Black Women Running: EMILY's List Says These Candidates Deserve Your Vote

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  • Brenda Lawrence, Alma Adams, Erika Geiss
  • Alma Adams
  • Brenda Lawrence
  • Muriel Bowser
  • Carol Ammons
  • Geraldine Thompson
  • Rhonda Fields
  • Naquetta Ricks
  • Erika Geiss

Alma Adams

North Carolina state Rep. Alma Adams handily won the Democratic primary to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Mel Watts, who now heads the Federal Housing Finance Agency. EMILY's List predicts she will win again in November. And, because it's a special election, Adams will be sworn in soon after, making her the 100th woman concurrently serving in Congress. 

(Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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