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Indian American finishes first in Democratic primary in Texas 22nd district

Press Trust of India  |  Houston 

An Indian American has finished first in the in a congressional district in the US state of Texas, but will have to face a in the May 22 runoff to earn the right to take on the

Sri Preston Kulkarni, 39, received 9,466 votes (nearly 32 per cent), while his fellow Democrat got 7,230 votes (24.3 per cent) in the in Texas' 22nd congressional district. There were five candidates in the race.

According to election law, if a candidate does not get more than 50 percent of the votes, there will be a runoff between the top two finishers.

If Kulkarni emerges as a winner in the runoff, he will run against the the

If elected, Sri will become the first Indian American from the state of He is one of the nearly two-dozen Indian Americans who are running for this year.

Sri, who raised more than USD 96,000 in campaign donations, is hoping that the demographic diversity of the district it is a majority minority district will favour him. He told that he was running because of the anti- American policies of the

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 11:05 IST