A former fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, Indian American Reshma Saujani, failed in her bid to challenge veteran Democrat Carolyn Maloney.
Ms. Saujani, who raised more than $1.3 million in her bid to represent the 14th Congressional District, which includes the Upper East Side and parts of Queens, was Ms. Maloney’s most serious opposition to date.
The daughter of Indian immigrants who fled Uganda, Ms. Saujani built a coalition of supporters with the help of Steven L. Rattner, a powerful Democratic financier, and Diana L. Taylor, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s longtime companion and the former state superintendent of banking.
Ms. Saujani has repeatedly said she intends to run in the next election cycle.
See our interview with Reshmam, the first South Asian American Woman to run for Congress, here.