Stacey Abrams

The most diverse Congress ever doesn't erase our divisions

The most diverse Congress ever doesn't erase our divisions

Andrew Gillum’s and Ben Jealous’ election losses proved major blows to voters pushing to shake up the traditional political establishment by adding representatives to better reflect the racial makeup of the country.

Mr. Jealous always faced an uphill battle for Maryland governor, so his defeat didn’t come as a shock. It was a different story for Mr. Gillum in his quest to become Florida’s first African American governor. Donors from around the country poured money into his campaign, and former President Barack Obama stumped for him in hopes that the charismatic Tallahassee mayor could turn the ultimate swing state blue. His loss was particularly heart-wrenching to those who had...

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