Record number of Black women are candidates in Alabama

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They’re fueled by Democrat Doug Jones’ stunning upset Senate win, the #MeToo movement, opposition to Trump and a desire to carry on Obama’s legacy.

By Adam Edelman, nbcnews.com

It’s an unlikely location for a political uprising: A onetime drug rehab center in an office park, where metal bars still line the windows and the hum from the nearby I-20/I-59 overpass is constant.

But it is here that Jameria Moore, a 49-year-old attorney, launched her campaign for a judgeship on the Jefferson County Probate Court. She is one of about three dozen African-American women who are running for office as Democrats across deep-red Alabama.

It’s an unprecedented number, according to party officials. Many, like Moore, are running for the first time. And many, like Moore, say Democrat Doug Jones’ unexpected Senate victory in December inspired them to take a chance.

Read more at https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/record-number-black-women-are-candidates-alabama-n857576

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