Midterm Elections

Midterm Elections

White Men Are Minority of House Democratic Nominees For First Time Ever

Women and people of color make up the majority of politicians running for House seats on the Democratic ticket, according to a new analysis.
Marie Solis
9.11.18
New York politics

Progressive Women Are Aligning to Break Up New York's Political Boys' Club

Women running in New York, like Cynthia Nixon, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Zephyr Teachout, have campaigned alongside each other, strategically forming a "sisterhood" to overthrow a bloc of sitting male incumbents.
Marie Solis
9.11.18
Midterm Elections

Meet Kerri Harris, the Working Class Senate Candidate Who Knows She'll Win

Kerri Harris is a queer woman of color and first-time candidate trying to deliver the next shock to the Democratic establishment with her Delaware Senate campaign.
Marie Solis
8.31.18
Midterm Elections

Democrats Are Only Backing 3 Black Women on Their List of 73 House Candidates

On Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added a third Black woman to its Red to Blue list, which backs Democrats running in Republican districts.
Marie Solis
8.16.18
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

Rashida Tlaib Will Likely Be the First Muslim Congresswoman

After winning her primary in Michigan, progressive candidate Rashida Tlaib got one step closer to becoming the first Muslim and first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress
Marie Solis
8.8.18
Midterm Elections

Congrats to These Congressmen Ranked 'Worst for Women'

American Bridge and Ultraviolet, two progressive groups, gave 15 sitting members of Congress failing marks based on their votes on abortion rights, health care and more.
Marie Solis
8.8.18
Midterm Elections

4 Women in Tuesday's Primaries Who Could Go On to Make Congress History

Primaries in Missouri, Kansas, and Michigan could send the first Muslim woman, first Black woman, and first Indigenous woman to Congress in November.
Marie Solis
8.3.18
Midterm Elections

Meet Cori Bush, the Ferguson Activist Vying to Be Missouri's First Black Congresswoman

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave Cori Bush a shoutout in her victory speech, it boosted Bush's bid to unseat nine-term incumbent Lacy Clay.
Marie Solis
7.31.18
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