Groups Work to Energize Black Voters in Key 2018 Midterm Election Contests

By Vanessa Williams October 19 at 9:58 AM BlackPAC, which helped to boost turnout among black voters for crucial Democratic victories in Virginia and Alabama, will spend $8 million to mobilize African Americans for key midterm contests for the Senate, House and governorships. The group will use direct mail and

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“It Shouldn’t Be a Crime In This World to Speak Your Mind”

By Kayla Webley Adler Oct 17, 2018 On Tuesday, October 2, Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah’s Whatsapp started “blowing up” with messages from mutual friends asking if she’d heard the news. “Jamal’s missing, Jamal’s missing,” they said, pointing Attiah to an article in an Arabic publication that said

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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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The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Only 4 Women Reflect On Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

By Alanna Vagianos 10/15/2018 12:05 pm ET The only four female members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are angry that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. “Women have had to put up with this bullshit for way too long,” Sen. Mazie

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Rampant Voter Suppression Underway, with Black Voters the Chief Target

By Chauncey K. Robinson October 12, 2018 10:03 AM CDT With the mainstream media obsessed over Kanye West and Donald Trump’s latest ploy for attention and the revelation that Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller used to sniff glue back in elementary school, a new report by the Associated Press

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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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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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