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Kai Kahele Wins HI Congressional Primary; Marquita Bradshaw Becomes TN’s Dem. Candidate for Senate

HeadlineAug 10, 2020

Hawaiian state Senator Kai Kahele won the primary to replace retiring congressmember and former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard. Kahele would be just the second Native Hawaiian in Congress since statehood. Hawaii becomes the fifth state to conduct an election entirely, or primarily, by mail.

In Tennessee, environmental justice activist and political newcomer Marquita Bradshaw won the Democratic nomination for retiring U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander’s seat. She is the first Black woman in Tennessee to gain a major party’s nomination for the Senate.

In Arizona, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost his bid to win back his old position — to his former chief deputy. In 2017, Trump pardoned Arpaio for defying a court order to stop his deputies from racial profiling.

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