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TX-17: Pete Sessions (R)
House Watch
TX-17: Pete Sessions (R)
November 13, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Sessions: Born and raised in Waco, Texas, Sessions distinguished himself early in life by earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor. In fact, accounts of his early life are absolutely idyllic. He attended Waco public schools until the ninth... Read More

UT Governor: Spencer Cox (R)
State News
UT Governor: Spencer Cox (R)
November 6, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Cox:  Cox grew up in the heart of Utah, part of the sixth generation of a farming family in rural Fairview—and about as far away from Utah’s capitol as anyone could imagine. The oldest of eight children, Spencer learned honesty, responsibility and the value of... Read More

MT Governor: Greg Gianforte (R)
State News
MT Governor: Greg Gianforte (R)
November 6, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Gianforte:  Greg Gianforte fell in love with Montana over 40 years ago when he first visited there on a school trip. He built a life, started a small business and raised a family in the state. Married for 32 years, Greg and Susan raised their... Read More

MO Governor: Mike Parson (R)
State News
MO Governor: Mike Parson (R)
November 6, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Parson:  Hard work and a commitment to helping others have been the driving force for Gov. Michael L. Parson’s public service. Sworn in as Missouri’s 57th Governor on June 1, 2018, Parson pledged to move Missouri forward with common sense, trust, honor, and integrity. Raised... Read More

TX-13: Ronny Jackson (R)
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TX-13: Ronny Jackson (R)
November 4, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Jackson: Dr. Ronny Jackson is familiar name to some, his having served as the attending physician and later, a medical advisor, to President Donald Trump. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral in December 2019,after 25 years of active service. Born and... Read More

TX-11: August Pfluger (R)
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TX-11: August Pfluger (R)
November 4, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Pfluger: August Pfluger has served his country as a fighter pilot, member of the National Security Council and advisor to President Donald Trump. Pfluger entered the U.S. Air Force Academy immediately after high school and spent the next two decades in a variety of commands,... Read More

TX-32: Genevieve Collins (R)
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TX-32: Genevieve Collins (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Collins:   Genevieve Collins is a 7th Generation Texan. Her grandmother, Calvert Collins, was a trailblazer; the first woman elected to the Dallas City Council.  A graduate of SMU’s Cox School of Business and renowned local businesswoman, Collins was named one of 2018’s local 20... Read More

TX-32: Colin Allred (D)
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TX-32: Colin Allred (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Allred:  Colin Allread attended Dallas public schools, where his mom was a teacher for part of her 27-year career in public education. With the help of his family, community, and coaches, Allred was able to attend some of the best schools in the country and... Read More

OH-12: Alaina Shearer (D)
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OH-12: Alaina Shearer (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Shearer: Alaina Shearer is a mom and a business owner. Born and raised in Delaware, Ohio, Alaina Shearer graduated from Ohio University with a degree in broadcast journalism. She went on to win two Associated Press awards as a radio reporter and news anchor for... Read More

OH-12: Troy Balderson (R)
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OH-12: Troy Balderson (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Balderson: Troy Balderson is a member of the Small Business, Transportation & Infrastructure, Agriculture and Science, Space, and Technology Committees in Congress. Prior to serving in Congress, he was a State Senator for Ohio’s 20th District, where he served as the chairman of the Senate... Read More

OH-10: Desiree Tims (D)
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OH-10: Desiree Tims (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Tims: Desiree Tims was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and is a product of Dayton Public Schools. Inspired by her grandfather, who was forced to leave school at age six to support his family as a sharecropper in the Deep South, Tims became the... Read More

OH-10: Mike Turner (R)
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OH-10: Mike Turner (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Turner: Rep. Mike Turner is a lifelong resident of Southwest Ohio. His father worked in the manufacturing industry in Dayton for over 40 years, and his mother taught elementary school in the Huber Heights School District. Growing up, Turner attended Dayton Public Schools and graduated... Read More

OH-01: Kate Schroder (D)
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OH-01: Kate Schroder (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Schroder: Kate Schroder is a health care leader and a bi-partisan problem solver. A fifth generation Cincinnatian, a cancer survivor and a mom, Schroder has spent her career lowering health care costs and improving health outcomes. Schroder has been immersed in health care and civic... Read More

OH-01: Steve Chabot (R)
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OH-01: Steve Chabot (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Chabot: Rep. Steve Chabot has served Ohio's First Congressional District for 24 years. A lifelong Cincinnatian, Chabot previously served as a Cincinnati City Councilman and Hamilton County Commissioner for five years each prior to being elected to Congress in 1994. Since becoming a member of... Read More

NY-01: Nancy Goroff (D)
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NY-01: Nancy Goroff (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Goroff: Nancy Goroff graduated from Harvard University with a degree in chemistry in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994. Goroff says, “We are facing a global pandemic, and we need to trust the science... Read More

NY-01: Lee Zeldin (R)
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NY-01: Lee Zeldin (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Zeldin: Lee Zeldin was born and raised on Long Island. He grew up in Suffolk County and graduated from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany and then his law degree... Read More

NV-03: Daniel Rodimer (R)
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NV-03: Daniel Rodimer (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Rodimer : Daniel Rodimer dedicates much of his time to volunteering with charities. Child Haven, an organization he helped found during his time at Ave Maria School of Law in south Florida, helps underprivileged kids celebrate Christmas.  He serves on the Clark County School District... Read More

NV-03: Susie Lee (D)
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NV-03: Susie Lee (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Lee: Susie Lee was born to a working class family in Canton, Ohio. Her father was a military veteran who worked at a steel plant, while her mother stayed at home to care for the family of eight kids.  ​ After graduating from public schools,... Read More

NJ-07: Tom Kean, Jr. (R)
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NJ-07: Tom Kean, Jr. (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Kean: Tom Kean, Jr., is grandson of former U.S. Rep. Robert Kean and son of former Gov. Thomas H. Kean, Sr.  While studying history at Dartmouth College, Dartmouth’s Exchange Program granted Kean the opportunity to transform classroom learning into practical experience. In 1988, he traveled... Read More

NJ-07: Tom Malinowski (D)
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NJ-07: Tom Malinowski (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Malinowski: Tom Malinowski was born in Communist Poland at the height of the Cold War, where he lived with his mother until he was six years old. One of his earliest memories is of his mom paying off a corrupt official to get the passports... Read More

NJ-03: David Richter (R)
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NJ-03: David Richter (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Richter: David Richter is the former chief executive officer of Hill International, a New York Stock Exchange-listed global professional services firm that provides construction management services on building and infrastructure projects worldwide. Richter grew up in and has spent most of his life living and... Read More

NJ-03: Andy Kim (D)
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NJ-03: Andy Kim (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Kim: Andy Kim’s father was raised in an orphanage and mother grew up in a poor farming community. His father went on to become a Ph.D. scientist and his mother became a nurse and helped serve thousands of people in South Jersey. Kim spent his... Read More

MN-02: Tyler Kistner (R)
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MN-02: Tyler Kistner (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Kistner:  Tyler Kistner was born and raised in Minnesota. He recently got off active duty after nine years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Kistner served in the Marine Special Operations Forces, the Marine Raiders.  Kistner graduated from the University of Minnesota with a... Read More

MN-02: Angie Craig (D)
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MN-02: Angie Craig (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Craig:  Angie Craig represents Minnesota’s Second Congressional District.  Craig worked two jobs to help put herself through college.   Years later, she moved to Minnesota and fell in love with the strong communities and quality of life. She and her wife Cheryl Greene have four sons... Read More

MN-1: Dan Feehan (D)
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MN-1: Dan Feehan (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Feehan:  Growing up in Red Wing, Minn., Dan Feehan was inspired by the public service of his parents and the election of the late Paul Wellstone. After September 11, 2001, Feehan signed up for Army ROTC in college.  From 2005 through 2009, Feehan served as... Read More

MN-01: Jim Hagedorn (R)
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MN-01: Jim Hagedorn (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Hagedon:  Rep. Jim Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, Minn., in 1962, to Tom and Kathleen. He grew up on a 160-acre grain and livestock farm outside of Truman. Beginning at age 18, Hagedorn worked full-time jobs as a busboy and salesman to self-finance his... Read More

MI-11: Eric Esshaki (R)
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MI-11: Eric Esshaki (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Esshaki:   While attending Wayne State University, Esshaki worked as a nursing assistant at a local hospital. He left the university and enrolled in a vocational school in Toledo, Ohio, where he earned a certificate degree in practical nursing.  After obtaining his practical nursing license,... Read More

MI-11: Haley Stevens (D)
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MI-11: Haley Stevens (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Stevens:  Rep. Haley Stevens grew up in Rochester Hills, Mich., and graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham. She earned a master’s degree in social policy and philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from American University.  Before being elected to Congress,... Read More

MI-08 Paul Junge (R)
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MI-08 Paul Junge (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Junge:  Paul Junge worked in his family business that maintained housing for military families. Junge was a deputy district attorney who worked in the domestic violence unit to protect battered women and abused children. He was the Fox47 television news anchor in Lansing. And most... Read More

MI-08 Elissa Slotkin (D)
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MI-08 Elissa Slotkin (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Slotkin:  Elissa Slotkin serves the residents of Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, a district that includes Ingham, Livingston, and North Oakland Counties.  After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, she was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to be a Middle East analyst. In her role at the... Read More

MI-06 Fred Upton (R)
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MI-06 Fred Upton (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Upton:  Fred Upton represents Southwest Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District.   Prior to his election to Congress, he worked for President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Management and Budget. From 2010 to 2016, Upton was selected by his House colleagues to serve as chairman of the... Read More

MI-06 Jon Hoadley (D)
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MI-06 Jon Hoadley (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Hoadley:  Hoadley comes from a family of educators. His mother and father, Michael and Diane, were university professors and administrators and his aunts and cousins have been teachers. Hoadley’s sister, Sara, became a teacher too. For the past five years, Hoadley has been serving as... Read More

ME-02: Dale Crafts (R)
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ME-02: Dale Crafts (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Crafts: Dale Crafts has family roots that go back to the Mayflower and he has ancestors that have been involved in the fight for freedom since the start of the American Revolution.  He grew up in Lisbon, Maine. He has six children and 14 grandchildren... Read More

ME-02: Jared Golden (D)
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ME-02: Jared Golden (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Golden: Jared Golden was born in Lewiston and was raised in Leeds, a small town in Maine’s Second Congressional District. After the September 11th attacks, he enlisted in the Marine Corps infantry and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After returning home, he used... Read More

KS-03: Amanda Adkins (R)
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KS-03: Amanda Adkins (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Adkins: Amanda L. Adkins is a businesswoman and mother. For the past 15 years, she has worked as an executive at Cerner Corporation, a Kansas City-based health care and information technology company. As vice president of Strategic Growth, Adkins worked with employers and health care... Read More

KS-03: Sharice Davids (D)
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KS-03: Sharice Davids (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Davids:  Representative Davids was raised by a single mother who served in the Army for 20 years. After graduating from Leavenworth High School, she worked her way through Johnson County Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City before earning a law degree from Cornell... Read More

IL-14: Jim Oberweis (R)
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IL-14: Jim Oberweis (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Oberweis : Jim Oberweis is an entrepreneur, family man, and conservative. A native of Illinois’ Fox Valley region, Oberweis graduated from Marmion Military Academy before going on to earn a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and, later, an M.B.A. from the University... Read More

IL-14: Lauren Underwood (D)
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IL-14: Lauren Underwood (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Underwood: Lauren Underwood is currently serving the 14th district in Congress. She is the first woman to represent the district. At 33, she is the youngest Black woman ever elected to Congress. Underwood grew up in Naperville. She is a registered nurse with hands-on experience... Read More

FL-16: Margaret Good (D)
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FL-16: Margaret Good (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Good:  As a state representative, Good has built a reputation as a legislator who reaches across the aisle to find solutions to help Floridians. Her mother is a retired nurse and her father, a fourth generation Floridian, was an Episcopal priest whose ministry took the... Read More

FL-16 Vern Buchanan (R)
House Watch
FL-16 Vern Buchanan (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Buchanan:  U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is co-chair of the bipartisan 29-member Florida congressional delegation and currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, international trade, health care, welfare, Social Security and Medicare. Buchanan is the lead Republican of... Read More

CA-48: Michelle Steel (R)
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CA-48: Michelle Steel (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Steel:  As a young adult, Steel came to America with her mother and two younger sisters from South Korea. Like so many before her and many more after her, Steel’s family came to America searching for opportunities with the hope for a better future.  Steel... Read More

CA-48: Harley Rouda (D)
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CA-48: Harley Rouda (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Rouda:  Harley Rouda is a businessman, husband, and father, serving California’s 48th Congressional district. Rouda has reached across the aisle to help pass commonsense and bipartisan legislation.  Rouda’s office has recovered over $2 million for Orange County families and secured more than $40 million in... Read More

CA-45: Greg Raths (R)
House Watch
CA-45: Greg Raths (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Raths:  Raths moved to Orange County in 1977 when he was assigned to the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station flying the F-4 Phantom II. Raths met his wife Luci in 1980, married in 1982, and Orange County has been their home ever since where... Read More

CA-45: Katie Porter (D)
House Watch
CA-45: Katie Porter (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Porter:  Porter is serving her first term representing California's 45th Congressional District. She has spent nearly 20 years as a consumer protection attorney.   Before the housing bubble burst, Porter was one of the first to sound the alarm about Wall Street’s predatory practices targeting homeowners,... Read More

CA-10: Ted Howze (R)
House Watch
CA-10: Ted Howze (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Howze:  Ted Howze is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley. Howze grew up on a farm south of Fresno where he worked in the fields through college. Howze then attended the University of California at Davis where he received a degree in Exercise Physiology... Read More

CA-10: Josh Harder (D)
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CA-10: Josh Harder (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Harder:  Josh Harder is running to represent California’s 10th Congressional District, located in California’s Central Valley covering Stanislaus County and parts of San Joaquin County.  Harder’s family has been in the Central Valley for generations, since his great-great grandfather joined a wagon train in search... Read More

AZ-02: Brandon Martin (R)
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AZ-02: Brandon Martin (R)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Martin:  While growing up Martin worked the local farms in his community. Later he installed floors and subfloors.  Later in life, Martin served the youth in his community. He coached youth football and has acted as a substitute teacher.  Brandon Martin has served in the... Read More

AZ-02: Ann Kirkpatrick (D)
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AZ-02: Ann Kirkpatrick (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Kirkpatrick:  Ann Kirkpatrick was born and raised in rural Arizona and moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona. She worked as a prosecutor, starting her career in the Pima County Attorney’s office, before going on to serve in Congress. She represents a diverse... Read More

AZ-01: Tom O’Halleran (D)
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AZ-01: Tom O’Halleran (D)
November 3, 2020
by TWN Staff

About O’Halleran:  Growing up, Tom O’Halleran was eager to serve and protect his community as a police officer. In 1966, at 20 years old, he joined the Chicago Police Department, where he was an officer and then a sergeant in a special operations unit. O’Halleran was... Read More

CA-04: Brynne Kennedy (D)
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CA-04: Brynne Kennedy (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Kennedy: Brynne Kennedy is a candidate for U.S. Congress. Kennedy is the founder of Topia – a software company that has pioneered new tools to help more businesses compete in a changing economy. She was raised in a rural community that struggled in the aftermath... Read More

