Submitted By Janiyah Thomas
Black Media Affairs Coordinator

Congratulations to all of the Black Republican candidates who made history Tuesday night winning their state-wide and local elections across the country. Republican trailblazer Winsome Sears defied the odds to become the first Black woman elected to serve as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor. On the local level, Black Republicans like, A.C. Cordoza (VA-91), Donald Douglas (KY,SD-22), and Jalen Johnson (Albany City Commission-II) highlight the growth and diversity of the GOP at all levels. Additionally, with Glenn Youngkin’s win, Black Virginians have a new Governor that supports school choice and is committed to supporting HBCUs in his budgets. The RNC remains committed to expanding our party, supporting our Black Republican leaders, and having meaningful engagement through our RNC Black Community Centers.” -Paris Dennard, RNC National Spokesperson and Director of Black Media Affairs

  • Election Notes:
    According to CNN exit polling
    • Glenn Youngkin received 13% of the Black vote
    • Winsome Sears received 17% of the Black vote
    Minneapolis voters rejected the ballot measure to replace the police
    • The question failed 56% to 44%

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