Female Candidate

NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
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NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
2020-10-30 23:51:56
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About Torres Small: Xochitl Torres Small grew up in Las Cruces, N.M. Torres Small watched her mom go to school early and stay long after the last bell rang to help her students succeed and saw her father go the... Read More

MN-07: Michelle Fischbach (R)
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MN-07: Michelle Fischbach (R)
2020-10-30 23:50:50
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About Fischbach : Michelle Fischbach recently served as the 49th lieutenant governor of Minnesota, ascending to that position following the resignation of her predecessor. She was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as president of the Minnesota Senate... Read More

IL-13: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D)
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IL-13: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D)
2020-10-30 23:46:02
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About Londrigan: In 2018, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan came within less than one percent of the vote of unseating incumbent Rodney Davis. In Congress, she will oppose tax giveaways to corporations and the wealthy. She will support a labor union's right... Read More

NJ-02: Amy Kennedy (D)
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NJ-02: Amy Kennedy (D)
2020-10-30 23:13:36
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About Kennedy: Amy Kennedy is the education director of The Kennedy Forum. An educator by training, she has more than a decade of experience working in public schools in New Jersey.  She serves on the boards of Mental Health America,... Read More

NE-02: Kara Eastman (D)
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NE-02: Kara Eastman (D)
2020-10-30 23:10:34
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About Eastman : Kara Eastman has more than 20 years of experience leading non-profit organizations. She is currently president of Kara Eastman Partners, a small business that provides consulting services in the non-profit sector.  An MSW in Social Work, she... Read More

MT-AL: Kathleen Williams (D)
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MT-AL: Kathleen Williams (D)
2020-10-30 23:02:53
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About Williams: Kathleen Williams has spent nearly four-decades in natural resources and public service.  Williams is the daughter of a World War II veteran, Harrison, and a woman who left Oklahoma to move west and work in the Navy shipyards,... Read More

MO-02: Jill Schupp (D)
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MO-02: Jill Schupp (D)
2020-10-30 22:59:31
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About Schupp: Schupp grew up in University City. A former Marine, her father worked six days a week at a junkyard he started at age 19 with his father in East St. Louis, before becoming a car salesman at Weber... Read More

MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
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MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
2020-10-30 22:58:00
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About Wagner: Ann Wagner has over 25 years of experience in the private sector, local grassroots organizations and public service. She grew up in south St. Louis County. She went to elementary school there, high school at Cor Jesu Academy... Read More

MI-03: Hillary Scholten (D)
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MI-03: Hillary Scholten (D)
2020-10-30 22:46:33
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About Scholten: Hillary Scholten’s great, great grandparents emigrated from the Netherlands to Grand Rapids. Her mom worked as an elementary school teacher, and her dad was a reporter and an assistant sports editor for the Grand Rapids Press. She and... Read More

IN-05: Victoria Spartz (R)
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IN-05: Victoria Spartz (R)
2020-10-30 22:44:11
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About Spartz: Victoria Spartz was born in Ukraine and immigrated to the United States 20 years ago after meeting her husband, a born and raised Hoosier, on a train in Europe. She became a US citizen, and worked her way... Read More

IN-05: Christina Hale (D)
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IN-05: Christina Hale (D)
2020-10-30 22:40:16
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About Hale: Hale earned her degree at Purdue while raising her son. She was a non-profit leader at Kiwanis International. Hale ran for the State House and spent months knocking on doors and listening to the concerns of her neighbors,... Read More

IA-03: Cindy Axne (D)
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IA-03: Cindy Axne (D)
2020-10-30 22:31:13
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About Axne: A fifth-generation Iowan, Axne grew up on the southside of Des Moines. Her childhood included weekends and summers spent on her maternal grandparents’ farm in Warren County, 4-H activities, and playing 6-on-6 basketball for the Valley High Tigers.  Following... Read More

GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
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GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
2020-10-30 21:03:47
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About Bourdeaux : Carolyn Bourdeaux grew up in Roanoke, Va., the daughter of public school teachers. Her father, a professor, decided to quit his job and start a business selling paper animal hats! The business went under during the recession... Read More

GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
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GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
2020-10-30 20:51:24
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About McBath: Lucy McBath left her 30-year long career working for Delta Airlines for her second career focused on reform to make our communities safer for every single American. After the shooting death of her son Jordan in 2012, McBath... Read More

GA-06: Karen Handel (R)
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GA-06: Karen Handel (R)
2020-10-30 20:50:18
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About Handel: At 17, Handel fled an abusive home.  She found a way to finish high school and graduate with her class.  She worked her way up from clerk typist to executive roles with several global companies, including KPMG and... Read More

FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
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FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
2020-10-30 20:39:22
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About Mucarsel-Powell: Mucarsel-Powell started working the early-morning shift at a doughnut shop starting when she was 15 years old. But even while she worked her way through high school, her mom never let a job get in the way of... Read More

