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Some U.S. Election Races to Watch - Updated
 
October 22 – November 04, 2020
 
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Alabama
US Senate: Doug Jones (D) vs. Tommy Tuberville (R)
2017: 'Black Votes Matter': African-Americans Propel Jones To Alabama Win

Arkansas
US House: Joyce Elliott (D) vs. French Hill (R)
Joyce Elliot seeks to become the first Black ever to represent Arkansas in Congress. Polls show her virturally tied. One of her ads is our most favorite among all those we have seen this campaign season.

District of Columbia
DC Council At-Large: Marcus Goodwin (I) vs. 25 other people including incumbent Robert White (D) and former member Vincent Orange who sponsored the bill that and set asides April 16 as District of Columbia Emancipation Day. Goodwin was a leader in a movement to remove the historic Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park

Georgia
US Senate: Warnock vs. Kelly Loeffler (R) and otherss
If no candidate receives a majority of the vote on November 3, a runoff between the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will take place January 5, 2021.

US House: Lucy McBath (D) vs. Karen Handel (R) Rematch
And She Could Be Next features McBath. Rep. McBath's son, Jordan Davis, was murdered in November 2012. She became an advocate for gun control and defeated Karen Handel for a House of Representatives seat in 2018. McBath is one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent.

Illinois
Lauren Underwood (D) vs. Jim Oberweis (R)
Lauren Underwood is one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent.
Utah
Ben McAdams (D) vs. Burgess Owens (R)
U.S. House: Owens, who is Black and a former football player for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders, was recently criticized againf or appearing on a program that supports conspiracy theory and FBI-labeled domestic terrorism threat QAnon. On each show, Owens appealed for financial support for his campaign from the program's followers.

Indiana
Governor: Dr. Woody Myers (D) vs. Eric Holcomb (R)

Maryland
Kweisi Mfume (D) vs. Kim Klacik (R)
Klacik raised a whopping $6.4 million after Trump shared her ad, but the race is set to be one of the biggest blowouts ever and Mfume will return to Congress

Michigan
US Senate: Gary Peters (D) vs. John James (R)
Republican Senate candidate John James says it's pointless to call out Trump's racism in leaked audio

Mississippi
US Senate: Mike Espy (D) vs. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
In this rematch, Espy seeks to become the first Black to represent Mississippi in the Senate since Reconstruction. Mississippi, is the blackest state in the Union.

Fabian Nelson (Nonpartisan) vs many others
Nelson, who is African-American, would become the first Mississippi LGBQT+ legislature. Mississippi is one of just four states in the country that have never elected an openly LGBTQ state legislator. The other three are Alaska, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Missouri
Secretary of State: Yinka Faleti (D) vs. Jay Ashcroft (R)
Faleti, a United States Military Academy at West Point graduate, immigrated from Nigeria.

New York
Jackie Gordon (D) vs. Andrew Garbarino (R)

Mondaire Jones vs. Maureen McArdle Schulman (R)
Set to become one of two first openly Black national legislators in this very Democratic district.

Ritchie Torres vs. Patrick Delices (R)
Set to become one of two first openly Black national legislators in this very Democratic district.

Antonio Delgado (D) vs. Kyle Van De Water (R)
As the first African-Puerto Rican elected to Congress, Delgado is also the first person of either African-American or Hispanic descent to be elected to Congress from Upstate New York. He is one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent.

Nevada
Steven Horsford (D) vs. Jim Marchant (R)
Rep. Horsford, who has campaigned as a family man, admits to having had an affair. Horsford is one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent.

North Carolina
Lieutenant Governor: Yvonne Lewis Holley vs. Mark Robinson (R)
In North Carolina, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected separately. Both Holley and Robinson are of African descent.


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Vote 2020: Here's what you need to know about the candidates for NC lieutenant governor


U.S. House: Patricia Timmons-Goodson (D) vs. Richard Hudson (R) Polls have her in a tight race.

U.S. House: Cynthia Wallace (D) vs. Dan Bishop (R)
Polls have her in a tight race.

Ohio
US House: Desiree Tims (D) vs. Michael Turner (R)
Mississippi
US Senate: Mike Espy vs. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
In this rematch, Espy seeks to become the first Black to represent Mississippi in the Senate since Reconstruction. Mississippi, is the blackest state in the Union.

South Carolina
US Senate: Jaimee Harrison (D) vs. Lindsey Graham (R)

Tennessee
US Senate: Marquita Bradshaw (D) vs. Yomi Faparusi (I) vs. Bill Hagerty (R)
Bradshaw seeks to become the first Black to represent Tennessee in the Senate. Faparusi immigrated from Nigeria.
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State House:  Torrey Harris (D) vs. John DeBerry Jr. (I)

State House:  Brandon Thomas (D) vs. Mike Sparks (R)

Harris and Thomas: Tennessee Is Poised to Elect Its First Openly LGBTQ+ Law Makers (both of African descent) Tennessee is one of just four states in the country that have never elected an openly LGBTQ state legislator. The other three are Alaska, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Texas
Candace Valenzuela (D) vs. Beth Van Duyne (R)
Valenzuela could become the first Afro-Latina in Congress.

Colin Allred (D) vs. Genevieve Collins (R)
Allred is one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent.

Mike Siegal vs. Michael McCaul (R)

Utah
U.S. House:Ben McAdams (D) vs. Burgess Owens (R)
Owens, who is Black and a former football player for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders, sees Donald Trump, as “an advocate for Black Americans, Black kids getting educated, having a choice." He added, "I love the fact he’s all about having Black Americans having jobs,” saying Trump has “done more to help my community come out of the darkness than any president in my lifetime.”

Virginia
U.S. House: Dr. Cameron Webb (D) vs. Bob Good (R)
Polls show Webb ahead or tied with Good.

Washington
Marilyn Strickland (D) vs. Beth Doglio (D)
Strickland, a former mayor of Tacoma, hopes to become the first African-American to represent Washington and the first Korean-American women in Congress. Polls show Strickland well ahead.

Wisconsin
State House: Samba Baldeh (D) vs. Samuel Anderson (R)
In this heavily Democratic district Baldeh will become the first Muslim in the Wisconsin Assembly and probably the first Gambian-American in any state legislature.


Polls:

Real Clear Politics


Five-Thirty-Eight

Civiqs: Donald Trump Approval Rating



 
 
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