Among these is Sri Preston Kulkarni, who is seeking the Democratic party nomination for the 22nd Congressional district against incumbent Republican Congressman Pete Olson. The 22nd district covers a diverse region of southeast Texas and includes […]