IAPAC Candidates Sweep to Victory
Washington, DC - The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) announced today that fifteen candidates it had endorsed prevailed in the 2006 midterm elections.
Three candidates won particularly competitive races. Democrat Jim Webb defeated incumbent Republican George Allen to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate, Representative Christopher Shays (R/4th-Connecticut) held off a challenge by Democrat Diane Farrell, and Iranian American candidate Sheila Hanson defeated Lyle J. Robertson for Orange County Superior Court Judge, Office No. 4. In addition, Nancy Pelosi (D/8th-California), another candidate endorsed by IAPAC, is set to become the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
IAPAC is a registered bipartisan federal political committee that contributes to candidates for public office who are attuned to the domestic concerns of the Iranian American community. IAPAC focuses exclusively on domestic policy issues such as civil rights, immigration and civil liberties, and encourages Iranian Americans to actively participate in the electoral process.
The candidates who receive contributions from IAPAC have an exceptional track record on the domestic issues pertinent to the Iranian American community, have articulated a readiness to engage and work with Iranian Americans in addressing their concerns, represent a large Iranian American constituency, or are in a position to have influence over the domestic legislative issues of concern to the community.