Mondaire Jones loses his seat to multimillionaire Levi inheritor


Mondaire Jones has been unseated. (Jemal Countess/Getty Photographs)

The primary homosexual Black congressman Mondaire Jones has misplaced his seat to the inheritor of the Levi Strauss & Co fortune, Daniel Goldman.

Jones misplaced the Democratic main election for New York’s tenth Congressional District and can say goodbye to Capitol Hill when his time period ends in January 2023.

He was the USA’ first overtly homosexual Black congressman, however got here third within the polls with state assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou taking second place. The New York Instances reported the election outcomes on Wednesday (24 August).

The battle for the congress seat was a tricky one as Jones was a preferred candidate and endorsed by home speaker Nancy Pelosi and senator Cory Booker.

Forward of the election on Tuesday (August 23), Jones informed Grio that if he had been unseated it will be a “blow to our democracy and the battle to guard basic rights”.

“I’ve been a number one progressive member of Congress, who has introduced the remainder of the Democratic caucus with him on points like Supreme Court docket enlargement, and voting rights and democracy reforms.”

Mondaire Jones and Daniel Goldman
Mondaire Jones (R) misplaced his seat to Daniel Goldman. (Getty Photographs)

Throughout the run as much as the election, Goldman used $4 million of private funds to sponsor his marketing campaign and acknowledged this gave him the chance to give attention to voters not donors, as reported by Axios.

And Goldman typically introduced up his place because the lead counsel in opposition to Trump throughout his impeachment listening to. Nonetheless he has been closely criticised for his feedback on proscribing abortions, which he has since walked again on.

The multimillionaire was additionally beneath hearth for his investments in Fox Information and opposing progressive laws like Medicare for All.

In an interview with Axios, Goldman mentioned: “The overarching… unprecedented and existential threats we face must be resolved first, earlier than we are able to give attention to the progressive insurance policies.”

Jones was elected to the US Home of Representatives within the 2020 election and is a staunch advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He pushed for stricter gun legal guidelines, pupil debt cancellation and immigration reform.


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