TX-03: Helane Seikaly (D)
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TX-03: Helane Seikaly (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Seikaly: Helane “Lulu” Seikaly is a first-generation American, the daughter of a pediatric specialist and a Registered Nurse who fled civil war in their native Lebanon. Raised in North Texas, Seikaly’s interest in service to her community began at a young age and grew at... Read More

NY-17: Mondaire Jones (D)
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NY-17: Mondaire Jones (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Jones: Mondaire Jones was born to a young, single mother at Nyack Hospital and raised in the working-class village of Spring Valley, which is in Rockland County.  Like many single moms, his mother leaned heavily on her parents for help raising her kid. His  grandfather... Read More

TX-10: Mike Siegel (D)
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TX-10: Mike Siegel (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Siegel: Mike Siegel is a civil rights lawyer and former public school teacher running for Texas’s 10th Congressional district. He began his career in 1999, joining the Americorps national civil service program and teaching 3rd grade as a Teach for America corps member.  He taught... Read More

WI-07: Tom Tiffany (R)
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WI-07: Tom Tiffany (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Tiffany:  Tom Tiffany has established deep roots in the 7th Congressional District over the past 30 years where he and his wife, Chris, have lived and raised their three daughters. As a successful small business owner, Tiffany owned and operated Wilderness Cruises for 20 years.... Read More

WI-05: Scott Fitzgerald (R)
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WI-05: Scott Fitzgerald (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Fitzgerald:  Scott Fitzgerald will fight liberal efforts in Congress to defund the police and ensure public safety programs are fully funded — providing families with the stability to live, work and raise a family. In Congress, Scott Fitzgerald will continue working to help Wisconsin’s small... Read More

WA-10: Marilyn Strickland (D)
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WA-10: Marilyn Strickland (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Strickland:  Marilyn Strickland was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her father, who fought in World War II and Korea, met her mother while he was stationed there after the war. If elected to Congress, she will be the first African-American to represent Washington State at... Read More

UT-01: Blake Moore (R)
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UT-01: Blake Moore (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Moore: Blake Moore was born and raised in Ogden. He learned responsibility and hard work from his dad; and all about optimism and service from his mom.  During his senior year, he was awarded the Wendy’s National High School Heisman, honoring high school seniors for... Read More

TX-24: Candace Valenzuela (D)
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TX-24: Candace Valenzuela (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Valenzuela: Candace Valenzuela is a mother, an educator, and a lifelong Texan. She first ran for her local school board to improve Texas schools, becoming the first Latina and first African-American woman to serve on the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school board. The daughter of U.S. Army... Read More

TX-24: Beth Van Duyne (R)
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TX-24: Beth Van Duyne (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Van Duyne: Beth Van Duyne is a single, working-mother of two kids. She left home at the age of 17, put herself through college, became the first female mayor of her hometown, and then was asked to serve America in a presidential administration. She has... Read More

TX-10: Michael McCaul (R)
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TX-10: Michael McCaul (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About McCaul: Michael McCaul is the son of a World War II veteran and a fourth-generation Texan. He is chairman emeritus of the House Homeland Security Committee, as well as the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  McCaul has spent his career finding bipartisan... Read More

TX-07: Wesley Hunt (R)
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TX-07: Wesley Hunt (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Hunt:   Wesley Hunt was born and raised in Houston, Texas, in a military family and is an alumnus of St. John’s School. Upon graduation from St. John’s, Hunt accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 2004, he received... Read More

TX-07: Lizzie Fletcher (D)
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TX-07: Lizzie Fletcher (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Fletcher:  Lizzie Fletcher has lived in Texas’ Seventh Congressional District nearly all her life, and has made her home and built her career in the district.  After graduating from St. John’s School in 1993, Fletcher went to Kenyon College in Ohio, where she graduated with... Read More

TX-04: Pat Fallon (R)
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TX-04: Pat Fallon (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Fallon: Pat Fallon, during his eight year tenure in the Texas Legislature, has built a strong conservative record and a reputation for being an advocate for Texas taxpayers. He has supported securing the border, enforcing the ban on sanctuary cities, protecting our historical monuments, safeguarding... Read More

TX-03: Van Taylor (R)
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TX-03: Van Taylor (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Taylor: A seventh generation Texan, Van Taylor is a family man, businessman, and decorated Iraq War Veteran. Growing up, Taylor earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, and had the honor bestowed on him by President George Bush. After high... Read More

TN-01: Diana Harshbarger (R)
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TN-01: Diana Harshbarger (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Harshbarger: ​Diana Harshbarger was born in Kingsport, Tenn., and grew up in the small neighboring town of Bloomingdale. Her parents taught her that with hard work and an unrelenting spirit, anything is possible. Though they did not have the opportunity to graduate from high school,... Read More

OR-02: Cliff Bentz (R)
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OR-02: Cliff Bentz (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Bentz: Cliff Bentz is a third generation Oregonian, raised on his family’s cattle ranches in Harney County. He attended Whitehorse Ranch and Pine Creek Grade Schools. At age 14, he was sent to live with an aunt and uncle so that he could attend Regis... Read More

NY-27: Christopher Jacobs (R)
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NY-27: Christopher Jacobs (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Jacobs: Chris Jacobs is a conservative, small businessman and New York State Senator representing Erie County in Western New York. First elected to the Senate in 2016 and re-elected in November of 2018, Jacobs has been a strong voice for Western New York. The first... Read More

NY-22: Claudia Tenney (R)
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NY-22: Claudia Tenney (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Tenney: Claudia Tenney is an attorney and businesswoman. She was elected to Congress in November 2016 to represent New York’s 22nd District which encompasses eight counties in Upstate New York. Prior to her election to Congress, Claudia represented portions of the 22nd District for six... Read More

NY-22: Anthony Brindisi (D)
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NY-22: Anthony Brindisi (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Brindisi: Elected in 2018, Anthony Brindisi has been an outspoken advocate for his district. As an independent voice and a tireless supporter of Upstate New York’s working families, Brindisi has developed a record of working with anyone, at any time, to get things done. Currently... Read More

NY-16: Jamaal Bowman (D)
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NY-16: Jamaal Bowman (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Bowman: Jamaal Bowman was born and raised in New York City.  He spent his early years in public housing and later in rent-controlled apartments. He didn’t have much growing up, but his mother provided him all that he needed: love, a stable family, and a... Read More

NY-15: Ritchie Torres (D)
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NY-15: Ritchie Torres (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Torres: Richie Torres is a product of the Bronx, born and bred. He was raised by a single mother who kept the family afloat on a $4.25 minimum wage. He grew up in a housing project that was full of leaks and lead, with no... Read More

NM-03: Teresa Leger Fernandez (D)
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NM-03: Teresa Leger Fernandez (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Leger Fernandez: After receiving her B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Stanford, Leger Fernandez returned home to New Mexico. She has promised to honor voters with deep respect and will use her experience and vision to accomplish ambitious goals and create a strong, sustainable... Read More

NH-02: Steve Negron (R)
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NH-02: Steve Negron (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Negron: Steve Negron is the founder, president and CEO of Integron, LLC, a small, minority- and Veteran-owned company in Nashua N.H. This is his second time running for Congress in the 2nd district.  A longtime officer in the U.S. Air Force, he began his military... Read More

NH-02: Ann L. McLane Kuster (D)
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NH-02: Ann L. McLane Kuster (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About McLane Kuster: Ann L. McLane Kuster was born and raised in Concord, N.H. Her parents were community leaders who taught her the importance of public service through example. McLane Kuster's mother, Susan McLane, served in the New Hampshire State Senate and was a fierce advocate... Read More

NH-01: Matt Mowers (R)
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NH-01: Matt Mowers (R)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Mowers: As the senior White House advisor at the State Department, Mowers advised the U.S. Secretary of State and was engaged on many issues. Later he helped lead the $6 billion United States’ global HIV program (PEPFAR) which has helped save over 15 million lives... Read More

NH-01: Chris Pappas (D)
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NH-01: Chris Pappas (D)
November 2, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Chris: Pappas serves on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee where he chairs the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, focused on holding the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable. He also serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee where he is working to deliver investments in New Hampshire’s... Read More

NC-11: Madison Cawthorn (R)
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NC-11: Madison Cawthorn (R)
November 2, 2020
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About Cawthorn: Madison Cawthorn is an 8th generation resident of North Carolina’s 11th Congressional district. His ancestors have served Western North Carolina communities for over 200 years including in the Revolutionary War.  Cawthorn was homeschooled in Hendersonville and received a full ride ROTC scholarship to NC... Read More

NC-11: Moe Davis (D)
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NC-11: Moe Davis (D)
November 1, 2020
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About Davis: Moe Davis is a retired Air Force Colonel, director of the Air Force Judiciary and former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay. He has been a law professor, judge, speaker, writer and national security expert for Congress. Add to that a list of honors Davis... Read More

NC-09: Cynthia Wallace (D)
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NC-09: Cynthia Wallace (D)
November 1, 2020
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About Wallace: Cynthia Wallace resides in Charlotte, N.C., in the 9th Congressional District. The granddaughter of farmers, she grew up in Springfield, Ga., a small town with a rural route address with no street address. She is the daughter of Mary T. Wallace and the late... Read More

NC-09: Dan Bishop (R)
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NC-09: Dan Bishop (R)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Bishop: Dan Bishop is a Conservative representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. His family has lived in the district for generations, and he has called Charlotte home for several decades. As a successful attorney, Bishop spent most of his career in the private sector. He... Read More

NC-06: Kathy Manning (D)
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NC-06: Kathy Manning (D)
November 1, 2020
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About Manning: As a mom, attorney, and community leader, Kathy Manning has spent the last 30 years bringing people together to solve problems. Her father worked for Ford Motor Company for 40 years and her mom was a public school teacher.  After graduating from Harvard University... Read More

NC-02: Deborah Ross (D)
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NC-02: Deborah Ross (D)
November 1, 2020
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About Ross: Deborah Ross grew up in a small town and from a young age her parents instilled in her the belief that with opportunity comes responsibility and that through public service she could help others and make a difference. She came to North Carolina for... Read More

M0-01: Cori Bush (D)
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M0-01: Cori Bush (D)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Bush: Cori Bush, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, is the Democratic nominee for Missouri's 1st Congressional District. On Aug. 4, 2020, she defeated 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay in the 2020 U.S. House of Representatives primary election, advancing to the November general election... Read More

MI-10: Lisa McClain (D)
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MI-10: Lisa McClain (D)
November 1, 2020
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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 saw in politics. McClain spent 11... Read More

MD-07: Kweisi Mfume (D)
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MD-07: Kweisi Mfume (D)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Mfume: Rep. Kweisi Mfume  was born, raised and educated in the city of Baltimore. He attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md., where as an honors student he graduated magna cum laude. He later returned there to join the staff as an adjunct professor teaching... Read More

MA-04: Jake Auchincloss (D)
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MA-04: Jake Auchincloss (D)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Auchincloss: After graduating from the Newton Public Schools and Harvard College, Jake Auchincloss served as a captain in the United States Marines. Auchincloss commanded infantry in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2012 and a reconnaissance unit in Panama in 2014. In Helmand, he led combat patrols... Read More

KY-06: Andy Barr (R)
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KY-06: Andy Barr (R)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Barr:  Andy Barr has served as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since January, 2013. He is a member of the Committee on Financial Services, and is ranking member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House... Read More

KY-06: Josh Hicks (D)
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KY-06: Josh Hicks (D)
November 1, 2020
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About Hicks:  Josh Hicks grew up on a farm in Hilltop, Fleming County, Ky. Hicks went to Georgetown College right out of high school. Hicks made the decision to drop out of college. He went to work construction with his dad as an iron worker and... Read More

KS-02: Jake LaTurner (R)
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KS-02: Jake LaTurner (R)
November 1, 2020
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About LaTurner: LaTurner was twice elected to represent the people of Southeast Kansas in the State Senate, serving from 2013-2017. Seen as an innovator and champion of conservative reform, LaTurner helped spearhead welfare-to-work reform in Kansas. LaTurner led the fight, along with the Kansas Farm Bureau,... Read More

KS-01: Tracey Mann (R)
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KS-01: Tracey Mann (R)
November 1, 2020
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About Mann: Tracey Mann served as the 50th Lt. Governor of the great state of Kansas. Born and raised on his family's farm just south of Quinter, Kan., Mann was the fifth generation to live in a house his great, great, grandfather ordered from Montgomery Ward... Read More

IN-01: Frank Mrvan (D)
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IN-01: Frank Mrvan (D)
November 1, 2020
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About Mrvan: Frank Mrvan is a township trustee for North Township, Indiana and the Democratic Party candidate for Indiana's 1st congressional district. Mrvan was born in Hammond, Ind., on April 16, 1969, and after graduating from Oliver P. Morton High School, earned a bachelor's degree in... Read More

IL-15: Mary Miller (R)
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IL-15: Mary Miller (R)
November 1, 2020
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 graduated from Eastern Illinois University with... Read More

IL-03: Marie Newman (D)
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IL-03: Marie Newman (D)
November 1, 2020
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 with a series of jobs instead... Read More

IA-04: Randy Feenstra (R)
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IA-04: Randy Feenstra (R)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Feenstra:   Feenstra has lived in Northwest Iowa his whole life. He started working at the age of nine delivering newspapers, worked at a local bakery at 14, volunteered as an EMT and was head of sales for the Foreign Candy Company.  Now he teaches... Read More

IA-04: JD Scholten (D)
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IA-04: JD Scholten (D)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Scholten:  During the 2018 election cycle, J.D. Scholten was the only candidate to host a town hall in all 39 counties in Iowa’s 4th district. He has deep Iowa roots and values and the determination to win.  Scholten has played baseball in seven countries, and... Read More

IA-01: Ashley Hinson (R)
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IA-01: Ashley Hinson (R)
November 1, 2020
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 currently resides.  Hinson has worked to... Read More

IA-01: Abby Finkenauer (D)
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IA-01: Abby Finkenauer (D)
November 1, 2020
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, and her father’s father earned a... Read More

HI-02: Kai Kahele (D)
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HI-02: Kai Kahele (D)
November 1, 2020
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About Kahele:  Kaialiʻi (Kai) Kahele was appointed to the Hawaiʻi State Senate by Gov. David Ige in February, 2016 following the untimely and unexpected death of his father, the late Sen. Gil Kahele. He was subsequently elected and re-elected by wide margins in 2016 and 2018. ... Read More

GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene (R)
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GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene (R)
November 1, 2020
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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 her husband Perry purchased Taylor Commercial,... Read More

GA-09: Andrew Clyde (R)
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GA-09: Andrew Clyde (R)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Clyde:  Andrew Clyde’s career in the Navy began after he earned his commission as an officer from the University of Notre Dame. He then spent the next 28 years of his life in the service including three combat deployments to Kuwait and Iraq.   During his... Read More

GA-05: Nikema Williams (D)
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GA-05: Nikema Williams (D)
November 1, 2020
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 the values of her constituents.  She... Read More

FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar (R)
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FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar (R)
November 1, 2020
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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 citizens at the Freedom Tower, Salazar’s... Read More

FL-27: Donna Shalala (D)
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FL-27: Donna Shalala (D)
November 1, 2020
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 clean, sustainable environment. Shalala was born... Read More

FL-19: Byron Donalds (R)
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FL-19: Byron Donalds (R)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Donalds:  Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Byron Donalds is the product of a single-parent household. Throughout his life, his mother made every sacrifice possible in order to give him the best opportunity at the American Dream. That philosophy his mother taught him, striving... Read More

