2018 elections

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LGBT Candidate Joan Greene Aims to Prove that Arizona Is Not a Red State

"We all want the same thing. We all want our families to have the opportunities to have what they might consider their American Dream," says Joan Greene.
Linda Yang
11.6.18
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How Women Candidates Navigate Sexism and Racism in Their Campaigns

Twenty-one-year-old Morgan Zegers, candidate for the 113th New York State Assembly District,​ says women who've previously run for office tell her not to wear pink and to use big words to sound smart.
Broadly Staff
10.30.18
Midterm Elections

This First-Time Candidate's Campaign Ad Shows What It's Like to Run as a Mother

Liuba Grechen Shirley's two children are the stars of a new campaign video in her bid to unseat a longtime incumbent in New York's 2nd congressional district.
Marie Solis
8.15.18
Midterm Elections

After Far-Right Attacks, Muslim Candidate Commits to Fighting 'Politics of Fear'

Ilhan Omar fended off attacks from far-right activist Laura Loomer the weekend before her primary in Minnesota's 5th congressional district.
Marie Solis
8.14.18
Midterm Elections

Ocasio-Cortez Says Ben Shapiro's Demands for Debate Are 'Just Like Catcalling'

Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejected a conservative commentator's "entitled" $10,000 proposition to appear on his show.
Marie Solis
8.10.18
Midterm Elections

GOP Politician Thinks Insulting Ocasio-Cortez Is a Good Fundraising Strategy

Florida Representative Ron DeSantis is asking voters to donate his campaign after calling congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "this girl," newly calling her "naïve" and accusing her of "political correctness run amok."
Marie Solis
7.27.18
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The Woman Running for Office to Fight Sexual Harassment Head-On

Michigan Attorney General candidate Dana Nessel garnered national attention when she promised not to inappropriately expose herself in a campaign ad.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
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The Candidate Who Decided to Run After Trump Bragged About Sexual Assault

Mallory McMorrow says she remembers thinking: "How do you tell your daughters that this is not only acceptable behavior but that it’s laudable?"
Linda Yang
1.19.18
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The Pro-Choice Activist Running to Put Public Service Back into Politics

"People deserve better, and we want better, and we can have better if we have better leaders," says Gaylon B. Alcaraz.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
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Deb Haaland Is Ready to Fight 'for the American People, for Indian Tribes, for Us All'

“I just felt like my voice—considering the fact that we've never had a Native American woman in Congress—might be a voice at the table that Congress has never heard," says Deb Haaland.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
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The Former Obama Staffer Fighting to Be the First Muslim Woman in Congress

Fayrouz Saad, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, sees herself as the "product of the American Dream." If elected, she wants to keep that dream alive for others.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18