Indian American holds First place in Democratic Primary
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Houston sources added that American has finished first in the Democratic primary in a congressional district in the US state of Texas, but will have to face a fellow party leader in the May 22 runoff to earn the right to take on the Republican candidate. Sri Preston Kulkarni, 39, received 9,466 votes (nearly 32%) while his fellow Democrat Letitia Plummer got 7,230 votes (24.3% ) in the Democratic primary in Texas' 22nd congressional district. There were five candidates in the race.
Meanwhile according to Texas election law, if a candidate does not get more than 50 percent of the votes, there will be a runoff between the top two finishers and moreover if Kulkarni emerges as a winner in the runoff, he will run against the incumbent Republican representative Pete Olson.
Further Sri, who rose more than USD 96,000 in campaign donations, is hoping that the demographic diversity of the district it is a majority minority district will favor him. He told that he was running because of the anti- American policies of the Trump administration.