Colonials in National Races

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Democratic Sen.-elect Tammy Duckworth, M.A. ’92, unseated Republican Mark Kirk to earn a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Tuesday marked an important day for GW alumni who won their respective Congressional races across the country.

Five George Washington University alumni have been newly-elected or re-elected to seats in Congress following Tuesday’s general election.

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., B.A. ’75, took 60 percent of the vote to defeat Republican challenger Rafael Dagnesses.

In Illinois, Democratic Sen.-elect Tammy Duckworth, M.A. ’92, unseated Republican Mark Kirk to earn a seat in the U.S. Senate, taking 54 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Mr. Kirk took 40 percent, Kenton McMillen of the Libertarian Party took 3 percent and Scott Summers of the Green Party took 2 percent.

Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., J.D. ’73, won his race easily, receiving 76 percent of the vote against Democratic challenger Stuart Starr.

In Florida, Republican Neal Dunn, M.D. ’79, was elected to the U.S. House, receiving 67 percent of the vote against Democrat Walter Dartland, who received 30 percent, and Libertarian Rob Lapham, who received 3 percent.

And in Texas, Republican Rep. Sam Johnson, M.A., ’74, won with 61 percent of the vote, besting Adam Bell of the Democratic Party, who took 35 percent; Scott Jameson of the Libertarian Party, who took 3 percent; and Paul Blair of the Green Party, who took 1 percent.

Originally posted on gwtoday.gwu.edu.

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