The slate of midterm candidates is the most diverse ever

Georgia could elect its first black woman governor. Michigan and Minnesota could elect their first Muslim women to be U.S. representatives. In California, Young Kim could be the first Korean American woman in Congress. Of the 6000 or so state legislative races nationwide, almost a quarter feature non-white candidates.


A billboard is seen ahead of the U.S. 2018 midterm elections in Dallas, Texas, U.S., November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar