Georgia Democrats Nominate State Senator Nikema Williams To Succeed John Lewis

POLITICS 07/20/2020 12:06 pm ET By Tara Golshan and Daniel Marans Georgia’s Democratic Party picked its own party chair, Nikema Williams, a state senator, to run in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, the seat held by the late civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis. Lewis died Friday after a battle with

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GOP Sends Black Georgia Congresswoman Rep. Lucy McBath a “For Sale” Sign with Her Name On It

By Luke Darby February 26, 2020 At Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg got a little too honest. Referring to the wave of newly elected congressional Democrats who flipped control of the House of Representatives in 2018, Bloomberg said, “Twenty-one of those were people that I spent

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The Historic Political Gains Made By Black Women In 2018

Donna M. Owens Dec, 20, 2018 When Ayanna Pressley heads to Congress in January, the newly elected Massachusetts representative will work from the same office that Shirley Chisholm once occupied decades ago. The symbolism is powerful: Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress 50 years ago, while Pressley

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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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Can Gun Control Advocate Lucy McBath Win In Gun-Loving Georgia?

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 10/07/2018 05:45 am ET Lucy McBath’s name is intimately tied to the issue of guns. The Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District was first thrust into the national spotlight in 2012, when her black 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was shot dead at a Florida gas station by

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