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Bera endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate


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Bera endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. today announced his support for Kamala Harris in her campaign to be the next U.S. Senator for California.

“As a fellow lifelong Californian, I'm proud to support Kamala Harris in her campaign for the U.S. Senate,” said Bera. “She is a defender of the middle class and has a strong record of standing up for women's rights. I can't think of a better role model for my own daughter. As the only Indian American in Congress, I’m also excited  for what her election would mean for the Indian American community; if elected, she'd be the first Indian American woman in Congress, and the first-ever Indian American Senator. I look forward to supporting her in the months ahead and to working with her on the issues that matter to Californians."

“I'm honored to have Dr. Bera's support,” said Harris. “He is a champion of California middle class families on issues like health care and education, a strong proponent of growing our California economy, and a national leader in the Indian American community.  I appreciate his strong endorsement and look forward to partnering with him in the future."

Bera represents Sacramento County. Born and raised in California, he is a doctor and the only Indian American in Congress.  He’s working to make Congress a place for service and fighting to rebuild an economy that works for middle class families. Bera is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He is working to open Asian markets to California products to grow our economy. He and his wife Janine live in Elk Grove with their daughter Sydra.