l.a.'s koreans influence south korean election

The big news in South Korea right now is the presidential election, happening this week. The leading candidate is Lee Myung-bak, aka "The Bulldozer," of the Grand National Party, who looks set to win. Here's an interesting Los Angeles Times article on Korean American supporters here in the United States of candidates running in Korea, and some the issues that resonate with them: South Korean campaign gets an L.A. twist. They can't vote or make contributions to candidates, but they're doing what they can to influence friends and family back in the motherland—another example of how Los Angeles, home to the highest concentration of Koreans outside Asia, influences life in South Korea.

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