Mel Leonor Barclay
Mel Leonor Barclay is a political reporter. She has a decade of experience covering government and elections, from tiny South Florida localities to Congress. Most recently, Mel was a Virginia politics reporter at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and previously covered federal policy at POLITICO. Mel is an immigrant of the Dominican Republic and native Spanish speaker.
Republicans have tried to make Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s campaign expenses an issue, and advocates worry this could discourage parents of young children from running for office.
At least eight Democrat and four Republican Latinas are projected to win seats in the U.S. House, and more races are too close to call.