The 2020 Election Candidates Who Made History

first_img– Advertisement – Election night victories by Representative Deb Haaland, Democrat of New Mexico, in the state’s First District, Yvette Herrell, a Republican, in its Second District, and Teresa Leger Fernandez, a Democrat, in its Third District, mean that New Mexico’s entire House delegation will be made up of women of color. In the Senate Cori Bush, a progressive who toppled a member of the Democratic Party establishment during her primary, cruised to victory over Anthony Rogers, a Republican, and became the first Black woman elected to represent Missouri in Congress. “To the Black women, the Black girls, the nurses, the essential workers, the single mothers — this is our moment,” Ms. Bush said in her victory speech.Ritchie Torres, a Democrat who is Afro-Latino, swept aside his Republican opponent and became the first openly gay Black man elected to Congress. He will replace Representative José Serrano in New York’s 15th Congressional District. (Mondaire Jones, another Democrat who is also Black and gay, is ahead in his race to fill the seat in New York’s 17th Congressional District that is being vacated by Representative Nita Lowey.) “I am hopeful that there’s a young person desperately in need of that message, who, just before going to bed, looked online and saw this result,” Ms. McBride said. “For that person, they know that change is possible and things can get better.” – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – The 2020 election saw a diverse set of candidates in races across the country, even though the presidential contest was between two septuagenarian white men. Votes are still being tallied, but barrier-breaking candidates have notched victories in some of the races that have been called.Here are some of the winners who have made history.In the House of Representatives Cynthia Lummis, a Republican former congresswoman, will become the first woman to serve in the Senate from Wyoming. She cruised to victory in the race to succeed Senator Michael B. Enzi, who is retiring.In Statehouseslast_img read more

Jobs queen Sarina Russo buys home in New Farm with nephew

first_imgThe employment millionaire also recently listed one of her many city apartment investments for rent at a cost of $1800 a week. Inside the house Sarina Russo and Andrew Pennisi have bought in New Farm.The three-bedroom apartment is in the sought-after Riparian Plaza skyscraper on Eagle St in the heart of the CBD.Data shows the entrepreneur and founder of the Sarina Russo Group has amassed an impressive portfolio of residential and commercial properties. Sarina Russo has built up an impressive property portfolio in Brisbane.She snapped up the Riparian Plaza apartment from a family member for $389,000 back in 2011, according to RP Data records.It has been rented out ever since, at times earning $2000 a week.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe apartment has river and city views. Inside the Brisbane CBD apartment Sarina Russo is renting out for $1800 a week.Mr Pennisi’s glamorous wedding to Angelique Boyce at Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast made headlines in 2015.In a bizarre twist, mother of the bride, Brisbane socialite Maureen Boyce, was found murdered at her apartment months after her daughter’s wedding. Andrew Pennisi and Angelique Boyce on their wedding day. Sarina Russo has added another property to her Brisbane portfolio. Picture supplied.JOBS queen Sarina Russo has splashed out on a home in trendy New Farm with her nephew, Andrew Pennisi.Records show the pair paid $2.175 million for the contemporary house in sought-after Griffith Street, just a walk from Howard Smith Wharves and the ferry terminal. The house Sarina Russo and Andrew Pennisi have bought in New Farm.The split-level home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a pool and two outdoor entertaining areas. RELATED: Inside Oprah’s impressive real estate portfoliolast_img read more