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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

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

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

Meet Julia Salazar, the Next Democratic Socialist Poised for a Long-Shot Win

Julia Salazar is a 27-year-old first-time Latina candidate hoping to unseat a longtime incumbent in the New York State Senate, whose views she says don't address the ongoing inequalities in her district.
Marie Solis
7.25.18
Power to the Polls

This Woman Quit Working for Trump so She Could Fight His Agenda in Congress

Gina Ortiz Jones could become the first lesbian, Iraq War veteran, and first-generation Filipina-American to hold a US House seat in Texas.
Kimberly Lawson
1.19.18