2021 election

Winsome Sears, Virginia's new lieutenant governor, is the first woman of color to be elected to the position and the first woman of color to win any statewide election there. She's also a Republican willing to say all of the white people-friendly things regarding race relations in America.

Politics are not immune to pettiness. Hillary Clinton's endorsement of Shontel Brown for Ohio Congress was effectively a snub of Nina Turner, the loyal adviser to Bernie Sanders, who Clinton once said: "nobody likes."