Party Time: Black Democrats Running for Office

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  • 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 Villiage
  • Val Applewhite, Mayor, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Patrick Cannon, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina

Shirley McKellar, 1st Congressional District of Texas

Military veteran and nonprofit business owner Shirley McKellar wants to unseat incumbent Republican Congressman Louis Gohmert in 2014. This is her second bid for a seat in Congress. The self-described "conservative Democrat" in 2012 received about 27 percent of the vote compared to Gohmert's 71 percent.

(Photo: Courtesy of Vote Shirley McKellar)

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