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Indian-American Pramila Jayapal elected to US House

PTI New York | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on November 09, 2016

Pramila Jayapal today became the First Indian-American woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives, winning the Washington State Senate seat.

51-year-old Jayapal got 57 per cent of the votes from Washington State, leaving behind her rival Brady Walkinshaw, who secured 43 per cent votes.

India-born Jayapal made a mark with her progressive agenda in the Washington State Senate.

Endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders, the former Democratic presidential aspirant, Jayapal is running from the seventh Congressional District of Washington State that encompasses Seattle and its neighbourhood.

Published on November 09, 2016
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