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Asian Americans, at large, are more likely to make campaign contributions to those political candidates of the same race as them, even if those Asian candidates are not campaigning in the donor’s own district or state. Publicly available campaign finance data from the Federal Election Commission reveals this phenomenon, with Asian American candidates from the 2014 House race in California having received a higher amount of both out of district and out of state donations from Asian Americans compared to their non-Asian opponents. With this in mind, it is observed that Asian Americans exhibit a panethnic tendency with their contribution behavior, except in the case of intra-racial races where two Asian American opponents run against each other.
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Kaneda, Kenichi Andrew, "Asian American Panethnicity in Politics: An Empirical Study of Financial Contributions and Donor Behavior by the AAPI Electorate in Congressional House Races" (2017). Senior Projects Spring 2017. 63.
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