National Teacher of the Year winner could be Connecticut’s first Black Democrat in Congress

AmNews Staff Reports | 8/15/2018, 10:32 a.m.
Jahana Hayes moved one step closer towards becoming Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress on Tuesday when the former National ...
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Jahana Hayes moved one step closer towards becoming Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress on Tuesday when the former National Teacher of the Year bested Mary Glassman in the state’s 5th Congressional District primary.

Glassman conceded to Hayes as results streamed in, calling her a “tough competitor” who “ran a good race.” The seat was opened when Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced she wouldn’t be seeking re-election following accusations she mishandled an abuse claim in her office.

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