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Women Get Milestone Wins in Georgia, Texas Democratic Primaries

  • For governor, the first black woman and an openly gay Latina
  • Female candidates victorious in multiple House primaries
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Georgia Democrats Nominate First Black Woman in Governor's Race

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Women recorded milestone firsts in Democratic primaries for governor in Georgia and Texas on Tuesday, as other female candidates were victorious in multiple contests to run for the U.S. House in November.

In Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams became the first black woman to win a major party nomination for governor, running on a platform that focused on economic fairness and mobility, overhauling the criminal justice system, and LGBTQ rights.