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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2965

Democratic Party Chairman Acknowledges Asian-American Influence Electing Next President of the United States

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune

Las Vegas, Nevada 17 November ( The Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean declared here, the venue of the Democratic Party presidential contenders debate, that the strong Asian American population will inevitably play an important role, especially in the State of Nevada, not only in electing America’s next Democratic President but also in that candidate’s nomination.

Both Democratic and Republican Parties are currently in the primary stage of canvassing their respective party registered voters at Caucasus and primary elections to select their party candidates for the November 2008 presidential elections in the United States.

The presidential hopefuls are traveling in all fifty states presenting themselves to earn nominations from their respective political parties to contest next year’s general election.

A large amount of primary elections and caucuses are held early next year, separately for the registered members of the Democratic and Republican Parties, to exercise their choice to elect two presidential candidates from each party to face the November 2008 general elections.

Yesterday, in the University of Nevada in Las Vegas seven Democratic Party contenders debated with each other, sponsored and organized by the CNN, presenting their policy planks on many issues that have engulfed the nation.

In the State of Nevada the significant presence of Asian Americans have drawn both political parties to visit the state frequently.

On eve of the debate Democratic Party Chairman issued the following statement emphasizing the importance of the role played by the Asian American community in the nation in general and the State of Nevada in particular.

"Selecting Nevada as an early caucus state shows that we respect voters enough to ask for their votes in every part of the country. Nevada in particular has a strong Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population, which will now play an important role not only in electing America's next Democratic President, but also in that candidate's nomination.

"Today Democrats are building momentum across the country, and building stronger ties than ever with the AAPI community. The Democratic Party shares the AAPI community's values centered on family, faith, and hard work, and our candidates offer the new direction the American people want.

"Here in Nevada, enthusiasm over the upcoming caucus and the involvement of the AAPI community has helped state Democrats double the Democratic voter registration edge. Hispanics are critical to the success of the Democratic Party and our candidates, and we won't take a single vote for granted."

- Asian Tribune -

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