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Meet the Victors: Mapped Minority Members of Congress

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Thirty-four states have candidates of color or children of immigrants on Tuesday's ballot. A total of 155 minority candidates will either retain or gain a position in the House and five others are vying for four Senate seats.(Doris Nhan)

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

Alabama  

DISTRICT 3

John Andrew Harris, Democratic challenger

Race/Ethnicity: African-American/black

 

About

Outcome: Lost to John Rogers 64% to 36%

DISTRICT 5

 

Charlie Holley, Democratic challenger

Race/Ethnicity: African-American/black

About

Outcome: Lost 65% to 35% to Mo Brooks

DISTRICT 7

Terri Sewell, Democratic incumbent

Race/Ethnicity: African-American/black

About

Outcome: Won 76% to 34% over Don Chamberlain

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Arizona  

Senate: Open seat

Richard Carmona, Democrat

Race/Ethnicity: Latino/Hispanic

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%.

DISTRICT 3

Raul Grijalva, Democratic incumbent for District 7

Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino

About: Second-generation Mexican immigrant.

Outcome: Won 58% to 38%

Gabriela Saucedo-Mercer, Republican challenger

Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino

About: First-generation immigrant from Mexico

Outcome: Lost 58% to 38%

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