Democrats not only have the chance to take back the House this fall, they have a long-overdue opportunity to reshape the face of the party itself and make it look more like its voters—and the country as a whole. Daily Kos is here to seize that moment.
Our republic faces an unprecedented threat, but Donald Trump represents only one-half of the danger. Congressional Republicans are the other. They have refused to curb or investigate Trump's corruption of office, abuses of power, evisceration of alliances, and denigration of democracy.
It's proof that there's only one political party that cares about protecting our nation, which is why Democrats have to win control of the House, stand up for America, and finally put the brakes on Trump and his enablers. And we're going to do it with women leading the way, which is why Daily Kos is pleased to announce we're endorsing a fantastic new slate of candidates—all of whom are women running for GOP-held seats.
From the moment Trump was inaugurated, women have stood at the forefront of the resistance. Ever since, they have shown up in record-smashing numbers to run for office, powered by an extraordinary wave of grassroots enthusiasm. Here are the nine women we think that we can help most right now:
Mary Barzee Flores, in Florida's 25th District near Miami
Lucy McBath, in Georgia's 6th District in Atlanta's northern suburbs
Lauren Underwood, in Illinois' 14th District in Chicago's western exurbs
Sharice Davids, in Kansas' 3rd District in the Kansas City area
Kathleen Williams, in Montana's At-Large District
Kara Eastman, in Nebraska's 2nd District in the Omaha area
Xochitl Torres Small, in New Mexico's 2nd District in southern part of the state
Betsy Rader, in Ohio's 14th District in the state's northeastern corner
Carolyn Long, in Washington's 3rd District in the southwestern part of the state
In selecting all of these contenders, we're very explicitly trying to expand the playing field by getting involved in more difficult races, many in red-leaning districts. If we can give these candidates a boost, we can inspire others to do the same and force the GOP to seriously sweat all of these races.