Winsome Sears Becomes First Female and Woman of Color Elected as Virginia's Lieutenant Governor


You may not know when some is the first African American woman elected to statewide office in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She was running alongside of Glenn young, and I just want to begin with her because MSNBC didn't carry her speech last night, and it's a fine speech and you should have heard it cut 26. All right, settle down, settle down. I am at a loss for words for the first time in my life. You know. I love you too. I am here. Yes. Record. Motivated dedicated. So. I'm here because of you. I'm here because you voted for me. I'm here because you put your trust in me. That's the only reason I'm here. Thank you. Thank you. That my speech. Want to introduce to you, my husband, Terrence. He's another marine. My daughter, kancha. And my other daughter, Janelle. I'm telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream. The American dream. When my father came to this country, August 11th of 1963, he came at the height of a civil rights movement from Jamaica. He came, and I said to him, but it was such a bad time for us. Why did you come? And he said, because America was where the jobs and the opportunities were.

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