• Political experts say in recent years more candidates of color are running in predominantly white districts and winning.
  • Experts point to 2018 as a breakthrough year for Democrats and for Black Democrats in majority white districts.
  • Women of color may have an advantage running in predominantly white districts, some experts said.

WASHINGTON — Mercedes Krause faces an uphill climb to unseat incumbent Nevada GOP Rep. Mark Amodei.

Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, which is about 67% white, 2% Black, 23% Hispanic, 4% Asian American and 2% Native American, has never elected a Democrat or a person of color since it was created after the 1980 Census.