10/11/2014 12:23 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2014

The Asian Republican Coalition Is Mostly White And Mostly Endorses White Candidates


When Democrats tout their strength among minority voters, they're usually referring to African Americans and Latinos, but over the past few elections Asian Americans have increasingly gone blue as well. Now, a new group is seeking to thwart that trend. The Asian Republican Coalition launched with a splashy event at the Newseum in Washington, DC, in May, drawing GOP heavy-hitters including Sens. John Cornyn, Tim Scott, and Tom Coburn. And last week, the group announced its first set of endorsements, backing five Republican candidates across the country.

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