Party Time: Black Democrats Running for Office

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  • It Takes a Villiage
  • Val Applewhite, Mayor, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Patrick Cannon, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Valerie Foushee, State Senator, North Carolina
  • Bakari Sellers, South Carolina Lieutenant Governor
  • Shirley McKellar, 1st Congressional District of Texas
  • John James, Mayor, Midland, Texas
  • Chris Tyson, Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Steve Brown, Texas Railroad Commissioner
  • Steen Miles, U.S. Senate, Georgia
  • Connie Stokes, Governor, Georgia
  • Ken Dious, 10th Congressional District of Georgia
  • Nina Turner, Ohio Secretary of State
  • Anthony Brown, Maryland Governor
  • Danatus King, Mayor, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rick Wade, U.S. Senate, South Carolina

It Takes a Village

African-Americans have a role to play at all levels of government. And while a presidential bid may be the political equivalent of going for the gold, no office is insignificant. Here's a group of Black Democrats who have their eyes on the prize, from small-town mayor to U.S. senator.  Joyce Jones

(Photo: Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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