When Sen. Hobbs first announced his candidacy for the Congress, the Asian community gave him a cold shoulder. One reason is that there were as many as seven candidates fighting for the seat initially.
Three Chinatown organizations impressed Congressman Jay Inslee, a gubernatorial candidate, with their history, a toast, Chinese welcoming sign, and reception in his honor on Jan 8. What Inslee didn’t know was that some of the members of these associations had already given money to the campaign of his opponent, Attorney General Rob McKenna.
By Assunta Ng Now that Congressman Jay Inslee has announced his run for governor in 2012, two Asian Americans have declared their candidacy for Inslee’s seat. A few years ago, the Asian community had to persuade folks to run for open seats. Now, we are automatically dreaming big and thinking ahead.
By Assunta Ng Politics is about punching the enemy when he is not expecting it. At the Chinatown parade last Sunday, the “punch” was actually a small, but very controversial, flag.
Monday, Congressman Jay Inslee, a Democrat, announced his bid for Washington state governor in 2012. Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican, announced his three weeks ago. “Who are you supporting?” people asked me.
At our last Women of Color Empowered luncheon, held on Jan. 28 at the New Hong Kong Restaurant, there were lots of men in attendance. Usually, there are just a handful of men.