FLORIDA JUST ELECTED ITS FIRST IRANIAN-AMERICAN LAWMAKER TO THE STATE HOUSE

The four first-time candidates profiled in the VICE News web series “She’s Running” found themselves on opposite paths Tuesday night.

Democrat Anna Eskamani triumphed in her race to become the first Iranian-American lawmaker in the Florida state House. The victory, she told VICE News, “inspires other candidates to not falter because a consultant tells you act one way or to cower in fear because you’re getting blasted for something.” (Eskamani had to fend off mailers that attacked her as crass.)