FL-18: Pam Keith (D)
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FL-18: Pam Keith (D)
November 1, 2020
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 born in Turkey and lived in... Read More

FL-18: Brian Mast (R)
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FL-18: Brian Mast (R)
November 1, 2020
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About Mast: After graduating from South Christian High School in 1999, Brian Mast followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the U.S. Army. There, he enjoyed service for over 12 years. During his service,he had the honor of serving under the elite Joint Special Operations... Read More

FL-03: Kat Cammack (R)
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FL-03: Kat Cammack (R)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

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 Rep. Ted Yoho.    She sits on... Read More

CA-53: Sara Jacobs (D)
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CA-53: Sara Jacobs (D)
November 1, 2020
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 is the Founder and Chair of... Read More

CA-50: Darrell Issa (R)
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CA-50: Darrell Issa (R)
November 1, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Issa: Prior to his election to Congress, Issa was a technology industry leader and CEO. He founded Vista, Calif., based Directed Electronics Inc., the manufacturer of automobile security and convenience products. Issa has served as chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, the Board of Governors... Read More

CA-50: Ammar Campa-Najjar (D)
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CA-50: Ammar Campa-Najjar (D)
October 31, 2020
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About Campa-Najjar: Ammar Campa-Najjar was born in East San Diego County, the son of a Christian working-class mother who raised him with help from family and neighbors. From his first job as a church janitor to serving in the White House, he has devoted his life... Read More

CA-08: Jay Obernolte (R)
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CA-08: Jay Obernolte (R)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Obernolte:  Jay Obernolte has lived in California’s 8th Congressional District for over 25 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Caltech and a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from UCLA.    In 1990 Obernolte started FarSight Studios, a software development company, in his... Read More

CA-04: Tom McClintock (R)
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CA-04: Tom McClintock (R)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About McClintock: Tom McClintock represents the people of California’s historic gold country and Sierra Nevada in a district that stretches from Lake Tahoe, through Yosemite Valley and on to Kings Canyon.  Often described as “the gold standard” for fiscal conservatism in Congress, the National Taxpayers Union... Read More

AL-02: Barry Moore (R)
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AL-02: Barry Moore (R)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Moore:  Growing up on a farm in Coffee County, Barry Moore learned early what a man’s hands say about him.   This dedicated work ethic led Moore to Auburn University, where in 1992, he earned his degree in Agricultural Science. While at Auburn, he was enlisted... Read More

AR-02: French Hill (R)
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AR-02: French Hill (R)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Hill: A ninth generation Arkansan, French Hill is the 22nd member of Congress to represent central Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected on November 4, 2014, and began his first congressional term on January 3, 2015. French Hill serves on the... Read More

AR-02: Joyce Elliott (D)
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AR-02: Joyce Elliott (D)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

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. Her older sister, Carolyn, was the... Read More

NC-08: Pat Timmons-Goodson (D)
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NC-08: Pat Timmons-Goodson (D)
October 31, 2020
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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 Heel, earning her undergraduate and law... Read More

NC-08: Richard Hudson (R)
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NC-08: Richard Hudson (R)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Hudson: Since he was elected in 2012, Richard Hudson has worked hard to serve North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, which includes all or part of seven counties spanning from Salisbury and Concord across South-Central North Carolina to Cumberland County. The 7th generation of his family... Read More

PA-01: Brian Fitzpatrick (D)
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PA-01: Brian Fitzpatrick (D)
October 31, 2020
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About Fitzpatrick: Brian Fitzpatrick was the author of legislation signed into law which provides additional resources for law enforcement to stop the flow of deadly drugs into communities. For nearly a decade and a half, Fitzpatrick served as an FBI supervisory special agent where his focus... Read More

PA-17: Conor Lamb (D)
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PA-17: Conor Lamb (D)
October 31, 2020
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About Lamb: Conor Lamb is a Marine and former federal prosecutor who represents Pennsylvania’s 17th district. Lamb won a special election in March 2018 to represent the 18th district, and after Pennsylvania’s redistricting, Lamb went on to defeat incumbent Republican Congressman Keith Rothfus in November to... Read More

IA-02: Rita Hart (D)
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IA-02: Rita Hart (D)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

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, weakening her health, breathing, and, as... Read More

IA-02: Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)
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IA-02: Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)
October 31, 2020
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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 her way to make sure she... Read More

AL-01: Jerry Carl (R)
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AL-01: Jerry Carl (R)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Carl:  Born in Mobile, Ala., Jerry Carl started his first company at the age of 25 and grew that small business into numerous other companies throughout the region. In all, Carl has started over 10 different companies ranging from real estate to health care and... Read More

WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
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WA-03: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
October 31, 2020
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 her lead advisor on health care... Read More

WA-03: Carolyn Long (D)
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WA-03: Carolyn Long (D)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

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 running the produce department. As a... Read More

VA-07: Nick Freitas (R)
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VA-07: Nick Freitas (R)
October 31, 2020
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About Freitas: Nick Freitas has been married to Tina Freitas since 1999. They have three children, Lillyana, Luke and Alexandria. His mother was a president of a Republican Women’s organization, and he has been walking precincts for Republican candidates since he was 15. Immediately following high... Read More

VA-07: Abigail Spanberger (D)
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VA-07: Abigail Spanberger (D)
October 31, 2020
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 and lived abroad collecting intelligence, managing... Read More

VA-05: Cameron Webb (D)
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VA-05: Cameron Webb (D)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Webb: Growing up in Spotsylvania, Va., Webb's mother, a public-school speech therapist, and father, an HR manager with the DEA, taught their son to take an active role in his community and serve others. After graduating from the University of Virginia and getting his medical... Read More

VA-05: Bob Good (R)
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VA-05: Bob Good (R)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Good: Born in Pennsylvania then moving to New Jersey, Bob Good’s family relocated to Lynchburg, Va., when he was nine years old and his father decided to attend seminary.  One of four boys, Good attended high school at Liberty Christian Academy, and he and his... Read More

VA-02: Scott Taylor (R)
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VA-02: Scott Taylor (R)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Taylor: Scott Taylor was raised by his mother, a single parent, in a small town on the Eastern Shore. Taylor began working on a farm at 11 years old and soon after was introduced to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program of America. His Big Brother... Read More

VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)
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VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)
October 31, 2020
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 deploying six times—twice forward-deployed on ships... Read More

UT-04: Burgess Owens (R)
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UT-04: Burgess Owens (R)
October 31, 2020
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About Owens: Burgess Owens is a former University of Miami and NFL star. He spent his childhood growing up in the Deep South. As the third Black American granted a scholarship to play football at the University of Miami, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry. ... Read More

UT-04: Ben McAdams (D)
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UT-04: Ben McAdams (D)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About McAdams: Ben McAdams served Utahns as Salt Lake County mayor before being elected to Congress in 2018.  He is working to help Utah families and the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic, while being fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars and fighting the administration’s plan to... Read More

TX-23: Tony Gonzales (R)
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TX-23: Tony Gonzales (R)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Gonzales: As a career Cryptologist, Gonzales has been stationed at the Navy Information Operations Detachment Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., USS MICHAEL MURPHY in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Center for Information Warfare Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., Office of Legislative Affairs in... Read More

TX-23: Gina Ortiz Jones (D)
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TX-23: Gina Ortiz Jones (D)
October 31, 2020
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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 domestic helper – because she believed... Read More

TX-22: Troy Nehls (R)
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TX-22: Troy Nehls (R)
October 31, 2020
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About Nehls: At the age of 19, Nehls enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was deployed on combat tours to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, among other places. After 21 years of service, he retired with the rank of Major and as the recipient of two Bronze... Read More

TX-22: Sri Preston Kulkarni (D)
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TX-22: Sri Preston Kulkarni (D)
October 31, 2020
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About Kulkarni: Sri Preston Kulkarni is a big Rockets fan, lover of languages, and lifelong public servant. He is also a national security expert who has spent his career overseas. He was raised in a middle class family by an immigrant father and a mother whose... Read More

TX-21: Wendy Davis (D)
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TX-21: Wendy Davis (D)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

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 a state senator, Davis fought against... Read More

TX-21: Chip Roy (R)
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TX-21: Chip Roy (R)
October 31, 2020
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About Roy: Chip Roy is a husband and father with experience in both the private sector and public service.  He is a former federal prosecutor, having served as special assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas, and served Sen. John Cornyn as staff... Read More

SC-01: Nancy Mace (R)
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SC-01: Nancy Mace (R)
October 31, 2020
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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 Creek, S.C., and eventually graduated from... Read More

SC-01: Joe Cunningham (D)
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SC-01: Joe Cunningham (D)
October 31, 2020
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About Cunningham: Joe Cunningham and his wife, Amanda, live in West Ashley where they are raising their son, Boone.  Along for the ride is their five-year-old rescue dog, a terrier mutt named Teddy.   Cunningham spends about 100 days a year in D.C. and the rest of... Read More

PA-17: Sean Parnell (R)
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PA-17: Sean Parnell (R)
October 31, 2020
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About Parnell: Army Ranger, combat infantryman with the elite 10th Mountain Division, and veteran of 485 days of fierce fighting along the Afghan-Pakistan border, Captain Sean Parnell’s unique leadership skills, welded his platoon into an effective American fighting unit. Repeatedly outnumbered and outgunned by a foe... Read More

PA-10: Scott Perry (R)
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PA-10: Scott Perry (R)
October 31, 2020
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About Perry: Scott Perry served three terms as a Pennsylvania State Representative. While serving there, he was assigned to the Committees on Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Labor Relations, Veterans Affairs, Emergency Preparedness, and Rules. He became the Congressman for Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District in 2013. He earned... Read More

PA-10: Eugene DePasquale (D)
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PA-10: Eugene DePasquale (D)
October 31, 2020
by TWN Staff

About DePasquale: Eugene DePasquale has dedicated his public service to tirelessly fighting for working people, senior citizens, and the most vulnerable. He grew up in a typical working-class family. When he wasn’t in school, he waited tables or washed dishes at the family’s neighborhood restaurant. What... Read More

PA-01: Christina Finello (D)
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PA-01: Christina Finello (D)
October 31, 2020
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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 from Villanova Law and Drexel University,... Read More

PA-08: Matt Cartwright (D)
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PA-08: Matt Cartwright (D)
October 31, 2020
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About Cartwright: Matt Cartwright worked as a trial attorney and is now the U.S. Congressman in Pennsylvania’s Eighth District.  Cartwright was named one of the most effective Democrats in Congress for his ability to work across the aisle. He is an advocate for better wages; high-quality... Read More

PA-08: Jim Bognet (R)
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PA-08: Jim Bognet (R)
October 31, 2020
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About Bognet: Jim Bognet was born and raised in Hazleton, Pa. His dad is a small business owner, building schools and doing plumbing and heating projects for factories across northeastern Pennsylvania. His mom is a high school teacher. Bognet played football, basketball, and baseball at Hazleton... Read More

OK-05: Stephanie Bice (R)
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OK-05: Stephanie Bice (R)
October 31, 2020
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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 since 1959 when prohibition was repealed... Read More

OK-05: Kendra Horn (D)
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OK-05: Kendra Horn (D)
October 31, 2020
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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 women. Her professional background includes running... Read More

NY-24: John Katko (R)
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NY-24: John Katko (R)
October 31, 2020
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About Katko: First elected to Congress in 2014 and re-elected in 2016 and 2018, John Katko is a former federal prosecutor and Central New York native.  Katko spent over 20 years in his role as an assistant U.S. attorney. In Congress, Katko serves on the Transportation... Read More

NY-24: Dana Balter (D)
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NY-24: Dana Balter (D)
October 31, 2020
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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 career in disability services, where she... Read More

NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis (R)
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NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis (R)
October 31, 2020
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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, Nicole was sworn in to her... Read More

NY-11: Max Rose (D)
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NY-11: Max Rose (D)
October 30, 2020
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About Rose: Max Rose is the Representative for New York’s 11th Congressional District, representing Staten Island and South Brooklyn. He is the first post-9/11 combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to seek and hold office in New York City. A Staten Island resident,... Read More

NY-02: Jackie Gordon (D)
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NY-02: Jackie Gordon (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 in the United States Army Reserve. ... Read More

NY-02: Andrew Garbarino (R)
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NY-02: Andrew Garbarino (R)
October 30, 2020
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About Garbarino: Andrew Garbarino was raised on Long Island and went to Sayville High School, where he participated in student government and worked at the local hardware store. After graduating from high school, he attended college at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, before receiving... Read More

NM-02: Yvette Herrell (R)
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NM-02: Yvette Herrell (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 successful small businesses. Harrell was awarded... Read More

NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
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NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 extra mile as a social worker. ... Read More

MN-07: Michelle Fischbach (R)
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MN-07: Michelle Fischbach (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 – initially from 2011-12 and then... Read More

MN-07: Collin Peterson (D)
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MN-07: Collin Peterson (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 to the U.S. House of Representatives... Read More

IL-13: Rodney Davis (R)
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IL-13: Rodney Davis (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 of the 115th Congress, he serves... Read More

IL-13: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D)
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IL-13: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 to bargain on wages, working conditions,... Read More

AK-AL: Alyse Galvin (I)
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AK-AL: Alyse Galvin (I)
October 30, 2020
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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 and led a non-partisan grassroots movement... Read More

NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (R)
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NJ-02: Jeff Van Drew (R)
October 30, 2020
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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. The Second District is an expansive... Read More

NJ-02: Amy Kennedy (D)
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NJ-02: Amy Kennedy (D)
October 30, 2020
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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, a leading national advocacy organization and... Read More

NE-02: Kara Eastman (D)
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NE-02: Kara Eastman (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 started Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA)... Read More

NE-02: Don Bacon (R)
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NE-02: Don Bacon (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 year. He later earned master’s degrees... Read More

MT-AL: Matt Rosendale (R)
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MT-AL: Matt Rosendale (R)
October 30, 2020
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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, Matthew Jr., Brien and Adam who... Read More

MT-AL: Kathleen Williams (D)
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MT-AL: Kathleen Williams (D)
October 30, 2020
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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, Marie. She is the youngest of... Read More

MO-02: Jill Schupp (D)
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MO-02: Jill Schupp (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 Chevrolet in Creve Coeur. Her mom... Read More

MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
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MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 and studied Business Administration at Mizzou.... Read More

AK-AL: Don Young (R)
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AK-AL: Don Young (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 after winning a special election on... Read More

MI-03: Peter Meijer (R)
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MI-03: Peter Meijer (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 and deployed to Iraq as a... Read More

MI-03: Hillary Scholten (D)
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MI-03: Hillary Scholten (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 her husband Jess are raising sons,... Read More

IN-05: Victoria Spartz (R)
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IN-05: Victoria Spartz (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 up from being a bank teller... Read More

IN-05: Christina Hale (D)
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IN-05: Christina Hale (D)
October 30, 2020
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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, and she won, becoming one of... Read More

IA-03: Cindy Axne (D)
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IA-03: Cindy Axne (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 her graduation from the University of... Read More

IA-03: David Young (R)
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IA-03: David Young (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 in 2020. His family homesteaded in... Read More

GA-07: Rich McCormick (R)
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GA-07: Rich McCormick (R)
October 30, 2020
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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, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan. As... Read More

GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
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GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 of the 1990s, and the family... Read More

GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
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GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 began demanding that the clergy, politicians,... Read More

GA-06: Karen Handel (R)
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GA-06: Karen Handel (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 the eyecare unit of Novartis.  Handel... Read More

