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RNC Speaker Kim Klacik Falls Short In House Bid Despite Viral Campaign Ad, Trump Support

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Republican newcomer Kim Klacik fell short on Election Day in her bid to win a U. S. House seat in a Maryland district that includes inner-city Baltimore.

Despite a viral campaign ad that received backing from President Trump, Klacik was defeated by Democratic incumbent Rep. Kweisi Mfume in the state’s 7th Congressional District.

The Associated Press was first to call the race for Mfume — a former president and CEO of the NAACP — at 11:19 p.m. EST.

“We gave it our best shot! So proud of my team. It’s sad someone that doesn’t lift a finger could win a congressional seat just by name, but this is not the end,” Klacik tweeted, accepting her defeat. “This is still a win. Congratulations @Mfume4Congress. Prepare to be held accountable like never before. Thx CD7!”

Mfume, who is both the predecessor and successor to the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, did not immediately react to his apparent victory via social media. Neither the Mfume nor the Klacik campaigns immediately responded to Fox News’ requests for comment ear… (Read more)

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