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Nearly 100 Indian American Candidates Running For Office In This Year’s Midterm Elections

This year, nearly 100 Indian American candidates entered races for federal, state and local offices -– over twice the number who ran in 2017, according to the PAC.

Growing up in Beavercreek, Ohio, Aftab Pureval said he didn’t have many Indian American politicians to look up to and was often discouraged by others from running for office.

“They’d tell me a brown guy named Aftab couldn’t get elected unless I changed my name to Al or Adam,” Pureval told ABC News.

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