Only Black GOP Woman in Congress Running in Trump-wary Utah

By Lindsay Whitehurst | AP October 17 at 1:39 PM SALT LAKE CITY — The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Mia Love has

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Somali-American Woman Running for Congress Faces Questions on Marriage, Campaign Spending

By Amy Forliti, The Associated Press Posted at 5:31 AM   MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress who is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House has denounced claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud as “disgusting lies,” and says allegations of campaign

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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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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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South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn for Speaker of the House of Representatives

Written By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. No one questions the fact that for the past six decades, African Americans have overwhelmingly supported and voted for Democratic Party candidates for the United States Congress. In the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, African Americans by the millions will once again cast the clear

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Maine Senator Susan Collins Could Face Senate Challenge From Former Obama Adviser Susan Rice After Backing Brett Kavanaugh

Harriet Agerholm @HarrietAgerholm President Barack Obama‘s former national security adviser Susan Rice has said she is considering trying to unseat Republican Senator Susan Collins at the next election in Maine in 2020. Ms Collins cast a deciding vote to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after three women

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Will Black People Step Up and Step Out to the Polls for the Midterm Elections?

By Jasmine Hardy – October 3, 2018 There’s nearly a month to go before the 2018 midterm elections and thankfully, there are a number of promising candidates on ballots throughout the country who can have a positive impact on the Black community. If Florida, if Gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, wins

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