Pacquiao credited for US Senator Reid's win

By Balitang America Staff

Posted at Nov 04 2010 01:13 PM | Updated as of Nov 05 2010 01:50 AM

REDWOOD, California (UPDATE) – Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao contributed to the victory of Democrat Senator Harry Reid in the US mid-term elections.

According to boxing promoter Bob Arum, the pound-for-pound king has to get a lot of credit for Reid’s win in Nevada.

“Reid's victory was a result of tremendous support from both the Hispanic and Filipino communities… He rolled up with those two groups carried him through so I think Manny has to get a lot of credit in backing Senator Reid,” Arum said.

The Democrat Senator was endorsed by the Filipino boxing champ. Reid won his re-election bid against Tea Party candidate, Sharron Angle.  

This is Reid's fifth term in the US Senate.

Reid has been a supporter of Filipino World War II veterans.

In Ohio, Republican Congressman Steve Austria kept his congressional seat.

The Filipino-American conservative said he is excited Republicans are taking over the House of Representatives.

In California, Fil-Am Tea Party candidate from Hayward, Chris Pareja, didn't come close to winning California's 13th Congressional District as a write-in.  

His Democrat opponent got 72% of the votes, while the Republican opponent got 28% of the votes.