Recent Candidate Profiles ~ Women to Win series
The Team has also been hard at work on our Women to Win series. We are proud to feature Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23), Democratic candidate running to represent the Lone Star State’s 23rd Congressional District! Ortiz Jones is fighting to flip a House left vacant by Republican Representative Will Hurd. With an unrivaled professional background in national security and economic policy, she holds promise in the increasingly purple state of Texas as an ascendant Democrat to support. Read the full article including an exclusive interview with Oritz Jones by Claire Naughton.
Two of our featured Women to Win, Tricia Zunker (WI-07) and Christy Smith (CA-25), recently faced off against Republican challengers in their May 12 special elections. While both Zunker and Smith lost their special elections, both will run for their respective seats against their Republican rivals again in the November general election. In Wisconsin, Zunker won 41% of the vote to Tom Tiffany’s 59%, and in California, Smith garnered 44% to Mike Garcia’s 56%. As we know, turnout during general elections is much higher than special elections, so there is still a chance to support these excellent candidates this year as we turn out to vote blue in November! Read the full articles on Tricia Zunker (WI-07) by Rachel Rappaport here and here, and the full article on Christy Smith (CA-25) by Kristen Vincent Appelbaum here.
Finally, do you know of a woman running for office that you think we should profile? Let us know! Fill out this Google Form to submit the name of a candidate for us to profile in our Women to Win series. Your candidate might make it in the next newsletter.