In tight electoral race, Bill Clinton bats for Ami Bera

WASHINGTON (TIP): Congressman Ami Bera’s reelection bid has got a major boost with former US President Bill Clinton campaigning for him in the California seat where the Indian-American is locked in a tight contest. With Clinton, the star campaigner for the Democratic Party, personally seeking votes for Bera, the only Indian- American in the current Congress and only the third ever Indian-American to be elected to the US House of Representatives, his electoral chances brightened on Wednesday. Clinton described Bera as the embodiment of the American dream. 49-year-old Bera is facing tough competition from Republican Doug Ose, a businessman who served three terms in Congress through 2005. Appreciating Bera, Clinton described him as a “local remedy” for the intransigence gripping Washington. He cited Bera’s support for the federal health care overhaul, equal pay for women and increasing the minimum wage.

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BJP wins over old Congress hand Rita Bahuguna in UP

NEW DELHI (TIP): Senior Congress member from UP Rita Bahuguna Joshi joined BJP on Oct 20 (Thursday) and attacked Rahul Gandhi's style of functioning...
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