Lupe Valdez becomes first openly gay and first Latina candidate to win a major party nomination for Texas governor

  1. Lupe Valdez becomes first openly gay and first Latina candidate to win a major party nomination for Texas governor  Texas Tribune
  2. Valdez wins tight race to become first Latina, first lesbian to win major party nod for governor  mySanAntonio.com
  3. Lupe Valdez becomes first Latina to win major-party nomination for Texas governor  Dallas News
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Black candidate makes history as women advance in U.S. midterms

Black candidate makes history as women advance in U.S. midtermsDemocratic voters rallied on Tuesday for the chance to make history in November by selecting a ticket filled with female candidates, including a bid to elect the first African-American female governor in the United States. Stacey Abrams won the party’s nomination for governor in Georgia, where she faces long odds in a Republican-dominated southern state testing divergent Democratic strategies. Contests in Texas and Kentucky also moved women to the forefront of the fight for the U.S. House of Representatives, where Democrats need to wrest 23 seats from Republicans to gain control.


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Clinton to endorse male ally Cuomo for NY Gov, snubs progressive female candidate

  1. Clinton to endorse male ally Cuomo for NY Gov, snubs progressive female candidate  Fox News
  2. Three Themes to Watch at State Democratic Convention  Gotham Gazette
  3. Hillary Clinton to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo at New York Democratic convention  USA TODAY
  4. Leecia Eve, Ex-Aide to Clinton and Cuomo, Enters Attorney General Race  New York Times
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Controversial Senate candidate Don Blankenship says he will make a third-party run in West Virginia

  1. Controversial Senate candidate Don Blankenship says he will make a third-party run in West Virginia  Washington Post
  2. Don Blankenship Announces Third-Party Bid for West Virginia Senate Seat  New York Times
  3. Coal Magnate Seeks Second Chance in Senate Race in West Virginia  Wall Street Journal
  4. Experts: Door could be open for Blankenship to pursue independent Senate run  Charleston Gazette-Mail
  5. Those PACs that funded anti-Blankenship ads? We now know who funded them.  NBCNews.com
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Republican candidate films herself lashing out at transgender woman in bathroom

Republican candidate films herself lashing out at transgender woman in bathroomA Republican candidate has filmed herself confronting and lashing out at a transgender woman using the woman’s toilet at a restaurant in Los Angeles. Jazmina Saavedra, who is currently running for Congress in California, misgendered the trans woman and branded her a “stupid guy� in the Denny’s diner. Ms Saavedra, who is campaigning for a seat in California’s 44th district, documented the incident in a Facebook Live on Tuesday.


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