Nepalese-American New Yorkers and John Liu
When my wife and I have attended fundraising events for our friend John Liu's mayoral campaign, one thing that amazes us is the diversity of who supports him. Chinese-Americans are kind of a given since he is the first Chinese-American elected to a citywide office (Comptroller) in NYC. But he also has very strong support in the black community, as I saw at a fundraiser in Bed-Sty, and among other Asian American communities.
At John Liu's Birthday Bash in Chinatown, Joy and I noticed someone who looked to us dressed as a Pashtun (I never confirmed that) and strong support from a leader of the Nepalese community in NYC.
Well it seems that Nepalese support really is strong. As expressed here:
When it comes to diversity of support, so far John Liu seems ahead of the pack. But that diversity has to have some real depth and robustness if it will help John win. So far I see diversity, but I am not yet convinced he has the depth and robust support it will take to beat the Wall Street money poured into Quinn and de Blasio's campaigns or the longer-term support Bill Thompson can rely on. But it seems a good start for Liu...if he can just expand it.