Published February 23, 2016
Asian Americans have been described as the “Next Sleeping Giant” in American politics. The Asian American electorate is projected to double in the next 25 years, as the overall Asian population expands by 74% over the same period. California is home to about one-third of the nation’s Asian Americans, and some of them have chosen a political career. But these candidates have learned that running for office poses some unique challenges. Elizabeth Lee reports from Southern California.