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UNITE HERE Local 11 Endorses Dr. Asif Mahmood in Race to Flip CA-40

Jan 27, 2022

TUSTIN — UNITE Here Local 11 today announced their endorsement of Dr. Asif Mahmood in the race to flip CA-40 and defeat Rep. Young Kim. They are the first labor organization to endorse in the race.

“Dr. Mahmood will be a strong voice for working families in CA-40,” said Ada Briceño, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11. “As a physician with a long history of giving back to the community, Dr. Mahmood understands our families’ needs. He is exactly the kind of problem-solver we need more of in Washington. We are excited to endorse him in this race.”

Just a week into his candidacy, Dr. Mahmood continues to gain momentum. A doctor with more than twenty years of experience treating patients in Southern California, Dr. Mahmood announced earlier this week he had raised more than $250,000 in his four days as a candidate. He entered the race with strong support from local, state and federal leaders, including:

Rep. Mike Levin

Rep. Tony Cardenas

Rep. Brad Sherman

Rep. Norma Torres

Rep. Judy Chu

Rep. Ted Lieu

Rep. Jim Costa

Rep. Jimmy Gomez

Rep. Karen Bass

Rep. Ro Khanna

Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Rep Gregory Meeks, Chair of House Foreign Affairs Committee

CA Lt. Gov Eleni Kounalakis

CA Treasurer Betty Yee

CA Attorney General Rob Bonta

CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan

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