Who was the first African-American woman to appear on a presidential ticket in enough states that theoretically would have made an electoral college victory possible?
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The answer? Emanuel Celler of Brooklyn. In 1972, Celler — the 84-year old chairman of the House Judiciary Cmte — had been in Congress for 50 years when he was defeated in the Democratic primary by Elizabeth Holtzman.
And the randomly selected winner is … Lisa Gibbs of Brookyn, N.Y. Lisa wins the coveted Political Junkie button.