Mondaire Jones to become the first openly gay, Black member of Congress

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Posted November 4, 2020 at 11:35am

Mondaire Jones won the race for New York’s 17th District congressional seat Wednesday morning, making him the first openly gay, Black man elected to Congress. Ritchie Torres, who won his election in New York’s 15th congressional district Tuesday, is Afro Latino and gay. See the video for a conversation CQ Roll Call had with Jones a few days before his historic win.

Correction: A previous version of this video misidentified Torres’ race. The video has been updated to reflect his racial identity.

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