Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

  • In this Sunday, July 29, 2018, photo, Democrat for Congress candidate Sri Kulkarni, center, listens to supporters attending a fundraiser for him in Houston. Kulkarni is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • In this Sunday, July 29, 2018, photo, Thara Narasimhan, left, talks with Democrat for Congress candidate Sri Kulkarni during a fundraiser in Houston. Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to the Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON — Thara Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to a Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, who once drove around his solidly conservative Texas district with a “NEVER HILLARY” bumper sticker on his pickup. Her plans to donate even more bewilder friends.

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