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GOP Hindu-American Political Arm Emerges for 2016 Elections

Gingrich, third from left, and Sessions, second from right, light candles during the official launch of the Republican Hindu Coalition in Washington. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Indian-Americans make up one of the of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population and generally lean Democratic . But Shalabh 'Shalli' Kumar – a wealthy Chicago businessman who immigrated from India nearly 50 years ago – is hoping to change that.  

This year, Kumar founded a new group called the Republican Hindu Coalition to try to consolidate Hindu-American support in key battleground states ahead of the 2016 election for Republicans.