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U.S. Senator Cory Booker Endorses Dr. Asif Mahmood In Race To Flip CA-40

Apr 12, 2022

TUSTIN — Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker endorsed Dr. Asif Mahmood today in his Congressional campaign.

“I am thrilled to endorse my friend, Dr. Mahmood,” said Booker. “He is running for Congress, and I’m telling you right now, we need him– someone of character, someone of incredible competence, someone with a medical background who’s actually practicing medicine. Someone who can help address everything from making healthcare more affordable to helping the wellbeing of our country. He is somebody that I believe in, he is somebody that admire, and even though he’s an inch or two shorter than me, I look up to this giant in my life. Thank you, Dr. Mahmood, for running.”

Mahmood has been an advocate for Southern Californian families for decades. As a practicing physician, he knows firsthand the daily struggles many people face, especially surrounding affordable healthcare. In his office, if someone doesn’t have insurance, he doesn’t ask for payment.

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

  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • Equality CA
  • OC Labor Federation
  • 314 Action
  • Aspire PAC
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
  • U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • U.S. Senator Tim Kaine
  • Rep. Katie Porter
  • Rep. Mike Levin
  • Rep. Adam Schiff
  • 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 Anna Caballero
  • State Senator Josh Newman
  • State Senator Sydney Kamlager
  • Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • Assemblymember Mike Fong
  • 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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