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Who's Who In The November 4th Election

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Brenda Lawrence, candidate for Michigan's 14th congressional district, is interviewed by CQ Rol
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Brenda Lawrence, candidate for Michigan's 14th congressional district, is interviewed by CQ Roll Call, September 27, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

This year a record number of black Americans are running for office. In total, across congressional and statewide elections, more than 100 black politicians are seeking office. There are 83 black Republicans and Democrats vying for positions in the House. Among them is Utah’s Mia Love, who would become the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. The previous high for black candidates seeking positions in the House was 73 in 2012. Here are some races to watch.

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