FL-15: Alan Cohn (D)
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FL-15: Alan Cohn (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 that was allegedly burying barrels of... Read More

FL-15: Scott Franklin (R)
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FL-15: Scott Franklin (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 was deployed to the Mediterranean, the... Read More

FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
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FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 working hard in school and earning... Read More

FL-26: Carlos Gimenez (R)
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FL-26: Carlos Gimenez (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 Gimenez has dedicated his life to... Read More

CO-03: Lauren Boebert (R)
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CO-03: Lauren Boebert (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 earned national notoriety for staff that... Read More

CO-03: Diane Mitsch Busch (D)
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CO-03: Diane Mitsch Busch (D)
October 30, 2020
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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. Life changed when her mother joined... Read More

CA-39: Young Kim (R)
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CA-39: Young Kim (R)
October 30, 2020
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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 live their own dream. As the... Read More

CA-39: Gil Cisneros (D)
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CA-39: Gil Cisneros (D)
October 30, 2020
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About Cisneros: Gil Cisneros represents California’s 39th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Cisneros is a veteran and education advocate who will work to create good-paying local jobs. He serves on the House Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs Committees. The son of a... Read More

CA-25: Mike Garcia (R)
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CA-25: Mike Garcia (R)
October 30, 2020
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About Garcia: Mike Garcia is a decorated United States Naval Officer whose record-setting flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. He flew over 30 combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the skies... Read More

CA-25: Christy Smith (D)
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CA-25: Christy Smith (D)
October 30, 2020
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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 Education. Smith founded the Valencia Valley... Read More

CA-21: David Valadao (R)
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CA-21: David Valadao (R)
October 30, 2020
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About Valadao: David Valadao was born and raised in Hanford, Calif. As a lifelong resident of the Central Valley, he has been active in agriculture and dairy industry groups, as well as many local charities. The Valadao family emigrated from the Azores Islands of Portugal to... Read More

CA-21: TJ Cox (D)
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CA-21: TJ Cox (D)
October 30, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Cox: TJ Cox is a native Californian and the son of immigrants who taught him the importance of hard work, personal integrity, and fighting for what’s right.  Cox has worked on projects that have created more than 1,500 well-paying jobs and have brought health care... Read More

AZ-06: Hiral Tipirneni (D)
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AZ-06: Hiral Tipirneni (D)
October 30, 2020
by TWN Staff

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 public health care delivery system.  Tipirneni came... Read More

AZ-06: David Schweikert (R)
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AZ-06: David Schweikert (R)
October 30, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Schweikert: David Schweikert is serving his fifth term in the United States Congress.  He holds a seat on the Ways and Means Committee, having previously served on the Financial Services Committee.  He also sits on the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, co-chairs the Valley Fever Task... Read More

AZ-01: Tiffany Shedd (R)
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AZ-01: Tiffany Shedd (R)
October 30, 2020
by TWN Staff

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 Arizona.   Shedd would like to rebuild... Read More

MN Senate: Tina Smith (D)
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MN Senate: Tina Smith (D)
October 29, 2020
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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 MBA from the Tuck School of... Read More

MN Senate: Jason Lewis (R)
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MN Senate: Jason Lewis (R)
October 29, 2020
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About Lewis: Jason Lewis represented Minnesota's 2nd congressional district in the 115th Congress, but he is perhaps best known to most state residents as the host of a popular conservative radio show. Lewis voted for the Republican tax cuts of 2017 and regulatory reform. Lewis said... Read More

ME Senate: Susan Collins (R)
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ME Senate: Susan Collins (R)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

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 currently a senior member of the... Read More

ME Senate: Sara Gideon (D)
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ME Senate: Sara Gideon (D)
October 28, 2020
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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 that cracks down on pharmaceutical companies,... Read More

KS Senate: Roger Marshall (R)
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KS Senate: Roger Marshall (R)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Marshall: Dr. Roger Marshall is an OB/GYN, who has delivered more than 5,000 babies during his 25 years practicing in Great Bend. He also served as chairman of the board of Great Bend Regional Hospital for 14 years. For the last few years, he has... Read More

KS Senate: Barbara Bollier (D)
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KS Senate: Barbara Bollier (D)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

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. In 2016, Bollier ran for the... Read More

IA Senate: Theresa Greenfield (D)
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IA Senate: Theresa Greenfield (D)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

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 at 16, Greenfield and her sister... Read More

IA Senate: Joni Ernst (R)
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IA Senate: Joni Ernst (R)
October 28, 2020
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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, and help her neighbors. To pay... Read More

GA Senate Special Election: Raphael Warnock (D)
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GA Senate Special Election: Raphael Warnock (D)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Warnock:  Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Reverend Warnock’s father was a veteran, a small businessman, and a preacher. He spent the week hauling old cars to the local steel yard, and on Sundays he preached at a local... Read More

GA Senate Special Election: Kelly Loeffler (R)
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GA Senate Special Election: Kelly Loeffler (R)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

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 economic growth, crack down on illegal... Read More

GA Senate Special Election: Doug Collins (R)
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GA Senate Special Election: Doug Collins (R)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Collins: Doug Collins was born to Lenard and Dorothy Copelan Collins in Gainesville, Ga., in 1966.  In 1988, Collins attended the University of North Georgia and received his bachelor's degree in Political Science and Criminal Law. That same year, Collins married his wife, Lisa, and... Read More

GA Senate: Jon Ossoff (D)
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GA Senate: Jon Ossoff (D)
October 28, 2020
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About Ossoff: Jon Ossoff is a Georgia native, media executive, investigative journalist, and small business owner. Ossoff and his wife Alisha, an OB/GYN physician, both grew up in Atlanta. Since 2013, Ossoff has served as the CEO of Insight TWI, a now 30-year old media production... Read More

GA Senate: David Perdue (R)
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GA Senate: David Perdue (R)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Purdue: David Perdue is the senior United State Senator from Georgia with more than 40 years of business experience leading some of America’s most recognizable companies.  During his 40+ years as a successful businessman, Perdue has worked for Sara Lee, Haggar, and Reebok. As a... Read More

CO Senate: John Hickenlooper (D)
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CO Senate: John Hickenlooper (D)
October 28, 2020
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About Hickenlooper: John Wright Hickenlooper was named for his father, who passed away when he was only eight years old but continues to have a lasting influence on Hickenlooper’s life. Hickenlooper started out as a geologist, but after being laid off, he considered a variety of... Read More

CO Senate: Cory Gardner (R)
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CO Senate: Cory Gardner (R)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Gardner:  Gardner’s family has called Colorado home for five generations.  Gardner’s love for Colorado took him to Colorado State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and later to Boulder, where he earned his law degree at the University of Colorado. Gardner and his wife... Read More

AK Senate: Al Gross (D)
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AK Senate: Al Gross (D)
October 28, 2020
by TWN Staff

About Gross: Al Gross was born in the wake of an avalanche in Juneau in 1962. His family's house, at the foot of Mt. Juneau, was nearly buried in snow just days before he was born. His mom, Shari, was home while his dad Av was... Read More

AK Senate: Dan Sullivan (R)
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AK Senate: Dan Sullivan (R)
October 28, 2020
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About Sullivan: Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015. Sullivan serves on four Senate committees: the Armed Services Committee, where he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness; the Environment and Public Works Committee;... Read More

SC Senate: Jamie Harrison (D)
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SC Senate: Jamie Harrison (D)
October 28, 2020
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About Harrison: The son of a single teenage mom, and raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, S.C., Harrison overcame the challenges of poverty with the help of teachers and mentors who believed in him. From a mobile home to Yale University and Georgetown Law, he never... Read More

AZ Senate: Mark Kelly (D)
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AZ Senate: Mark Kelly (D)
October 28, 2020
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About Kelly: Mark Kelly is a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. Kelly, the son of two police officers, grew up attending public schools from elementary school until enrolling in the United States Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.  When Kelly was... Read More

AZ Senate: Martha McSally (R)
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AZ Senate: Martha McSally (R)
October 28, 2020
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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 her USAF pilot training class. McSally... Read More

MI Senate: John James (R)
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MI Senate: John James (R)
October 28, 2020
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About James:  John James is running for U.S Senate to represent the state of Michigan. At the age of 17, James volunteered to serve his country in the military. After graduating from West Point in 2004, the candidate became a Ranger-qualified aviation officer. James went on... Read More

MI Senate: Gary Peters (D)
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MI Senate: Gary Peters (D)
October 28, 2020
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About Peters:  Gary Peters is a Democratic member of the U.S Senate from the state of Michigan. Peters was sworn into the Senate on January 6, 2015. Peters is currently seeking re-election on November 3, 2020 for a second Senate term against Republican challenger John James.  ... Read More

MS Senate: Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
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MS Senate: Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
October 28, 2020
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About Hyde-Smith:  Cindy Hyde-Smith is a member of the U.S Senate from Mississippi. She assumed office in 2018 and will be seeking re-election on November 3, 2020. The senator was appointed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant in a special run-off election to finish former Sen. Thad... Read More

MS Senate: Mike Espy (D)
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MS Senate: Mike Espy (D)
October 28, 2020
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About Espy:  Mike Espy is a Democrat running for the U.S Senate to represent the state of Mississippi. Espy is running against incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith in the November 3, 2020 general election. The Senate hopeful previously ran against Hyde-Smith in a special run-off election in 2018... Read More

MT Senate: Steve Bullock (D)
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MT Senate: Steve Bullock (D)
October 28, 2020
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About Bullock:  Steve Bullock is the governor of Montana. He assumed office on January 7, 2013. His current term ends on January 4, 2021. Bullock is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Montana.  Bullock was born in 1966 in Missoula, Mont., and grew... Read More

MT Senate: Steve Daines (R)
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MT Senate: Steve Daines (R)
October 28, 2020
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About Daines:  Steve Daines is a member of the U.S. Senate from Montana. He assumed office on January 6, 2015. Daines is running for re-election to the Senate to continue representing Montana. He is running against Democrat Steve Bullock.  Daines is a fifth generation Montanan, residing... Read More

NC Senate: Cal Cunningham (D)
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NC Senate: Cal Cunningham (D)
October 28, 2020
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About Cunningham:  Cal Cunningham is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent North Carolina. Born and raised in Lexington, N.C., Cunningham has lived in North Carolina all his life. After earning his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel... Read More

NM Senate: Ben Ray Luján (D)
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NM Senate: Ben Ray Luján (D)
October 28, 2020
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About Luján:  Born and raised on a small family farm in Nambé, N.M., by a union ironworker and a public school employee, Ben Ray Luján learned the values of hard work and community service from a young age.   Luján has dedicated his career to working to... Read More

NM Senate: Mark Ronchetti (R)
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NM Senate: Mark Ronchetti (R)
October 28, 2020
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About Ronchetti:  Mark Ronchetti lives in Albuquerque, where he and his wife, Krysty, are raising two daughters.  One of five children himself, Ronchetti was raised by two loving parents.  His father is a first-generation American who became an electrical engineer, and his grandfather came to the... Read More

SC Senate: Lindsey Graham (R)
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SC Senate: Lindsey Graham (R)
October 28, 2020
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About Graham:  Lindsey Graham was raised in Central, S.C., where he lived with his family in a single room behind the liquor store, restaurant, and pool hall owned by his parents. After law school, Graham joined the U.S. Air Force as a member of the Judge... Read More

TX Senate: John Cornyn (R)
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TX Senate: John Cornyn (R)
October 28, 2020
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About Cornyn:  John Cornyn was born in Houston, Texas, in 1952 and grew up in San Antonio, the second of three children. Cornyn graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a degree in journalism in 1973. Later in 1977, Cornyn graduated from St. Mary’s... Read More

TN Senate: Bill Hagerty (R)
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TN Senate: Bill Hagerty (R)
October 28, 2020
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About Hagerty: Born in Gallatin, Tenn., Bill Hagerty’s mother was a schoolteacher and his father worked road construction. As a boy, Hagerty helped tend to the pigs and cattle, before growing up to work in construction like his father. Hagerty’s father was unable to achieve a... Read More

WY Senate: Cynthia Lummis (R)
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WY Senate: Cynthia Lummis (R)
October 28, 2020
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About Lummis: Born in Cheyenne, Wyo., Cynthia Lummis served as Wyoming’s state representative from 1979 to 1993, state senator from 1993 to 1995 and state treasurer from 1999 to 2007. During that time, she supported policy decisions on a variety of issues including U.S. Defense spending,... Read More

Political Ads & Polling Round Up: October 27
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Political Ads & Polling Round Up: October 27
October 27, 2020
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POLITICAL ADS Herrell Puts Special Interests First  EDF Action Votes and LCV Victory Fund launched a television ad campaign claiming politician Yvette Herrell puts special interests before New Mexico’s interests. EDF Action Votes and LCV Victory Fund ads will start running on broadcast and cable in... Read More

Political Ads & Polling Round Up: October 20
2020 Elections
Political Ads & Polling Round Up: October 20
October 21, 2020
by TWN Staff

POLITICAL ADS New Ads Stress Evers’ Response to COVID Tony for Wisconsin announced a six-figure ad buy in media markets across Wisconsin. “Steady Leadership” promotes Gov. Evers’ leadership in tough times, getting support and supplies to families, farmers, and communities in need during COVID-19. The ad... Read More

Political Ads & Polling Round Up: October 13
2020 Elections
Political Ads & Polling Round Up: October 13
October 13, 2020
by TWN Staff

POLITICAL ADS Reckless Reopenings The DCCC released a new television ad in Texas’ 24th Congressional District, stating politician Beth Van Duyne’s alliance with President Trump amid a pandemic is hurting North Texas. The ad began reaching voters in the Dallas/Fort Worth media market on broadcast and... Read More

Political Ads & Polling Round Up: October 6
Polling and Ads
Political Ads & Polling Round Up: October 6
October 6, 2020
by TWN Staff

POLITICAL ADS Republicans Point to Corrupt Lobbyists and Billionaires The National Republican Congressional Committee is running a new ad in IL-13 attacking Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan saying her campaign is being funded by corrupt lobbyists. The National Republican Congressional Committee is running an ad in TX-23... Read More

Political Ads & Polling Round Up: September 30
Polling and Ads
Political Ads & Polling Round Up: September 30
September 29, 2020
by TWN Staff

POLITICAL ADS Biden Going Bilingual Biden for President announced new commercials in Spanish and English that emphasize the importance of the Latino community.  In the markets of Arizona, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, "We Are Someone" will air on television and in digital... Read More

Espy Gaining Ground in Mississippi Senate Race
Polling and Ads
Espy Gaining Ground in Mississippi Senate Race
August 13, 2020
by TWN Staff

A recent poll conducted on behalf of the Mike Espy for Senate Committee shows Espy trailing Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith by just five percentage points in the Mississippi race for the U.S. Senate. Hyde-White has served in the Senate for two years. Initially appointed by Mississippi... Read More

PRESS RELEASE
Featured
PRESS RELEASE
February 20, 2020
by TWN Staff

For immediate release: February 20, 2020 THE WELL NEWS LAUNCHES ELECTORATE EMPOWERED ELECTION INFO IN YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE CALENDAR WASHINGTON – On Thursday, February 20th, The Well News team will launch a new tool that was designed to keep politicos in the loop on key dates,... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Political News
Blue Dog Coalition Celebrates 25th Anniversary
February 14, 2020
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - It was 25 years ago Friday that 23 members of the House Democratic Caucus held a press conference to announce the formation of the Blue Dog Coalition, a caucus of pragmatic Democrats dedicated to fiscal responsibility and ensuring a strong national defense. In the... Read More

