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Sarah McBride launches campaign to be first openly transgender state senator in U.S.

In this image, Sarah sits on stage and listens while wearing a microphone.
Sarah McBride attends "Out in Office" panel at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on May 4. Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

Sarah McBride, national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, announced her bid on Tuesday for Delaware's 2020 state Senate race.

Why it matters: McBride made history in 2016 as the first transgender person to speak at the Democratic National Convention, and she was the first openly transgender intern at the White House. If elected, she would be the first openly transgender state senator in U.S. history.