Neguse carries Congressional District 2, becomes Colorado’s first African-American congressman

Joe Neguse became the first African-American ever elected to Congress from Colorado on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The Lafayette Democrat won handily in the district, which includes Grand County, parts of Eagle and Summit counties, as well as Boulder and Estes Park, earning roughly 65 percent of the vote. Republican Peter Yu received about 30 percent of the vote.

Neguse and Yu tossed their hats into the ring after Rep. Jared Polis announced he would not seek re-election in Colorado’s second Congressional district.

Neguse, who is 34, will also be one of the few Millennials in Congress.

“I am so honored and humbled to have won the support of folks from across this incredible District,” Neguse said on Tuesday. “With so much vitriol right now in Washington and our political system, we must remember that, while…

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