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NJ Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Robert Menendez Backs Dr. Asif Mahmood for Congress

Mar 23, 2022

TUSTINToday, New Jersey Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Robert Menendez endorsed Dr. Asif Mahmood in his fight to flip CA-40. 

“I am proud to endorse Dr. Asif Mahmood’s campaign. I’ve seen firsthand how Dr. Mahmood brings communities together,” said Menendez. “He will be a bridge-builder both here at home and abroad. He is passionate about improving people’s lives and will be a fierce advocate for all of our communities.”

Dr. Mahmood, a pulmonologist and philanthropist, has treated thousands of patients over the last twenty years: ER patients, critical care patients, and inpatients. Asif has dedicated his life and career to helping others both nationally and internationally. 

Menendez joins the growing coalition of state, federal, and Orange County leaders supporting Dr. Mahmood’s campaign. They include:

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  • Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
  • Rep. Katie Porter
  • Rep. Mike Levin
  • Rep. Lou Correa
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas
  • Rep. Brad Sherman
  • Rep. Barbara Lee
  • Rep. Sara Jacobs
  • Rep. Norma Torres
  • Rep. Judy Chu
  • Rep. Ted Lieu
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez
  • Rep. Karen Bass
  • Rep. Ro Khanna
  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal
  • Rep. Ami Bera
  • Rep. Jim Costa
  • 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
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Sydney Kamlager
  • Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
  • Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula
  • Assemblymember Tom Daly
  • Assemblymember Chris Holden
  • Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
  • Artesia Mayor Ali Sajjad Taj
  • Irvine Councilwoman Melisa Fox
  • Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan
  • Orange County Democratic Party Chairwoman Ada Briceño
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark Gonzalez
  • California Democratic Party Treasurer and DNC member Melahat Rafiei
  • Andy Thorburn, Orange County Democratic leader

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