Making history!

Mixing the Paint

NEW YORK, New York — Grace Meng became the first Asian-American from New York to be elected to Congress on Tuesday, beating out Republican Councilman Dan Halloran.

The Democrat from Queens downplayed being an Asian-American and focused her acceptance speech as a woman in government.

“Tonight is historic in that we’ve taken one small step in getting more women elected to government,” Meng said. “More women in government means practical attention on how families educate their children, how they pay their bills, how they worship, how they participate in their community and how they plan for the future.”

Austin Finan, a spokesman for Meng said “As proud as Grace is to be a Chinese-American woman, she’s equally as proud to be a woman, a mother, and that speaks to the people in the district who are not Asian-American.”

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