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Indian American group endorses Suneel Gupta for US Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The influential today endorsed Indian-origin Suneel Gupta, who is seeking to enter the from

"Having known Suneel for years, I know he has the passion and experience that will make him an extraordinary Member of Congress," said Raj Goyle, of Impact and a former member of the

"And as the son of Ford's first female engineer, he's seen firsthand the promise of -- and will work every day in to make that promise a reality for all Americans," Goyle said.

Running for from the 11th Congressional District of Michigan, is younger brother of America's top Dr Sanjay of the

Gupta, 38, comes from an illustrious Indian-American family from His mother Damyanti was recently featured by for being the first female with a degree at Gupta's parents, Subhash and Damyanti Gupta, moved from to Novi, Michigan, to work as engineers for

"As someone who has balanced budgets and helped create good paying jobs, Suneel has the experience to fight for better jobs, better wages, and better skills for workers in his district and across America," said Deepak Raj, of Impact and of the

"His fresh thinking and bold leadership are exactly what this country needs," he said.

"I'm honoured to have the support of IMPACT and to fight for our shared belief that 'we all belong.' Together, we will make sure every American's voice is heard," said Gupta, whose first major hurdle is on August 7 when he has to win the to be on the November ballot.

The currently has four Indian Americans - Dr from California, Ro Khanna from California, from and Pramila Jayapal from the Washington State. All four are seeking re-election this November.

Sri from Texas, from and Jitender Digankar from are already on the November ballot for

In addition to Gupta, and from Arizona, from are also in the race for the whose primaries are still due.

Meanwhile, the also announced endorsing in and bid for State

It also endorsed five state legislative candidates in Amol Jethwani from Florida, (Washington State), Dr (Iowa), (Kentucky) and from

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 21:15 IST