Then-candidate Mark Keam draws his district on a map at his campaign kickoff event in Vienna, Va.

Then-candidate Mark Keam draws his district on a map at his campaign kickoff event in Vienna, Va.

From refugees to Supreme Court nominees, issues of race and representation have factored heavily in the 2016 presidential campaign news cycle. One thread of conversation includes the growing Asian-American electorate, which was once voting steadily Republican nationwide but now increasingly for Democrats. In Virginia, presidential candidates from both parties are seeing opportunities in the Asian population. Kojo meets two Asian-Americans involved in the 2016 election cycle and explores the strategies at work across the political spectrum.

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  • Mark Keam Member, Virginia House of Delegates (35th District)
  • Jason Chung National Director for Asian Pacific American Initiatives, Republican National Committee
  • Sang Yi Former Candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates and President of the Korean American Republican Party of Virginia.

Full Interview: Virginia Delegate Mark Keam On Asian Americans’ Political Power

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