With Shift In Focus, Has End Citizens United Become Just Another Money Machine?
Campaign Finance
With Shift In Focus, Has End Citizens United Become Just Another Money Machine?
September 24, 2019
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - It was a typical day at the Iowa State Fair, just outside of Des Moines. The smell of just about anything you can imagine fried and served on a stick permeated the air, livestock mostly slumbered through being judged, and this being the summer... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Releases Priorities for U.S. Climate Policy
Climate
New Democrat Coalition Releases Priorities for U.S. Climate Policy
September 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON -  The New Democrat Coalition released policy principles and endorsed legislation to combat climate change Wednesday, seeking to "address the climate challenge with the urgency the crisis demands" and further their belief the U.S. is best positioned to be the global leader in the effort.... Read More

Democrats Scrap Plans For Virtual Iowa Caucus Over Security Concerns
Political News
Democrats Scrap Plans For Virtual Iowa Caucus Over Security Concerns
August 30, 2019
by TWN Staff

Citing concerns raised by security experts, the Democratic National Committee has recommended nixing a plan that would have allowed Iowans and Nevadans to remotely caucus for candidates next year. Advocates for the so-called "virtual caucuses" argued that allowing voters to participate from their homes or offices... Read More

Many Attending DNC Convention in Milwaukee Slated to Room in Illinois
Political News
Many Attending DNC Convention in Milwaukee Slated to Room in Illinois
August 23, 2019
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Twenty-six of the 57 delegations attending next summer's Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be staying in hotels in Illinois, the head of the convention planning efforts has confirmed. “Illinois has large hotels which lets us house delegations under one roof,” DNC Convention CEO... Read More

Trump Cancels Denmark Visit After Learning Greenland Is Not For Sale
Foreign Affairs
Trump Cancels Denmark Visit After Learning Greenland Is Not For Sale
August 21, 2019
by TWN Staff

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will not visit Denmark next month, after the Danish prime minister rebuffed his proposal to buy Greenland. Trump announced his decision by tweet after the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissed the notion of selling the semi-autonomous territory to the... Read More

Blue Dogs Recap Accomplishments Of 116th Congress (So Far)
Blue Dogs Recap Accomplishments Of 116th Congress (So Far)
August 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

For 24 years, the Blue Dog Coalition has led the way bridging the gap between Republicans and Democrats to develop common-sense solutions for serious problems Americans face in their daily lives. Over the course of the coalition’s history, the members may have changed, but the organization... Read More

L.A. County Supervisors Adopt Ambitious Regional Sustainability Plan
State News
L.A. County Supervisors Adopt Ambitious Regional Sustainability Plan
August 7, 2019
by TWN Staff

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously adopted the Our County Sustainability Plan, which they are calling “the most comprehensive regional approach to sustainability ever issued by a county in the United States.” The plan was drafted over the course of two years... Read More

VIDEO: Legislating From The Middle
Bipartisan
VIDEO: Legislating From The Middle
July 17, 2019
by TWN Staff

Related articles | Benefits of Bipartisanship Evident at Center Forward Discussion Rep. Davis: Legislating in the Manner I Thought was Right Rep. Katko: Sit on the Sidelines or Do Something About It Rep. Kilmer: What Do We Want? When Do We Want It? Rep. Murphy: Always... Read More

Andrew Yang Promotes “Human-Centered Capitalism” as Antidote to America’s Woes
2020 Elections
Andrew Yang Promotes “Human-Centered Capitalism” as Antidote to America’s Woes
June 21, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Andrew Yang State of Residence: New York Campaign Website: https://www.yang2020.com [caption id="attachment_9334" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 Andrew Yang meets local Woodbury County, Iowa, Democrats and members of the Truman Club in February 2019 in Sioux City, Iowa. (Jerry Mennenga/Zuma Press/TNS)[/caption]... Read More

Self-Help Guru Marianne Williamson Thinks America Needs a Moral and Spiritual Awakening
2020 Elections
Self-Help Guru Marianne Williamson Thinks America Needs a Moral and Spiritual Awakening
June 21, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Marianne Williamson State of Residence: California Campaign Website: https://www.marianne2020.com [caption id="attachment_9335" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson addresses the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign June 17, 2019 at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)[/caption]   Short Bio:... Read More

“I Have a Plan for That.” Elizabeth Warren’s Quest to Tackle America’s Challenges
2020 Elections
“I Have a Plan for That.” Elizabeth Warren’s Quest to Tackle America’s Challenges
June 21, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Elizabeth Warren State of Residence: Massachusetts Campaign Website: https://elizabethwarren.com [caption id="attachment_9337" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) waves to the audience during the Black Economic Alliance Forum on June 15, 2019 in Charleston, S.C. The Black Economic Alliance is a nonpartisan group... Read More

Eric Swalwell Makes Tackling Gun Violence Central to His Campaign
2020 Elections
Eric Swalwell Makes Tackling Gun Violence Central to His Campaign
June 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Eric Swalwell State of Residence: California Campaign Website: https://ericswalwell.com [caption id="attachment_9241" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Congressman Eric Swalwell waves to the audience after speaking during kickoff rally on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Dublin High School in Dublin, Calif. Swalwell announced earlier in the month that he... Read More

Bernie Sanders Is Embracing Socialism in His 2020 Presidential Bid
2020 Elections
Bernie Sanders Is Embracing Socialism in His 2020 Presidential Bid
June 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Bernie Sanders State of Residence: Vermont Campaign Website: https://berniesanders.com [caption id="attachment_9242" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivers remarks at a campaign function in the Marvin Center at George Washington University on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Sanders discussed democratic... Read More

Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan’s Presidential Campaign Focuses on Working Families
2020 Elections
Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan’s Presidential Campaign Focuses on Working Families
June 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Tim Ryan State of Residence: Ohio Campaign Website: https://timryanforamerica.com [caption id="attachment_9243" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, is positioning himself as a presidential candidate with an appeal to the middle class, arguing that his life experiences give him a real-world perspective that others lack. [File... Read More

A Decorated Veteran, Seth Moulton’s Presidential Campaign Focuses on Defense and National Security
2020 Elections
A Decorated Veteran, Seth Moulton’s Presidential Campaign Focuses on Defense and National Security
June 14, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Seth Moulton State of Residence: Massachusetts Campaign Website: https://sethmoulton.com [caption id="attachment_9163" align="aligncenter" width="350"] US Representative SETH MOULTON (D-MA), talks with a social sciences class about public service at Central Academy. Rep. Moulton visited Central Academy in Des Moines Thursday to talk to high school students... Read More

Florida Mayor Wayne Messam is Running for President to Restore the American Dream
2020 Elections
Florida Mayor Wayne Messam is Running for President to Restore the American Dream
June 14, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Wayne Messam State of Residence: Florida Campaign Website: https://wayneforusa.com [caption id="attachment_9164" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam  grew up in South Bay and was a football star at Glades Central High School. [Photo provided by Wayne Messam][/caption] Short Bio: Miramar, Fla. Mayor Wayne Messam has... Read More

On the Campaign Trail, Beto O’Rourke Focuses on Meeting Primary Voters over Media Appearances
2020 Elections
On the Campaign Trail, Beto O’Rourke Focuses on Meeting Primary Voters over Media Appearances
June 14, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Beto O’Rourke State of Residence: Texas Campaign Website: https://betoorourke.com [caption id="attachment_9162" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks at the National Forum on Wages and Working People: Creating an Economy That Works for All at Enclave on April 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.... Read More

Amy Klobuchar Focuses on America’s Heartland
2020 Elections
Amy Klobuchar Focuses on America’s Heartland
June 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Amy Klobuchar State of Residence: Minnesota Campaign Website: https://amyklobuchar.com [caption id="attachment_9022" align="aligncenter" width="350"] In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar speaks during a roundtable discussion on health care, in Miami. Former President Jimmy Carter has never been known as... Read More

Jay Inslee Is Running as “The Climate Guy”
2020 Elections
Jay Inslee Is Running as “The Climate Guy”
June 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Jay Inslee State of Residence: Washington Campaign Website: https://www.jayinslee.com [caption id="attachment_9024" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic presidential candidate and Governor of Washington Jay Inslee speaks about climate change at the Council on Foreign Relations, June 5, 2019 in New York City. Inslee has made the issue of... Read More

Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Says Socialism Isn’t the Answer
2020 Elections
Presidential Hopeful John Hickenlooper Says Socialism Isn’t the Answer
June 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: John Hickenlooper State of Residence: Colorado Campaign Website: https://www.hickenlooper.com [caption id="attachment_9025" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Before his two terms as governor, Hickenlooper entered politics by running for mayor of Denver, the first time in his life he'd campaigned for any elected position. When he entered office in... Read More

New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand Makes Fighting for Families Central to Her Campaign
2020 Elections
New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand Makes Fighting for Families Central to Her Campaign
June 7, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Kirsten Gillibrand State of Residence: New York Campaign Website: https://kirstengillibrand.com [caption id="attachment_8897" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, shakes hand with supporters after she held a round table discussion and press conference at the Georgia statecCapitol to discuss abortion bans in Georgia and... Read More

Kamala Harris’ Campaign is Focused on People and Policy
2020 Elections
Kamala Harris’ Campaign is Focused on People and Policy
June 7, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Kamala Harris State of Residence: California Campaign Website: https://kamalaharris.org [caption id="attachment_8891" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris speaks at the General Session on day 2 of the 2019 California State Democratic Party Convention at Moscone Center on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in San Francisco,... Read More

Mike Gravel, Former Alaska Senator, Wants U.S. Out of Foreign Wars
2020 Elections
Mike Gravel, Former Alaska Senator, Wants U.S. Out of Foreign Wars
June 7, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Mike Gravel State of Residence: Alaska Campaign Website: https://www.mikegravel.org Presidential candidate former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska speaks with a reporter in the "Spin Room" following the Democratic Presidential debate at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Thursday, April 26, 2007. (Jeff Blake/The... Read More

Hawaiian Congresswoman and Veteran Tulsi Gabbard Has a Progressive Vision for America
2020 Elections
Hawaiian Congresswoman and Veteran Tulsi Gabbard Has a Progressive Vision for America
June 4, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Tulsi Gabbard State of Residence: Hawaii Campaign Website: https://www.votetulsi.com [caption id="attachment_8750" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Gabbard describes herself as a lifelong vegetarian as well as a lifelong environmentalist. When was 19, she and her father co-founded Healthy Hawaii Coalition, an environmental-education nonprofit. As a representative, she has... Read More

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio Counts on White House Bid Being a Marathon
2020 Elections
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio Counts on White House Bid Being a Marathon
June 4, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Bill De Blasio State of Residence: New York Campaign Website: https://billdeblasio.com [caption id="attachment_8752" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Mayor Bill De Blasio arrives to a Green New Deal rally At Trump Tower in New York City on May 13, 2019. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images/TNS)[/caption] Short Bio: A proud husband... Read More

John Delaney’s Presidential Campaign Focuses on Uniting Pragmatic And Progressive Solutions
2020 Elections
John Delaney’s Presidential Campaign Focuses on Uniting Pragmatic And Progressive Solutions
June 4, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: John Delaney State of Residence: Maryland Campaign Website: https://www.johndelaney.com [caption id="attachment_8751" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Congressman John Delaney campaigns at the Shady Grove Metro station in a file image from 2014. Delaney is running for president, but polling at zero. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun/TNS)[/caption] Short Bio: John Delaney... Read More

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro’s Presidential Aspirations Focus on Putting People First
2020 Elections
Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro’s Presidential Aspirations Focus on Putting People First
May 31, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Julian Castro State of Residence: Texas Campaign Website: https://www.julianforthefuture.com [caption id="attachment_8680" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, left, speaks during a visit to a Chicano Studies class in Moore Hall auditorium at UCLA in Los Angeles on March 4, 2019. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS)[/caption]... Read More

Pete Buttigieg’s Ambitious Campaign to Rebuild Trust in America’s Institutions
2020 Elections
Pete Buttigieg’s Ambitious Campaign to Rebuild Trust in America’s Institutions
May 31, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Pete Buttigieg State of Residence: Indiana Campaign Website: https://peteforamerica.com [caption id="attachment_8682" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the City Club of Chicago luncheon in Chicago on Thursday, May 16, 2019. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)[/caption] Short Bio: Mayor Pete... Read More

Presidential Hopeful Steve Bullock Has One Big Idea -- Getting Big Money Out of Politics
2020 Elections
Presidential Hopeful Steve Bullock Has One Big Idea -- Getting Big Money Out of Politics
May 31, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Steve Bullock State of Residence: Montana Campaign Website: www.stevebullock.com [caption id="attachment_8684" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic presidential hopeful Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks to a crowd of about 80 people at Cafe Diem in Ames on Tuesday. Photo by Michael Crumb/Ames Tribune.[/caption] Short Bio: Steve Bullock, Montana's... Read More

Cory Booker’s Message of Unity and Strength Is at the Core of His Presidential Campaign
2020 Elections
Cory Booker’s Message of Unity and Strength Is at the Core of His Presidential Campaign
May 28, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Cory Booker State of Residence: New Jersey Campaign Website: https://corybooker.com [caption id="attachment_5293" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) addresses the crowd during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dome event on January 21, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. The event has become... Read More

Joe Biden Is the Clear Frontrunner, and the Top Target for Other Presidential Hopefuls
2020 Elections
Joe Biden Is the Clear Frontrunner, and the Top Target for Other Presidential Hopefuls
May 28, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Joe Biden State of Residence: Delaware Campaign Website: https://joebiden.com [caption id="attachment_8150" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett visit a King Taco in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)[/caption] Short Bio: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.,... Read More

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet’s Ambitious Presidential Campaign Focuses on Pragmatic Solutions for All Americans
2020 Elections
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet’s Ambitious Presidential Campaign Focuses on Pragmatic Solutions for All Americans
May 28, 2019
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Michael Bennet State of Residence: Colorado Campaign Website: https://michaelbennet.com [caption id="attachment_7641" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the North American Building Trades Unions Conference at the Washington Hilton April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Many Democrat presidential hopefuls attended the conference in hopes... Read More

Q&A with Republican Study Committee Chair, Rep. Mike Johnson
Spotlight
Q&A with Republican Study Committee Chair, Rep. Mike Johnson
May 17, 2019
by TWN Staff

What is your primary objective for the Caucus during the 116th Congress? Throughout its history, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) has been referred to as the “intellectual arsenal” of conservatism in the House, and it serves a number of important functions. We are the largest caucus... Read More

Singleton, ROKK Solutions SVP, Brings Diplomacy to Downtown D.C.
Spotlight
Singleton, ROKK Solutions SVP, Brings Diplomacy to Downtown D.C.
April 30, 2019
by TWN Staff

Besides the 98 freshmen Members of Congress, there’s another new name to know in Washington these days. Lindsay Singleton, who joined ROKK Solutions as Senior Vice President, is a long-time communications strategist but spent over half of her career serving the U.S. government overseas. Read More

Exceptional Midterm Winners Headline Latest Class of NewDEAL’s Rising Democrats
Political News
Exceptional Midterm Winners Headline Latest Class of NewDEAL’s Rising Democrats
April 16, 2019
by TWN Staff

Twenty leaders from fifteen states have been chosen to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a selective national network of state and local leaders working to enact pro-growth progressive solutions in a wide array of communities. The new members were chosen from among more than... Read More

