Indians a rising force in California politics

In this Jan. 21, 2014 photo, Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official, announces that he will run for governor of California, during an appearance at the Sacramento Business Review at California State University, Sacramento in Sacramento, Calif., When Kashkari, 40, a Republican, announced that he is running for governor, he became the latest Californian of second-generation Indian descent to emerge in politics, despite their relatively small population.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Neel Kashkari announced he was running for governor last week, he became the latest Californian of Indian descent to step onto the political stage, the most recent example of a rising trend in one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse states.

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