Female Candidate

MI-10: Lisa McClain (D)
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MI-10: Lisa McClain (D)
2020-11-01 11:29:05
by TWN Staff

About McClain: Lisa McClain launched her campaign for Congress in October 2019 after a conversation around the dinner table with her family. It was during that dinner that her daughter, Ryan, challenged her to do something about the problems she... Read More

IL-15: Mary Miller (R)
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IL-15: Mary Miller (R)
2020-11-01 09:04:22
by TWN Staff

About Miller: Mary Miller is a Republican running for election to the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 15th Congressional District. Her campaign website described her as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a local farmer, and a business manager. Miller... Read More

IL-03: Marie Newman (D)
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IL-03: Marie Newman (D)
2020-11-01 08:52:48
by TWN Staff

About Newman: Newman is running for Congress because “We need a real vision with a real plan. As part of that plan, we need to solve the ‘patchwork of jobs’ issue prevalent here, where folks try to make ends meet... Read More

IA-01: Ashley Hinson (R)
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IA-01: Ashley Hinson (R)
2020-11-01 07:28:23
by TWN Staff

About Hinson : Ashley Hinson is a current Iowa House representative, a former award-winning journalist and a mom. An Iowa native, Ashley is the first woman to represent Iowa’s 67th district, which covers Hiawatha, Robins, Cedar Rapids and Marion, where she... Read More

IA-01: Abby Finkenauer (D)
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IA-01: Abby Finkenauer (D)
2020-11-01 07:01:34
by TWN Staff

About Finkenauer: Abby Finkenauer comes from a working class family in Dubuque County, Iowa. Her father is a retired Union pipefitter-welder, her mother worked for the Dubuque Community Schools. Her mother’s father served as Lieutenant in the Dubuque Fire Department,... Read More

GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene (R)
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GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene (R)
2020-11-01 06:02:54
by TWN Staff

About Greene:  Greene, who openly expressed support for QAnon conspiracy theories, has won a U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia. Marjorie Greene has a lifetime of business experience, having grown up working in her family’s company. In 2002 Greene and... Read More

GA-05: Nikema Williams (D)
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GA-05: Nikema Williams (D)
2020-11-01 05:13:06
by TWN Staff

About Williams:  Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams has been a fearless advocate for women and families throughout her life. Since her election to represent Georgia’s 39th Senate District, she has led the charge to improve her community and fight for... Read More

FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar (R)
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FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar (R)
2020-11-01 05:04:03
by TWN Staff

About Salazar: Maria Elvira Salazar was born in Miami’s Little Havana to Cuban parents. While being raised in Miami and Puerto Rico, Salazar listened as her parents told stories of the oppressive communist regime from which they escaped. Becoming American... Read More

FL-27: Donna Shalala (D)
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FL-27: Donna Shalala (D)
2020-11-01 04:30:57
by TWN Staff

About Shalala: Donna E. Shalala has spent her entire life fighting to improve the lives of others. A lifelong Democrat, she has advocated tirelessly for women’s rights, civil rights, increased access to health care, better education and schools and a... Read More

FL-18: Pam Keith (D)
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FL-18: Pam Keith (D)
2020-11-01 04:09:31
by TWN Staff

About Keith: Pam Keith is the Democratic Nominee for Florida’s 18th Congressional District, winning the 2020 primary with 80% of the vote—a record for this district.  Keith is the daughter of a U.S. diplomat and former U.S. ambassador. She was... Read More

FL-03: Kat Cammack (R)
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FL-03: Kat Cammack (R)
2020-11-01 03:13:13
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About Cammack:  Kat Cammack is a small business owner who grew up on a cattle ranch, a third-generation sandblaster, an alumnus of the United States Naval War College, and the longtime former deputy chief of staff and campaign manager to... Read More

CA-53: Sara Jacobs (D)
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CA-53: Sara Jacobs (D)
2020-11-01 02:35:10
by TWN Staff

About Jacobs:  A third-generation San Diegan, Sara Jacobs has dedicated her career to fighting for the most vulnerable people by making institutions and policy fairer and more equitable, and finding innovative solutions to some of the most complex problems.  Jacobs... Read More

AR-02: Joyce Elliott (D)
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AR-02: Joyce Elliott (D)
2020-10-31 16:16:30
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About Elliott: Joyce Elliott grew up in the tiny community of Willisville, Ark., where she graduated from high school in a class of nine students.   Elliott was only the second person of color to graduate from the newly integrated school.... Read More

NC-08: Pat Timmons-Goodson (D)
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NC-08: Pat Timmons-Goodson (D)
2020-10-31 16:11:59
by TWN Staff

About Timmons-Goodson: Born into a military family, Pat Timmons-Goodson grew up learning the value of a strong work ethic, service to her community, and commitment to others. Timmons-Goodson was one of the first African-American students to become a double Tar... Read More

