Joe Neguse elected as Colorado’s first African American man in Congress


U.S. Congressman-elect Joe Neguse celebrates victory with a speech at Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center in Lafayette, Colo. Nov. 6, 2018. (Laura Daley for the CU Independent)

Democrat Joe Neguse defeated Republican Peter Yu in a race for Colorado’s District 2 seat in U.S. Congress Tuesday night. Following his sweeping victory in the primaries in June, he has been the favored candidate for the seat left open by newly elected Governor Jared Polis.

Neguse ran on a platform of “fundamental rights for Americans.” With views that could not be more antithetical to President Trump’s, Neguse plans to push for tangible change in Washington to “give everyone the chance to pursue the American Dream,” according to his website.

“If President Trump is listening, I hope he…

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