Tag Archives: 2016 Elections

When the Donald Embraced ‘The Hindu’

October 20, 2016
The official poster for Hindus for Trump. (Photo credit: Hindus for Trump Facebook page.)
The official poster for Hindus for Trump. (Photo credit: Hindus for Trump Facebook page.)

By Guest Contributors: Lakshmi Gandhi (@lakshmigandhi) and Asha Sundararaman (@mixedtck)

Lakshmi: If you follow lots of South Asians on Twitter (as we both do) you probably saw lots of tweets on Saturday about what I’ve been calling “The Trumpet’s Hindutvaganza.” Which is to say, the Donald headed to NJ to pander to the Hindu American vote. What stood out to you?

Asha: “Do they not realize they have brown skin?” was my first thought.

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Tammy Duckworth Announces Senate Bid

March 30, 2015
Representative Tammy Duckworth.
Representative Tammy Duckworth.

Confirming rumours that circulated through much of the weekend, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) became the first Democrat to announced a Senatorial bid for 2016. In a video released today, Duckworth declared her plans to challenge sitting Republican Senator Mark Kirk.

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