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First black female nominee for governor

Washington, May 23: Voters in the US have chosen a black woman as nominee for state governor after former lawmaker and author Stacey Abrams declared victory in Georgias Democratic primary. Abrams, former state House minority leader, beat former state representative Stacey Evans on Tuesday, the US media reported.
She will face a Republican candidate in the high-stakes mid-term contest in November. If elected in the deeply conservative state, Abrams would become the first woman and the first person from an ethnic minority to lead the southern state. Both the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her major primary rival Bernie Sanders endorsed Abrams in the primary. (IANS)

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