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US elections: Indian-Americans help raise $10 million for Hillary Clinton

According to reports, the Indian-American community is the second-largest source of funds for the Clinton campaign, second only to the Israeli-American community
(160802) -- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2, 2016 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton gestures to spectators on the last day of the 2016 U.S. Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States, on July 28, 2016. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally accepted the U.S. Democratic Party' s nomination for president and pledged more economic opportunities for Americans and "steady leadership". (Xinhua/Li Muzi)(zy)

Indian-Americans have reportedly raised around $10 million for Democratic US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s election campaign.

According to reports, the Indian-American community is the second-largest source of funds for the Clinton campaign, second only to the Israeli-American community. The Clinton campaign has revealed that thousands of Indian-Americans have helped in the contribution either through fund raisers or online.

One of the campaign insiders told PTI that although there is no official compilation of the money particularly raised by the Indian-American community, it is certain that the contribution is not less than $10 million.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Indian-Americans, philanthropist Frank Islam from Maryland and Shefali Razdam Duggar from California succeeded in raising a million dollar each for the former US Secretary of State’s campaign.

Ajay and Vinita Bhutoria from San Francisco have reportedly contributed or raised more than $500,000 for the Hillary Campaign.

Among other Indian-American Hillblazers, as released by the Hillary Campaign, are Monica Arora and Raj Goyle from New York, Raj Fernando from Chicago, Mahinder Tak from Maryland, Seema R Hingorani from New York, Shekar Narshiman from Virginia, Kamil and Talat Hasan from California.

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