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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

NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
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NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
2020-10-30 23:51:56
by TWN Staff

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
by TWN Staff

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

MN-07: Collin Peterson (D)
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MN-07: Collin Peterson (D)
2020-10-30 23:48:52
by TWN Staff

About Peterson: Peterson was born in Fargo, N.D. He grew up on a farm in Baker, Minn., and he currently lives in Detroit Lakes, Minn. He has three sons, Sean, Jason and Elliott and six grandchildren.  He was first elected... Read More

IL-13: Rodney Davis (R)
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IL-13: Rodney Davis (R)
2020-10-30 23:47:50
by TWN Staff

About Davis: On January 3, 2017, Davis was sworn in to his third term as the congressman for the 13th District of Illinois, a 14-county district covering both urban and rural areas of Central and Southwestern Illinois. As a member... Read More

IL-13: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D)
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IL-13: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D)
2020-10-30 23:46:02
by TWN Staff

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

AK-AL: Alyse Galvin (I)
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AK-AL: Alyse Galvin (I)
2020-10-30 23:40:54
by TWN Staff

About Galvin: Galvin is a third-generation Alaskan and a proud mom of four. She grew up in an Alaskan family that battled addiction, mental illness, and abuse, but broke that cycle. Galvin has served Alaska under Republican and Independent governors... Read More

NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (R)
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NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (R)
2020-10-30 23:14:16
by TWN Staff

About Van Drew: Van Drew was a small business owner in Atlantic County, where he practiced dentistry for more than 35 years. He lives in Cape May County, where he is a life member of the Ocean View Fire Company.... Read More

NJ-02: Amy Kennedy (D)
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NJ-02: Amy Kennedy (D)
2020-10-30 23:13:36
by TWN Staff

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
by TWN Staff

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

NE-02: Don Bacon (R)
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NE-02: Don Bacon (R)
2020-10-30 23:09:17
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About Bacon: Don Bacon was raised on a farm in the Midwest. He worked his way through college and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Political Science degree in 1984. He married his college girlfriend, Angie, in the same... Read More

MT-AL: Matt Rosendale (R)
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MT-AL: Matt Rosendale (R)
2020-10-30 23:04:02
by TWN Staff

About Rosendale: Matt Rosendale, 59, is the son and brother of U.S. Marines. Matt and his wife, Jean, have been living at their ranch in Glendive for nearly 20 years. They’ve been married for 34 years and have three sons,... 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
by TWN Staff

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
by TWN Staff

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

AK-AL: Don Young (R)
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AK-AL: Don Young (R)
2020-10-30 22:53:36
by TWN Staff

About Young: In 2018, Don Young was re-elected to the 116th Congress to serve his 24th term as Alaska’s only representative to the United States House of Representatives. He was first sworn in as a freshman to the 93rd Congress... Read More

MI-03: Peter Meijer (R)
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MI-03: Peter Meijer (R)
2020-10-30 22:51:59
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About Meijer: Peter Meijer is a fourth generation West Michigander, born and raised in Grand Rapids. After graduating high school, Meijer spent a year at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Soon thereafter, he enlisted in the Army reserves... 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
by TWN Staff

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
by TWN Staff

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

IA-03: David Young (R)
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IA-03: David Young (R)
2020-10-30 22:27:14
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About Young: David Young is a seventh generation Iowan who was born, raised, and graduated from high school and college in the Third Congressional District. He served the district for two terms, and is running again for Iowa’s Third District... Read More

GA-07: Rich McCormick (R)
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GA-07: Rich McCormick (R)
2020-10-30 21:07:33
by TWN Staff

About McCormick: Dr. Rich McCormick is a decorated Marine helicopter pilot, and now an emergency room doctor on the frontlines against COVID-19. With over 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy, McCormick served in combat zones in Africa,... Read More

GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
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GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
2020-10-30 21:03:47
by TWN Staff

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
by TWN Staff

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
by TWN Staff

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-15: Alan Cohn (D)
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FL-15: Alan Cohn (D)
2020-10-30 20:46:43
by TWN Staff

About Cohn: Alan Cohn is an investigative journalist and has been for three decades. His stories include a three-year investigation, where he uncovered a defense contractor installing defective parts on Black Hawk Helicopters, a South Florida Water Management System facility... Read More

FL-15: Scott Franklin (R)
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FL-15: Scott Franklin (R)
2020-10-30 20:45:40
by TWN Staff

About Franklin: Scott Franklin was a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Navy. During his 26-year career – 14 years on active duty and 12 years in the reserves – Franklin flew jets from the decks of 13 aircraft carriers. He... Read More

FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
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FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
2020-10-30 20:39:22
by TWN Staff

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

FL-26: Carlos Gimenez (R)
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FL-26: Carlos Gimenez (R)
2020-10-30 20:38:06
by TWN Staff

About Gimenez: Born in Cuba in 1954, Gimenez immigrated to the United States with his family following the Cuban Revolution in 1960. His family settled in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood and Gimenez has been a Miami-Dade resident ever since. Mayor... Read More

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