IA-02: Rita Hart (D)
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IA-02: Rita Hart (D)
2020-10-31 16:03:10
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About Hart: Rita Hart is a lifelong Iowan, farmer, and 20-year educator.  She grew up in Charles City, Iowa in a “divided household” — her mom a Republican, her dad a Democrat. Her mother spent most of her life with a damaged heart,... Read More

IA-02: Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)
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IA-02: Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)
2020-10-31 16:02:03
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About Miller-Meeks: Mariannette Miller-Meeks dreamed of becoming a teacher, however, in 10th grade, she and her younger brother were severely burned in a kitchen fire. While at the hospital, she was treated by a physical therapist who went out of... Read More

WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
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WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
2020-10-31 01:08:37
by TWN Staff

About Herrera Beutler: After growing up in Southwest Washington, Herrera Beutler attended the University of Washington, earning her bachelor of arts degree in Communications. She later served as a senior legislative aide for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) and was... Read More

WA-03: Carolyn Long (D)
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WA-03: Carolyn Long (D)
2020-10-31 01:05:34
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About Long:  Carolyn Long grew up working at her family’s small business, John’s Fresh Produce.  After graduating, Long decided to pursue higher education. To help pay for college, she started working at Safeway, first as a courtesy clerk and then... Read More

VA-07: Abigail Spanberger (D)
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VA-07: Abigail Spanberger (D)
2020-10-31 00:58:51
by TWN Staff

About Spanberger : Abigail Spanberger began her career of public service as a federal law enforcement officer working narcotics and money laundering cases with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Spanberger then joined the CIA as a case officer. She traveled... Read More

VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)
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VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)
2020-10-31 00:49:47
by TWN Staff

About Luria: Elaine Luria served her country in uniform for 20 years. When her peers were heading off to college, she joined the U.S. Navy at 17. Luria served for 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and nuclear engineer... Read More

TX-23: Gina Ortiz Jones (D)
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TX-23: Gina Ortiz Jones (D)
2020-10-31 00:40:04
by TWN Staff

About Jones: Gina Ortiz Jones learned at an early age that it takes hard work and opportunity to create a better future. Her mother, who graduated from a prestigious university, left home and came to the United States as a... Read More

TX-21: Wendy Davis (D)
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TX-21: Wendy Davis (D)
2020-10-31 00:34:27
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About Davis: Wendy Davis, with the help of scholarships and family support, went from community college to TCU and on to Harvard Law School. She worked hard to give her kids a better life than she had growing up.  As... Read More

SC-01: Nancy Mace (R)
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SC-01: Nancy Mace (R)
2020-10-31 00:31:33
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About Mace: State Representative Nancy Mace is a single mom who grew up in the Lowcountry, works there and is raising her family there. She has a 100% rating with Conservation Voters of South Carolina. She grew up in Goose... Read More

PA-01: Christina Finello (D)
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PA-01: Christina Finello (D)
2020-10-31 00:16:18
by TWN Staff

About Finello: Christina Finello is a 5th generation Pennsylvanian — born in Bristol, raised in Warminster, and living in Ivyland with husband, Todd, and two daughters, Katie and Nora. After earning a joint law degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology... Read More

OK-05: Stephanie Bice (R)
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OK-05: Stephanie Bice (R)
2020-10-31 00:09:58
by TWN Staff

About Bice: Elected to the State Senate in 2014, Bice served for two years as assistant majority floor leader in the Oklahoma Senate and is Chair of Senate Finance Committee. She modernized Oklahoma’s liquor laws by engineering the first overhaul... Read More

OK-05: Kendra Horn (D)
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OK-05: Kendra Horn (D)
2020-10-31 00:05:41
by TWN Staff

About Horn: A 5th generation Oklahoman, Horn’s parents taught her the importance of investing in people and serving her community, values that continue to guide her today. She believes that more people need to get involved in community leadership, including... Read More

NY-24: Dana Balter (D)
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NY-24: Dana Balter (D)
2020-10-31 00:03:19
by TWN Staff

About Balter: Dana Balter is the third of four children and the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees.  Balter worked her way through college as a waitress and bartender and is still working to pay off her student loans.  Balter sought a... Read More

NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis (R)
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NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis (R)
2020-10-31 00:02:22
by TWN Staff

About Malliotakis: Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. She currently serves as minority whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. This January,... Read More

NY-02: Jackie Gordon (D)
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NY-02: Jackie Gordon (D)
2020-10-30 23:58:12
by TWN Staff

About Gordon: Jackie Gordon is a combat veteran, an educator, a public servant, and a community leader. Jackie was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and grew up in Queens, N.Y. While in college and teaching in local schools, she enlisted... Read More

NM-02: Yvette Herrell (R)
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NM-02: Yvette Herrell (R)
2020-10-30 23:54:37
by TWN Staff

About Harrell: Born and raised in New Mexico, Yvette Herrell served for four terms in the New Mexico House of Representatives, and is the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in New Mexico's 2nd District. She has owned and operated several... Read More

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