Record num­ber of Lati­nos to serve in Con­gress

Tri-City Herald - - Obituaries/news -

More Lati­nos will serve in Con­gress next year than ever be­fore – at least 42, with one House race to be de­cided.

Thirty-three of 44 Latino Demo­cratic can­di­dates and seven of 15 Latino Repub­li­can can­di­dates won their races.

The lat­est Latina win­ner was GOP Rep. Jaime Her­rera Beut­ler of Wash­ing­ton state, who claimed vic­tory Wed­nes­day for a fifth term over Demo­crat Carolyn Long.

In a dis­trict that in­cludes part of Orange County, Calif., Demo­crat Gil Cis­neros trails Repub­li­can Young Kim, who’s try­ing to be­come the first Korean-Amer­i­can im­mi­grant woman in the House.

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