Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New GOP Congressmen increase diversity in party

WASHINGTON — They came to town last week for freshman orientation: the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, the only Jewish Republican elected to Congress this year and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Mia Love of Utah, by way of Brooklyn; Lee Zeldin of Shirley, Long Island; and Elise Stefanik, who lives in upstate New York, near Lake Champlain, were among 57 incoming representatives who trouped to lectures and parties, formed cliques and even stayed in the same dormlike Capitol Hill hotel.

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