In August, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) had their annual convention, which was in Washington, D.C. this year. As part of that convention, the AAJA had organized a panel discussion titled ‘Race and the 2014 Midterm Elections.’
One of the panelists is Christine Chen, Executive Director of APIAVote, and someone I had first met back in 2012 at the Democratic National Convention. The panel discusses the ways Democrats and Republicans are “trying to appeal to different ethnic communities, immigration reform, and engaging in the election process.”
The big battle that politicos are watching is whether or not the Republicans can win enough seats in the Senate to take over and control both houses of Congress. Immigration is one specific topic that Asian Americans are particularly interested in, though Asian American voters are not necessarily swing voters in key battleground states where Senate seats are potentially up for grabs.