Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Gabe Amo wins Rhode Island congressional seat: first Black person to represent Rhode Island

Democrat Gabe Amo has won the special election for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, holding the seat for his party and making history as the first Black person to represent the state in Congress.

Amo, a 35-year-old former White House staffer, defeated Republican Gerry Leonard, a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and political newcomer. Amo is expected to be sworn in by the end of next week.


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