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Capturing the Asian American vote is as important as ever in 2016




Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton(L) meets with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elected officials to discuss what's at stake for the AAPI community.
Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton(L) meets with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elected officials to discuss what's at stake for the AAPI community.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton launched her grassroot outreach to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders last week in the San Gabriel Valley, where more than half-a-million AAPIs call home.

Asians are slated to outnumber Latinos as the largest immigrant group coming to the U.S., according to a Pew study released last year. Specifically, Asian immigrants and their children are projected to make up roughly 88 percent of the country’s population growth over the next half century.

That means being able to capture the Asian American vote is as important as ever. In the last few presidential elections, Asian Americans had leaned heavily democrat.

What are the two parties doing to get the AAPI vote? If you identify as Asian American, how have you voted in the past? How would you likely vote in 2016?

Guests:

Harmeet Dhillon, Vice Chair of the California Republican Party

Courtni Pugh, a Partner at Hilltop Public Solutions where she heads all California-based operations for the firm. She tweets from @courtni_pugh



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