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    Posted August 28, 2012 by
    Tampa, Florida
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Sights and sounds of the RNC

    cdlim and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: RNC 2012
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    RNC & Asian American Voters in 2012


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     cdlim reports from the APIAVote reception and meeting at the Sheraton East Hotel in Tampa on Monday, where Asian-American 'up-and-comers' in the Republican party came to fire up voters during the RNC. She spoke with Peter Su, Director of the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, and Ling-Ling Chang, Mayor of the city of Diamond Bar, California.

    Lim said the organization plans a similar event at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    A non-partisan group rallies Asian Pacific Islander American voters on Monday, the first day of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. "I see 2012 as being a key moment for the APIA electorate. Our population is growing at a pace in swing states such as Virginia, Florida and Nevada, where the races are so close that we've actually seen the Obama and Romney campaigns reaching to the APIA population," said Christine Chen, Executive Director of APIAVOTE.ORG.
    in Tampa yesterday. Carol Lim reports.

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