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Uncategorized
Headings Test Post
April 12, 2019
by TWN Staff

Heading 1 This text is formatted in the heading format that is listed above. Heading 2 This text is formatted in the heading format that is listed above. Heading 3 This text is formatted in the heading format that is listed above. Heading 4 This text... Read More

Bipartisan House Resolution Introduced Rebuking Global BDS Movement and Supporting Two State Solution in Israel
Bipartisan
Bipartisan House Resolution Introduced Rebuking Global BDS Movement and Supporting Two State Solution in Israel
March 26, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, four members of the House introduced a bipartisan resolution opposing efforts to delegitimize the state of Israel by the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. Text of the resolution, introduced by Representatives Brad Schneider, D-Ill., Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., and Ann Wagner, R-Mo.,... Read More

Q&A with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Josh Gottheimer
Spotlight
Q&A with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Josh Gottheimer
March 26, 2019
by TWN Staff

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., is committed to bringing members together across party lines and finding areas of agreement on key issues facing our country. Read Rep. Tom Reed's responses here. --- What is your... Read More

Q&A with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Tom Reed
Spotlight
Q&A with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Tom Reed
March 26, 2019
by TWN Staff

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., is committed to bringing members together across party lines and finding areas of agreement on key issues facing our country. Read Rep. Josh Gottheimer's responses here. --- What is your... Read More

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to 2017 Tax Law to Help Restaurants and Retailers
Bipartisan
Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to 2017 Tax Law to Help Restaurants and Retailers
March 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senators Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Pat Toomey, R-Penn., introduced the Restoring Investments in Improvements Act, bipartisan legislation that ensures restaurants and retailers can take full advantage of a 2017 tax law provision meant to spur renovations and investment. Last year’s Tax Cuts and... Read More

Study Suggests Hip-Hop Makes Cheese Taste Better
In The News
Study Suggests Hip-Hop Makes Cheese Taste Better
March 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

Want to make a sweet and favorable cheese? Then be prepared to get your hip hop on. At least that's the conclusion of Swiss researchers in Switzerland who spent six months playing a variety of musical genres to maturing cheeses. The study, entitled Cheese in Surround... Read More

New Democrat Coalition Releases Trade Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress
Trade
New Democrat Coalition Releases Trade Task Force Goals for the 116th Congress
March 15, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force revealed their goals for the 116th Congress. The task force works to advance a U.S. trade agenda that grows the economy, creates U.S. jobs, and ensures the United States sets the rules for a level playing field... Read More

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Protect Veterans’ Cannabis Treatment Options
Veterans
Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Protect Veterans’ Cannabis Treatment Options
March 15, 2019
by TWN Staff

Representative Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and Don Young, R-Alaska, have introduced the bipartisan Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act (H.R.1687). The bill would protect veterans' cannabis treatment options and their ability to be employed by the federal government. Currently, use of marijuana by federal... Read More

As School Shootings Become More Frequent, Bulletproof Backpacks Provide Peace of Mind to Students and Families
National Security
As School Shootings Become More Frequent, Bulletproof Backpacks Provide Peace of Mind to Students and Families
March 13, 2019
by TWN Staff

The horror of school shootings has torn apart families and communities. High profile attacks in Newtown and Parkland have struck fear into the hearts of parents and children in communities across the country. As Congress and state legislatures remain gridlocked over reform legislation, giving children a... Read More

KITTEN Act an Important Step to End Taxpayer-Funded Kitten Slaughter
In The News
KITTEN Act an Important Step to End Taxpayer-Funded Kitten Slaughter
March 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ohio, and Representative Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Kittens In Traumatic Testing Ends Now Act, or KITTEN Act, which would end the U.S. Department of Agriculture practice of killing kittens after they’re used in agency testing. Since 1970,... Read More

Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Excise Tax On Middle-Class Health Benefits Introduced in Senate
Health
Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Excise Tax On Middle-Class Health Benefits Introduced in Senate
March 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D., introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal a provision in the Affordable Care Act known as the “Cadillac Tax,” which taxes high-cost health insurance plans and impacts middle-class health benefits. In the 115th Congress, more than 300... Read More

Q&A with New Democrat Coalition Chair, Rep. Derek Kilmer
Spotlight
Q&A with New Democrat Coalition Chair, Rep. Derek Kilmer
March 6, 2019
by TWN Staff

What is your primary objective for the New Democrat Coalition during the 116th Congress? What gets me psyched about the New Dems is that we look at old problems through a new lens – not just for the party but also for our country. The New... Read More

New Dems to Leadership: Strengthen the ACA
Congress
New Dems to Leadership: Strengthen the ACA
March 6, 2019
by TWN Staff

In a departure from several high profile Democrats who recently endorsed "Medicare for all" or "single payer" style health care plans, New Democrat Coalition members urged House leadership to instead take action to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Tuesday. In a letter to Ways... Read More

North Carolina Election Saga Continues as State Board Sets Date for Election Re-Do
Elections
North Carolina Election Saga Continues as State Board Sets Date for Election Re-Do
March 6, 2019
by TWN Staff

The ongoing saga in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District will drag on until at least September 10, after the state Elections Board unanimously voted on Monday to re-do the election. Last November’s general election saw Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat Dan McCready  by a razor-thin 905... Read More

For New Bedford, Massachusetts, Creation of First Offshore Wind Farm in US Means Jobs
Energy
For New Bedford, Massachusetts, Creation of First Offshore Wind Farm in US Means Jobs
March 2, 2019
by TWN Staff

Long ignored in the United States, offshore wind energy is poised to become a new economic engine in New Bedford, Massachusetts that will bring thousands of jobs and launch a new major industry along the eastern seaboard. During the 19th century, when whale oil illuminated homes... Read More

Is Ex-Governor McAuliffe Running for President?
Spotlight
Is Ex-Governor McAuliffe Running for President?
March 2, 2019
by TWN Staff

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe addresses the speculation and more on the latest installment of The Electables podcast. Hosted by Democratic strategists Adrienne Elrod and Doug Thornell, The Electables aims to bring its listeners the backstory and insider perspective on the high-stakes 2020 campaign for the presidency. In... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Announces Policy Task Forces for the 116th Congress
Spotlight
Blue Dog Coalition Announces Policy Task Forces for the 116th Congress
February 27, 2019
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Dog Coalition has announced its four policy task forces for the 116th Congress. The task forces will be the main drivers of policy for the centrist group of members and will focus on fiscal responsibility and government reform, national security, rural opportunity,... Read More

E&C Demands Facebook Briefing on Exposure of Users' Personal Health Information
Congress
E&C Demands Facebook Briefing on Exposure of Users' Personal Health Information
February 20, 2019
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding a briefing from the company following a consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission that personal health information of certain Facebook users who were participating in “closed” groups may have been exposed.... Read More

Ballot Tampering and Voter Fraud: What’s Going On in NC-09?
Spotlight
Ballot Tampering and Voter Fraud: What’s Going On in NC-09?
February 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

Since last November’s election, the 9th District of North Carolina has yet to have a declared winner as the state’s Election Board has refused to certify the results. Initial results after the election showed Republican Mark Harris squeaked by with less than 1,000 votes over Democrat... Read More

Lofgren, Buck Lead Bipartisan Effort to Reform Legal Immigration System
Bipartisan
Lofgren, Buck Lead Bipartisan Effort to Reform Legal Immigration System
February 13, 2019
by TWN Staff

Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Representative Ken Buck (R-CO), who serve as Chair and Ranking Member respectively of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship... Read More

Net Neutrality: Poised for Bipartisan Action?
Bipartisan
Net Neutrality: Poised for Bipartisan Action?
February 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

The 116th Congress ushered in the most diverse freshman class in history. While there are some vocal members on the extremes of both parties, this newly minted group of legislators is also by-and-large one of the most pragmatic in recent memory. The looming question continues to... Read More

Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers
Education
Peters, Davis Take Bipartisan Action to Address Rising Student Loan Debt Among America’s Workers
February 8, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) led a bipartisan group of 99 Members of Congress to reintroduce H.R. 1043, the Employer Participation in Repayment Act, which would incentivize employers to offer student loan assistance to help their employees pay off student loan... Read More

Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry
Economy
Wyden, Blunt Move to Support America’s Craft Beverage Industry
February 8, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced legislation to help ensure the continued growth of America’s craft beverage industry. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act would permanently establish reduced taxes and modernized regulations for brewers,... Read More

Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault
Health
Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault
February 8, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), reintroduced the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act (SASCA), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help improve and expand access to health care services... Read More

Families of Parkland Victims Advocate Safe Schools on Capitol Hill
Spotlight
Families of Parkland Victims Advocate Safe Schools on Capitol Hill
February 8, 2019
by TWN Staff

One week ahead of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the families of the victims took to Capitol Hill to deliver their message: take action to make our schools safer. During a press conference in the committee room that... Read More

Democrats Show Displeasure With Trump Policies Through SOTU Guests
Political News
Democrats Show Displeasure With Trump Policies Through SOTU Guests
February 6, 2019
by TWN Staff

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) brings Fifth District resident, Jacqueline Beale, the Maryland State Lead Ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the non-partisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society "I am honored that Jacqueline Beale will be my State of... Read More

PGPF Analysis Shows Government Shutdown Has Direct Negative Impact on American Confidence
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PGPF Analysis Shows Government Shutdown Has Direct Negative Impact on American Confidence
February 1, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week the Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued its regular Fiscal Confidence Index for the month of January, and the findings were troubling. The report, modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index and fielded in the final days before the government reopened, showed Americans' confidence in the... Read More

The Rise of the Pragmatic Democrat
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The Rise of the Pragmatic Democrat
January 30, 2019
by TWN Staff

Much attention has been paid in the months since the midterm elections to several high profile members of the House Democratic Caucus, many of whom represent the far left of the party. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster of the Natural Resources Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee
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U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Small Business Committee during the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Science, Space & Technology Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster of the Rules Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Oversight & Government Reform Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Oversight & Government Reform Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Oversight & Government Reform Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Homeland Security Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Education & Labor Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Education & Labor Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Education & Labor Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Budget Committee for the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Roster
January 29, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster of the Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Leadership Responds After President Donald Trump Announced an Agreement to Reopen Government
Congress
Leadership Responds After President Donald Trump Announced an Agreement to Reopen Government
January 26, 2019
by TWN Staff

What are Senate and House leaders saying after President Donald Trump announced an agreement to reopen the government? Read More

Blue Dogs Urge Bipartisan, Bicameral Summit to End Government Shutdown
Bipartisan
Blue Dogs Urge Bipartisan, Bicameral Summit to End Government Shutdown
January 23, 2019
by TWN Staff

On Wednesday, members of the Blue Dog Coalition sent a stern message to leadership of both parties in the House and Senate – exercise your constitutional authority to reopen the government. Read More

Bost, Lawson Introduce Bipartisan House Bill
Agriculture
Bost, Lawson Introduce Bipartisan House Bill
January 23, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan lawmakers Al Lawson (D-FL) and Mike Bost (R-IL) introduced the Veterans’ Agricultural Apprenticeship Act to make more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships available to veterans. The Veterans’ Agricultural Apprenticeship Act instructs the USDA... Read More

Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data
Immigration
Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data
January 23, 2019
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2019, a bill to safeguard the private information—such as addresses and telephone numbers—of the young immigrants known as Dreamers... Read More

New Member Legislative Directors
Spotlight
New Member Legislative Directors
January 23, 2019
by TWN Staff

As new members of the House of Representatives take office, one of the most important decisions they make is the appointment of a legislative director. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Roster
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U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Roster
January 22, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Intelligence committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Veterans' Affairs Committee Roster
Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Veterans' Affairs Committee Roster
January 22, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Veterans' Affairs committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Roster
Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Roster
January 22, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Transportation and Infrastructure committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Roster
Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Roster
January 22, 2019
by TWN Staff

Chairman: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) Ranking Member: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Below is the full roster for the Armed Services Committee in the 116th Congress. Members are listed alphabetically by last name. Democratic Majority Anthony Brown (MD) Salud Carbajal (CA) Gil Cisneros (CA) Jim Cooper (TN)... Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Roster
Spotlight
U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Roster
January 22, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the roster for the Agriculture committee in the 116th Congress. Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
Congress
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
January 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Mike Conaway... Read More

Veasey, Warner Lead Letter to Trump, Carson on Shutdown Housing Crisis
Congress
Veasey, Warner Lead Letter to Trump, Carson on Shutdown Housing Crisis
January 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, Texas Representative Marc Veasey joined with Virginia Senator Mark Warner in sending a bicameral letter to President Trump and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson urging the... Read More

PPI Launches Policy Proposals for a 'Do-Something' Congress, Tackles Trade
Congress
PPI Launches Policy Proposals for a 'Do-Something' Congress, Tackles Trade
January 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) launched a series of new ideas for a 'Do-Something' Congress. In an email to Democratic members of the House and Senate, PPI congratulated the elected officials on being... Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Roster
Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Roster
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the full roster for the six Ways and Means subcommittees in the 116th Congress.  Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Roster
Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Roster
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the full Democratic majority elect roster for the twelve Appropriations subcommittees in the 116th Congress. Republican minority subcommittee rosters will be announced at a later date. Read More

Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers
Economy
Kilmer/Schatz Lead Group of 22 Lawmakers in Effort to Protect Federal Workers
January 18, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, a group of 22 lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the Federal Employee Civil Relief Act. The new legislation protects federal... Read More

The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States
In The States
The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States
January 16, 2019
by TWN Staff

If there is one thing that has become clear over the past few days, it’s that people across the United States are being impacted in real and painful ways by the protracted government shutdown. With no end in... Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Elect Roster
Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Elect Roster
January 16, 2019
by TWN Staff

Below is the full Democratic majority roster for the six Energy and Commerce subcommittees in the 116th Congress. Republican minority subcommittee rosters will be announced at a later date.  Read More

The White House Meeting that Didn't Happen
Political News
The White House Meeting that Didn't Happen
January 15, 2019
by TWN Staff

It was late on Monday when several members of the House Democratic Caucus received an email from the White House extending an invitation to a Tuesday afternoon lunch on behalf of President Trump. No topic. No... Read More

Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy
Transportation
Ongoing Shutdown Ripples through Aviation Economy
January 15, 2019
by TWN Staff

Last week, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and federal employees including air traffic controllers and other aviation workforce personnel sent a letter to President Trump calling for an immediate... Read More

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Andy Levin
Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Andy Levin
January 12, 2019
by TWN Staff

A human rights activist, newly elected Representative Andy Levin has been advocating for working families since the 1980s. Now he brings his fight to Congress. Watch him as he navigates his first day... Read More

House, Senate Send Bipartisan Bill to President Trump to Protect Government Workers Hurt by Shutdown
Bipartisan
House, Senate Send Bipartisan Bill to President Trump to Protect Government Workers Hurt by Shutdown
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

With 450,000 federal workers being forced to work without pay, and another 380,000 federal workers sent home over the holidays without pay, the ongoing shutdown is taking its toll on families and public servants. It is... Read More

Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address
National Security
Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

On Friday, Congressman Scott Peters of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. Peters, a centrist member of Congress known for his practical approach to problem solving, represents California's 52nd... Read More

New Senate Chiefs
Spotlight
New Senate Chiefs
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

As new members of the U.S. Senate take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make is the appointment of a chief of staff. The Well News is tracking all of these top hires. Read More

2019 Congressional Calendar
Congress
2019 Congressional Calendar
January 11, 2019
by TWN Staff

The Well News offers this calendar which captures days that the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are in session during 2019. Read More

