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    Young Kim becomes first Korean-American woman elected to U.S. Congress

    https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2018&no=700464

    2018.11.08



    Young Kim, a 56-year-old Republican, became the first Korean-American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday (local time), by receiving 76,956 votes or 51.3 percent of the vote.

    Kim beat Democrat Gil Cisneros who garnered 73,077 votes or 48.7 percent in a tight race for the seat in the California’s 39th congressional district.

    She will take the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (Republican), who recently retired, after working for him for nearly two decades. “All the people that I met in public service, no one has ever worked as hard as Young Kim,” he said after the election results came out.

    She is also the first Korean-American to be elected to the U.S. Congress in 20 years after former Rep. Jay Kim who represented California’s 41st district in 1998.

    Another Korean-American Andy Kim, a 36-year-old Democrat, took the lead over Rep. Tom MacArthur in New Jersey’s 3rd district. The former national security aide in the Obama Administration narrowly led the tight race by earning 148,580 votes or 49.8 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Kim is almost certain to unseat the two-term Republican incumbent although it would take several days to finalize the count for provisional and mail ballots. The final report of the race has not been made by any major news outlets in the U.S. because it remains so tight.



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    My only real experience with Koreans was while I lived there . When I lived in Tacoma in the 80's I did have an old Korean lady that I bagged up all of my beer cans for so she could recycle . She was very frugal so I like her . I would have voted for her for congress .
    Do something Danke

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    We also had the first two native american women elected to any political position. Needless to say Warren is pissed about that.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    My only real experience with Koreans was while I lived there . When I lived in Tacoma in the 80's I did have an old Korean lady that I bagged up all of my beer cans for so she could recycle . She was very frugal so I like her . I would have voted for her for congress .
    Koreans are prideful, hard working and yes frugal as hell.

    Kim is a political protege of her former boss Ed Royce. Will she follow in his foot steps and get directly connected into his network of colleagues and lobbyists? Very likely. Will she have tendencies to vote based on her frugal upbringing? I think that will be a big factor but ultimately she already knows how the game is played, likely compromised a long time ago. We all know it takes a set of firm principles to survive D.C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eleganz View Post
    Koreans are prideful, hard working and yes frugal as hell.

    Kim is a political protege of her former boss Ed Royce. Will she follow in his foot steps and get directly connected into his network of colleagues and lobbyists? Very likely. Will she have tendencies to vote based on her frugal upbringing? I think that will be a big factor but ultimately she already knows how the game is played, likely compromised a long time ago. We all know it takes a set of firm principles to survive D.C.
    We'll see. Give them a chance.
    "I am a bird"

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    Note the amount of coverage her election gets in the media mostly because she's a republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luctor-et-emergo View Post
    We'll see. Give them a chance.
    I agree, but I know shes been his senior staff for many years, she knows the game very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    Note the amount of coverage her election gets in the media mostly because she's a republican.
    If she was a deadbeat dem community organizer she would be ready to run against bernie and hillary
    Do something Danke



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