With all but two contests involving candidates of color decided, many minority leaders will take the oath to serve in the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate during the 113th Congress. Majority of results are from NBC News as of Dec. 18, 2012.
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2012 Congressional Races Involving Minorities
John Andrew Harris, Democratic challenger
Outcome: Lost to John Rogers 64% to 36%
Charlie Holley, Democratic challenger
Outcome: Lost 65% to 35% to Mo Brooks
Terri Sewell, Democratic incumbent
Outcome: Won 76% to 34% over Don Chamberlain
Senate: Open seat
Richard Carmona, Democrat
About: Second-generation Puerto Rican.
Outcome: Lost 50% to 46% to Jeff Flake
State demographics: white 57.8%; Hispanic: 29.6%; Native American 4%; black 3.7%; Asian 2.7%.
Raul Grijalva, Democratic incumbent for District 7
About: Second-generation Mexican immigrant.
Outcome: Won 58% to 38%
Gabriela Saucedo-Mercer, Republican challenger
About: First-generation immigrant from Mexico
Outcome: Lost 58% to 38%