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Illinois Voters Choose Issues Over Identity

In an Illinois congressional district where just six percent of the constituency is Indian American, the incumbent Democrat Congressman is being challenged by another Indian American. “I see it as American versus American,” Jitendra Diganvker, or “JD” — the Republican challenger for the Illinois 8th district, said. “Yeah we happen to be Indian,” he added dismissively. “It is a good thing that members of minorities are running as Democrats or as Republicans,” the incumbent Raja...

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