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Mazie Hirono, the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate.
“I bring quadruple diversity to the Senate,” Hirono said at a rally earlier in the campaign. “I’m a woman. I’ll be the first Asian woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. I am an immigrant. I am a Buddhist. When I said this at one of my gatherings, they said, ‘Yes, but are you gay?’ and I said, ‘Nobody’s perfect.’”
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    It seems almost impossible (and shameful) that the US Senate has not had an Asian American woman before now. Mazi...
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