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That’s beginning to change,” said state Sen. Royce West (D-Texas), who lost last week’s primary to the Senate Democratic campaign arm’s candidate, MJ Hegar.

Then in 2018, Democrats took back the House in part because a half-dozen Black candidates won heavily-white districts in states like Georgia, Connecticut and Illinois.

Out of 2,000?” Harrison said, noting that he sees hope in the number of black candidates running this cycle.

The financial lifelines for many candidates of color, particularly early on in the races, have often come from groups like Emily’s List, Higher Heights and the Collective PAC — groups that backed many of the Democratic candidates of color who won in 2018.

Black Senate candidates this cycle are also hauling in big numbers.

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