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Transgender activist Sarah McBride wins Delaware state Senate primary

Transgender activist Sarah McBride won the Democratic nomination for a Delaware state Senate seat…

Tuesday, putting her on track to be the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender elected official.

McBride, who currently serves as a spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, defeated Joseph McCole to win the nomination for the state Senate seat in the 1st District. She will be the heavy favorite to win the seat, which has been held by Democrat Harris McDowell since 1977 and is open this cycle.

The district covers parts of northern Delaware and includes portions of Wilmington.

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“This victory is not mine. It belongs to so many – our grassroots volunteers and donors, our cheerleaders and supporters. I am beyond proud. I am beyond grateful,” McBride tweeted.

This victory is not mine. It belongs to so many – our grassroots volunteers and donors, our cheerleaders and supporters. I am beyond proud. I am beyond grateful. — Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) September 16, 2020

McBride, 30 has been involved in activism for much of her life and gained recognition as a chief advocate for Delaware’s landmark nondiscrimination legislation, which was signed into law in 2013, as well as for Medicaid expansion.

McBride also published a book…

Tal Axelrod

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