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Meet the first transgender woman to become a senator in the United States, Sarah McBride

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Sarah McBride, 30, will also be the highest-ranking openly transgender elected official in the United States after running for the seat of a senator and won

Sarah McBride has won a seat in the Delaware state Senate, making history by becoming the first openly transgender state senator in the United States.

McBride, 30, will also be the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender elected official.

She defeated her Republican opponent, Steven Washington, 73% to 27%, with all precincts reporting.

Sarah McBride tweeted after her win on Tuesday night: “I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too.”

The Human Rights Campaign, for which Sarah McBride is a spokesperson, took to Twitter to congratulate her.

“We’re so proud of you for this historic win,” the group wrote.

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