Thai-American 'wins election'
- Published: 7 Nov 2012 at 09.09
- Online news:
Early results indicated that voters in Illinois, the home state of President Barack Obama, have elected the first person of Thai origin to the US Congress.
"I feel fantastic," said Ladda Tammy Duckworth, a Thai-American who was defeated in her first attempt to win a seat in the House of Representatives in 2010, but prevailed to win in Tuesday's nationwide election.
Ladda Tammy Duckworth
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