Look Who's Running: Black Republicans Seeking Political Office

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  • Brenda Lenard, U.S. Senate, Tennessee
  • Mia Love, 4th Congressional District of Utah
  • Erika Harold, 13th Congressional District of Illinois
  • Stefanie Carter, Texas Railroad Commissioner
  • Katrina Pierson, 32nd Congressional District of Texas
  • David Earl Williams III, 9th Congressional District of Illinois
  • A.D. Lenoir Sr., Miami Dade Commissioner
  • Michael Scott Carter, Illinois State Treasurer
  • Chris Hailey, Sheriff, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
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  • Michael Ovitz, Illinois General Assembly
  • Will Hurd, Will Hurd, 23rd Congressional District of Texas
  • Kim Taylor, New Jersey General Assembly
  • Bill Randall, Mayor of Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • Charles Lollar, Governor of Maryland
  • Glo Smith, 5th Congressional District of Florida
  • Lisa Fritsch, Governor of Texas
  • John Campbell Jr., New Jersey General Assembly

Erika Harold, 13th Congressional District of Illinois

Illinois attorney and former Miss America Erika Harold is pro-life and opposes proposals to increase individual and corporate tax rates and efforts to encroach on the Second Amendment right to bear arms. If elected in 2014, Harold would become the first female African-American Republican to serve in Congress, or one of two if Mia Love, mayor of Sarasota Springs, Utah, also wins her bid.

(Photo: AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon, File) 

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