122 Black Women Ran for Congress. Here are the Election Results.

122 Black Women Ran for Congress. Here are the Election Results.

Earlier this year, news outlets across the country reported that a record-number of Black women were running for Congress. In September, I compiled a list with their names and links to their campaign sites. Now that one of the most contentious elections in American history is over, I decided to do a follow-up to see how the ladies performed. Of the 122 Black women who ran, 24 were elected, and two are freshmen.

Click a candidate’s name to learn more about her platform. This list is not an endorsement of anyone. It is however a representation of where we are as a country and how politics work in America. These 24 women beat the odds everyday. May their campaigning not be in vain.

Alabama

Terri Sewell

California

Karen Bass (current chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus)

Barbara Lee

Maxine Waters

Connecticut

Jahana Hayes

Delaware

Lisa Blunt-Rochester

Florida

Val Demings

Frederica Wilson

Georgia

Lucy MacBath

Nikema Williams (freshman)

Illinois

Lauren Underwood

Kansas

Sharice Davids (she’s Native American, but still)

Louisiana

Candy Christophe

Massachusetts

Ayanna Pressley

Michigan

Brenda Lawrence

Minnesota

Ilhan Omar

Missouri

Cori Bush (freshman)

New Jersey

Bonnie Watson Coleman

New York

Yvette Clarke

North Carolina

Alma Adams

Ohio

Joyce Beatty

Marcia Fudge

Texas

Sheila Jackson Lee

Washington

Marilyn Strickland

Wisconsin

Gwen Moore

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