Ro Khanna (pronouced Ka-naaa) is running for congress as a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in the 12th Congressional District (which includes a part of San Francisco and goes south to Redwood City). Ro is running in the Democratic Primary this March 2nd and is keen to represent the district and the Indo-American community. If elected, Ro would be the first Indian-American in U.S. Congress since 1956. His election website is here. You can read more about him here. First Bobby then RO – at least we don’t stop trying!
bq. Seven people are throwing their hats in the ring for the congressional seat currently held by Congressman Tom Lantos in whats shaping up to be the most crowded race in San Mateo County for the March primaries.
bq. Deadline for filing candidacy papers is Friday and political parties are represented in full force. Democrats Maad Abu-Ghazalah and Ro Khanna are set to face off with Lantos, D-San Mateo, for the partys nomination while Republicans Chris Huskins and Mike Garza campaign for their partys ticket. Green Party members Pat Gray and Barry Hermanson are also looking to make it to Novembers ballot as well as the sole Libertarian, Harland Harrison. (San Mateo Daily Journal)