Sheila Oliver Sworn in as New Jersey’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT  Jan 17, 2018 Democrat Phil Murphy was sworn in Tuesday as New Jersey’s 56th governor. He succeeds two-term Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was also sworn in Tuesday. She replaces Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Lt. Gov. Oliver becomes the state’s first Black lieutenant governor.

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Andrew Gillum Now Says Recount Possible In Florida’s Governor Race

BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Andrew Gillum’s campaign said Thursday that it’s prepared for a possible recount in the Florida governor’s race that he conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night. At the same time, the U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and

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Stacey Abrams Calls For A Count Of ‘Every Vote’ As Brian Kemp Declares Victory

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 11/07/2018 09:09 pm ET   Democrat Stacey Abrams is not conceding the race for Georgia governor until “every vote” is counted, her campaign said late Wednesday after Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp declared himself the victor in the tight race. On Wednesday afternoon, Kemp’s campaign released

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Letitia James Breaks Multiple Barriers With Win In New York Attorney General Race

By Kimberley Richards 11/07/2018 04:35 pm ET   Letitia James made history on election night by becoming the first African-American woman to be elected attorney general of New York. James, the public advocate for New York City, also broke barriers as first black woman elected to statewide office in New

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Oprah Jumps Into Contentious Georgia Race, Endorses Democrat Abrams

October 31, 2018 (Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey plans to lend her star power to Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams’ quest to become the United States’ first black woman governor at a couple of appearances in the state on Thursday. After a brief flirtation earlier this year with a run for the

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Trump Slams Black Florida Governor Candidate As ‘Thief’

AFP•October 29, 2018 Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump attacked Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum as a “thief” on Monday, accusing the Tallahassee mayor, who is African-American, of running a corrupt city. The tweet against Gillum came after Trump said he would tone down his campaign rhetoric Saturday

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Muslim, African-American, Native American, Trans: Meet the Pioneering Women Running For Office in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Beth Greenfield & Elena Sheppard Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 As you may have noticed, the “Year of the Woman” catchphrase — originally used in 1992, when voters elected more women to Congress than ever before in the wake of Anita Hill’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas — is

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Early Voting Surges Ahead of U.S. Elections, and Complaints Follow

Liz Hampton October 26, 2018 / 5:33 PM MARIETTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Hope Norris showed up two weeks early to vote in Marietta, Georgia, and waited 45 minutes to cast a ballot for Democrat Stacey Abrams, who could become the first black woman governor elected in U.S. history. The 55-year-old

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Control of U.S. Senate May Hinge On Possible Mississippi Runoff

Sharon Bernstein October 27, 2018 / 6:06 AM (Reuters) – A crowded U.S. Senate race in Republican stronghold Mississippi could set the stage for weeks of uncertainty over which party ends up controlling the upper chamber of Congress after the Nov. 6 elections. Two Republicans and two Democrats are contesting

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