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As polls closed late Tuesday, states throughout the country saw a range of candidates of color racking up election wins in historic results.

The gains ranged from mayoral elections to state offices, in many cases the first time such posts have been won by people of color or candidates from marginalized communities.

Here's a rundown of the winners:

Wu beats George for top spot in Boston
City council member Michelle Wu, 36, won the mayoral race in Boston after fellow Democrat Annissa Essaibi George conceded. Wu gained 63.6% of votes compared to 36% for Wu, according to WBUR News.

Wu is the first woman and person of color elected to the post. Acting mayor of Boston Kim Janey, a Black woman, was appointed after previously elected mayor Marty Walsh stepped down to become U.S. secretary of labor under President Joe Biden.


Wu grew up in Chicago and her parents immigrated from Taiwan. A Harvard Law graduate, she is a former protégé of liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Wu had served in the Boston city council since 2014.

Wu had the backing of Warren, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass, and Mayor Janey during the campaign.

She clashed with her opponent George on a number of issues, including affordable housing, public education, transportation, crime and policing reform. Before running for mayor, Wu joined other city council members in calling for a 10% cut to the police department’s budget.

Eric Adams wins NYC mayoral election, Alvin Bragg elected first Black Manhattan DA
Retired police officer Eric Adams defeated underdog Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa Tuesday to become the second Black mayor in the history of New York City Tuesday. The newly elected mayor promised to reflect needs of working and middle class voters of color.

Former federal prosecutor Alvin Bragg will become the first Black person to lead the Manhattan district attorney's office after his win Tuesday over Republican opponent, Thomas Kenniff.

The Manhattan DA handles tens of thousands of cases per year, according to The Times. Bragg will soon be in charge of the high-profile investigation into former President Donald Trump and his family business.


Ed Gainey takes Pittsburgh mayoral race
Democratic state Rep. Ed Gainey served five terms in the Pennsylvania state House before deciding to run for mayor of Pittsburgh. Protests following the murder of Minneapolis man George Floyd while in police custody in May 2020 inspired him, Gainey said.

Gainey was the first candidate to defeat a sitting mayor in nearly 90 years, fellow Democrat Bill Peduto, in a primary, according to The Washington Post.

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Aftab Pureval becomes first Asian mayor of Cincinnati
Aftab Pureval, 39, beat fellow Democratic opponent and longtime Cincinnati politician David Mann Tuesday by a clear majority. Pureval, the Hamilton County clerk of courts, triumphed with 66% of the vote.

Mann conceded at 10 p.m., Cincinnati newspaper The Enquirer, part of the USA TODAY Network, reported.

The child of immigrants, Pureval ran on a platform of change and "fresh ideas" for City Hall.
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So all this flag waving just shows that skin color is first and foremost in some people's minds.

I believe that actually falls under the heading of racism.

A person's skin color should not matter. It's who they are as a person should be the ONLY defining factor, but apparently that's not good enough for those who have an overwhelming need to divide and separate.

Talk about rock bottom scum....
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So all this flag waving just shows that skin color is first and foremost in some people's minds.

I believe that actually falls under the heading of racism.

A person's skin color should not matter. It's who they are as a person should be the ONLY defining factor, but apparently that's not good enough for those who have an overwhelming need to divide and separate.

Talk about rock bottom scum....
For so many years people of color were precluded from running for higher office in the greater part of our country. After that not much in important leadership rolls. It's good to see more of the entire country reflected in leadership life style , appearance, and culture. More and more they are succeeding or losing like their Caucasian brothers did exclusively for so many years. And yes that is something to celebrate.
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For so many years people of color were precluded from running for higher office in the greater part of our country. After that not much in important leadership rolls. It's good to see more of the entire country reflected in leadership life style , appearance, and culture. More and more they are succeeding or losing like their Caucasian brothers did exclusively for so many years. And yes that is something to celebrate.
The reason that POC were precluded from running for office for years was that people focused on the color of their skin instead of their character and qualifications for office; kind of like what you are doing here.
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