Morning Spin: Lauren Underwood reveals the secret to her successful run for Congress.

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U.S. Rep.-elect Lauren Underwood — the registered nurse who unseated four-term incumbent Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren — says being young and African-American didn’t stop her from running for office in a suburban House district with a population that’s more than 80 percent white.

“Well, this is my community — it’s my home. My family moved to Naperville when I was 3 years old,” Underwood said MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Wednesday night. “So this is the community that taught me to be a black woman in the world. It never crossed my mind that I was somehow not a good fit or unqualified to seek this seat.”

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November 9, 2018 at 05:48AM

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