I will pay for the following article What US Think of Threaten by ISIS in Iraq. The work is to be 5 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. Because of the support she had in the grassroots, Lee ran for the position of House Representative for the Texas 18th congressional district in the Democratic primary. As a result of the fact that the federal government had come under fire for rejecting or opposing those projects which would have benefitted the Houston area, Lee was able to ride the tide and defeat the incumbent, Craig Washington. Because the 18th District is a heavily African American majority area whose support has traditionally lain in the Democratic Party, Lee’s victory in the primaries was the same as being directly elected and this is exactly what happened when she defeated the Republican nominee, Jerry Burley in the general elections of 1994 (Feldman 6).
From the time of her victory to 2008, Lee was never challenged during the Democratic primaries and this showed the massive support that she had within the electorate in her district. In the 2010 primaries, she was challenged for the first time in the primaries, but this did not deter her from defeating her opponents with a landslide, thus ensuring that her position in District 18 was secured. Because of her concern that there was a possibility that there were groups affiliated with the tea party who were intimidating voters in her district, she asked the justice department to investigate them in October 2010. She won the general election of 2010 as well as that of 2012, with her not having any challengers in the latter elections. Her tenure in Congress has revealed that she is extremely conscious of human rights issues and this has made her one of the most prominent figures in the House who fight for the end of racism as well as policies that might be considered discriminatory towards the minorities in the society. The fact that she is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus is extremely significant because it has contributed immensely to her authority and influence in the House.