Dramatic Increase In Women of Color as 2018 Candidates

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 10/11/2018 12:01 pm ET The 2018 midterm elections have already broken barriers for representation among candidates for political office: A record number of women ran and won in the primaries, and an unprecedented number of LGBTQ candidates also ran and have won so far. And now a

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Attack Ads and Debates: The Week in Florida Politics

Plainview Daily Herald Gary Fineout, Associated Press Updated 7:05 pm CDT, Saturday, October 13, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic

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Women Are Poised to Make History With 2018 Midterm Elections

By Kaitlyn Schallhorn | Fox News With a record number of women running for office in the 2018 midterm elections – and with many poised to make history – the trend this year seems to be a blue and pink wave in politics. This year, more congressional races feature two women

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The 13 Most Important Governor Elections in 2018, Explained

By Stavros Agorakis and Dylan Scott Oct 15, 2018, 7:00am EDT Republicans currently hold an astonishing two-thirds of the governors’ mansions across the country, giving the GOP an overwhelming advantage in controlling state governments. This year, 26 of those seats are on the ballot. Forecasts from leading election watchers show

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“21st-Century Lynching”: Colorado Black Leaders Denounce Calls for Democratic Lawmaker’s Resignation over domestic violence charges

By Jackson Barnett | jbarnett@denverpost.com and Anna Staver | astaver@denverpost.com The Denver Post  PUBLISHED: October 11, 2018 at 6:36 pm | UPDATED: October 11, 2018 at 8:16 pm Supporters of a high-ranking Democrat who was arrested on domestic violence charges called Thursday for party leadership to step down for their

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Florida Governor’s Race: Progressives vs. Team Trump

By Daniel Uria Oct. 9, 2018 / 8:50 AM MIAMI, Oct. 9 (UPI) — With the Nov. 6 election rapidly approaching, Florida voters have a stark choice for governor with historical ramifications. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the surprise winner of the state’s Democratic primary, will seek to become Florida’s first

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Majority of Black Women Mayors Across The Nation Gather For Special Portrait

Christina Coleman Apr, 27, 2018 If 2017 was dubbed the “Year of The Black Woman Mayors,” 2018 is a manifestation of that bold statement. That was never made more clear than on Jan. 26, 2018 when 19 Black woman mayors — some newly elected — gathered at a special reception in

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Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Tim Scott Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC), the only African-American members of the United States Senate, have introduced legislation to make lynching – the willful act of murder by a collection of people assembled with the intention of committing an act of violence upon any

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Maryland Republican Governor, Larry Hogan and Democratic Nominee Ben Jealous Jab During Forum; Guard Accused of ‘Slamming’ Staffer

By Rachel Chason Email Bio Follow October 12 at 6:00 PM Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous met Friday for the second time ever, and things did not go smoothly. The candidates offered pointed critiques in their respective speeches during a Maryland Municipal League luncheon,

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