What Conor Lamb did this week in PA-18 was simply amazing.
We just saw the first Democrat flip a solid Republican seat—in a district that Donald Trump won by 20 points in 2016.
Now, let’s make the most of this opportunity to champion the progressive Democratic women who can flip more seats this fall—but they have to make it through their primaries first.
- Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13) is the co-founder of Women Rising, which works to recruit women for political office. GOP incumbent Rodney Davis is slightly favored in this district Trump won by 6 points.
- Kelly Mazeski (IL-6) worked as an environmental outreach coordinator for President Obama’s 2008 campaign. GOP incumbent Peter Roskam is incredibly vulnerable in this district Clinton won by 7 points.
- Marie Newman (IL-3) is running to replace incumbent Democrat Dan Lipinski in this safe Democratic seat. Unlike Lipinski, she’s pro-choice and has never wavered in her support for the ACA and LGBT rights.
- Lauren Underwood (IL-14) was a policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services for President Obama. GOP incumbent Randy Hultgren is vulnerable in this suburban Chicago district that Trump won—but not with a majority.
These candidates are our next generation of Democratic women. We need them in our Blue Wave this fall.