CA17: Honda-Khanna on NY Times’ front page

NYT national edition 2-6-2014Former Obama administration official Ro Khanna’s electoral challenge to Rep. Mike Honda continues to make national news, appearing today on the front page of the New York and national editions of the New York Times.

“Here in the land of technology start-ups, Ro Khanna is its political version,” starts the story by Norimitsu Onishi. “Backed by many of Silicon Valley’s top investors and executives at Google, Facebook, Yahoo and other tech companies, Mr. Khanna, a 37-year-old patent lawyer who has never held elected office, has mounted an aggressive campaign for the seat from the 17th Congressional District in the heart of the Valley.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.