After Rhode Island Primary, State Appears Set for Its First Black U.S. Representative

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2023
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Gabriel Amo, a moderate Democrat who served in the Biden and Obama administrations, won a raucous Democratic special primary election in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District on Tuesday, positioning him to become the first person of color to represent the state in Congress. Mr. Amo, who is Black, beat out 10 other Democrats to win with about one-third of the vote in the deep-blue district with around 90 percent of the votes counted, all but ensuring that he would succeed former Representative David N. Cicilline, who stepped down in May...

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