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Ashwin Ramaswami raises over $280,000 for legislature bid in Georgia

The Democratic candidate has reportedly outraised his opponent Shawn Still by a ratio of 22:1 in campaign funding, garnering support from prominent leaders and organizations.

Ashwin Ramaswami is contesting for the Georgia State Senate / Ashwin Ramaswami office

Democratic candidate for Georgia State Senate District 48, Ashwin Ramaswami has reportedly raised over $280,000 in his campaign against his opponent Shawn Still.

A statement from Ramaswami's office stated that he outraised Still by 22:1 in the latest filing period from Feb.1 to Apr.30 – while Ramaswami raised over $146,000, his opponent only raised $6,400.

“Our latest reports are further evidence that our community values honesty and integrity in our leadership above all,” said Ramaswami. “We’ve built a grassroots campaign with unprecedented momentum to ensure we elect a leader who will serve our communities first and foremost: funding our schools, supporting our small businesses, preparing us for the technology of the future, and protecting the right to vote.”

“Our community will never forget Shawn Still’s utter lack of leadership and integrity when he tried to overturn Georgians’ votes in 2020,” Ramaswami added. “Experience matters significantly, and it’s clear that Shawn Still has the wrong kind of experience.”

Ramaswami’s campaign is backed by endorsements from prominent Democratic leaders such as Georgia Democratic Caucus Chair Sen. Elena Parent, Georgia Democratic Whip Rep. Sam Park, and former Sen. Jason Carter with additional endorsements from organizations including The Next 50, Leaders We Deserve, 314 Action Fund, South Asians for America, and REAL Action Inc.,

Ramaswami’s campaign has also been endorsed by Congresswoman Lucy McBath of Georgia’s 7th congressional district.

“I am endorsing Ashwin Ramaswami’s historic bid for District 48 because he has the vision and experience to fight for Georgians in the state legislature. This seat is the most competitive seat in the Georgia Senate, making it the top pickup opportunity for Georgia Democrats,” said Congresswoman McBath. “As one of the few competitive down-ballot races this cycle, this race will be critical for Joe Biden to win GA.”

“Ashwin’s opponent, Senator Shawn Still, is currently facing a seven-count indictment for his role as secretary of the false elector meeting of conspiracy theorists to overturn the results of the 2020 election for Donald Trump. The people of SD 48 want a leader, not a conspiracy theorist facing indictment. Ashwin will always work to protect our democracy,” McBath added.

If elected, Ramaswami, who has a background in computer science and law, would become the first Indian-American in the Georgia state legislature, as well as the first Gen Z State Senator in Georgia. 

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