Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New School Politician Challenges Old School Democrat In Congressional Race

A clash between an old school Democrat and a new school politician is shaping up in next year's Democratic primary race for California's 17th Congressional District seat. Former Commerce Department Deputy Secretary and Silicon Valley attorney, Ro Khanna, is running with hopes of unseating six-term representative Mike Honda in the South Bay district that includes much of the Silicon Valley. Critics anticipate the race will be one of the most watched in the 2014 campaign season, pitting the 36 year old Khanna against the popular, 71 year old incumbent. Despite assembling a formidable campaign team, observers say Khanna will face a stiff challenge in unseating Honda. Alex Kekauoha reports.