How Attica Scott is changing the face of Kentucky politics
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"During the campaign it was really about highlighting that we needed a new voice and a fresh face in Frankfurt. We had this 34-year incumbent who was anti-LGBT and anti-women's rights. He was a Democrat in name only and refused to caucus with the Democrats since the 1990s, so it was really about highlighting and exposing his record and lifting up my social justice agenda," Scott told NBCBLK
Representative Riner just called to concede. Thank you to every single one of you who believed that we could do it. Great job, folks!— Attica Scott (@atticascott) May 18, 2016
Thank you!— Attica Scott (@atticascott) May 23, 2016
"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." pic.twitter.com/T0o7ZWyy5y
Her win comes with much optimism.
At this time, Scott is running unopposed on the Republican side for the general election scheduled to take place on November 8th
In 20 yrs, not a single African-American woman has been elected to the Kentucky General Assembly. Tonight @atticascott changed that.— Col. Rae Hodge (@RaeHodge) May 18, 2016