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Mary Robertson

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Since the election of Donald Trump, there’s been a new wave of women running for political office. We follow five female candidates who are jumping into everything from gubernatorial showdowns to city-council races, getting inside the fascinating, difficult, and inspiring process of campaigning.
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Twenty-three-year-old Mexican-American Crystal Murillo is running for a seat on town council in her hometown, Aurora, Colorado. Her opponent? The incumbent, a 79-year-old white Republican woman.
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Christine Lui Chen is a neuroscientist and health-care expert, which is a big part of the reason why she’s running for a seat in the New Jersey statehouse.
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When Jennifer Carroll Foy—a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and a public defender—decided to run for a seat in the Virginia statehouse, she was months behind her opponent’s fundraising goals. And no one knew she was pregnant with twins.
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Laura Moser had never run for elected office in her life—until she decided to throw her hat in the ring for Texas’s Seventh Congressional District. It’s an exhilarating, and exhausting, new job.
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There has never been an African-American woman who has served as a state governor. That doesn’t scare Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is running for that exact seat in the increasingly purple state of Georgia. A tax attorney, minority leader in the Georgia statehouse, and romance novelist, Abrams brings her incredible energy to a tough primary fight in advance of next year’s election.
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Tens of thousands of women have expressed interest in running for office following the election of Donald Trump. In this new documentary digital series, we meet five female candidates—Jennifer Carroll Foy, Crystal Murillo, Stacey Abrams, Laura Moser, and Christine Lui Chen—who are trying to reshape American politics, one election at a time.
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