What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump's Address to the Nation?
Congress
What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About President Trump's Address to the Nation?
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

Statements issued after President Trump’s address to the nation: Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) - “The real crises here are of Donald Trump’s own making: dedicated public servants missing paychecks; taxpayers denied critical government services; economic hardship for small businesses and low income... Read More

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Xochitl Torres Small
Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Xochitl Torres Small
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

Representative Torres Small grew up in the New Mexico desert and brings her extensive knowledge of local governments, farmers, developers, and conservationists to the House. She’s a rising star and a new member to... Read More

New Member Chiefs
Spotlight
New Member Chiefs
January 9, 2019
by TWN Staff

As new members of the House of Representatives take office, one of the first and most important decisions they make is the appointment of a chief of staff. Here The Well News is tracking all of these top hires.  Read More

The 8th and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
Bipartisan
The 8th and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
January 8, 2019
by TWN Staff

On the 8th anniversary of the shooting in Arizona’s 8th congressional district, on January 8th, H.R. 8 is introduced into the House of Representatives.  It was January 2011 when a man began shooting outside of a... Read More

VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
Spotlight
VIDEO: First Day in Congress With Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
January 5, 2019
by TWN Staff

Chrissy Houlahan is a rising star. A third generation military veteran and Captain in the USAFR, she is poised to make her mark in the 116th Congress. Read More

Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill
National Security
Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill
January 4, 2019
by TWN Staff

On Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like China... Read More

Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government
Federal Budget
Blue Dogs Work to Restore Fiscal Responsibility to Government
January 4, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, Democrats took back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following 2018's historic midterm elections. One of the first orders of business? Establish rules for the 116th Congress. H.Res.6, "A Resolution Providing for the House Rules of the 116th Congress," included... Read More

PSA: How to Spot and Avoid Gift Card Scams
In The News
PSA: How to Spot and Avoid Gift Card Scams
December 29, 2018
by TWN Staff

"As gift cards have gotten more popular over the years, they’re increasingly targeted by scammers as an easy way to steal money from innocent victims. That’s why Best Buy teamed up with AARP and the National Association of Attorneys General to create a PSA ... Read More

Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law
Bipartisan
Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Signed into Law
December 22, 2018
by TWN Staff

Friday, President Trump signed the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill. The law makes sentencing and prison reforms to the U.S. Criminal Justice System... Read More

New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities
Spotlight
New Mexico State Speaker of the House Brian Egolf Discusses Education and Economic Priorities
December 21, 2018
by TWN Staff

Looking ahead to a new legislative term, The Well News had the opportunity to speak with New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf about his priorities and goals. Read More

Blue Dogs Move to End 'Rigged' Redistricting Process
Voting
Blue Dogs Move to End 'Rigged' Redistricting Process
December 18, 2018
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, incoming Blue Dog Co-Chairs—Reps. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Rep.-elect Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)—sent a letter to House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leader-Designate Steny Hoyer... Read More

Families of 17 Victims in Parkland Shooting Respond to Administration's School Safety Report
National Security
Families of 17 Victims in Parkland Shooting Respond to Administration's School Safety Report
December 18, 2018
by TWN Staff

Stand with Parkland President Tony Montalto on Tuesday sent a letter to President Trump in response to the long awaited report issued by the Administration's Federal Commission on School Safety. Stand with Parkland, which represents all 17 families of the shooting victims in Parkland... Read More

Senators Send Bipartisan Letter Calling on Administration to Respond to Allegations of Chinese Government Election Interference
Foreign Affairs
Senators Send Bipartisan Letter Calling on Administration to Respond to Allegations of Chinese Government Election Interference
December 18, 2018
by TWN Staff

Led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), a bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other national security leaders in the Trump Administration expressing concern about ongoing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) attempts to undermine democracy... Read More

CMS Breaks Down Key Drivers of Health Care Costs in the US
Spotlight
CMS Breaks Down Key Drivers of Health Care Costs in the US
December 18, 2018
by TWN Staff

Rx Drug Spending Slowest Growing Component of 2017 Health Care Expenses. Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 National Health Expenditure (NHE) data, detailing the official estimates of total health care spending in the United States... Read More

The Rise of Digital Advertising and the Future of Campaigns
Spotlight
The Rise of Digital Advertising and the Future of Campaigns
December 15, 2018
by TWN Staff

New technology is rapidly changing the ways in which campaigns and candidates interact with voters. For decades, direct mail and other forms of traditional media have been the gold standard in voter communication and... Read More

Government Shut Down Looms
Spotlight
Government Shut Down Looms
December 15, 2018
by TWN Staff

With no resolution in sight on the border security question, Democrats and President Trump are locked in a bitter dispute with less than two weeks before a spending bill must be passed to keep the government open. Read More

New Dems Elect Leadership Slate for the 116th Congress
Congress
New Dems Elect Leadership Slate for the 116th Congress
December 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

“Now at more than 90-strong, the New Democrat Coalition will push Congress to look at old problems through a new lens. We are laser-focused on growing the pie, creating jobs in every part of the country, and building an... Read More

Senate Democratic Ranking Members Announced 116th Congress
Congress
Senate Democratic Ranking Members Announced 116th Congress
December 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced the slate of Senate Democratic Ranking Members for the 116th Congress. Ratified by the Senate Democratic Caucus, they include:  Aging: Senator Bob... Read More

Senators Hail Passage of 2018 Farm Bill
Spotlight
Senators Hail Passage of 2018 Farm Bill
December 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a Congress marked by gridlock, the 2018 Farm Bill passed yesterday with overwhelming bipartisan support. By a margin 87-13, Senators on both sides of the aisle hailed the bill as success and touted achievements in securing funding for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities. Read More

Cortez Masto, Flake Move to Eliminate Wasteful Government Spending
Spotlight
Cortez Masto, Flake Move to Eliminate Wasteful Government Spending
December 7, 2018
by TWN Staff

On the Chopping Block: Paying Federal Loans in Peanuts, Federal Grants for Robot Bartenders, Agricultural Subsidies for Bug-Based Foods. On Wednesday, just weeks before the 115th Congress comes to a close... Read More

An Interview with GSG Pollster Jefrey Pollock on the Democrats’ Midterm Success
Spotlight
An Interview with GSG Pollster Jefrey Pollock on the Democrats’ Midterm Success
December 4, 2018
by TWN Staff

Recently, The Well News team had the opportunity to discuss the Democrats’ midterm success with pollster extraordinaire Jefrey Pollock, founding partner and president of Global Strategy Group (GSG), a premier public... Read More

Costello, Dingell Lead Bipartisan Effort To Address Health Care, Violence Against Women
Bipartisan
Costello, Dingell Lead Bipartisan Effort To Address Health Care, Violence Against Women
December 4, 2018
by TWN Staff

As the 115th Congress comes to a close and the Democrats prepare to take control of the House in January, Representatives Ryan Costello (PA-06) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) continue to push forward on addressing... Read More

Problem Solvers Secure Reforms to House Rules: What Are They and What Do They Mean?
U.S. House
Problem Solvers Secure Reforms to House Rules: What Are They and What Do They Mean?
November 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week members of the Problem Solvers Caucus reached an agreement with Leader Pelosi and Rules Committee Ranking Member McGovern that they assert will help break the partisan gridlock in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More

New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership, Inducts 30 Members-Elect
Congress
New Democrat Coalition Elects New Leadership, Inducts 30 Members-Elect
November 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week the New Democrats inducted 30 Members-Elect to join the Coalition in the 116th Congress, bringing the group to over 90 members as the Democrats take control of the House next year. Read More

Exploring the Future of Work
Spotlight
Exploring the Future of Work
November 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

As the nature of work dramatically changes in the 21st century, new leaders are emerging to tackle the challenges of our shifting economic landscape. Workers are facing growing uncertainty in the labor market, and their relationship with their employers must be rethought while new ideas and ... Read More

Monmouth University Poll Finds Few Americans Expect United States to Become United
Spotlight
Monmouth University Poll Finds Few Americans Expect United States to Become United
November 27, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a new poll released by Monmouth University this week, most Americans continue to feel that the country is greatly divided on its core values and that it has become more divided since President Donald Trump took office. Read More

Congressman Jim Costa Elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee
NATO
Congressman Jim Costa Elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee
November 27, 2018
by TWN Staff

California Congressman and Blue Dog Caucus member Jim Costa was elected Vice Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Economic Security Committee last week during the Assembly’s 64th annual session in Halifax, Canada. Read More

8th Annual NewDEAL Leader Conference Convenes Rising Democrats on Midterm Lessons and What Comes Next
Spotlight
8th Annual NewDEAL Leader Conference Convenes Rising Democrats on Midterm Lessons and What Comes Next
November 27, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week, more than 60 of the most innovative state and local leaders from across the country are coming together in Washington, DC to reflect on midterm elections, discuss the Democratic Party's path forward and lay out... Read More

Blue Dog Coalition Elects New Leadership
Congress
Blue Dog Coalition Elects New Leadership
November 27, 2018
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, the Blue Dog Coalition of fiscally responsible House Democrats announced its new leadership team as their party is poised to retake the gavel in the 116th Congress. The Blue Dogs, known for their bipartisan approach... Read More

Ohio’s Gerrymandered Map Withstood a Blue Wave Exactly as Planned
Spotlight
Ohio’s Gerrymandered Map Withstood a Blue Wave Exactly as Planned
November 20, 2018
by TWN Staff

Despite being swept in the statewide races in Ohio, Democrats nearly matched Republican votes in state legislative races but will remain in a deep minority in both houses. Read More

State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures
2018 Midterms
State of the States: Shifting Balance of Power in State Legislatures
November 17, 2018
by TWN Staff

Following the elections on November 6, state control is now divided in thirteen states. Democrats picked up six states, bringing their total to fourteen while Republicans held on to control in 21 states. Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter to see the full breakdown of state control ... Read More

PPI Releases New National Survey: America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020
2020 Elections
PPI Releases New National Survey: America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020
November 14, 2018
by TWN Staff

Today, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) released a new national survey, "America's Resilient Center and the Road to 2020." In issuing the survey's findings PPI said, "The next two years present a do-or-die chance for progressive leaders to build upon and solidify their... Read More

Big Swing in Governor Races as Blue Wave Buoyed by Strong Statewide Candidates
Spotlight
Big Swing in Governor Races as Blue Wave Buoyed by Strong Statewide Candidates
November 14, 2018
by TWN Staff

Last Tuesday’s election saw many governors’ mansions switch as Democrats won in a number of key states, with big repercussions for the balance of power as states head into the 2020 census and subsequent redistricting. Governor mansions were high on the priority list... Read More

Blue Tide Rises in the States with 8 Lt. Governor Pickups
2018 Midterms
Blue Tide Rises in the States with 8 Lt. Governor Pickups
November 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a 2018 election with plenty of firsts, Democratic Lt. Governors picked up eight seats in this year’s elections, bringing the total from 14 to 22. These historic gains mean Democrats in these seats now represent a majority of the American population, including two U.S. territories. Read More

Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday's Election Changed the Map
Spotlight
Redistricting Reform: How Tuesday's Election Changed the Map
November 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

Elections matter, but so does timing. Flying under the radar, redistricting took a back seat to candidate races across the country, particularly in key states where... Read More

VIRGINIA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Virginia
VIRGINIA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In the year of the woman, Spanberger has emerged as a star among stars. Spanberger, who is challenging Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia's traditionally Republican 7th Congressional District, which has been held by that party for nearly 50 years. A former... Read More

UTAH'S 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Utah
UTAH'S 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Utah's 4th Congressional District is typically considered safe territory for Republicans, but the perfect storm may be brewing for Democrat Ben McAdams to oust Republican incumbent Mia Love. McAdams is the twice-elected mayor of Salt Lake County... Read More

TEXAS'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Texas
TEXAS'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: First elected in this deep red Texas district in 2000, John Culberson has been a solid Republican throughout his tenure in the House. A wealthy and educated district that voted for Clinton by just 1 point, this is the kind of district Democrats want ... Read More

PENNSYLVANIA'S 10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Pennsylvania
PENNSYLVANIA'S 10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Watch Scott to see what's happening in Pennsylvania. This is a candidate whose strong bio has moved the needle with independent voters. Scott served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, deploying for Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert Storm and... Read More

NEW YORK'S 22ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
New York
NEW YORK'S 22ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Known as a bipartisan consensus builder as a state legislator in the New York State Assembly, Brindisi has continued to be re-elected to his post with strong support across the political spectrum. In 2016, Donald Trump received 57% of the vote in... Read More

NEW MEXICO'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
New Mexico
NEW MEXICO'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: All eyes have been on this high profile race as Democrat Xochitl Torres Small battles it out with Republican Yvette Herrell to represent New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District. The margin in this race is razor thin, with the most recent New York ... Read More

NEW JERSEY'S 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
New Jersey
NEW JERSEY'S 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Sherrill, a woman whose star is quickly rising among her fellow Democrats, made waves earlier this year when she brought in a massive fundraising haul of nearly $1.9 million in the second quarter. The Naval Academy graduate, Navy Pilot and former... Read More

NORTH CAROLINA'S 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
North Carolina
NORTH CAROLINA'S 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In May, McCready celebrated an overwhelming victory in the North Carolina 9th District primary, earning more votes than every Republican candidate combined. The enthusiasm in this area of the state is palpable, and McCready's race, which was rated... Read More

MINNESOTA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Minnesota
MINNESOTA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: This Republican-leaning district is decidedly pro-Trump, but Collin Peterson has effectively represented his constituents’ interests since 1991. Agriculture is the top issue with voters and as the Ranking member for the House Agriculture Committee... Read More

MICHIGAN'S 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Michigan
MICHIGAN'S 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In 2016, Mike Bishop won this blue-collar district in southern Michigan by a whopping 17%, with Trump winning by a 6.7% margin. A solid republican district, New Democrat-endorsed candidate Elissa Slotkin has closed the gap. If this seat flips, it will... Read More

KANSAS'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
Kansas
KANSAS'S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In deep red Kansas, this race has emerged as a potential bright spot for Democrats. Despite Republicans spending against Davis early and often, Paul Davis has maintained a slight lead over his Republican opponent. While Davis was ultimately... Read More

ILLINOIS'S 12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Illinois
ILLINOIS'S 12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: A former U.S. Navy officer and State's Attorney, Kelly is known for filing suit against major pharmaceutical manufacturers for maximizing profits while deceiving patients about the dangers of certain prescribed opioids. Kelly has make the opioid... Read More

FLORIDA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Florida
FLORIDA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Although Hillary Clinton carried this district by more than 7 points, minimal polling is available in this Orlando district. The first term Congresswoman has the cash advantage, but early polls show a tight race. Since the the 2016 nightclub shooting and... Read More

FLORIDA'S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Florida
FLORIDA'S 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: The seat of Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, Democrat Nancy Soderberg is running against Republican Michael Waltz in this deep red Florida district encompassing the Jacksonville suburbs to Daytona Beach. Flying under the radar... Read More

CALIFORNIA'S 25TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
California
CALIFORNIA'S 25TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: In this crucial California seat that Clinton won by nearly 7 points, Steve Knight has remained popular since his election in 2015. Katie Hill, a non-profit executive focused on affordable housing, is counting on anti-Trump sentiment to carry her over the... Read More

CALIFORNIA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
California
CALIFORNIA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: Ami Bera won this district in 2016 by a little more than 6,000 votes, in a district that has stayed close to the center. Now Republicans have nominated CEO and Trump supporter Andrew Grant to turn this seat red. If this seat flips, Democrats ... Read More

