Lavern Chatman is running for a seat in Virginia's 8th congressional district. Oprah Winfrey traveled to Virginia in April to sign autographs at $2,500 each to raise money for Chatman's campaign. The former Northern Virginia Urban League president says, "If we can put a community organizer in the White House, we can put a community leader in the U.S. House." She has some very stiff competition, but if luck is on her side on June 10 she will almost surely win the heavily Democratic district in November.
Update: Lost (Photo: Laverne Chatman for Congress)