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House Republicans could see their first black, gay members in years
House Republicans could see their first black, gay members in years

House Republicans are expected to expand their majority in Tuesday's election in part by welcoming a new crop of fiery conservatives - but also by adding something that has been missing from the GOP: diversity. Republicans in the House will probably add their first African American representative in recent years, if front-runner Mia Love picks up the south Salt Lake City-area open seat. Another black Republican, former CIA undercover officer Will Hurd, is in a tight race with a Democratic incumbent in west Texas. In addition, House Republicans could see two openly gay congressmen in a conference that currently has none. Republicans Richard Tisei in Massachusetts and Carl DeMaio in...

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