Kamala Harris becomes the second black woman in history elected to the US Senate
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California Attorney General Kamala Harris is her state's newest U.S. senator in over 24 years, the first black politician to represent California in the Senate, the first South Asian-American elected to the Senate and only the second
She defeated her challenger, Loretta Sanchez, also a Democrat. The two were able to face each other in the general election as a result of California's new primary system in the first race of it's kind
Harris previously made history as the first black, the first Asian-American and the first female attorney general for the state
Congrats Kamala and thanks for being a bright light in this otherwise dark, dreary election cycle.