CO-03: Lauren Boebert (R)
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CO-03: Lauren Boebert (R)
2020-10-30 20:14:37
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About Boebert: Lauren Boebert is a Coloradoan living on the Western Slope who believes in personal freedom, citizen rights, and upholding the Constitution of the United States. She is the founder, owner, and operator of Shooters Grill, a restaurant that... Read More

CO-03: Diane Mitsch Busch (D)
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CO-03: Diane Mitsch Busch (D)
2020-10-30 20:06:25
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About Busch: Busch is a former tenured professor, Routt County Commissioner, and State Representative, and has lived and worked in Colorado’s Western Slope for over 43 years. Raised by a single mother, she experienced an early childhood of financial insecurity.... Read More

CA-39: Young Kim (R)
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CA-39: Young Kim (R)
2020-10-30 20:04:39
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About Kim: Young Kim came to this country as an immigrant and through hard work and determination achieved the American Dream. As an immigrant, small-business owner, and mother, Kim spent her career fighting to give all Americans a chance to... Read More

CA-25: Christy Smith (D)
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CA-25: Christy Smith (D)
2020-10-30 19:55:41
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About Smith: Christy Smith has been living in Santa Clarita for nearly 40 years, has a husband and two daughters.  Smith has worked to improve schools, classrooms, and opportunities for students. She started her career in the U.S. Department of... Read More

AZ-06: Hiral Tipirneni (D)
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AZ-06: Hiral Tipirneni (D)
2020-10-30 19:48:13
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About Tipirneni: Dr. Hiral Tipirneni has served the Phoenix area for more than 20 years as an emergency room physician, cancer research advocate and, most recently, on the board of directors of the Maricopa Health Foundation, which supports the county’s... Read More

AZ-01: Tiffany Shedd (R)
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AZ-01: Tiffany Shedd (R)
2020-10-30 01:12:21
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About Shedd:  Tiffany Shedd grew up in Pinal County, Ariz.  A small business owner, farmer and natural resource attorney, she is also a former bi-lingual kindergarten teacher, who worked her way through college and law school at the University of... Read More

MN Senate: Tina Smith (D)
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MN Senate: Tina Smith (D)
2020-10-29 22:58:20
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About Smith: Tina Smith is the incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator for Minnesota. Smith was born on March 4, 1958, in Albuquerque, N.M., and grew up in Santa Fe. In 1980, she graduated from Stanford University and in 1984, earned an... Read More

ME Senate: Susan Collins (R)
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ME Senate: Susan Collins (R)
2020-10-28 16:07:21
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About Collins: Susan Collins has been recognized by her colleagues as one of the hardest working members of Congress.  During her entire time in the U.S. Senate, she has never missed a roll-call vote – more than 7,300. Collins is... Read More

ME Senate: Sara Gideon (D)
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ME Senate: Sara Gideon (D)
2020-10-28 16:06:10
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About Gideon: Sara Gideon is speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Under governors of both parties, Gideon has shown an ability to deliver results. She’s made expanding access to affordable health care a priority by helping pass a law... Read More

KS Senate: Barbara Bollier (D)
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KS Senate: Barbara Bollier (D)
2020-10-28 16:01:49
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About Bollier: After a career as a doctor, Bollier ran for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. There, she served as an independent voice for Kansans, earning a reputation as a leader willing to work with both political parties.... Read More

IA Senate: Theresa Greenfield (D)
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IA Senate: Theresa Greenfield (D)
2020-10-28 15:58:12
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About Greenfield:  Theresa Greenfield grew up on a family farm, where she and her four siblings learned the value of hard work and self-reliance. Her father encouraged his daughters to do everything the boys did on the Greenfield farm, and... Read More

IA Senate: Joni Ernst (R)
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IA Senate: Joni Ernst (R)
2020-10-28 15:56:20
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About Ernst: In 2014 Joni Ernst became the first woman elected to represent Iowa in federal office, and the first female combat veteran to serve in the Senate.  A farmers’ daughter, Joni Ernst was taught to work hard, live simply,... Read More

GA Senate Special Election: Kelly Loeffler (R)
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GA Senate Special Election: Kelly Loeffler (R)
2020-10-28 15:41:50
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About Loeffler: Kelly Loeffler is a conservative businesswoman and was appointed by Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp to replace Johnny Isakson in the United States Senate. A lifelong Republican and proud Georgian, Kelly has worked in the Senate to spur... Read More

AZ Senate: Martha McSally (R)
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AZ Senate: Martha McSally (R)
2020-10-28 13:53:15
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About McSally: Incumbent Martha McSally earned an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in 1988 before receiving her master’s from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1990. McSally was graduate number 21 of 103 in... Read More

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