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McClellan elected as Virginia’s first Black woman in Congress


 McClellan elected as Virginia’s first Black woman in Congress

The Virginia state senator has won a special election to replace the late Rep. Don McEachin in a heavily Democratic district.

By Madison Fernandez

02/21/2023 07:43 PM EST

Updated: 02/21/2023 09:47 PM EST

Virginia state Sen. Jennifer McClellan overwhelmingly won a Tuesday special election for a vacant Richmond-based congressional district, making her the state’s first Black woman elected to Congress.

McClellan led 68 percent to 32 percent over Republican Leon Benjamin when the Associated Press called the race with 32 percent of precincts reporting in the heavily Democratic area. Virginia’s 4th District was last held by the late Rep. Don McEachin, who died in late November — just weeks after he won reelection to his fourth term.


I can't seem to find the Politico story on Winsome Sears being elected as Virginia's first black woman Lt. Governor.  I wonder why they chose not to write a story on that.


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