ARIZONA'S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Arizona
ARIZONA'S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: One of the largest districts in the country, this rural northeastern Arizona district has a large Native American population and agriculture roots. Although the district voted for Trump in the 2016 election, Democrat Tom O’Halleran, the Blue Dog Rural... Read More

ARIZONA SENATE (open)
Arizona
ARIZONA SENATE (open)
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Why this race matters: With control over the Senate at stake, this is a must win for Democrats. Kyrsten Sinema, the Blue Dog Representative from Tucson, is running against Martha McSally, the retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, in what has become one of the most... Read More

Midterm Elections 2018 - Races to Watch
2018 Midterms
Midterm Elections 2018 - Races to Watch
November 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

In the final stretch before Election Day, The Well News previews the top races you should be watching as results come in on Tuesday. Read More

FL-06: Nancy Soderberg (D)
FL-06: Nancy Soderberg (D)
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

With over thirty years of experience in foreign policy, former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg has served in the White House, the United Nations, the United States Senate and on four presidential campaigns. She also has... Read More

CA-07: Andrew Grant (R)
CA-07: Andrew Grant (R)
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

Andrew Grant is a business leader and former intelligence officer, who served in combat as a Marine, a senior official in the U.S. State Department, and for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  As CEO of the Northern... Read More

AZ-01: Wendy Rogers (R)
AZ-01: Wendy Rogers (R)
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

Daughter of a long line of Army officers, in 1976 Lt. Col. Wendy Rogers was commissioned as a 5th-generation military officer into the Air Force from Michigan State University with her bachelor’s degree and then master’s degree from the... Read More

New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
Spotlight
New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
November 2, 2018
by TWN Staff

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a majority of Americans. According to the poll, conducted by the bipartisan team of polling firms, Global Strategy Group and North Star Opinion Research, voters of all... Read More

TX SENATE: Beto O’Rourke (D)
2018 Midterms
TX SENATE: Beto O’Rourke (D)
November 1, 2018
by TWN Staff

About the State Campaign Website About Beto: Beto O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Texan, born and raised in El Paso. After graduating from Columbia University, Beto worked in New York for a few years before deciding to move back to his hometown and start a small technology... Read More

AZ SENATE: Martha McSally (R)
2018 Midterms
AZ SENATE: Martha McSally (R)
November 1, 2018
by TWN Staff

About the State Campaign Website About Martha: Congresswoman Martha McSally currently represents Arizona’s Second Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. She serves on the Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees. The Congresswoman also chairs the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, the first Arizonan... Read More

Midterms 2018: Polling Recap October 28-31
Polling and Ads
Midterms 2018: Polling Recap October 28-31
October 31, 2018
by TWN Staff

NATIONAL President Trump Job Approval: Approve 48, Disapprove 51 (Rasmussen Reports,10/30) Approve 40, Disapprove 54 (Gallup, 10/29) Direction of Country: Right Direction 43, Wrong Track 53 (Rasmussen Reports, 10/29) SENATE Arizona Senate:  Sinema (D) 50, McSally (R) 44 (NBC News/Marist, 10/30) Sinema (D) 47, McSally (R)... Read More

New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency
Health
New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency
October 30, 2018
by TWN Staff

In the final stretch before Election Day, a new survey by Ipsos and Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) found that voters are deeply frustrated by unpredictable costs and the lack of transparency in health care. Health care consistently factors into the top issues facing voters in... Read More

Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update - October 26
Polling and Ads
Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update - October 26
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

The Republican Governors Association released a new TV ad in the Ohio governor's race on Thursday criticizing Democrat Richard Condray's record. NEW POLL: New York Times and Siena College released a poll on Wednesday... Read More

Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms
National Security
Stand With Parkland President To Discuss School Safety Ahead of Midterms
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

Tony Montalto, President of Stand with Parkland, a school safety advocacy organization comprised of all 17 families of the victims of the Parkland shooting, discussed school safety this week ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Read More

In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill
Bipartisan
In Brief Moment of Bipartisanship, Trump Sign Opioid Bill
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

As Members of Congress continue to battle it out with just a little over a week to go before the midterm elections, a rare moment of bipartisan accomplishment back in Washington. President Trump signed into law H.R.6, the... Read More

PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait
Health
PPI Addresses the Future of Health Care in New Report, Advises Dem Candidates not to Take Trump’s Bait
October 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

On the cusp of the midterm elections, the Progressive Policy Institute is tackling health care. This week, the progressive think tank issued "Progressives and health care: What comes next?" In issuing the report, the... Read More

Biden Endorses Dem AG Candidates in 8 States Ahead of Midterms
2018 Midterms
Biden Endorses Dem AG Candidates in 8 States Ahead of Midterms
October 24, 2018
by TWN Staff

Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democratic Attorney General candidates in 8 states as the campaigns head into the final weeks before the midterm elections. Candidates receiving the coveted endorsement include... Read More

Two Weeks out from Midterms, Gillum Moderates Position on Medicare for All
Spotlight
Two Weeks out from Midterms, Gillum Moderates Position on Medicare for All
October 23, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a contentious first debate between the two Florida gubernatorial candidates in Tampa this week, Republican Ron DeSantis repeatedly pressed Democrat... Read More

Campaign Ad: Chris Hunter for Congress Campaign -
2018 Midterms
Campaign Ad: Chris Hunter for Congress Campaign - "Sold Out" [FL-12]
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

The Chris Hunter for Congress Campaign released “Sold Out.” The television ad is running in Florida’s 12th congressional district. Hunter, a former Justice Department prosecutor and FBI agent, is challenging incumbent Gus Bilirakis. Read More

On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms
2018 Midterms
On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

AZ (Senate): Candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Watch the debate... Read More

The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7!
2018 Midterms
The Brat Pack is Back in FL-7!
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

Get out the slap bracelets, pop rocks and turn on "Pretty in Pink"…the 80's are back! Or at least they seem to be for Florida State Rep. Mike Miller. Miller, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Stephanie Murphy in Florida's... Read More

In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
In The News
In the Wake of Hurricane Michael, Crist, Williams Move to Help Homeowners and Businesses Better Protect Property From Storm Damage
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, a fast-moving storm that recently devastated the Florida Panhandle, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Roger Williams (R-TX) have come together to address the high cost of... Read More

ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
In The News
ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week, 11 Senate Dems sent a letter to President Trump and the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The senators’ letter ... Read More

Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
Spotlight
Political Reformer Anthony Brindisi Focuses on Education, Healthcare in Bid to Unseat Incumbent Claudia Tenney
October 19, 2018
by TWN Staff

Unlike many first time Democratic candidates running for federal office this year, Anthony Brindisi is no stranger to working across the aisle to get things done. While many of his peers have yet to hold office at any level... Read More

The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work
Economy
The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work
October 17, 2018
by TWN Staff

In recent decades, globalization and technological change has disrupted work and accelerated changing dynamics between workers and companies, giving rise to more alternative work arrangements. Read More

Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?
Congress
Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?
October 17, 2018
by TWN Staff

Despite all the blustering on the campaign trail about the debt and deficit, this week the Treasury Department announced a fiscal year 2018 deficit of $779 billion. This is the largest deficit since 2012, two years after the... Read More

An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress
Spotlight
An Accomplished Mayor, McAdams Hopes to Bring Bipartisan Approach to a Polarized Congress
October 17, 2018
by TWN Staff

If you ask Ben McAdams how he has managed to accomplish so much as Salt Lake County Mayor, his answer is pretty simple. Collaboration and bipartisanship. Once a politically toxic approach in many areas of the... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
October 15, 2018
by TWN Staff

Candidates for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District seat, incumbent Representative Dave Brat (R) and challenger Abigail Spanberger (D), took part in a debate. They discussed the national debt, education funding, immigration, and health care reform. Read More

PRESS RELEASE
Spotlight
PRESS RELEASE
October 13, 2018
by TWN Staff

THE WELL NEWS ANNOUNCES HIRING OF MANAGING DIRECTOR. The Well News is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Paulos as our new managing director. Paulos brings over a decade of experience... Read More

Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
National Security
Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
October 13, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week members of the New Democrat Coalition and the Republican Tuesday Group partnered together and called on President Trump to prioritize election security. Russia’s widespread engagement in the 2016... Read More

Bipartisan Group of Senators Trigger Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Foreign Affairs
Bipartisan Group of Senators Trigger Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
October 11, 2018
by TWN Staff

In a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the... Read More

Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans' Disability Benefits
Spotlight
Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans' Disability Benefits
October 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

Throughout her first term in Congress, Florida Representative Stephanie Murphy has been quietly working to secure disability benefits owed to veterans and their families. Murphy's office says they have handled 1,200... Read More

Cortez Masto Turns Focus to Domestic Violence at Home in Nevada
Featured
Cortez Masto Turns Focus to Domestic Violence at Home in Nevada
October 9, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) headed home to host community leaders and advocates at a roundtable discussion on the work being done in northern Nevada to prevent domestic violence and... Read More

What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
Supreme Court
What Senators Are Saying About the Kavanaugh Votes
October 6, 2018
by TWN Staff

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader: “We know the Senate is better than this. We know the nation deserves better than this. By confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, this ... Read More

A Future That Works: New Democrat Coalition Puts Forth Policy Proposal to Modernize the Worker Safety Net
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A Future That Works: New Democrat Coalition Puts Forth Policy Proposal to Modernize the Worker Safety Net
October 5, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week the New Democrat Coalition’s Future of Work Task Force, co-chaired by Reps. Bill Foster, Seth Moulton, and Jared Polis, released the second report in the new economic opportunity agenda: A Future that Works. Read More

Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions
Congress
Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Opioids, Includes Key Donnelly Provisions
October 5, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week, the Senate passed the "SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act," a comprehensive bill to help address the opioid and drug overdose epidemic. The legislation passed on a bipartisan 98-1 vote, and now... Read More

House Majority PAC Releases Two New Ads in Key VA House Races
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House Majority PAC Releases Two New Ads in Key VA House Races
October 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday House Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC focused on helping Democrats win seats in the House, announced the release of two new ads in key House races in Virginia. The ads are currently running in... Read More

EDF, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration's Plan to Roll Back Methane Waste Standards
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EDF, Environmental Groups File Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration's Plan to Roll Back Methane Waste Standards
October 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

This week, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a broad coalition of health, environmental, Native American and Western citizens’ groups have filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating... Read More

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What Are Members of the House and Senate Saying About the Trump Administration's Revised NAFTA Proposal?
October 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

Members of Congress react to the trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Read More

Bustos Announces Bid for Assistant Democratic Leader if Dems Win the House
2018 Midterms
Bustos Announces Bid for Assistant Democratic Leader if Dems Win the House
October 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

In an appearance on Morning Joe this week, Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced her intention to run for Assistant Democratic Leader if the Democrats take back the House in November. This would be the... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development
Economy
Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development
October 3, 2018
by TWN Staff

A recent move by the New Jersey State Senate would provide extended funding for manufacturing workforce development in a state where more than 1 million jobs are supported by the industry. The bipartisan legislation... Read More

Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation
Health
Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation
September 29, 2018
by TWN Staff

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the United States, Congress – in a rare occurrence of bipartisan cooperation – reached a deal this week on legislation addressing the crisis. Read More

Campaign Ad: Xochitl Torres Small -
Polling and Ads
Campaign Ad: Xochitl Torres Small - "Too Common"
September 29, 2018
by TWN Staff

“It’s a story all too common in rural New Mexico up at dawn, in the car, and on the road. Sometimes for hundreds of miles, all for a routine medical visit. I am Xochitl Torres Small, I am running for Congress because we... Read More

Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November
Congress
Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November
September 29, 2018
by TWN Staff

With the House of Representatives headed home until after the November midterm elections, the Farm Bill is set to expire on Sunday, September 30th.  Read More

19 Members of Congress From Both Parties Vow to Withhold Speaker Vote
Congress
19 Members of Congress From Both Parties Vow to Withhold Speaker Vote
September 28, 2018
by TWN Staff

On Thursday, 19 members of the Problem Solvers Caucus from both parties vowed to withhold... Read More

Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Boost Economic Opportunity Through Improved Transportation Access
Transportation
Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Boost Economic Opportunity Through Improved Transportation Access
September 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) have joined together to launch a legislative effort to boost economic opportunity for workers and families through improved access to transportation. Read More

Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools
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Families of Parkland Victims Unite to End Violence in Schools
September 26, 2018
by TWN Staff

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year, families of the 17 victims have joined together to stop school violence. Read More

Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America
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Headed into Midterms, Blue Dogs Focus on Rural America
September 22, 2018
by TWN Staff

As the midterm elections draw near, the Blue Dog Coalition turned its attention to rural America this week. Read More

A New Poll Released in Key CA Congressional Districts Shows Overwhelming Support  for Environmental Issues Across Party Lines
2018 Midterms
A New Poll Released in Key CA Congressional Districts Shows Overwhelming Support for Environmental Issues Across Party Lines
September 22, 2018
by TWN Staff

The environment is shaping up to be a key issue in California battleground congressional districts this election, according to a new poll released from the CA League of Conservation Voters. Read More

O’Halleran: Leading the Fight for Rural America
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September 19, 2018
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Cruising down the Arizona highway in an RV, Congressman Tom O’Halleran, Chairman of the Blue Dog Rural Task Force, was on a mission over August recess: meeting as many constituents as possible. Read More

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September 18, 2018
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Following a controversial deal by the Trump Administration that lifted a ban on the export of U.S. parts and components to ZTE for seven years, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would force the Chinese state-directed telecommunications firm to comply with the probationary ... Read More

Panetta Fights for Veterans' Education
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Panetta Fights for Veterans' Education
September 15, 2018
by TWN Staff

First term Congressman Jimmy Panetta is well known on Capitol Hill for being a principled and pragmatic lawmaker who regularly puts policy over politics. This week, he is back in California’s 20th District on the Central Coast, living up to his reputation by addressing one ... Read More

Veasey, Wyden Lead Efforts to Boost Voter Registration Ahead of Midterms
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September 12, 2018
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Today, Rep. Veasey (D-TX) is introducing a Resolution with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to make September National Voting Rights Month.  Read More

Bill Authorizing Medicinal Cannabis Research at VA Gains Bipartisan Traction in House
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September 12, 2018
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As medicinal and recreational cannabis laws have swept across states, little progress has been made in Congress to reform longstanding laws prohibiting most cannabis research. Read More

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September 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) kicks off its Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) today in Washington, DC. Read More

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September 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is a rising star in Congress who has been able to connect with voters in the heartland. The Well News sat down with her to figure out just how she does it. Excerpts from the interview: How do you feel about the... Read More

Blue Dog PAC Co-Chair Kurt Schrader on Mod Dems' Fight to Take Back the House
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September 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

On a hot June day in 2017, nearly a year after the election of President Trump, a group of moderate Democrats gathered in a conference room in Washington, DC to discuss what they felt was a groundswell of support for their party heading into the 2018 midterm elections. Read More

New Democrat Coalition: A Future That Works
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September 12, 2018
by TWN Staff

As the number of legislative days this Congress dwindles, the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 68 Democrats in the House of Representatives who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies, continue to push their “New Economic Opportunity Agenda: A Future that Works.” Read More

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September 8, 2018
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Raised by a single mother in a mobile home park, Angie Craig worked two jobs to pay her way through college. She went on to lead a workforce of over 16,000 at a major Minnesota manufacturer. Read More

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