Wednesday, March 29, 2017

USA: Los Angeles Ahmadi Muslim doctor jumps into the race for California's lieutenant governor


Mahmood describes himself as a “triple threat” to President Trump, a Republican, because he's a “Muslim immigrant from this great blue state of CA,” on his campaign website.

Dr Asif Mahmood (R) is seen here with the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim leader
His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, visiting from London in 2013
Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: LA Times / NY Times / AT/TOA
By AT/TOA Staff Report | March 29, 2017

Los Angeles physician Asif Mahmood, a Democrat and supporter of a “Medicare for all” national healthcare plan, says he has decided to run for lieutenant governor of California, L.A. Times reported here today.

56 years old Ahmadi Muslim Dr Mahmood declared his candidacy Wednesday and he joins the 2018 California Lieutenant Governor Race.

Dr. Mahmood’s campaign was first reported by the New York Times.

Born in rural Pakistan, Asif Mahmood, came to the United States 26 years ago to study medicine, and today he is a practicing physician in Pasadena, California.

“The divisive and hateful agenda of Donald Trump compels me to run,” Dr. Mahmood told New York Times in an interview yesterday. “I am a proud Muslim. I am a Muslim immigrant. I am from the state of California. I am a triple threat to Donald Trump.”

Mahmood describes himself as a “triple threat” to President Trump, a Republican, because he's a “Muslim immigrant from this great blue state of CA,” on his campaign website.

Ace Smith, a Democratic political consultant who will run Dr. Mahmood's race, said it would probably take up to $3 million to mount an effective campaign.

He would perhaps be the first Muslim to hold statewide office in California, if elected.


-- USA: Los Angeles Ahmadi Muslim doctor jumps into the race for California's lieutenant governor


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