TX-10: Mike Siegel (D)
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TX-10: Mike Siegel (D)
2020-11-02 21:31:25
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... Read More

WA-10: Marilyn Strickland (D)
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WA-10: Marilyn Strickland (D)
2020-11-02 07:04:52
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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... Read More

TX-24: Candace Valenzuela (D)
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TX-24: Candace Valenzuela (D)
2020-11-02 06:47:24
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... Read More

NY-22: Anthony Brindisi (D)
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NY-22: Anthony Brindisi (D)
2020-11-02 04:55:59
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... Read More

NY-16: Jamaal Bowman (D)
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NY-16: Jamaal Bowman (D)
2020-11-02 04:31:14
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:... Read More

NY-15: Ritchie Torres (D)
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NY-15: Ritchie Torres (D)
2020-11-02 04:22:03
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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... Read More

NM-03: Teresa Leger Fernandez (D)
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NM-03: Teresa Leger Fernandez (D)
2020-11-02 04:16:55
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... Read More

NH-02: Ann L. McLane Kuster (D)
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NH-02: Ann L. McLane Kuster (D)
2020-11-02 03:19:23
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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... Read More

NH-01: Chris Pappas (D)
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NH-01: Chris Pappas (D)
2020-11-02 02:53:32
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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... Read More

NC-11: Moe Davis (D)
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NC-11: Moe Davis (D)
2020-11-01 12:36:13
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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... Read More

NC-09: Cynthia Wallace (D)
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NC-09: Cynthia Wallace (D)
2020-11-01 12:09:24
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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... Read More

NC-06: Kathy Manning (D)
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NC-06: Kathy Manning (D)
2020-11-01 11:58:25
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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... Read More

NC-02: Deborah Ross (D)
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NC-02: Deborah Ross (D)
2020-11-01 11:53:39
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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.... Read More

M0-01: Cori Bush (D)
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M0-01: Cori Bush (D)
2020-11-01 11:44:03
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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,... Read More

MI-10: Lisa McClain (D)
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MI-10: Lisa McClain (D)
2020-11-01 11:29:05
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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... Read More

MD-07: Kweisi Mfume (D)
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MD-07: Kweisi Mfume (D)
2020-11-01 11:24:03
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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... Read More

MA-04: Jake Auchincloss (D)
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MA-04: Jake Auchincloss (D)
2020-11-01 11:15:08
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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.... Read More

KY-06: Josh Hicks (D)
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KY-06: Josh Hicks (D)
2020-11-01 09:52:18
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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... Read More

IN-01: Frank Mrvan (D)
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IN-01: Frank Mrvan (D)
2020-11-01 09:15:52
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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... Read More

IL-03: Marie Newman (D)
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IL-03: Marie Newman (D)
2020-11-01 08:52:48
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About Newman: Newman is running for Congress because “We need a real vision with a real plan. As part of that plan, we need to solve the ‘patchwork of jobs’ issue prevalent here, where folks try to make ends meet... Read More

IA-04: JD Scholten (D)
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IA-04: JD Scholten (D)
2020-11-01 08:05:43
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... Read More

IA-01: Abby Finkenauer (D)
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IA-01: Abby Finkenauer (D)
2020-11-01 07:01:34
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About Finkenauer: Abby Finkenauer comes from a working class family in Dubuque County, Iowa. Her father is a retired Union pipefitter-welder, her mother worked for the Dubuque Community Schools. Her mother’s father served as Lieutenant in the Dubuque Fire Department,... Read More

GA-05: Nikema Williams (D)
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GA-05: Nikema Williams (D)
2020-11-01 05:13:06
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About Williams:  Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams has been a fearless advocate for women and families throughout her life. Since her election to represent Georgia’s 39th Senate District, she has led the charge to improve her community and fight for... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

CA-50: Ammar Campa-Najjar (D)
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CA-50: Ammar Campa-Najjar (D)
2020-10-31 20:40:27
by TWN Staff

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... Read More

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

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

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

PA-01: Brian Fitzpatrick (D)
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PA-01: Brian Fitzpatrick (D)
2020-10-31 16:07:38
by TWN Staff

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... Read More

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