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“Who’s who” in the iconic Vanity Fair photo of new women of Congress



Veronica Escobar, who represents Texas’ 16th District, is one of the first two Latinas to represent Texas in Congress. The former El Paso County judge succeeded Beto O’Rourke as he made an attempt to win a Texas Senate seat. Escobar is joined in her feat by Sylvia Garcia, a representative from Houston.

About 40% of Texans are Hispanic or Latino, but voters had never elected a Latina woman to either chamber of Congress.

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