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130 Black women filed to run for Congress this year. That’s a record. The Lily

130 Black women filed to run for Congress this year. That’s a record. The Lily

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‘We must be at the table’

By Gheni Platenburg, The Lily

Melissa Watson never planned to run for Congress.

For over 13 years, the high school teacher and mother of two has been active in Democratic politics. She always preferred to serve in supportive, behind the scenes roles.

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In addition to volunteering for community organizations in her rural community of Berkeley County, S.C., her political resume also includes time spent as deputy secretary and second vice chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party and two years as a member of the Democratic National Committee.

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