Indian Americans among top 800 fundraisers for Joe Biden for US polls


In August and September alone, Joe Biden raised over $ 700 million (file)


U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has released the names of major fundraisers, including Indo-Americans, who have helped him raise at least $ 100,000 for his election campaign this year.

The list, published Sunday, contains the names of 800 major donors, including a few dozen Native Americans.

Topping the list of Indo-Americans are well-known community leaders Swadesh Chatterjee, Rameshk Kapoor, Shekar N Narasimhan, R Rangaswami, Ajay Jain Bhutoria and Frank Islam.

Other prominent Indo-American consolidators include Neil Makhija, Rahu, Prakash, Deepak Raj, Raj Shah, Rajan Shah, Radhika Shah, Jill and Raj Singh, Nidhi Thakar, Kiran Jain, Sony Kalsi and Bela Bajaria.

Indian-American MP Pramila Jayapal has also been listed as a consolidator.

Since the list of bundlers includes everyone who raised more than $ 100,000, the number of Indo-Americans is much lower than that of former campaign presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Some of the traditional Indo-American Democratic donors like hotelier Sant Chatwal are missing from the list.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the list of “consolidators” includes the who’s who of Democratic politics, including past and current governors, senators, cabinet secretaries and big names in Hollywood.

Film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, screenwriter and director Lee Daniels, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman; Media mogul Haim Saban and former US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker are on the list, the daily said.

According to CNN, Mr Biden is on track to become the first presidential candidate to raise $ 1 billion from donors in a two-year cycle, and he entered the final sprint to Election Day with a big cash advantage over US President Donald Trump.

In August and September alone, Joe Biden raised more than $ 700 million.

Mr Biden, 77, and his Vice President Kamala Harris are challenging Republican elected officials, President Trump, 74, and Vice President Mike Pence in the US presidential election on November 3.


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