People of color are running and winning in majority white districts


  • Political experts say more candidates of color are contesting and winning elections in predominantly white districts in recent years.
  • Experts point to 2018 as a successful year for Democrats and for Black Democrats in majority white districts.
  • Some experts said women of color may have the advantage of running in predominantly white districts.

WASHINGTON – The Mercedes Cross faces a climb incumbent incumbent Nevada GOP Representative Mark Amodei.

of Nevada 2nd Congressional DistrictWhich is roughly 67% White, 2% Black, 23% Hispanic, 4% Asian American, and 2% Native American, has never elected a Democrat or a person of color since it was created after the 1980 census.


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