Washington sources reported that AAPI victory Fund has formally announced its endorsement of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for the november presidential election, as he was hugely popular with the Indian-American community. Indian-American Shekar Narasimhan, co-founder of the AAPI victory Fund, told the India-West newspaper that the organization had met several of the party candidates in the crowded race.
“We asked the community what their priorities were and determined the top two concerns were having a candidate who can beat (President Donald) trump and one who would listen to our community,” Narasimhan said, adding that Biden was hugely popular among Indian-Americans, who gave the former Vice President the bulk of their donations in the third quarter of 2019, which was about $246,000.
He said that the AAPI had also preferred Andrew Yang, who is Asian American, but due to the escalating tensions in the Middle east following the killing of Iranian Major General qasem soleimani in a drone attack on january 3, “we started asking ourselves ‘who has the best interest of our country?'” Narasimhan stated "Joe Biden can lead this country in a way in which we gain back our sanity and our stability in the world".