In June this year, Kojo Asamoa-Caesar became the first Ghanaian-American to be nominated by a major American political party to run for the U.S Congress.
As a first-generation Ghanaian-American, he won the nomination of the Democratic Party in the primaries for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District, Tulsa.
Kojo also became the first-ever first-generation American, first-ever Black person to win the nomination, first-ever resident of North Tulsa, and the youngest ever Democratic nominee to run for U.S. Congress.
When he was asked why he was running for office, he said,“I am running to champion solutions that meet the urgency of our problems.”
“A hundred years ago, this wouldn’t have been possible. But today, because of all of you who exercised your right to vote, and voted for change—this is possible. Change is possible and change is coming. Thank you! Onwards to November!” he said on social media while announcing his landslide victory.
However, that optimism did not pull in the general voters in his congrestional district.
When Americans went to the ballot last Tuesday, Kojo did not win his election.
He wen up against Republican party incumbent, Kevin Hern, in the general elections.
According to The Associated Press, Kevin had 63.7% of the votes while Kojo had 32.7% of the votes.
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