The first Congressional primaries are **checks notes** eight weeks away, which means we’ll have new slates incoming.
First up: Four competitive general election House contests in smaller markets where your dollars can go furthest toward changing the shape of the race. These are the women who will make up the freshman class sworn in a year from now.
- Kirsten Engel, AZ-6, Toss-Up: Kirsten is a former state senator who lost to incumbent Republican Rep. Juan Ciscomani by 1 point last cycle. This district lies mostly within the Tucson metro area. The primary is August 6.
- Pamela Pugh, MI-8, Toss-Up: Pamela is president of the Michigan State Board of Education and dropped out of the US Senate race to run for this open House seat. This Flint district was recently vacated by Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee. The primary is August 6.
- Sarah Klee Hood, NY-22, Toss-Up: Sarah is a DeWitt town board member and US Air Force veteran who narrowly lost the primary for this upstate district last cycle. She is again in a crowded primary, on June 25. The winner will face freshman incumbent Republican Rep. Brandon Williams.
- Missy Cotter Smasal, VA-2, Lean R: Missy is a US Navy veteran and our best chance at winning back this coastal district formerly held by Rep. Elaine Luria, and now held by Republican Rep. Jen Kiggans. The primary is June 18.