Winners and Losers in the 2013 Black Candidates' Ballot Box

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  • Win Some, Lose Some
  • Toni Harp, Mayor, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate
  • Kim Taylor, New Jersey General Assembly
  • Val Applewhite, Mayor, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Bill Randall, Mayor of Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • John Campbell Jr., New Jersey General Assembly
  • E.W. Jackson, Virginia Lieutenant Governor
  • John James, Mayor, Midland, Texas
  • John Burnett, New York City Comptroler

Win Some, Lose Some

It was not a banner night for many African-American candidates, but two candidates were able to add a chapter to the history books. The good news is that in politics, if at first one doesn't succeed, he or she can always try, try again. Joyce Jones

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