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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 17

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Ro Khanna

United States Congressman
212,137 votes (71.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promote tech jobs in rural regions of the country previously left behind by the digital revolution
  • Curb Executive Branch from unilateral military action without congressional approval
  • Implement Medicare-for-All health coverage

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $3,870,259

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Google
Employees of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Employees of Accel Partners
Employees of Y Combinator
Employees of Stanford University

More information about contributions

By State:

California 81.12%
New York 3.29%
Illinois 2.64%
District of Columbia 2.07%
Other 10.87%

By Size:

Large contributions (88.50%)
Small contributions (11.50%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.54%)
From individuals (99.46%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

It has been my honor to represent the people of California's 17th district. I have worked across the aisle to build an economy that works for all Americans. I have done so while remaining an active voice on local issues.

I have passed laws making it easier for veterans to get apprenticeships and modernizing federal websites. To make sure our children have the skills to compete in a global economy, I co-sponsored legislation to make public universities and community colleges debt free. I have also brought new jobs and internships for our residents.

I have fought for equal pay for women, Medicare for All, reducing our foreign military entanglements, and comprehensive immigration reform. I have introduced legislation to double the earned income tax credit for working families and passed a resolution to end the Yemen war.

Locally, I have hosted monthly town halls in the district. To combat air noise from local airports, I established a roundtable with local leaders and FAA officials committed to finding a solution. To reduce traffic congestion, I have advocated for federal funding for the expansion of BART into San Jose and Santa Clara. Finally, to reduce the rising levels of anxiety among our students, I partnered with local school districts to raise awareness for youth mental health.

I have never taken campaign contributions from PACs, lobbyists or corporations. To learn more, please visit

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