Party Time: Black Democrats Running for Office

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  • 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
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  • 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

Nina Turner, Ohio Secretary of State 

For the past few years, Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner has been an outspoken opponent of efforts in her state that would disenfranchise voters. Turner says she's "running for secretary of state because I believe Ohio needs to be the gold standard for elections," the Plain Dealer reports. If her 2014 bid succeeds, she will be the first African-American to win statewide office there. 

(Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

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