|“Over the past few days, I had the honor of traveling around the country as part of Asian Pacific Americans for Trump. As co-chair of the RNC Asian member caucus, and a Trump APA Board Member, I am proud to have the opportunity to be a voice for Asian Americans across our country. Asian Americans represent 21 million of our country’s population and we are the fastest growing diverse group in America. It is important to me personally to help widen our party’s tent, share our voices to build support across the country,” Carnahan said.
On the day she was born, Carnahan was found abandoned on the back doorstep of a rural hospital in South Korea next to a garbage dumpster. Five months later, two loving parents from Minnesota adopted her and helped her fulfill the American Dream. She and her two siblings, who were also adopted in South Korea, grew up in Maple Grove, Minnesota.
As a political outsider and newcomer, Carnahan surprised Minnesota in an unexpected and upset fourth ballot win defeating three well-respected and established Republican male leaders to serve as the first Asian American and female to run either major political party in Minnesota.
Carnahan was appointed by President Trump and sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence to serve on the White House Advisory Commission for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.