Some political history was made in Connecticut on Tuesday night.
Former National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes is the first African-American woman from Connecticut to be elected to Congress.
Hayes prevailed in the 5th Congressional District race, winning 56 percent of the vote.
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Hayes told supporters that she is looking forward to making a difference in Washington.
“People have said to me ‘she doesn’t have what it takes. She’s not built for this.’ Not only am I built for this, I’m Brass City built for it,” she stated. “Today, today, today, today, Connecticut. Today, we made history by sending me to Congress.”