Kamala Harris and the political rise of America's Indian community

Why it matters: Indian Americans are one of the fastest-growing, wealthiest and most educated demographic groups in the U.S. Politicians work harder every year to woo them. And in Kamala Harris, they’ll be represented in a major-party presidential campaign for the first time.

By the numbers: There are more than 4 million Indian Americans, and the population is growing quickly.

In the battleground states of Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia and Texas, the number of eligible Asian American and Pacific Islander voters grew more than 117% between 2000 and 2018, to nearly 1.7 million.

Indian Americans represent the largest share of Asian Americans in each of those states.