Photo: Los Angeles Times

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 black woman ever elected to the Senate.

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.

Carol Moseley Braun was the last black woman senator in the U.S., serving from 1993 to 1999.

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.

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