From left: Gubernatorial candidates Ben Jealous, Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams greet attendees during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. on Sept. 13. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
From left: Gubernatorial candidates Ben Jealous, Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams greet attendees during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. on Sept. 13. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)

I was devastated that none of the Black gubernatorial candidates was announced winner on election night. They were such awesome candidates. Even though I live in D.C., I wanted to see them win and bring change to states that needed it the most. I know there is a recount in Florida and a legal battle in Georgia, but I must say I don’t believe they will win at the end of the day.

Gail Finley
Washington, D.C.

Kudos to Mayor Bowser

Woo-hoo, Mayor Muriel Bowser wins a second term. I wasn’t surprised at all to see that Bowser is first woman to be re-elected as mayor of D.C. This city and this country is so hard on women, especially women politicians. Mayor Bowser has done a lot, I feel, with affordable housing and getting in front of any issue that pops up. Is she perfect? Of course not, but that’s not the point. The people have spoken and I want her to do well. Why wouldn’t I? If she doesn’t, we suffer.

Leslie Smith
Washington, D.C.

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