There’s one word Attica Scott said she would use to describe her recent win at the Kentucky Democratic Primary, “sweet.”
It’s an accurate description for her May 17, victory that will send Scott, who has no Republican challenger, straight to the Kentucky House in January. And an even sweeter victory considering it has been nearly 20 years since a black woman served in the state’s legislature.
“That is huge,” Scott told HuffPost on the significance of her win. “It’s historical but it also sends a message that people realize that we’re trying to move Kentucky forward and the only way we’re going to do that is if we do it together.”
In claiming victory, she defeated Tom Riner, a 34 year conservative Democrat who only attracted 31 percent of the votes in the state’s 41st district this year. But Scott, a relative underdog in the race, won with 54 percent of the votes.
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