Indian-origin congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wins US House race

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Democratic congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has been re-elected for the third consecutive term. Krishnamoorthi defeated Preston Nelson of the Libertarian Party, as per reports.

Indian-origin congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi wins US House race (Photo:Twitter/@CongressmanRaja)

Raja Krishnamoorthi, Indian-origin Democratic congressman, has been re-elected to the US House of Representatives for the third consecutive term, as per reports.

Krishnamoorthi (47) defeated Preston Nelson of the Libertarian Party, PTI reported. When last reports came in, he had accounted for nearly 71 per cent of the total votes counted.

Krishnamoorthi, who was born in New Delhi and whose parents are from Tamil Nadu, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2016. LIVE UPDATES HERE

Congressman Ami Bera is, meanwhile, seeking his fifth consecutive win from California and Ro Khanna his third term in the House of Representatives from California.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is seeking her third consecutive term from Washington state.

Dr Hiral Tipirneni is seeking her third consecutive attempt from the sixth Congressional District of Arizona. Sri Kulkarni from the Democratic Party was giving a tough fight to the Republican Party’s Troy Nehls from the 22nd Congressional District of Texas.

Republican Manga Anantatmula was trailing by nearly 15 percentage points against Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly from the 11th Congressional District of Virginia.

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