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Indian-American Peter Jacob loses US Congressional race

The Kerala-born social worker lost by a margin of a 15 percent of the votes in the Seventh Congressional District in New Jersey.

world Updated: Nov 09, 2016 10:52 IST
Democrat candidate Peter Jacob lost the race to US congress from New Jersey.
Democrat candidate Peter Jacob lost the race to US congress from New Jersey.(Official website of Peter Jacob/peterforcongress.com)

Indian-American Democrat Peter Jacob lost his bid for the House of Representatives from New Jersey on Tuesday.

The Kerala-born social worker lost by a margin of a 15 percent of the votes in the Seventh Congressional District in the middle of the state, which does not cover any of the areas with heavy Indian American presence.

Congressman Leonard Lance won re-election from the traditionally Republican constituency. But his votes were reduced from 59.25 percent to 55 percent.

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