Buddhist, Hindu Make History With Elections To Congress

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Buddhist, Hindu Make History With Elections To Congress

Postby simhanada » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:30 am

from the huff post

Hirono, who was born in Japan, practices the Jodo Shinshu tradition of Buddhism. She was first elected to Congress in 2007 to represent Hawaii's 2nd District, the seat that Gabbard won Tuesday. Prior to that, Hirono served 14 years in the Hawaii state legislature and was the state’s lieutenant governor for eight years. She is also the first Asian-American woman senator and the first senator born in Japan.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/0 ... 88939.html

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