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Dr. Asif Mahmood Raises Over $1 Million this Quarter to Defeat Rep. Young Kim and Flip CA-40

Jul 13, 2022

TUSTIN — Today, Dr. Asif Mahmood’s campaign announced that it has raised over $1 Million this quarter in the race to defeat Representative Young Kim and flip CA-40.

The sum– spread across both the Dr. Asif Mahmood for Congress account and the Dr. Asif Mahmood Victory Fund– positions Mahmood as a powerhouse fundraiser in the House races.

Dr. Mahmood has gained widespread support for his campaign, with endorsements from the California Democratic Party, labor groups, and dozens of congressional, state, and local officials.

Dr. Asif Mahmood challenged Rep. Young Kim to release her tax returns after years of allegations of dodging tax payments, double-dipping from her government salary, and illegal campaign contributions.

In making his tax returns public, Dr. Mahmood launched a new website,, laying out Rep. Kim’s shady tax and ethical dealings, including:

  • Kim illegally claimed a $7,000 annual homestead tax exemption on a house she wasn’t even living in for four years. (1)
  • Kim failed to pay property taxes multiple times and owed over $10,000 in unpaid federal income taxes. (2)
  • Kim took illegal contributions from high-level Chinese nationals connected with the Chinese Communist Party in 2020. (3)
  • Kim pocketed $1.2 million in taxpayer-funded salary and benefits. She took taxpayer-funded per diem on days she didn’t even show up to work and double-dipped with additional “consulting” payments. (4)

Kim’s record stands in stark contrast to Dr. Mahmoood’s service to the community. Dr. Mahmood has treated thousands of patients over the last twenty years: patients in the ER, critical care, inpatients, and as they leave the hospital. Asif has made it a rule in his practice — if a patient doesn’t have insurance, his office won’t ask for payment. Learn more at

Dr. Mahmood’s endorsements include:

  • UNITE HERE Local 11
  • Equality CA
  • OC Labor Federation
  • 314 Action
  • Aspire PAC
  • LAOC Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America 
  • The Sierra Club
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • 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
  • Andy Thorburn, Orange County Democratic leader

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