Your Guide to Democratic Women Running for Federal Office in 2020



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From Marie Claire

While the presidential race is certainly the most talked-about during the 2020 election cycle, what’s equally important are the races in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. As we’ve seen following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who we elect up and down the ballot—in this case, specifically the U.S. Senate—matters. Time and time again, we are reminded that the only way to ensure we live in a democracy that works for all of us is to elect leaders that are truly interested in representing the people, and working towards a progressive future.

With the help of organizations like EMILY’s List, The Collective, Vote Run Lead, LGBTQ Victory Fund, Everytown for Gun Safety, New American Leaders, and Emerge, Marie Claire created a guide to the Democratic women running for federal office—including those who are running on progressive agendas, which includes enacting bold climate change proposals and reforming our criminal justice system—this November. Consider it your cheat sheet to helping flip the Senate blue, electing more women to office, and ensuring the Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives stays intact. (Remember: There are still key races to pay attention to that don’t include women, like Senator Lindsey Graham vs. Democrat Jaime Harrison and Senator Cory Gardner vs. Democrat John Hickenlooper.)

By no means is this a comprehensive list, and we will continue to update this piece with candidates through November 3. In the meantime, get to know some of the Democratic women on the ballot in your state, below.

U.S. Senate

Paulette Jordan, Idaho

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Theresa Greenfield, Iowa

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Barbara Bollier, Kansas

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Amy McGrath, Kentucky

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Sara Gideon, Maine

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Tina Smith, Minnesota*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Abby Broyles, Oklahoma

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Marquita Bradshaw, Tennessee

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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MJ Hegar, Texas

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Paula Jean Swearengin, West Virginia

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Merav Ben-David, Wyoming

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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U.S. House of Representatives

Alyse Galvin (AK-AL)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Phyllis Harvey-Hall (AL-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Adia McClellan Winfrey (AL-03)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Joyce Elliott (AR-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Hiral Tipirneni (AZ-06)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Audrey Denney (CA-01)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Brynne Kennedy (CA-04)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Chris Bubser (CA-08)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Georgette Gómez (CA-09)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Kim Mangone (CA-23)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Christy Smith (CA-25)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Katie Porter (CA-45)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Diane Mitsch Bush (CO-03)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Jillian Freeland (CO-05)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Jahana Hayes (CT-05)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Margaret Good (FL-16)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Pam Keith (FL-18)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Photo credit: Tom Williams – Getty Images

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Donna Shalala (FL-27)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Nikema Williams (GA-05)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Lucy McBath (GA-06)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Tabitha Johnson-Green (GA-10)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Liz Johnson (GA-12)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Abby Finkenauer (IA-01)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Rita Hart (IA-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Cindy Axne (IA-03)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Marie Newman (IL-03)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Lauren Underwood (IL-14)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Pat Hackett (IN-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Christina Hale (IN-05)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Michelle De La Isla (KS-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Sharice Davids (KS-03)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Lori Trahan (MA-03)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Ihssane Leckey (MA-04)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Photo credit: Tom Williams – Getty Images

Hillary Scholten (MI-03)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Elissa Slotkin (MI-08)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Haley Stevens (MI-11)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Rashida Tlaib (MI-13)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Angie Craig (MN-02)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Ilhan Omar (MN-05)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Quinn Nystrom (MN-08)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Cori Bush (MO-01)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Jill Schupp (MO-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Kathleen Williams (MT-AL)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Deborah Ross (NC-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Kathy Manning (NC-06)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Pat Timmons-Goodson (NC-08)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Cynthia Wallace (NC-09)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Kara Eastman (NE-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Amy Kennedy (NJ-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Deb Haaland (NM-01)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-03)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Patricia Ackerman (NV-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Susie Lee (NV-03)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Nancy Goroff (NY-01)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Jackie Gordon (NY-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Tedra Cobb (NY-21)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Tracy Mitrano (NY-23)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Dana Balter (NY-24)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Kate Schroder (OH-01)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Vanessa Enoch (OH-08)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Desiree Tims (OH-10)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Hillary O’Connor Mueri (OH-14)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Danyell Lanier (OK-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Kendra Horn (OK-05)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Christina Finello (PA-01)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Susan Wild (PA-07)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Kristy Gnibus (PA-16)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Adair Boroughs (SC-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Kim Nelson (SC-04)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Melissa Watson (SC-07)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Sima Ladjevardian (TX-02)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Lulu Seikaly (TX-03)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (TX-07)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Adrienne Bell (TX-14)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Veronica Escobar (TX-16)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Wendy Davis (TX-21)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Candace Valenzuela (TX-24)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Julie Oliver (TX-25)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Jessica Cisneros (TX-28)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Sylvia Garcia (TX-29)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Elaine Luria (VA-02)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Abigail Spanberger (VA-07)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Carolyn Long (WA-03)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Kim Schrier (WA-08)*

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Marilyn Strickland (WA-10)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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Beth Doglio (WA-10)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

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